How To Buy

We want to help you determine which event or self-paced enrollments 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

Name Description List Price
Customers Customers can gain free access to RCPE Performance Foundations and Associate enrollments with their company email address.

RCPE Professional offerings are sold as either an event or self-paced enrollment.
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Partners Partners can gain free access to RCPE Performance Foundations and Associate enrollments via the Partner Center.

RCPE Professional offerings are sold as either an event or self-paced enrollment.
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Employees and Contractors If you are an employee or contractor with an @riverbed.com email address, you can gain free access to any event or self-paced enrollment. Free Enrollment

Purchasing

We primarily sell training through a purchase order process. To request a quote, please contact our sales team. They will be able to generate a quote for the appropriate amount of Global Customer Success (GCS) credits required for a student to enroll in RCPE Professional offerings. Customers can also immediately purchase GCS credits online with a credit card at the Riverbed Store. GCS credits may take a few days to become available after purchase for subsequent conversion into Riverbed Education enrollments.

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 an @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 (event and self-paced enrollments) 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 are interested in.
  2. View the schedule to determine upcoming availability for a particular offering.
    No upcoming events? We offer dedicated 14-seat on-site or virtual training events (see below). We also offer self-paced enrollments.
  3. Order Global Customer Success (GCS) credits with a purchase order. To request a quote, please contact our sales team.
  4. You'll receive email notifications with instructions for your upcoming event.

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 Lab environment. Our Riverbed Certified Solution Instructors (RCSI) 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 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 (RCSI) deliver classes at the location you designate. Students receive the same lecture and hands-on lab experience provided during our public events, and all discussions are tailored to your specific network and deployment needs. Dedicated events 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 6 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.

Enroll in Self-Paced Access

  1. Browse the catalog to determine which course(s) you are interested in.
    We also offer instructor-led events.
  2. Order Global Customer Success (GCS) credits with a purchase order. To request a quote, please contact our sales team.
  3. Students will receive email notifications with instructions for their enrollment.

Self-Paced Online Training

Our self-paced solution teaches career based skills and capabilities in performance management at your own pace. We combine rich and interactive content, along with hands-on labs, to train you how to deploy and configure Riverbed products. Self-paced access is delivered to your web browser and provides a flexible training solution, whether you are limited on time or travel.


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.

Lab Platform As A Service (PAAS)

The Lab PAAS yearly 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.

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What Is Included

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

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.

What Is Not Included

Each of our events and self-paced enrollments 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, but are only available through our events and self-paced enrollments.

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.