Wireless & Security Course

Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Admin



The Broadband Wireless Admin course is a two-day instructor-led training that features the Ubiquiti product line.  The course focuses on the concepts of outdoor wireless networking and provides special emphasis on how to design, build, manage, and troubleshoot WISP networks. Course materials & lab activities taught with airOS-8 using airMAX AC equipment.

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Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

TFS UBWA Certification $150

Call 877.529.9114



This intermediate-level course teaches professionals in the service provider industry how to design, manage, and troubleshoot the wireless infrastructure of an ISP network, specifically using Ubiquiti equipment. The topics include:

  • RF Theory
  • Radio Operation 
  • Antenna Theory
  • Ubiquiti Service Providers


Lecture Topics Include:

  1. RF Theory
    • Frequency vs. Propagation
    • Unlicensed Bands
    • OFDM Spectral Masks
    • Licensed Frequencies
    • Decibels in RF Systems
    • Free Space Path Loss
    • EIRP
    • Line of Sight & Fresnel Zones
    • Link Power Budgets
    • Fade Margin
  2. Radio Operation
    • Standard RF Circuit
    • Carrier Signals
    • Radio Sensitivity
    • Radio Selectivity
    • Signal, Noise & Interference
    • Chains, Data Rates & MIMO
    • Thermal Noise
    • Channel Flexing
    • airPrism Technology
    • Modulation, EVM & Data Ratesn
  3. Antenna Theory
    • What is Gain?
    • Isotropic Radiators
    • Antenna Function
    • Gain, Efficiency & VSWR
    • Gain, Surface Area & Directivity
    • Polar Plots
    • MIMO, Polarization & XPD
    • Types of Antennas
    • Antenna Alignment
    • Downtilt, Lobes & Nulls
  4. Ubiquiti Service Providers
    • TDMA & airMAX Protocol
    • 802.11, CSMA/CA & Indoor
    • Problem of Hidden Node
    • airMAX-AC, airOS-6 & -8
    • Traffic Shaping & Burst
    • Scalability vs. Performance
    • Security & VLANs
    • airFiber Technology & Protocols
    • airOS Tools & Redundancy
    • Bridged vs. Routed ISP


Like with the UBWS course, the UBWA lab activities are written with great detail so you can follow each step closely and understand the technical objective of the activity. Your trainer will provide you with an airMAX- ac radio/antenna (the LBE-5AC-23 is used in the course lab activities). For each lab activity, read the description at the beginning to understand the objectives. Then proceed to follow the instructions step-by-step as you configure your airMAX radio. At the conclusion of the lab activity, compare your lab topology with the topology diagram listed, then answer the questions in the review.

Your trainer will assign you a unique number (X) to differentiate your IP settings from that of others. Later, you will work in groups (Student A and B) to complete lab activities, where your unique number (Student X) is still used for reference. As an example, Student A and B work in a group and use their unique numbers (1 and 2, respectively). If the lab activity requires Student B to set an interface address to “10.1.(100+A).B”, then Student B would set the interface address to “”, since (100+A) = (100 +1) = 101 and B = 2.

Prerequisites: Level 1

Target Audience

Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Certification Track
While not a prerequisite to the UBWA course, the UBWS (Specialist) course teaches you basic, foundational wireless concepts, regardless of your technical background. It also introduces you to the vast potential of Ubiquiti’s outdoor wireless products while familiarizing you with the radio web management platform, airOS. The UBWA course targets students who have some experience in wireless networking, independent of vendor. Both courses are fast-paced and feature plenty of lab activities to reinforce theory and practice technical concepts



Call 877.529.9114 for scheduling information.


Remember, if you have 5 or more students, we can bring our class to you at your own facility – saving you time and money!

Customized Training

Any of our courses can be customized to focus on your needs – like using specific equipment, or working in a particular situation.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any course. A full refund will be provided unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time.

No refunds will be granted for student cancellation, but substitutions are permitted.