iDirect Velocity™ - Operation and Maintenance (ViOM)

The Velocity iDirect Operation and Maintenance (ViOM) training is a five-day introductory course to iDirect technologies and products. The course provides the learner with the basic skills necessary to configure, operate, manage, maintain and perform basic troubleshooting of a typical iDirect satellite network. It is the established prerequisite for the more advanced training courses in development: Advanced ViOM (A. ViOM), and Pulse Operator course.

The training is oriented towards Network Operation Center (NOC) engineers working at the Hub site rather than the remote site. The course is also geared towards individuals working for the first time with iDirect hardware and software which are responsible for the basic configuration, operation and maintenance of iDirect satellite communications products and networks.

The course, a blended format of lectures, demonstrations \ and practical exercises, is presented in a clear and technical form, providing each learner with a comprehensive overview of Network Operations from the iDirect perspective. In addition to the Learner Instructional Manual, handouts are provided, as required, to supplement existing course material and provide additional up-to-date details on latest released software and hardware.

During the training, learners will have privileged access to the latest software and hardware released by iDirect. The learner will have the chance to configure a complete network from scratch, as we firmly believe that knowledge is better acquired by applying it.

After completing all associated materials, lectures, practical exercises and learner knowledge assessments, a final written exam will be administered at the end of the five-day training session. Once completed, each learner will be provided a Certificate of Course Completion.

Prerequisite Learner Skills
Learners attending the Velocity iDirect Operation and Maintenance (ViOM) course should have a basic understanding of satellite communications and some familiarity with Internet Protocol theory. It is strongly advised that the Satellite Communications and Data Communications online learning modules are reviewed before attending the course will be provided after registering for the class. A fundamental understanding of VSAT technology and reasonable eye-hand coordination for basic parts assembly is also desired.

A basic user level knowledge of Linux is also desired for this course since the training will include accessing Linux based remotes and servers. While the theoretical knowledge and skills are not required to attend this course, they are highly recommended to receive maximum benefit from the training.

Laptop Requirements
Each registered learner must bring a laptop computer with Windows XP or Windows 7 installed. Administrative privileges should be enabled so the software can be installed, and any firewalls should be temporarily disabled.

Course Outline
The training material is focused, in its intent, to prepare each learner with the necessary ability to perform essential job functions when they return to their organization. The end of each module there contains the Learner Knowledge Assessment which includes questions relating to the information covered in the module.
This course is comprised of ten learning modules, which are summarized below.

Module One – Velocity Introduction
Module Two – Velocity Hardware
Module Three –Velocity Pulse Introduction
Module Four – Pulse User & System Management
Module Five – Velocity Configuration by using PULSE
Module Six – Acquisition Signaling Carrier
Module Seven – Beam Switching
Module Eight – Global Bandwidth Management
Module Nine – Monitoring, Reporting and Stats
Module Ten – External Access Portal (EAP)

If you are interested in attending Velocity training, please contact your account manager or the Training Department, jdunn@idirect.net.