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June 03, 2009

Ruckus Wireless Intros WiSE Guy Certification Program

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Ruckus Wireless, a manufacturer of advanced "smart" Wi-Fi technology and wireless LAN (WLAN) systems used by enterprises and carriers, has launched a new Ruckus WiSE Guy (Wi-Fi Solutions Engineer) Smart Wi-Fi certification program.
According to the company, this new program is designed to help channel partners, integrators and end users to handle indoor and outdoor wireless deployments using patented dynamic beam forming Wi-Fi technology. It ensures that candidates have necessary knowledge and skills to design, deploy, manage, and support wireless networks with Ruckus ZoneFlex products.
It is designed to enable Ruckus BIG DOG Partners and network administrators to differentiate themselves by proving their proficiency in deploying next generation, reliable Ruckus Smart WLAN systems.
"In a short period of time, Ruckus has established a following for delivering carrier-quality Wi-Fi products and world class support services that go along with it," said Kyung Yi, vice president of Customer Advocacy at Ruckus Wireless (News - Alert). "The explosive growth in the number of Ruckus solution partners, along with our installed base of wireless systems, has driven the need for a formal certification program."
The certification also includes Ruckus WiSE Guy boot camps in Asia, Europe and the U.S along with an introductory promotional price of $350 per person. Ruckus WiSE Guy boot camps include two days of hands-on instructor-led training and certification testing with first boot camp starting from June 15 and June 16 in Singapore.
Certificate will be granted to those individuals who demonstrate a strong understanding of ZoneFlex product details and the ability to properly design, deploy, manage, and support Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network solutions, said the company.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus has developed patented technology that claims to extend signal range and allows for consistently reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi
The company has raised approximately $39 million from premier investors such as Motorola (News - Alert), T-Ventures, Telus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Mitsui, Sequoia Capital and others.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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