CompTIA RFID+ Certification
CompTIA Radio Frequency Identification (RFID+) certification validates the knowledge and skills of professionals who work with RFID technology. It is an international, vendor-neutral credential that recognizes a technician’s ability to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot the hardware and software functionality of RFID products. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA RFID+ candidates have a minimum of six to 24 months of RFID or other auto-id technology experience.
RFID is quickly becoming the standard technology for tracking goods in the supply chain, but it will only be effective if it is executed by properly trained and certified individuals. CompTIA RFID+ provides a baseline for the knowledge and skills required of RFID workers, giving business owners the opportunity to hire qualified professionals, and individuals a credential to prove their ability.
CompTIA Radio Frequency Identification (RFID+) certification is the industry standard for qualified RFID professionals.
CompTIA RFID+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for IT professionals with six to 24 months of experience in RFID technologies. The exam measures a technician’s ability to install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot the hardware and software functionality of RFID products. CompTIA RFID+ provides a baseline for the knowledge and skills required of RFID workers, giving business owners the opportunity to hire qualified professionals, and individuals a credential to prove their ability.
Several companies in the manufacturing and distribution industries value and support CompTIA RFID+ certification, including ScanSource and TI-RFID. ODIN Technologies requires it of all new engineers.
Radio Frequency Identification or RFID+ tests the knowledge and skills necessary for working with radio-frequency identification technology. The exam is 90 minutes in duration and consists of 81 questions with a passing score of 630 out of 900.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.
Radio-frequency identification involves interrogators (also known as readers), and tags (also known as labels).
Most RFID tags contain at least two parts. One is an integrated circuit for storing and processing information, modulating and demodulating a radio-frequency (RF) signal, and other specialized functions. The second is an antenna for receiving and transmitting the signal.
There are generally three types of RFID tags: active RFID tags, which contain a battery and can transmit signals autonomously, passive RFID tags, which have no battery and require an external source to provoke signal transmission, and battery assisted passive (BAP) RFID tags, which require an external source to wake up but have significant higher forward link capability providing greater range.
There are a variety of groups defining standards and regulating the use of RFID, including: International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ASTM International, DASH7 Alliance, EPCglobal. (Refer to Regulation and standardization below.)
RFID has many applications; for example, it is used in enterprise supply chain management to improve the efficiency of inventory tracking and management.