RFID Training Courses

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 features two fast-track training courses, in partnership with RFID4U, on May 3, as well as two post-conference master classes. These courses offer a unique opportunity to upgrade your skills and enhance your career prospects in the exciting and fast-growing RFID industry.

Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate Training

May 3, 2016

This advanced, one-day fast-track course, featuring the latest equipment and relevant RFID deployment scenarios, provides a solid foundation to design, install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot an RFID deployment and prepare participants for the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate exam. The exam will be delivered onsite at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, so you can get trained and certified during the event.

The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on lab exercises. It provides a functional understanding of the use of RFID readers, tags, printers and general-purpose input-output devices. Participants will develop a working understanding of proven troubleshooting methodologies, based on best practices, industry-proven processes and the instructor's practical experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to take the RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate exam during the event.

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Master Class: NFC Application Developers

May 5, 2016

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a hot technology being used by savvy marketers to engage customers in a variety of ways. Some sports arenas have created NFC apps to develop customer loyalty. Event organizers have employed NFC phone apps to engage audiences in new and creative ways. And marketers have utilized the technology to create buzz at events, from the Olympics to free concerts. NFC also has many other applications. Retailers are using NFC as a payment system. Others are using NFC to identify employees, activate equipment, pair Bluetooth devices with phones and much more. This workshop will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of NFC technology, and show how to build applications on the Android platform.

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Master Class: Benchmarking UHF RFID Hardware

May 5, 2016

For any successful RFID deployment, a proven approach involves conducting a site and workflow analysis, based on the principals of RF physics and good system design. After these steps are undertaken properly, the correct hardware and software must be chosen before a pilot or rollout is planned. This instructor-led master class, presented by RFID4U, will provide an introduction to developing a set of common benchmarks for comparing the performance of UHF RFID readers and tags based on specific applications of the technology. After a quick overview, the presenter will discuss the top-10 recommendations for benchmarking UHF hardware.

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About the Trainers

RFID Journal is pleased to be collaborating with RFID4U, a leading RFID training provider, to bring educational training to this year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference. RFID4U features experienced trainers who have been involved with certification training for nearly 10 years. Here are brief bios of the instructors:

Sanjiv Dua

Sanjiv Dua is the founder and CEO of RFID4U, a leading RFID solutions provider. His primary focus is in the areas of automatic-ID infrastructure, cloud and mobile computing, smart machines, the Internet of Things and pervasive analytics. Sanjiv has more than 27 years' experience helping companies innovate their operational efficiencies in order to exceed profitability and growth goals.

Gene Donlan

Gene Donlan, a senior solutions architect at RFID4U and an instructor of RFID training, holds CompTIA RFID+ and RFID SCM certifications. Gene has spent more than 40 years in IT, management and consulting at Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience with RFID and AIDC systems. He has designed and installed multiple RF- and RFID-based business systems in government, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, event management and other vertical markets.

Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel is RFID4U's director of marketing and an instructor of RFID training. She has more than 14 years' experience in the wireless industry, including active and passive RFID, as well as Bluetooth consumer electronics. Eva has a master's degree in business administration, is CompTIA RFID+ certified and has coauthored several RFID+ certification books. Her experience includes Walmart implementations and the U.S. Department of Defense's RFID III program, among others.


Socrates Sakell, Motorola

"RFID4U has provided quality development and delivery services that meet the needs of our organization. Their experience and commitment to quality exceeded our expectations. The leadership team (Sanjiv Dua) has demonstrated both a high level of professionalism, as well as a keen business model willing to work within the parameters set forth. I strongly support and recommend RFID4U."

Parag Pathak, PMP, Cardinal Health

"RFID4U is an excellent training organization and is one of the very few organizations that offer comprehensive RFID-related training. I guess that reflects on Sanjiv's leadership. His staff has a very good working knowledge of RFID technology. Their venues are great for hands-on and classroom training. I highly recommend using RFID4U for your RFID training needs."

John G. Keogh, Hewlett-Packard

"Sanjiv and the team at RFID4U are exceptional trainers and great value. I hired RFID4U initially based on the integrity and professionalism in my dealings with Sanjiv. He is very personable, with high integrity and expert knowledge in the RFID space and beyond. He has an extended team of experts who deliver real value. RFID4U are hassle-free to work with—they trained 10 HP Canada and U.S. staff on RFID, and we all passed our certification exams the first time. I would recommend Sanjiv and RFID4U to anyone looking for deeper knowledge of RFID."

Bill Bulzoni, Zebra Technologies

"Sanjiv oversaw the development of an ongoing technical training program for Zebra RFID printers. He consistently delivers top-notch programs that blend classroom learning and practical hands-on experience. He has been a strong business partner."