e-Learning Opportunities

Work-from-home update: most of our catalog courses can be presented online via online conference to corporate groups. Each day of live instructon is divided into two three-hour sessions. Contact us for more details. Courses listed here are available as live training via web conference or as pre-recorded presentations available at a time that is most convenient for you! Enjoy the benefits of RF training with an expert - all without having to leave your work or home! You can ask questions at any time, even via email between sessions.

RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques - On Demand (289)


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Ali Darwish

EMI/EMC Online Course Bundle (290)

RF and Wireless Passport/A la Carte (178)

Learn individual topics from three of our all-time most popular RF/Wireless courses at your own pace - via the RF Mentor Academy subscription from Besser Associates.

EMI/EMC Troubleshooting Techniques (287)

This course is now available on demand.
 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Arturo Mediano

RF Mentor Academy Subscription (279)

The RF Mentor Academy Subscription program allows unilimited access to a continuously updated selection of online training courses, premium tutorial webinars, and other features for a one-year term at a fixed price. Sign up now and get access to over $1500 in training right away!


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Jeff Lange

RF Technology Certification - Online (009)

This online program has been designed for applications, production, manufacturing engineers and technicians as well as other professionals who need to have a solid background in the fundamentals of working with RF and wireless products. This four part program provides a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communications signals, RF devices and test instruments. Starting with basic analytical tools such as the decibel scale, S-parameters and the Smith Chart, this program covers test instrumentation, RF components, and modulation. A basic block diagram of a transmitter/receiver chain forms the backbone of the course outline. Each component is described, and the relative performance parameters defined. Key impairments are introduced as they become relevant to the operation of the system. Basic system calculations are covered, as well as modulation formats and multiple access techniques.

The program consists of four online sessions spread out over a six month period. Each five to six week session consists of pre-recorded self-paced lectures combined with a live/recorded one to two hour Q&A/tutorial webcast with the instructor as well as forums. Each session has a brief test as well. The program is equivalent to approximately 40 hours of training. After finishing the program students will receive a signed certificate of completion.


 Sep 16-Mar 14, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Productivity: Core Analytical Tools (250)

This course provides the background analytical tools necessary to work with RF systems and components. Subjects such as the dB scale, complex impedances, the Smith Chart, and S-parameters are covered. The lecture material and workbooks are the same as part 1 of the RF Technology Certification program.
 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Productivity: Signals and Propagation (255)

This course has been designed for applications, production, manufacturing engineers and technicians as well as other professionals who need to have a solid background in the fundamentals of working with RF and wireless products. This course is part two of a four part program that provides a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communications signals, RF devices and test instruments. Signals and modulation formats are described in this session along with propagation fundamentals.

The course consists of pre-recorded lectures followed by online exercise workbooks. Q&A forums are also available. The lecture material and workbooks are the same as part 2 of the RF Technology Certification program.


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Productivity: Test Equipment (256)

This course has been designed for applications, production, manufacturing engineers and technicians as well as other professionals who need to have a solid background in the fundamentals of working with RF and wireless products. This course is part three of a four part program that provides a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communications signals, RF devices and test instruments. Specialized test and measurement equipment for RF and wireless such as spectrum and network analyzers are described.

The course consists of pre-recorded lectures followed by online exercise workbooks. Q&A forums are also available. The lecture material and workbooks are the same as part 3 of the RF Technology Certification program.


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Productivity: Wireless/Radio System Components (257)

This course has been designed for applications, production, manufacturing engineers and technicians as well as other professionals who need to have a solid background in the fundamentals of working with RF and wireless products. This course is part four of a four part program that provides a thorough understanding of RF analytical tools, communications signals, RF devices and test instruments. A basic block diagram of a transmitter/receiver chain forms the backbone of the course outline. Each component is described, and the relative performance parameters defined. Key impairments are introduced as they become relevant to the operation of the system. Basic system calculations are covered.

The course consists of pre-recorded lectures followed by online exercise workbooks. Q&A forums are also available. The lecture material and workbooks are the same as part 4 of the RF Technology Certification program.


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

RF Design Fundamentals & Wireless System Techniques - Online (137)

Professionally recorded classroom presentation is offered as online video sessions. Enjoy the lecture at your own pace!
 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rick Fornes

RF & High Speed PCB & EMI Design Fundamentals - Online (042)

A professionally recorded classroom presentation is available for viewing online at your own pace. Enjoy a classroom course anywhere you have internet access!
 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rick Fornes

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines (270)

Based on Les Besser's famous RF course material, this program has been reworked and updated to meet the needs of today's engineers looking for online self-paced study. Video lectures are followed by our exclusive online workbooks featuring interactive problem sets and quizzes along with optional supplemental reading for those who wish to explore topics in more depth. A bonus guest tutorial from a Besser Associates instructor offers a different perspective on one of the topics covered in the course (guest tutorials vary by course offering). This course is the first part of an RF Engineering Certificate program currently under development by Besser Associates.

Even when working with "off the shelf" integrated radio products, engineers still need a basic understanding of circuit operation and design considerations to assure a successful product implementation and avoid unexpected pitfalls. Switching from traditional circuit definitions based on voltages and currents, to power-flow concepts and scattering parameters, this course offers engineers a smooth transition into understanding circuit operation in the RF and wireless domain. We review S-parameter measurements and applications for both single-ended (unbalanced) and balanced circuits. Impedance matching is vitally important in RF systems and we use both graphical (Smith Chart ) and analytical techniques throughout the course. We also examine discrete and monolithic component models in their physical forms, discussing parasitic effects and losses, revealing reasons why circuit elements behave in surprising manners at RF. 

Since wires and printed circuit conductors may behave as transmission line elements, we also cover microstrip and stripline realizations. Another important consideration is circuit layout, therefore we look at problems caused by coupling, grounding and parasitic resistance.


 Sep 23-Feb 14, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius
 Nov 18-Apr 18, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

Applied RF Engineering II - Wireless Digital Signals (271)

This new online course is the next step in our popular Applied RF Engineering online series. Based on feedback from our corporate customers, this course covers topics related to signals, modulation, propagation, and antennas. As an added bonus, students are encouraged to work on signal processing labs using Octave/Matlab to create and explore modulation waveforms. Coming soon - check back often or send us a message for more information!
 Sep 23-Feb 14, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius
 Nov 18-Apr 18, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

Applied RF Engineering III - Wireless System Fundamentals (272)

This next step in the Applied RF Engineering series looks at design parameters at the system-block level. We introduce the key system design parameters and show how individual component parameters affect those top-level specifications. Physical limitations and performance tradeoffs are defined and examined. Once these limitations are understood, the common receiver and transmitter architectures can be described intuitively as solutions to achieve the best performance under different scenarios.


 Sep 23-Feb 14, 2025:  RF Certifications Online, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

Applied RF Engineering Certification One-Year Bundle (295)

Our Applied RF Engineering Certification is now available as a bundle purchase with one-year concurrent access to all courses and electives required to get your certificate.


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

Introduction to RF Impedance Matching Using Analytical Techniques (229)

The need for impedance matching is rooted in basic AC circuit analysis principles. In basic terms, maximum power transfer occurs when the current and voltage are in phase. This workshop examines the ins and outs of delivering the most power possible to an RF load. Q factor and its effect on matching network bandwith are also described.

RF and Wireless Made Simple - On Demand (192)

Learn how to speak engineer-or at least understand them!

and learn at your own pace.

RF & Wireless Made Simple online course can teach a basic understanding of RF and wireless technology in as little as 8 hours, or up to six months whenever you need a "refresher".
Frequently used terms will be explained, as well as how to calculate dB. The names and functions of RF system components are discussed and a description of how they interact to generate and process signals is provided. The course explains the basic principles of signal processing and multiple access techniques in wireless telecommunications. A variety of relevant topics will be covered including a comparison of the specifications of commercial wireless systems. The course concludes with a discussion on the future of wireless technology and its applications.


 :  On Demand, Besser Associates Online Academy: Presented by: Rex Frobenius

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