Certification Full Name: Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate - Network Performance Management
Certification Provider: Riverbed
Exam Code: 201-01
The RCSA-NPM certification, often termed as Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate - Network Performance Management - NPM certification program is only granted to individuals who have demonstrated their advanced knowledge level and the expertise with the Riverbed Cascade and product suite. The classic steps to achieve this kind of certification is to first go through a training course provided by Riverbed and its associated partners such as performance and essentials monitoring training course along with having experience in terms of performing the deployment and maintaining the Riverbed Cascade products in any number of organizations. Though, only taking a training course will not qualify you for the certification.
Who may do this certification?
The Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate - Network Performance Management - NPM certification program is designed for anyone who wants to master the subject of Riverbed Network and Performance management and has interest in Riverbed Cascade Product and service suite. This certification will be validating your skills as a technical professional who will be having both the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical knowledge through hands-on experience and will be capable to perform demo and proofs of concepts in working network and environment.
The Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate - Network Performance Management - NPM certification program will be developing you into a capable and handy professional who is full of knowledge on the subject related to Riverbed Cascade service and its products. The certification will not only help you to prove yourself as an asset to the organization but also help you in improving the potential for a chance of career advancement. Upon successful completion of the course, you will also have the rights to use the RCSA-NPM logo on your business card. Also, completing the certification process successfully will help you get a higher pay scale in the organization and also help your organization to have maximum profits in terms of investments in technology.
To accomplish the feat of getting a Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate - Network Performance Management - NPM certification, you will be required to clear the test number 201-01. For further details about the exam, please continue reading.
Riverbed services, in association with its training partners, provide a highly recommended training course which in itself will be half of your work done for the exam. Although, this training program is not at all necessary if one has an equivalent amount of knowledge about this field. Along with introducing the major topics for the exam, the training course also gears up the student both physically and mentally for the exam. A minimum of three to six months of experience is also required in this field. A sample test containing the questions that may just pop up in the exam and to get used to the format, must be taken for sure from the website of the provider.
The list of topics which will be coming in the exam is as follows:
- Familiarity with TCP RFC, extensions for better performances, simple extension and dynamic host management and configuration protocol, spanning Tree protocol.
- Net flow, bridges and router interconnections, internetworking and switches protocol, sensor and cascade profiler, express and gateway.
- Deployment, installation and sizing through the use of cascade profiler, gateway and sensor and product suite deployment.
- Cascade pilot, configuration, installation, reporting, operation, network evaluation, analytics, deployment and sizing by use of cascade pilot and cascade product suite.
- Cascade shark, configuration, installation, sizing, operation, monitoring, analytics and deployment by making use of cascade virtual shark, API documentation and cascade product suite.
- Group interfacing, correlation alerts, interface polling through SNMP, cascade express and gateway, RESTful API, DNS, RADIUS and LDAP integration and active directory integration.
Upon successful completion of this course, you would have instigated the skills to handle and manage Riverbed Cascade Product Suite. You would have acquired the technical knowledge and hands-on experience on the Riverbed Cascade Suite and the employers will also make sure that you make it count for their organization and pay in rich dividends in the long run both for yourself and the organization as well.
The certification exam with 65 questions will have time limit of maximum one and a half hour. Minimum 70% marks or higher is required in this test to achieve the feat of certification.
Validity of the certification
The RCSA-NPM certification is legalized for a time limit of two years. Conversely, once that time phase is finished, you will be obliged to apply for a re-certification. A failure in that case, will unfortunately make you lose your 'legalized' and authorized status.
Riverbed certification represents the standard and provides the best use of network and performance management. It can be used to take control over change in network management in both the public as well as private sectors. Many organizations are already going with these certification process and services to make sure of the performance management.
Jon Wilde, Beck Systems.
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