Riverbed’s new programme to build digital capabilities

Dan Smoot, Riverbed
Dan Smoot, Riverbed

New Riverbed educational training to establish industry expertise in the field of performance engineering and management to support digital business.

Riverbed has announced the availability of the inaugural Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering (RCPE) programme designed for all IT professionals — from technical staff to leadership to CXO — involved in managing digital performance across end-user experience, applications, networks, infrastructure, support desk and operations.

The RCPE programme is aimed at building digital performance capabilities to enable significant business results and outcomes across different roles in an organisation and at differing levels of technical experience, according to the firm. Riverbed explained that the programme delivers a solution-oriented approach on the principles and capabilities of digital performance engineering and management by leveraging a combination of eLearning, instructor-led classes, and hands-on labs that replicate real-world scenarios.

“The new Riverbed Certified Performance Engineering (RCPE) programme is a first of its kind training curriculum that teaches career-based skills and capabilities in digital performance. It fills a serious gap in the industry for much needed experts to deliver high-performing applications, networks and infrastructure as companies increasingly look to digital services to improve business value,” said Dan Smoot, chief customer officer, Riverbed. “The programme is part of our larger customer success and partner strategy that when put into practice, enable significant business results and outcomes. Our goal is to build expertise that takes advantage of long-term and successful digital performance management strategies that solve the challenges of the modern day enterprise.” 

The framework of the RCPE programme covers the full spectrum of the digital performance engineering and management domain and provides breadth and depth. It consists of five specialisation tracks – End User Experience and Application Visibility, Network and Infrastructure Visibility, WAN Optimisation, SD-WAN Network Configuration and Virtualisation and Storage.

For each specialisation track of the RCPE programme, there are four levels of learning depth. The first one is RCPE Performance Foundations, which is designed for all IT professionals and managers and is a self-paced online training. Next one includes RCPE Associate, which is designed for a wide range of IT professionals for maintaining and supporting digital performance solutions, these courses are self-paced online training.

The final two RCPE Professional and RCPE Expert are instructor-led and correspond with an RCPE Professional Certification. RCPE Professional is meant for IT professionals specialising in designing, implementing and managing digital services while RCPE Expert is created for IT professionals responsible for the overall delivery of important digital services critical for driving and maximising value for businesses.

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