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CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Establish Your Credibility as a Riverbed Solution Expert

The Riverbed 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 two levels of certification based on your job role and accreditation goals: Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate (RCSA) and Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional (RCSP). Certifications can be achieved in four competencies: WAN Optimization, Network Performance Management, Application Performance Management, and Storage Delivery.

Proven, Professional Competency

Professionals with Riverbed certifications are more 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
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Riverbed’s RCSP Splash Community for information exchange, peer collaboration, and professional networking
Secure, Computer-Based Testing

To obtain your RCSA or RCSP 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.

Course Descriptions

Solution

Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate (RCSA)

Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional (RCSP)

WAN Optimization

The RCSA-W certificate is granted to individuals (pre-sales engineers) who demonstrate knowledge and experience in the theory, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Riverbed® Optimization System (RiOS®) product suite.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have taken the Riverbed WAN200 Optimization Essentials training course, and have at least three months of hands-on experience with Riverbed® SteelHead™ products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSA-W Blueprint.

The RCSP-W certificate is granted to individuals (post-sales service and/or support professionals) who demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in the theory, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Riverbed RiOS product suite.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have passed the RCSA-W exam, and also have at least six months of hands-on experience with Riverbed products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. Detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSP-W Blueprint.

 

Network Performance Management (NPM)

The RCSA-NPM certificate is granted to individuals (pre-sales engineers) who demonstrate knowledge in the theory and configuration of Riverbed® SteelCentral™ Network Performance Management (formerly Cascade) solutions and can conduct demos and proof of concepts on a given network.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have taken the NPM200 Network Performance Management Essentials training course, and have at least three months of hands-on experience with SteelCentral NPM products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSA-NPM Blueprint.

The RCSP-NPM certificate is granted to individuals (post-sales service and/or support professionals) who demonstrate strong knowledge in the theory, configuration, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Riverbed SteelCentral NPM (formerly Cascade) solutions in a complex network environment.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have passed the RCSA-NPM exam, and also have at least six months of hands-on experience with Riverbed products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. Detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSP-NPM Blueprint.

Application Performance Management (APM)

The RCSA-APM certificate is granted to individuals (pre-sales engineers) who demonstrate knowledge in the theory and configuration of Riverbed® SteelCentral™ Application Performance Management (APM) solutions and can conduct demos and proof of concepts on a given network.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have taken the APM200 Application Performance Management Essentials training course, and have at least three months of hands-on experience with SteelCentral APM products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSA-APM Blueprint.

The RCSP-APM certificate is granted to individuals (post-sales service and/or support professionals) who demonstrate strong knowledge in the theory, configuration, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Riverbed SteelCentral APM products and solutions in a complex network environment.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have passed the RCSA-APM exam, and also have at least six months of hands-on experience with Riverbed products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSP-APM Blueprint.

Hyper-Converged Branch 

The RCSA-HCB certificate is granted to individuals (pre-sales engineers) who demonstrate entry-level knowledge and experience with the RiOS product suite, Riverbed® SteelFusion™ (formerly Granite) solutions, and can conduct demos and proof of concepts on a given network.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have taken the WAN200 Optimization Essentials and HCB200 Hyper-converged Branch courses, and have hands-on experience in deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining SteelFusion products in small and medium organizations, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSA-HCB Blueprint.

 

The RCSP-HCB certificate is granted to individuals (post-sales service and/or support professionals) who demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in the theory, configuration, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the RiOS product suite and SteelFusion solutions in a complex network environment.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have passed the RCSA-HCB exam, and also have at least six months of hands-on experience with Riverbed products, have a significantly higher chance of receiving the accreditation. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSP-HCB Blueprint.

Network Planning and Configuration Management

The RCSA-NPCM certificate is granted to individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to deploy and administer Riverbed NPCM solutions. The typical RCSA-NPCM candidate would have taken the Riverbed training class NOS200 in addition to having hands-on experience in network planning, data management, and configuration management.

While there are no set requirements prior to taking the exam, candidates who have taken the Riverbed NOS200 Network Planning and Configuration Management class and have at least three months of hands-on experience with NPCM products (SteelCentral NetAuditor, SteelCentral NetCollector, and SteelCentral NetPlanner) have a significantly higher chance of receiving the certification. More detailed information on the exam content can be found by reviewing the RCSA-NPCM Blueprint.

 

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.

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