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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RCPE Self-Paced Training & Certification Exams
Now free to all Partners and all Customers with an active support contract!

Identifying Your Needs

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Customers Customers with an active support contract will receive complimentary access to RCPE self-paced training and certification exams.

Live training is available to purchase, please see our See Global Customer Success (GCS) Credit Menu
Partners Partners will receive complimentary access to RCPE self-paced training and certification exams via the Partner Center. Hands-on labs for these courses are accessible from Riverbed Education.

Live training is available to purchase, please see our See Global Customer Success (GCS) Credit Menu
Employees and Contractors If you are an employee or contractor with an @riverbed.com email address, you can gain free access to any live training event or self-paced enrollment.

Purchasing Live Training

To request a quote for live training, please contact our sales team. GCS credits can also be purchased directly, by credit card, at the Riverbed Store. Credit card purchases may take a few days before the credits show as available for scheduling.

Enroll In Live Training Event

  1. Browse the catalog to determine which course(s) you are interested in.
  2. View the Live Training Schedule to determine upcoming availability for a particular offering.
    No upcoming events? We offer dedicated 14-seat on-site or virtual training events in addition to our complimentary self-paced offerings.
  3. Order Global Customer Success (GCS) credits with a purchase order. To request a quote, please contact our sales team.
  4. You will receive email notifications with instructions for your upcoming event.

Live Training Event

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Riverbed offers live 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) deliver live online events using Cisco WebEx technologies.


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 live events.
  2. Now free to all Customers with active support contract and also Partners!
  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.


Online Certification Paths

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 multiple competencies including WAN Optimization, Software Defined WAN, and Network Performance Management.

RCPE Framework

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?