Fast-Track RFID Professional Institute Certified Associate Training
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-ouput devices. Participants will develop a working understanding of proven troubleshooting methodologies, based on best practices, industry-proven processes and the instructor's practical experiences.
After a brief technical overview of RFID concepts related to the design and deployment of RFID solutions, attendees will learn how to identify the key architectural components necessary to deploy a scalable RFID solution. The instructor will also explain how to use various tools and techniques to design and manage the entire deployment process. Also included will be deployment design concepts intended to ensure that a deployment is flexible (to accommodate changes) and scalable (to address future growth).
Students will learn how to configure RFID hardware in order to maximize functionality. This includes setting specific RFID reader parameters, antenna deployment, read-zone optimization and dwell-time calculations. RFID tag characteristics and factors affecting tag read performance will also be covered.
The course material provides a functional understanding of the nine (9) Certification Exam test domains, including:
Who Should Attend?
Agenda, May 3, 2016
What Is RFID?
Privacy, Safety and Security
Standards and Regulations
Site Inspection and Workflow Planning
RFID System Design, Evaluation and Selection
RFID System Deployment, Testing and Troubleshooting
This is an advanced course. Participants should already possess certain prerequisite skills, which can be gained from completing the foundational RFID courses available from RFID4U, or through work experience. The participant should have a working knowledge of:
These prerequisites are important! Participants arriving without them will probably achieve less than optimal progress during the training.
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 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, 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 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.
RFID4U, established in March 1999, is an SBA 8(a)–certified, vendor-agnostic RFID implementation and software development company providing RFID solutions, consulting, training and services, working globally with commercial and government organizations. Clients include DHS, DLA, NSA, NIST, NIH, the Bureau of Census, Northrop Grumman, Unisys, Harris Corp., Lockheed Martin, IBM, HP, Dole Foods and many others. RFID4U's products and services improve business processes for which identification, authentication and automation are key concerns. RFID4U adds value to organizations by way of improved labor efficiency, better inventory management across the supply chain, increased product integrity and reduced shrinkage.