The Redline University Training & Certification programmes have been designed to enable Redline customers and partners the ability to deploy our wireless solutions, and ClearView™ NMS, in their networks to optimize performance:
- Virtual Fiber™ RDL-3000 XP and RDL-3100 XG systems
- LTE RDL-6000 L1, FlexCore™ EPC, and RDL-6000 U1 systems
The focus of every Redline programme is to provide operational and maintenance education and exercises to assist customers in maximizing the efficiency and performance of the Redline solutions deployed in their networks. In addition to the certification programme, Redline training also includes product familiarization and technology overview courses. The courses are designed to achieve an optimum balance between hands-on lab exercises and theory of operations for each Redline solution.View Courses Watch Training Videos Training Calendar Questions?
Professor Mirza Wahaj, Ph.D., P.Eng
Director, Global Training & Certification
- Course topics
- RCSA – Level 1
- RCSP – Level 2
- RCSE – Level 3
- RTFC – Non-Cert
RLU courses cover the following key topics:
The technology that enables Redline to deliver the required range, capacity and reliability in both Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) and Point-to-Point (PTP)
The features and capabilities of Redline’s products:
- Technologies enabling the Redline solutions to achieve the specified capacity, range and latency targets
- Deployment and application based on required traffic types
- Using different protocols to manage Redline products
- QoS capabilities to meet the requirements of voice, video, data and multimedia on a wireless link
Preliminary link planning, installation and alignment:
- Characterization for link capacity, range and robustness
- Industry best practices guidelines for wireless link installation
- Wireless link interference identification using product KPIs and generic interference mitigation techniques that can be leveraged for field deployments
Selecting product parameters for different applications to meet the latency and throughput constraints of a deployment:
- Operational challenges of different deployment types
- Requirements of the energy, government, military, service providers and enterprise markets and various related applications
Standard and regulatory compliance:
- Redline systems' security features and how they can be enabled and deployed in the field
- Wireless deployment in the licensed and unlicensed frequency bands as defined by FCC, IC and ETSI
- Spectrum sharing protocols and capabilities including DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection), CBP (Contention Based protocol) and WSDB (White Spaces Database)
- Secure device access, user authentication and FIPS compliance
Candidates will attend a 2-day hands-on training session and workshop on the applicable solution such as RCSA-RDL-3000, RCSA-RDL-6000. This course is offered onsite on demand.
The pre-requisite for this programme is a very basic working knowledge of RF propagation, antenna parameters, RF transmitter and receiver performance metrics, basic parameters of digital modulations schemes (PSK and QAM) and a basic understanding of the TCP/IP network model with a focus on layer-2 (switches/bridges) devices.
You can upgrade your certification to the RCSP level once you have successfully completed the RCSA certification.
Redline Certified Support Associate (RCSA)
This training programme has been designed as a deployment workshop to enable trainees to:
- Acquire an understanding of Redline’s broadband wireless solutions
- Assemble system components and install the Redline solutions
- Align the RF link, perform link fine tuning and complete basic trouble shooting to mitigate interference and multipath issues
- Understand Redline solutions and related operating parameters for wireless transmission of voice, video and IP data with the desired QoS
- Perform basic product configurations to ensure end-to-end data connectivity for user traffic streams
- Understand basic ClearView network management operations and integration of the management software in the network
The RCSA courses can be customized to align as closely as possible to the learning needs of the trainees and customers.
The RCSA programme is comprised of the following components:
- RCSA-RDL 3000
Candidates will write a certification examination within two (2) weeks of completing the RCSA course. An RCSA certification exam guide will be sent to the trainees on completion of the class. Candidates who pass the exam based on the requirements and related criteria will receive the RCSA certification. Those whose exam results do not meet the RCSA certification criterion will receive a certificate of attendance. The RCSA certification is valid for two years from the date of passing the RCSA certification exam. A recertification programme is in place for RCSA programme.
A customer who has successfully completed an RCSA program can proceed to the Redline Certified Support Professional (RCSP) level for the respective product without the requirement to attend further in-class training. However, RCSA certification is not a pre-requisite for the RCSP certification
The RCSP program duration is product specific in-class training and is three days RCSP-RDL-3000; two days for RCSP-RDL-3100, RCSP-ClearView and RCSP-RDL-5000; and four days for the RCSP-RDL-6000.
Candidates holding the RCSA certification and interested in pursuing the RCSP programme should register for the applicable programme.
The RCSP courses are scheduled on a monthly basis at the Redline Headquarters in Markham, Canada and published here.
Additional sessions can be scheduled based on customer demand either onsite or at the HQ in Markham, ON Canada.
The pre-requisite for this programme is a sound knowledge and understanding of the following key networking and wireless areas:
- The OSI model, TCP/IP protocol suite, working knowledge of switches, routers, IP address schemes, IP sub-netting and knowledge of VLANs
Ethernet frame structure transmission components in a digital communications system
- Performance parameters, requirements and constraints in the transmit and receive paths of a digital communications system
- Digital modulation schemes such as BPSK, QPSK and QAM
- BER, PER, latency, throughput and SNR requirements
RF systems and their operational parameters
- Basic understanding of RF signal propagation as a function of signal frequency, multipath and how it affects wireless transmission
- Path loss and fading models on wireless channels, the frequency selectivity, channel delay spread and Doppler effect
- Basic parameters of an antenna gain, beamwidth, radiation pattern and polarization
Redline Certified Support Professional (RCSP)
The RCSP program is a higher level of certification that focuses on enabling trainees to acquire a Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge of the Redline solutions along with the ClearView NMS. The RCSP training also covers the underlying technologies, applicable standards and performance parameters of the Redline solutions.
The primary objective of the RCSP programme is to enable attendees to:
- Acquire in-depth and SME level knowledge of the foundation technologies, operation, commissioning, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Redline systems
- Understand and participate in extensive hands-on lab exercises that will provide a knowledge base in order to support the Redline systems in the context of operation, handling different traffic types and applications. The program enables the trainees to configure the Redline systems for a variety of deployments and applications.
- Perform advanced levels of fault isolation and troubleshooting, expert installation and performance fine tuning at the network and equipment levels.
The RCSP program is comprised of the following components:
- RCSP-RDL 3000
The RCSP courses can be customized to align as closely as possible to the learning needs of the trainees and customers.
Within 2-3 weeks of completing the RCSP course, candidates are required to write the RCSP certification examination. An exam guide will be sent to the trainees on completion of the class that will outline the RCSP certification criteria. The candidates that pass the exam will receive the RCSP certification. The RCSP certification is valid for one year from the date of passing the RCSP certification exam. A recertification programme is in place for RCSP.
A candidate who has successfully completed the RCSP certification programme can proceed to the Redline Certified Support Expert (RCSE) level for the respective product.
You can upgrade your certification to the RCSE level once you have successfully completed the RCSP certification.
Candidates attend the RCSE course at the Redline training facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The RCSE program duration is five days for RCSE-RDL 3000-RDL-3100, RCSE-RDL-6000 and RCSE-RDL-5000-5100-SA and three days for the RCSE-ClearView program.
The RCSE program is offered only on demand and at the Redline training facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
The pre-requisite for the RCSE certification programme consists of the following areas:
- Formal engineering background in RF and telecommunications or equivalent and verifiable industry certifications and experience
- Redline RCSP certification for the applicable system
- A valid CCNA level or higher certification or equivalent qualification based on verifiable field experience and certification
Redline Certified Support Expert (RCSE)
The RCSE programme is a specialized level of certification which focuses on enabling trainees to acquire a comprehensive and engineering level knowledge of Redline’s Virtual Fiber™, LTE, Licensed Backhaul solutions and ClearView NMS. This knowledge will include the underlying technologies, network integration and design criteria, capacity and RF planning principles, as well as advanced network and device configuration and troubleshooting for each product. This course combines extensive theory with advanced hands-on lab exercises.
The primary objective of the RCSE program is to enable trainees to:
Acquire an engineering level knowledge of Redline’s Virtual Fiber™, LTE, Licensed Backhaul solutions and ClearView NMS system covering the technology foundations, networking, comprehensive link characterization and advanced interference detection and mitigation techniques, and troubleshooting at the device, system and network levels.
- Understand the engineering principles applied to the systems at the MAC, PHY and RF levels for signal and packet processing
- How TDD, FDD, OFDM/OFDMA, MIMO and SC-FDMA technologies enable the Redline solutions and systems to deliver the capacity, range and reliability for which they have been designed
- Understand the specifications and parameters of the 3GPP LTE standard (applies only to the RCSE RDL-6000 program)
Understand how RF channel parameters affect broadband transmission
- How channel coherence bandwidth and coherence time impose constraints and limits on data transmission rate on a time varying radio channel
- Learn the relationship between multipath, Doppler effect and wireless channel frequency response
- Identify the type and sources of interference in a wireless network
- Plan and implement interference mitigation techniques including network synchronization and optimization procedures
Plan and implement provisioning of the Redline systems and network elements in the WAN and LAN segments of the network to achieve the target objective of capacity, range and reliability in the network
The RCSE certification program includes the following courses:
- RCSE-RDL 3000-RDL-3100 (integrated programme)
- RCSE-RDL-5000-5100-SA (integrated programme)
On completing the RCSE course, candidates will write the RCSE examination. An exam guide will be sent to the trainees on completion of the class that will outline the RCSE certification criteria. The RCSE certification is valid for two years from the date of passing the RCSE certification exam. A recertification programme is in place for RCSE.
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Candidates attend non-certification course either in-class or a webinar. Product and solutions overview courses are normally offered as webinars, with duration of half-day to one day. However, the technology courses are offered only as in-class sessions unless there are reasons to believe a webinar will be effective and appropriate. The technology courses are from one to three days in duration.
Technology Courses (RTFC Series)
A number of technology courses are offered at different levels of candidate learning requirements, from very basic to the full standard specification levels. These courses cover primarily the MAC/PHY/RF aspects of the Redline technology.
The Redline University non-certification courses are offered in two streams:
- Product and Solutions Overview, available as half-day or 1-day course on all Redline solutions.
- Technology Foundation Courses at two different levels (basic and advanced) depending on the trainee learning needs. These courses cover basic of telecom, RF propagation and radiating systems and 3GPP LTE standard. Redline does not offer courses on networking.
Attendees will be provided an understanding of the following:
- Redline systems and related PHY/RF building blocks
- Basics of RF transmission
- How Redline solutions use digital modulation and FEC to realize specified throughput and latency targets
- Essential elements of broadband connectivity with a focus on the Redline radio system features and capabilities
- Overview of how the radio systems use OFDM and MIMO systems
- Access technologies in broadband wireless systems –TDMA/OFDMA/SC-FDMA
- RF channel characterization and radiating systems in broadband wireless
- Basic and advanced parameters of antennas and radiating systems including the beam-forming technology used in Redline’s RAS Nomadic Platform
- Characterization of the RF channel based on known path loss models
- Basic antenna parameters and their impact on link characterization and performance
- Basic basics of 3GPP LTE systems including the EUTRAN and EPC core
- Regulatory requirements based on FCC, Industry Canada and ETSI specifications at different frequency bands for broadband systems
- Spectrum sharing protocols such as DFS, CBP and WSDB
- Transmission mask, spurious and out of band emissions for broadband wireless systems
On completing the non-certification courses, trainees will receive a certificate of attendance.