How To Buy

We want to help you determine what subscriptions and events you should purchase for your organization. After your order has been processed by our sales team, you will be able to access your training.

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Identifying Your Needs

The first step is to identify which courses or certification learning paths that you'd like to take, and determine whether you'd prefer a self-paced online subscription or attend an upcoming classroom event. You can browse the catalog of our courses and check for upcoming public events on our schedule.

Purchasing Process

To buy using a purchase order, please contact your Riverbed sales representative or Riverbed partner. It's recommended to send them the list of courses (please include price list items) you wish to take so they can generate a quote for you.

Want to attend one class? Customers can buy the required number of training credits online with a credit card.

Manage Your Purchased Training

Please allow 5 business days after your order has booked for purchased training credits or subscriptions to appear in to your Riverbed Education account.
Access Learning Plan

Access your learning plan today to request access to courses and begin your path to certification. Once you login and have been enrolled, you will be able to access your current self-paced subscriptions and classroom events.

Training Credits

Training credits are the universal currency used for all Riverbed classroom training sessions, simplifying the purchasing process without needing a change order to enroll in a different course. By purchasing a large quantity of training credits at once, you minimize the number of purchase transactions and ensure that your team can attend training as needs arise. Please allow up to 5 business days after purchasing for training credits to be available.

Training credits must be redeemed and consumed within 6 months after purchase.
Name Description List Price
Training Credit (Customer)
SVC-TRA-CRCUST01-C
If you are a Riverbed customer or community member, you can purchase customer training credits for attending upcoming events for our RCPE Professional classes. $100
Training Credit (Partner NFR)
SVC-TRA-CRPTNR01-P
If you are a Riverbed partner that qualifies for Not-For-Resale (NFR) products, you can purchase discounted training credits to attend events to improve your knowledge and skills with Riverbed products and solutions. $100
Discount Applies
Employees and Contractors If you are an employee or contractor with a @riverbed.com email address, you can enroll in events without training credits. Free Enrollment

Discounts on Training Credits

Training Credits are similar to arcade tokens. Regardless of the price that you pay for a bucket of tokens (training credits), the arcade game machine (events and subscriptions) still requires the same fixed number of tokens (training credits) to play (attend). Your sales representative can tell you about any available discounts, however the same number of training credits (list price or discounted) will be required to enroll.

Enroll in Event

  1. Browse the Catalog to determine which course(s) you're interested in.
  2. Add courses to your learning plan.
  3. View the schedule to determine upcoming event availability for the course.
    No upcoming events? We offer dedicated on-site or virtual training events. We also offer RCPE Associate level self-paced subscriptions.
  4. Purchase training credits using a purchase order from your Riverbed sales representative or Riverbed partner.
    Want to attend one event? You can buy the required number of training credits online with a credit card.
  5. Allow 5 business days for training credits to be redeemed.
  6. You'll receive email notifications with instructions for your upcoming event.
Can't Make It? You can cancel your ticket for an upcoming event up to 14 days before the start date to receive a 100% refund of training credits.

For more information on cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start date of the course session, please see the Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy.


Instructor-Led Classroom Training

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Riverbed offers instructor-led classroom events that feature in-depth lectures and hands-on installation, configuration, and optimization experience within the Riverbed eLab environment. Our Riverbed Certified Solution Instructors teach each course at any of the Riverbed Authorized Training Centers around the world.

Virtual Instructor-Led Online Training

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Riverbed offers instructor-led online events delivered live and online using StormWind and Cisco WebEx technologies. From the comfort of their office or home, students receive the same lecture and lab experience provided during our general classes.

Dedicated On-Site or Virtual Training

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Prefer to have us come to you? We offer dedicated training events where Riverbed Certified Solution Instructors deliver courses in locations you designate. Students receive the same lecture and hands-on lab experience provided during our general classes, and all discussions are tailored to your specific network and deployment needs. Dedicated classes are designed to minimize your travel costs, and are billed at a fixed rate, allowing you to have up to 14 students attend the class for the same price as 7 students.


Hands-On Lab Scenarios

Riverbed Lab is an industry-leading private cloud virtual sandbox environment that enables IT engineers to access pre-built topologies for experimenting with deployment, configuration, instrumentation and troubleshooting of Riverbed Products and Solutions. Each of our training courses include access to guided hands-on lab scenarios, enabling students to apply the concepts taught in the course directly to the actual technology in a non-production environment.


Individual Event Costs

Course  
RCPE Professional Flow Visibility & Analysis
RCPE-P-FLOV
50 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Packet Visibility & Analysis
RCPE-P-PKTV
50 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Aggregate Visibility
RCPE-P-AGGV
20 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Application Visibility & Analysis
RCPE-P-APPV
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional End-User Visibility & Analysis
RCPE-P-USRV
50 Training Credits
RCPE Professional User Optimization Architecture
RCPE-P-UOPT
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Application Optimization
RCPE-P-AOPT
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Datacenter Optimization Architecture
RCPE-P-DOPT
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Branch & Datacenter Network Configuration
RCPE-P-BNET
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Network Planning & Configuration Management
RCPE-P-NPCM
40 Training Credits
RCPE Professional Branch Virtualization & Storage
RCPE-P-VIRT
40 Training Credits

Self-Paced Subscriptions

The Riverbed self-paced training solution teaches career based skills and capabilities in performance management by combining rich and interactive content, along with hands-on labs, to train how to deploy and configure Riverbed products. Whether you are limited on time or travel, Riverbed self-paced training is delivered to your web browser and provides a flexible training solution.

Name Description List Price
Self-Paced Annual Subscription
SVC-TRA-SPT-SUBSCR
If you are a Riverbed customer, partner or community member, you can purchase an annual subscription for each named user to get unlimited to access to all self-paced Performance Engineering subscriptions. $7,500 per user
Employees and Contractors If you are an employee or contractor with a @riverbed.com email address, you will automatically be able to enroll in a self-paced training subscription. Free Enrollment

What is Included

  • 12-month subscription for a single user license (non-transferrable)
  • Access to one certification exam voucher that can be redeemed towards any RCPE exam.
  • Unlimited access to all Riverbed self-paced training courses
  • Unlimited access to 24x7 cloud-based lab scenarios (does not include topology builder access)

Hands-On Lab Scenarios

Riverbed Lab is an industry-leading private cloud virtual sandbox environment that enables IT engineers to access pre-built topologies for experimenting with deployment, configuration, instrumentation and troubleshooting of Riverbed Products and Solutions. Each of our training courses include access to guided hands-on lab scenarios, enabling students to apply the concepts taught in courses directly to the actual technology in a non-production environment.

Self-Paced Annual Subscription

Course Name  
RCPE Performance Foundations
RCPE-PF
Included
RCPE Associate Network & Infrastructure Visibility
RCPE-A-NIV
Included
RCPE Associate Application Visibility
RCPE-A-EAV
Included
RCPE Associate WAN Optimization
RCPE-A-WO
Included
RCPE Associate Network Configuration
RCPE-A-NC
Included
RCPE Associate Virtualization & Storage
RCPE-A-VS
Included
SD-WAN & SteelConnect Configuration Lab Walkthroughs
SCM-P-CONF
Included
Control the SD-WAN Environment Using the REST API
SCM-P-API
Included
Install the On-Premise SteelConnect Manager (SCM)
SCM-P-OPREM
Included
Aternity Administration SaaS
ATN-P-ADMIN
Included
WAN Optimization & Application Acceleration
WAN-P-ACCEL
Included
Install & Troubleshoot the WAN Appliance
WAN-P-INSTALL
Included
Reporting & Diagnostics for the WAN
WAN-P-REPORT
Included
Packet Visibility & Analysis - Plan, Build, Run
PKTV-P-PBR
Included

Individual Subscription Costs

Course Name  
RCPE Performance Foundations
RCPE-PF
Free Enrollment
RCPE Associate Network & Infrastructure Visibility
RCPE-A-NIV
15 Training Credits
RCPE Associate Application Visibility
RCPE-A-EAV
15 Training Credits
RCPE Associate WAN Optimization
RCPE-A-WO
15 Training Credits
RCPE Associate Network Configuration
RCPE-A-NC
15 Training Credits
RCPE Associate Virtualization & Storage
RCPE-A-VS
15 Training Credits
Aternity Administration SaaS
ATN-P-ADMIN
10 Training Credits

Lab Overview

Riverbed Lab is an industry-leading private cloud virtual sandbox environment that enables IT engineers to access pre-built topologies for experimenting with deployment, configuration, instrumentation and troubleshooting of Riverbed Products and Solutions.

Guided Lab Scenarios in Events and Subscriptions

Each of our event and subscription offerings include access to guided hands-on lab scenarios, enabling students to apply concepts directly to the actual technology in a non-production environment. The hands-on lab scenarios are not available through a Lab PAAS susbcription, and are only available through the classroom based events and self-paced subscriptions.

Lab Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) Annual Subscription

The Lab Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) subscription allows you to access our lab environment on-demand, allowing you to save time and money by not having to build, maintain, or reconfigure your own lab for experimenting with Riverbed products and solutions.

Name Description List Price
Lab PAAS Annual Subscription
If you are a Riverbed customer, partner or community member, you can purchase an annual subscription per named user to get unlimited to access to the lab environment and topology builder. This subscription does not include access to guided hands-on lab scenarios included in events and self-paced subscriptions. 120 Training Credits
Employees and Contractors If you are an employee or contractor with an @riverbed.com email address, you will automatically be able to enroll in a Lab PAAS subscription. Free Enrollment

What is Included

  • 12-month subscription for a single user license (non-transferrable)
  • Unlimited access to 24x7 cloud-based lab environment
  • Access to Web UI for designing topology diagrams
  • Snapshots of virtual machine configurations and topologies

Key Benefits

  • Virtual machines for entire Riverbed portfolio are pre-built and pre-licensed to get started quickly
  • Many products have several image versions available for product version comparison testing
  • Dynamic network topology with support for complex enterprise architectures
  • Sample applications for instrumenting optimization with SteelHead and performance with SteelCentral solutions
  • Upload your own PCAP for instrumentation with SteelCentral solutions
  • Available 24x7 for multiple simultaneous users with no advanced reservation required
  • Email support with Riverbed subject matter experts

Value Proposition

  • Additional Hands-On Training: Has someone on your team attended a class recently and wants more hands-on practice time, however the step-by-step instructions don’t match your topology?
  • Simultaneous Users: Is your lab capable of supporting multiple users? Can users make potentially destructive administrative changes without affecting other users?
  • Fast Environment Provisioning: Do you spend more than 10 minutes setting up or provisioning your lab every time you need to test a Riverbed product or solution?
  • Configuration Management: Are you able to take a snapshot of topology configurations and deploy virtual machines for a different topology in less than 10 minutes?
  • Comprehensive Product Portfolio: Do you have a small lab with a pair of SteelHead appliances, however you can’t afford to implement SteelCentral in your lab environment?
  • Maintenance and Support: Do you have a team dedicated to keeping your lab up-to-date with the latest releases, designing topologies, and providing support for your users?

RCPE Certifications

Establish your credibility as a Riverbed solution expert
The Riverbed RCPE Certification Program recognizes individuals who excel in the theory, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Riverbed solutions. The program is open to customers, partners, and employees who want to establish credibility and advance their careers in the areas of WAN optimization, network and application performance management, and storage delivery.

Industry recognized certifications

Riverbed offers levels of accreditation and certification based on your job role and goals: RCPE Accredited Associate and RCPE Certified Professional. Accreditations and certifications can be achieved in five competencies: Network & Infrastructure Visibility, EUE & Application Visibility, WAN Optimization, Network Configuration, and Virtualization & Storage.

Proven professional competency

Professionals with Riverbed certifications are highly skilled and have more to offer to their employers. With your Riverbed certification, you can:

  • Establish your credibility as an expert in Riverbed solutions
  • More effectively operate, optimize, and troubleshoot Riverbed solution deployments
  • Increase your value and your career advancement potential
  • Showcase the Riverbed certification logo on your business card

Secure computer-based testing

To obtain your RCPE certifications, you must pass one or more computerized exams at any Pearson VUE testing center worldwide. Locate a test center to register, schedule, reschedule, or cancel a Riverbed certification exam. Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability.

Track your certification progress

Candidates can manage their certification exam history, issue their own certificates, and download certification logos directly from the Riverbed Certification Portal.

For login instructions, please refer to the "First Time Login Process for Riverbed Candidates" document.

Register for your certification exams

Locate the nearest testing center, schedule your exam, or learn more about the certification testing process.

Interested in our certification program?

Take your career and technical expertise to the next level. Register for your exam or contact your Riverbed account representative to learn more.