Why ARM Training?
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ARM supports a network of third party training companies who are licensed to deliver a number of our training courses. Many of these centers offer regular public training.
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Where are training courses held?
Generally, we will come to your office to deliver a training course specifically for your team. We will happily travel to just about anywhere in the world. So far, we have trained on every continent except Antarctica and are open to any opportunities to complete the set. Alternatively, for a lower price, we can offer training courses at one of our global ARM design centers, in Cambridge (UK), Austin (US), or Shanghai (China).
Who teaches your training courses?
Our training courses are all taught by ARM engineers. The majority of our instructors are drawn from our global customer support teams who deal with customers' technical issues every working day - together they have over a thousand years of relevant experience between them. We will usually send two instructors to each course.
Is there a course near me?
We will generally come to your office to deliver a training course specifically for your team. It doesn't matter where you are – we can generally get to you!
We only have a small team - can we still get trained?
Our standard training package is for classes of twelve or more students. If you have significantly fewer than this, it may be difficult for us to supply you with a suitable cost-effective option. You should feel free to look up our Approved Training Centre network and see if one of them has a course scheduled suitably.
Are your courses suitable for beginners?
Almost all of our courses are suitable for those who don't have prior ARM experience. There are a few exceptions though. Generally, our courses for the Cortex-A range of processors assume prior knowledge of the ARMv7-A architecture profile. If you don't have that prior experience, we can provide some introductory training to get you up to speed before the main course. Please ask for details if you think this might apply to you.
Can I customize the agenda?
Yes, we can customize any of our courses to suit your needs. We can't guarantee to be able to meet every requirement, though, so please make sure you speak to us well in advance about any specific needs you have.
Are your Hardware Design courses suitable for board-level design?
No. Our “Hardware Design” courses are intended for engineers who are designing Systems-on-Chip or other silicon devices using ARM's IP. For support on designing using a specific product from one of our partners, you need to refer to the supplier or manufacturer.
What should I study before attending a course?
You can certainly put in some useful study before you attend one of or courses. There is a list of ARM books along with all the other ARM documentation on our website. We would particularly recommend the “Cortex-A Programmer's Guide”. You can download this as a PDF free-of-charge from the website.
Do you provide lunch on training courses?
Not generally, no, since we will usually be coming to your offices to deliver the training course. For courses which are hosted in our offices, however, we will provide lunch and refreshments every day.
Can you deliver a training course at our offices?
That's the usual way we do it. No matter where you are, we'll come to your office and deliver the training course of your choice directly to you.
How long do your courses last?
This varies. Typical courses are either three or four days, depending on the specific subject being covered. We can usually shorten courses slightly if you're pressed for time and, in some cases, can add some supplementary material if time allows.
What software tools do you use for practicals?
We use ARM's DS-5 software development tools. If you aren't using these, don't worry as the techniques and concepts we teach will be useful to any software developer, no matter what tools you're actually using.
Do your courses contain hands-on sessions?
Many of our software courses contain hands-on practical exercises and you will need to provide PCs for these. Generally, one machine for every two students is sufficient. We will provide all the software you need to install. Our Hardware Design courses don't contain any practical exercises, due to the difficulty in accessing the necessary tools and restrictions on distributing ARM's IP.
Can I get training on ARM technology training from other companies?
Yes, you can. ARM works with a number of ARM Training Partners to provide public training at a large number of Approved Training Centers worldwide. There will almost certainly be one near you and it may be a company you already use for some of your existing training requirements.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Generally, courses are paid for by issuing a company Purchase Order. In exceptional circumstances, we can accept payment by credit card but please check with us in advance about this if you think you might need to use this method of payment.
How soon can I book a training course?
ARM training is very popular and our instructor team is in huge demand all over the world. Generally, lead times are around four to six weeks for most courses. If you have time constraints, the earlier you start talking to us, the better.
Can I video the course?
No, we don't allow this.
Can I have remote teams dial-in to the training?
Generally, this is not permitted. We believe that a huge amount of the value in one of our training courses is being in the room with a couple of ARM experts and being able to discuss your concerns with them and have them answer your questions. Students who attend remotely can't benefit from this and it can sometimes be disruptive for students who are in the room.
Do you do training over WebEx?
Not generally, no. We may consider it in exceptional circumstances so please ask if you feel it's particularly important for you.
Can I buy a copy of the training manual?
As we believe that much of the value of one of our training courses is the interaction with the instructors, we don't sell the training material separately from the training course.