Frequently Asked Questions

When was this course last updated?

December 2018. I try to keep it fresh and up to date.

How do I enroll and access the WebRTC course?

Through the enrollment page. Head over to that page, click the “Enroll now” button and pick up your plan.
You can use PayPal or a credit card. If you need a corporate plan, then contact me directly.

How long is the Advanced WebRTC Architecture course?

The course is about 20 hours long, and has been cut up into small, digestible and organized lessons, so you can refer back to it when questions about specific topics come up long after you’ve finished the course. This seems to be one of the features people like the most.

What difficulty level are we talking about here?

Advanced WebRTC Course is a course that’s been developed for people with little to no experience in WebRTC as well as those who have been working with WebRTC for some time already. This is why even even those well-versed in VoIP or WebRTC will find a significant amount of the information useful. The course and video tutorials are split up in a way so that the introductory content can be easily skipped if needed – you are not forced to watch specific lessons in order to move forward.

I don’t know anything about WebRTC. Is the course for me?

Definitely. The course is advanced in the sense that it brings to light a lot of areas that are never discussed or taken for granted. Oftentimes, these areas are quite basic in nature, but tend to be very important. I designed the course to fit audiences who are just beginning their journey with WebRTC, but know a thing or two about technology; as well as for people who already know WebRTC. The course and video tutorials are split up in a way so that the introductory content can be easily skipped if needed.

How was the content of this course selected?

The content comes from talking to a lot of vendors and clients in the WebRTC space, along with feedback I receive on the course itself, which goes into improving the course.
I am trying to offer a balance between explaining the basics (modules 1-4) to offering details around the complexities and best practices of putting up an actual WebRTC product into production.

What are the topics covered in this course?

The course is built out of 8 modules. There is a good overview of the course as well as a detailed curriculum of this WebRTC training in this brochure (PDF)

Can I use my smartphone or tablet to access the course?

Yes. It will be a bit less comfortable than using a laptop, but some of the students in the course do prefer using a smartphone and taking their lessons while commuting.

When does the course take place?

The course runs all year long. You can enroll to it at any point in time.
Twice a year, there are office hours. Office hours are live sessions where you can ask anything. At any other point in time, you can email me or use the chat widget inside the course.

Does this course cover practical code learning?

No. This isn’t the direct purpose of the course.
More often than not, people end up using WebRTC indirectly – through a cloud communication API provider or an open source media framework. In such cases, there’s little value in such a course if it doesn’t cover the specific framework you will end up using. The practical parts of this course focus around what should be the correct architectures to develop when using WebRTC and what building blocks to employ. I won’t be going into the nuances of how to call the APIs and what they mean – it makes no sense.

I live in Singapore. Can I join the course? Will the hours be convenient for me?

Yes. You can definitely join!
The course itself is online and available at all times. I have created all the content in advance, pre-recorded, so everything is there whenever you need it – you just need to find the time to sit down for a lesson. The Office Hours are designed to allow for each student to join at least once a week to ask questions and listen in to the group discussion. For that reason, there are two hours every week, one covering Asia and Europe and the other covering Europe and the US. On top of that, office hours are recorded and available for playback.

What are the office hours?

Office hours are simply online sessions that I conduct for the purpose of the course. They occur twice a week to accommodate as many time zones as possible: usually at 07:00 and 14:00 EST.
Office hours are also recorded and available for playback as part of the course.
During office hours I may raise issues I’ve seen throughout the week related to the course, but the main purpose of the office hours is for the students to ask questions about the content of the course. The office hours run for 3 months.

Do you do onsite training as well?

Yes. I also offer remote and onsite training when needed. It is separate from the online WebRTC training though. Contact me directly for more information.

Can I expense this for my company or write it off for my business?

No accountants were involved in the making of this advice, but a number of former students have given feedback saying their companies let them expense stuff like a WebRTC training course that’s helpful for work.
There are also special corporate plans for companies who look to send multiple employees to the course.

When does the course start? When does it end?

The course runs throughout the year. You can join at any point in time if you wish. The course is self-paced and online, so you can start and finish when you want.
Office hour sessions take place in 2 launches every year. If you aren’t part of that launch you still have access to the recorded office hours from the previous “course launch” as well as access to me via the course forum.

What secret information am I going to learn that no one else knows?

None. You can learn everything in this course through blog posts, forums, and trial-and-error. There is nothing secret here. That said, there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there. Advanced WebRTC Architecture course is designed to make WebRTC tech as digestible as possible, but it won’t be teaching you anything you can’t learn on your own.

What if I don’t like it?

There is a 30-day money back guarantee! No questions asked.

Got a question not covered here?

Just fill out my contact form and I’ll get back to you with the answer to it.