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Apr 28 2013   4:06PM GMT

Riverbed Technology Offers Interesting Array of Product Certifications



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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Riverbed Technology is a networking technology company that’s been around for over a decade, based in San Francisco. It’s probably best-known for its WAN optimization and performance management products, but it has a presence in other market spaces as well including storage and application delivery, network planning and simulation, and a growing list of cloud-based services and appliances. Riverbed also owns CACE, the organization behind the WinPCap promiscuous mode Ethernet and wireless drivers, and the always-excellent Wireshark software-based protocol analyzer.

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Riverbed offers cert credentials for its WAN optimization, network performance management, and application delivery products and platforms.

What many people don’t know (including me, until fairly recently) is that Riverbed also operates a certification program, one that offers associate and/or professional level credentials on the following Riverbed platforms (the associate credentials are abbreviated RCSA for Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate, and RCSP swaps the (A)ssociate for (P)rofessional instead):

  • Riverbed Steelhead Appliance Deployment & Management:
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate — WAN Optimization (RCSA-W)
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional –WAN Optimization (RCSP-W)
  • Riverbed Cascade Network Performance and Management products:
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate — Network Performance Management (RCSA-NPM)
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional — Network Performance Management (RCSP-NPM)
  • Riverbed Stingray product family¬†and ADC200 Application Delivery Controller:
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate — Application Delivery (RCSA-AD)
    • Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional — Application Delivery (RCSP-AD)

All of these items may also be accessed through Riverbed’s Certification page, which provides news and information about recent program chances and announcements as well as links to currently available credentials and their requirements. The company’s cert information is generally available in PDF form on a per-credential basis (see the links included in the preceding list for an example) and is clear, concise, well-organized and informative (every question I thought to raise about these credentials was addressed therein, included their exam center partner — VUE — cost of exams –$150 — exam coverage and related references — links provided, where appropriate — plus lots more). If you work with Riverbed Technologies products covered by any of these credentials, further investigation — and possible participation in the program — is probably warranted. Good stuff!

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