North Pole Engineering now offers Xilinx online training including Vivado, Vivado Logic Analyzer, Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL, DSP, Zynq, Embedded development, timing closure, and other FPGA courses. Register today!
What advantages are there to online training over in person training?
The same content is covered in both online and in person training. The cost and hassle of travel does not exist for online training. Training can occur in your office, or the comfort of your own home.
What time zone are the classes offered in?
Typically, classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. central time. Custom classes may be offered in the evening (e.g., 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. once a week for 6 weeks).
What equipment will I need?
Headphones with a microphone are highly recommended, and will be provided free of charge as necessary. In situations where microphones are not allowed, student questions can be asked via the chat feature, or by telephone.
A camera is also recommended so that the instructor can see the student. If you do not have a camera, North Pole Engineering will lend you a low cost camera, which you can return after the class. The headsets are yours to keep.
If you're taking the training from home, at least a DSL line should be used. If you're taking the training from a normal working environment in a small to mid-sized company, it might be a good idea to ask coworkers to not download or stream files on training days.
Any other special requirements?
In most cases, you will want to put a “do not disturb” notice on your office or cubical entrance indicating that you are participating in the online course, so that you can minimize interruptions from coworkers during the class.
Before the date of the class, somebody will conduct a pre-training online session to make sure there are no technical difficulties.
Labs will require that a specific version of Vivado is installed on your system, and that is properly licensed. For students who do not have a license, Xilinx offers a free 30 day evaluation license that could be used for the course. Development boards are handled on a case by case basis, and are often not necessary.
Please contact NPE with questions or for additional information.