5G Associate-Level Certification

Interested in enhancing your professional portfolio by receiving a 5G certification from an industry leader? Read on to learn how you can receive a 5G Associate-Level Certification from Qualcomm Technologies.

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What is Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Associate-Level Certification?

Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Associate-Level Certification is a comprehensive 5G certification that focuses on key 5G technologies. Instead of having to complete one certification for each 5G-related technology, our 5G Associate-Level Certification allows you to receive one in-depth certification from the company that invented many of the technologies that make 5G possible today.

This program has both a Standalone (SA) Mode track and a Non-Standalone (NSA) Mode track. Completing either track will certify you as proficient in the following:

  • 5G Technology Fundamentals
  • 5G Architecture
  • mmWave & Massive MIMO
  • Beam Management
  • 5G Air Interface Operation
  • E2E 5G Signaling Flows
  • 5G Protocol Stack
  • 5G Features, Including BWP, Mobility, Voice, and more


Standalone (SA) Mode Track vs. Non-Standalone (NSA) Mode Track

The SA and NSA tracks of this program both cover in detail the eight topics discussed in the section above. The key difference between the two tracks is that while the SA track tests you on SA fundamentals, the NSA track tests you on NSA fundamentals.

We encourage you to choose the track that is the most relevant for your career goals and/or job role. If you would like to sign up for both tracks, please email us at academy@qti.qualcomm.com and we will give you a discount for one of the exams.


Why Complete Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Associate-Level Certification?

  • Take Your 5G Skills to the Next Level: Receiving a 5G certification from a global wireless technology leader may help you advance in your professional goals, as you'll be certified by the inventor of many key 5G technologies.
  • Become Certified by the Best in the Industry: By receiving a Qualcomm Technologies 5G certification, you will show key stakeholders that you are trained and certified by engineers on the forefront of the 5G revolution. If you choose to enroll in our certification prep courses in addition to taking the exam, you will learn directly from industry-leading engineers at Qualcomm Technologies.


Who Should Become 5G-Certified?

  • Wireless Engineers: If you’re looking to advance as an engineer, becoming 5G-certified by an industry leader may help you get there. We recommend 5G certification for all types of wireless engineers looking to thrive in the industry.
  • 5G Service Providers, Network Operators, and Other Wireless-Related Companies: If you’re looking to enhance the industry knowledge and skills of your engineers, sponsoring 5G certification for your employees may help you accomplish just that. We recommend 5G certification for any company that utilizes 5G technology.


Certification Prep Courses

All exam questions are based on material from the following Qualcomm Academy courses. Note that the first two prep courses listed below for each track are the same – the difference between each track is the content in the third prep course listed. Please click on any of the courses below to learn more about each course.

Each course above is taught by an experienced Qualcomm Technologies engineer using our flexible eLearning format, so you may take each course online and at your own pace. Note that you will have access to each course for one year from your date of purchase. Throughout this one-year period, you may access each course as many times as you would like to review slides, watch lectures, and take notes.


Certification Process

  1. Choose Your Certification Track: Decide whether you would like to pursue the SA Mode or NSA Mode track of this certification. If you would like to pursue both, please email us at academy@qti.qualcomm.com and we will send you a coupon code for a discount on one of the exams.
  2. Purchase Your Certification & Begin the Prep Courses: Click on the links below to purchase your certification. You will have access to the prep courses as soon as you complete your purchase.
  3. Schedule Your Exam: You will also see instructions for scheduling your exam date as soon as you complete your purchase. You may choose a date and time that is convenient for you. All exams are proctored and administered online through Prometric. Exams are two hours long and consist of 80 multiple-choice questions. You are not allowed to have your notes while taking the exam.
  4. Take Your Exam: After you choose your exam date, you will receive an email with instructions for the day of your test. You will receive your results within 2-3 weeks of taking the exam.
  5. Receive Your Certificate: If you pass the exam, we will email you your official Qualcomm Technologies certificate to display on your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile, or wherever you would like.


Certification Pricing

Both tracks cost $1,099, which includes all three prep courses and one attempt at the exam.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here for a list of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding the exam, prep courses, registration, and more.