The Redline University training and certification courses enable Redline customers and partners to understand the technology and operation of the Redline wireless solutions and teach them how to configure, install, integrate and maintain the Redline systems in their networks. These courses are designed to achieve an optimum balance between theory and practice using a set of product specific hands-on lab exercises for each of the products.
The courses cover the following key topics:
- The technology that enables Redline to deliver the required range, capacity and reliability in both Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) and Point-to-Point (PTP)
- The features and capabilities of Redline’s products:
- Deployment and application based on required traffic types
- Using different protocols to manage Redline products
- QoS capabilities to meet the requirements of voice, video, data and multimedia on a wireless link
- Preliminary link planning, installation and alignment:
- Characterization for link capacity, range and robustness
- Industry best practices guidelines for the wireless link installation
- Wireless link interference identification using product KPIs and generic interference mitigation techniques that can be leveraged for field deployments
- Selecting product parameters for different applications to meet the latency and throughput constraints of a the applicable deployment:
- Operational challenges of different deployment types
- Requirements of the oil & gas, government, and service provider verticals and other industrial applications
- Standard and regulatory compliance:
- Redline systems' security features and how they can be enabled and deployed in the field
- Wireless deployment in the licensed and unlicensed frequency bands as defined by FCC, IC and ETSI
- Spectrum sharing protocols and capabilities including DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection), CBP (Contention Based protocol) and WSDB (White Spaces Database)
- Secure device access, user authentication and FIPS compliance
Read below for an overview of the primary objectives and main topics covered in each course. If you’d like more information on specific course details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a Redline representative or partner in your region.
Redline Certified Support Associate (RCSA): Level-1 Certification
Objective: This training program has been designed as a deployment workshop. The objective of this program is to enable trainees to:
- Acquire an understanding of Redline’s broadband wireless solutions
- Assemble system components and install the Redline solutions
- Align the RF link, perform link fine tuning and complete basic trouble shooting to mitigate interference and multipath issues
- Understand the Redline solutions and related operating parameters for wireless transmission of voice, video and IP data with the desired QoS
- Perform basic product configurations to ensure end-to-end data connectivity for user traffic streams
- Understand basic ClearView network management operations and integration of the management software in the network
Pre-Requisite: The pre-requisite for this program is a working knowledge of RF propagation, antenna parameters, RF transmitter and receiver performance measures, basic parameters of digital modulations schemes (PSK and QAM) and an understanding of the TCP/IP network model with a focus on layer-2 and layer-3 devices.
- Candidates will attend a 2-day hands-on training session and workshop.
Result: Candidates will write an examination within two (2) weeks of completing the RCSA course. Candidates who pass the exam based on the requirements and related criteria will receive the RCSA certification. Those who do not pass the RCSA examination will receive a certificate of attendance.
The RCSA program is comprised of the following components:
- RCSA-RDL 3000
A customer who has successfully completed an RCSA program can proceed to the Redline Certified Support Professional (RCSP) level for the respective product without the requirement to attend further in-class training. However, RCSA certification is not a pre-requisite for the RCSP certification.
Redline Certified Support Professional (RCSP): Level-2 Certification Program
Overview: The RCSP program is a higher level of certification that focuses on enabling trainees to acquire a Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge of the Redline solutions along with the ClearView NMS. The RCSP training also covers the underlying technologies, applicable standards and performance parameters of the Redline solutions.
Objective: The primary objective of the RCSP program is to enable attendees to:
- Acquire in-depth and SME level knowledge of the foundation technologies, operation, commissioning, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Redline systems
- Understand and participate in extensive hands-on lab exercises that will provide a knowledge base in order to support the Redline systems in the context of operation, handling different traffic types and applications. The program enables the trainees to configure the systems for a variety of deployments and applications.
- Perform advanced levels of fault isolation and troubleshooting, expert installation and performance fine tuning at the network and equipment levels
Pre-requisite: The pre-requisite for this program is a comprehensive understanding of the following key networking and wireless areas:
- IP Networking
- The OSI model, TCP/IP protocol suite, working knowledge of switches, routers, IP address schemes, IP sub-netting and knowledge of VLANs
- Ethernet frame structure Transmission components in a digital communications system
- Performance parameters, requirements and constraints in the transmit and receive paths of a digital communications system
- Digital modulation schemes such as BPSK, QPSK and QAM
- BER, PER, latency, throughput and SNR requirements
- RF systems and their operational parameters
- Basic understanding of RF signal propagation as a function of signal frequency, multipath and how it affects wireless transmission
- Path loss and fading models on wireless channels, the frequency selectivity, channel delay spread and Doppler effect
- Basic parameters of an antenna gain, beamwidth, radiation pattern and polarization
- Candidates holding the RCSA certification and who are interested in pursuing the RCSP program should register for the program. The RCSP program is a three (3) day class for RDL-3000 and two (2) day class for the other products.
- The RCSP courses are scheduled on a monthly basis at the Redline Headquarters in Markham, Canada. A schedule can be found at Course Calendar & Registration. Additional sessions can be scheduled based on customer demand either on-site or at a Redline training facility.
Result: Within 2-3 weeks of completing the RCSP course, candidates are required to write the RCSP examination. Those candidates that pass the exam will receive the RCSP certification. The RCSP program is comprised of the following components
- RCSP-RDL 3000
- RCSP-RDL 5000
A candidate who has successfully completed the RCSP certification program can proceed to the Redline Certified Support Expert (RCSE) level for the respective product. Please contact email@example.com for further information on upgrading your certification to the RCSE level once you have completed the RCSP certification.
Redline Certified Support Expert (RCSE): Level-3 Certification
Overview: The RCSE program is a specialized level of certification which focuses on enabling trainees to acquire a design level engineering knowledge of Redline’s broadband solutions. This knowledge will include the underlying technologies, network integration and design, capacity, RF planning as well as advanced network and device troubleshooting for each product. This course combines an extensive theory as well as hands-on lab exercises.
Typical Attendee: RCSE certification is available by invitation-only to partners and customers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about this advanced level training program.
Objective: The primary objective of the RCSE program is to enable trainees to:
- Acquire an engineering level knowledge of the broadband wireless platforms covering the technology foundations, network and link design
- Understand the engineering principles applied to the systems at the MAC, PHY and RF levels for signal and packet processing
- How TDD, OFDM and MIMO technologies enable the systems to deliver the capacity, range and reliability for which have been designed
- Understand how RF channel parameters affect broadband transmission
- How channel coherence bandwidth and coherence time impose constraints and limits on data transmission rate on a time varying radio channel
- Learn the relationship between multipath, Doppler effect and wireless channel frequency response
- Identify the type and sources of interference in a wireless network
- Plan and implement interference mitigation techniques including network synchronization and optimization procedures
- Plan and implement provisioning of the Redline systems and network elements in the WAN and LAN segments of the network to achieve the target objective of capacity, range and reliability in the network
Pre-requisites: The pre-requisite for the RCSE certification program consists of the following areas.
- Formal engineering background in RF and telecommunications
- RCSP level certification for the Redline product(s) which the attendee requires RCSE certification
- At least CCNA certification or equivalent qualification based on verifiable field experience
- Formal and verifiable training and experience in RF engineering
- Working knowledge and preferably adequate experience in RF planning and cell deployment
- Candidates shall attend the RCSE course at the Redline training facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
- RCSE course duration is five (5) days
- Class size is limited to eight (8) attendees
Result: On completing the RCSE course, candidates will write the RCSE examination. Those scoring at least 85% in the exam will receive the RCSE certification. This certification will be valid for a period of one (1) year from the issue date.
The RCSE certification program includes the following courses:
For more information about the RCSE courses, please contact email@example.com
Technology Courses (RTFC Series): Non-Certification
A number of technology courses are offered at different levels of candidate learning requirements - from very basic to the full standard specification levels. These courses cover primarily the MAC/PHY/RF aspects of the Redline technology..
Objective: Attendees will be provided an understanding of the following:
- Redline systems and related PHY/RF building blocks
- Basics of RF transmission
- How Redline solutions use digital modulation and FEC to realize specified throughput and latency targets
- Essential elements of broadband connectivity with a focus on the Redline radio system features and capabilities
- Overview of how the radio systems use OFDM, MIMO and TDMA access
- RF channel characterization and radiating systems in broadband wireless
- Basic and advanced parameters of antennas and radiating systems including the beam-forming technology used in Redline’s RAS Nomadic Platform
- Characterization of the RF channel based on known path loss models
- Regulatory requirements based on FCC, Industry Canada and ETSI specifications at different frequency bands for broadband systems
- Spectrum sharing protocols such as DFS, CBP and WSDB
- Transmission mask, spurious and out of band emissions for broadband wireless systems
- Ability to meet EIRP limitations
The Course: The RTFC series of courses range from a half-day webinar to a full 5-day course. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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