Purdue offering Qualcomm Academy 5G courses, certificate to students and employees

Purdue University is partnering with Qualcomm Academy to make basic certification in 5G high-speed wireless technology available to students and employees who want to add a valuable credential to their portfolios.

The Qualcomm Academy 5G certificate program includes two online courses:

  • Introduction to 5G Technology: a two-hour  primer course that provides a thorough introduction to 5G technology for individuals across all career levels and technical abilities. Topics include the development of 5G, key technologies behind it, and its impact.
  • Deep Dive into 5G Fundamentals: a more detailed six-hour look at the development of cellular communications, 5G, its evolution, and its potential to transform industries. The accessible course is ideal for individuals looking to progress in telecommunications- and technology-oriented careers.

The self-paced online courses are free to Purdue students and employees who register with a email address. To earn a certificate from Qualcomm Academy through Purdue, learners must complete the two courses and pass a 30-question, multiple-choice examination. It costs $29 to take the exam and receive the certificate.

For more information and to register, visit this website. The courses are introductory level and require no prerequisites.

With 5G having an impact on numerous businesses and industries, the program is a professional development opportunity in which learners benefit from the expertise of experienced engineers from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and gain practical, industry-relevant knowledge, as well as a certificate,  from a world leader in wireless technology.

The courses are particularly useful for engineering and business students. For engineering students, the program provides a solid overview of 5G and the technologies involved, positioning them for further study. It gives business students a picture of the use cases for 5G and how it can be applied to real-world business strategy.

Qualcomm Academy is a program of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.