4-6 November 2008 . Clarion Congress Hotel . Prague

CompTIA RFID+ Training and Certification

As part of RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2008, we are offering a fast-track CompTIA RFID+ training & certification preparation course, in partnership with RFID4U, a leading provider of RFID training courses. RFID+ is a vendor-neutral professional certification that validates a professional's knowledge and skills in the areas of installation, maintenance, repair and upkeep of RFID systems. The fast-track course offered at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2008 is an accelerated learning experience that will prepare you for the CompTIA RFID+ training & certification test.

CompTIA RFID+ Training & Certification Preparation Course
The course provides one day of intensive instructor-led training using state-of-the-art RFID equipment (4 Nov.), and includes the RFID+ Certification Exam* on 5 Nov. Attendees unable to take the exam during the conference and exhibition will receive a voucher allowing them to take the exam at a later date.

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RFID+ Practice Tests CD-ROM
All attendees will receive a CD-ROM with RFID+ practice tests from RFID4U. This valuable study aid will help you prepare for RFID+ certification. Included in the licensed product version will be over 300 practice questions with explanations covering the CompTIA RFID+ exam. Software features will include practice/testing modes, test scoring and review.

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CompTIA RFID+ Certification Training Agenda

4 Nov.
Training
5 Nov.
Testing slots
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
6:30 am - 8:30 am
Testing Slot 1

 

8:00 am - 9:00 am
RF Physics
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Standards and Regulations
 
10:15 am - 12:15 am
RFID Hardware: tags, readers, peripherals
 
  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Testing Slot 2
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch




3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Testing Slot 3 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Design Selection
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm with 15min break
RFID Field Deployment: Site analysis, installation, testing, troubleshooting
*RFID+ exam testing subject to availability of certification from CompTIA. Participants who want to take certification exam onsite will have an opportunity to register for one of the available slots each day on 5 Nov.

CompTIA RFID+ Training and Certification

8:00 am – 9:00 am
RF Physics
This session helps understand the factors affecting the performance of an RFID system, implementers need to comprehend the nature and behavior of radio waves. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for RF Physics:

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Standards & Regulations
This session discusses various standards and regulations that influence the design and use of RFID systems. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Standards and Regulations:

10:15 am – 12:15 pm
RFID Hardware: Tags, Readers and Peripherals

Part A: RFID Tags
This session explains the RFID tag’s components and subassemblies, types of tags and the reason for having various tag types, different tag performance parameters and tag selection criteria. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Tag Knowledge:

Part B: Interrogation (Read) Zone Basics
This session helps understand the various types of RFID interrogators (readers), their components and the functionality of RFID interrogators. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Interrogation Zone Basics: Part C: RFID Peripherals
Every RFID implementation needs peripheral devices, such as RFID-enabled printers; RFID-based automated label applicators (also known as "print-and–apply" devices); feedback systems, such as light stacks, horns, LED lights or LCD displays; and triggering devices, such as light break sensors. These devices enhance the capabilities of an RFID system, control I/O devices and system timing functions, and provide on/off capabilities for various business applications. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for RFID Peripherals: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Design Selection
System design is a very critical part of any RFID implementation, because without the right design and the proper hardware and software, the implemented RFID system might not function properly. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Design Selection: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
RFID Field Deployment: Site Analysis, Installation, Testing, Troubleshooting

Part A: Site Analysis
This session focuses on a site survey, discusses the planning that goes into the site survey, highlights various aspects that should be examined when performing the site analysis (such as site anomalies) and provides pointers regarding how to generate the site survey report. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Site Analysis:

Part B: RFID Installations
This session discusses installation techniques for successful RFID implementations, including antenna installation, portal performance and design, conveyor portal design, electrostatic discharge (ESD), grounding and cable issues, pre-installation decisions, routine installation procedures and post-installation checks. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Installation:

Part C: Testing and Troubleshooting
This session discusses obstacles to RFID system implementations, RF field issues and variables affecting the ability to read tags consistently (such as interference), the tagged material’s impact on tag performance and tag placement. Troubleshooting methods and solutions for slow reads, no reads and missed reads are further discussed. This session maps to the following CompTIA objectives for Testing and Troubleshooting:

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Prerequisites
Participants should already possess certain prerequisite skills, which can be gained from completing the foundational RFID courses available with RFID4U or through work experience. The participant should have a working knowledge of:
    • Basic RF fundamentals
    • Various types of Tags
    • Readers (interrogators)
    • Standards
    • Current RFID market awareness

These prerequisites are important! Participants arriving without them will probably achieve less than optimal progress in the training and be unlikely to pass the certification exam.

Price:
Bundle price includes one-day course, training material, practice test CD-ROM and onsite exam or voucher.

RFID4U's Guarantee
RFID4U guarantees that you will obtain your RFID+ certification. If you finish the RFID4U preparation training without the certification, you can attend a future RFID4U training within a period of one year, at no additional cost. To attend a future training, simply retain your courseware. You will only need to pay for meals, test vouchers and travel cost if applicable. Participants who want to take the certification exam on site will have an opportunity to register for one of the available slots 5 Nov.


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About RFID4U: RFID4U, a division of eSmart Source, Inc., is a worldwide leader in vendor neutral RFID learning solutions. The company has assembled a full complement of products and services to help RFID implementers align technology with business objectives. A pioneer in RFID learning, RFID4U has maintained a steadfast focus on developing a robust and highly acclaimed catalog of RFID courses. It also offer a training implementation program customized to fit your organizations needs.



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