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Real Time Embedded Systems Bootcamp

The Real Time course is the flagship program of the company and one of the most in-demand fields in today's tech industry.
Every year, there is a high demand for thousands of engineers in the Real Time field. Especially today, there is a tremendous need for employees with knowledge and practical experience.
In the past decade, thousands of students have participated in this course, with approximately 88% of the graduates finding employment. Furthermore, 100% of those who completed their final project in the development department found employment!

The Real Time Bootcamp is an intensive program lasting several months that will provide you with the knowledge and tools required for the following positions:

  • Real Time Systems Development
  • Embedded Systems Development
  • Hardware Device Drivers Development
  • Software Development in the Linux User Space
  • Linux Kernel Development

About the Embedded Systems Course

The course targets individuals involved in the development of Embedded Systems, systems which are used in a wide range of products such as IoT (Internet of Things) devices, smartphones, vehicles, and more.

The development for such systems is done using specialized tools because precision and speed are required to respond to events in real-time.

Every year, students enroll in this program with the goal of quickly securing one of the many sought-after positions in this field. Therefore, a solid knowledge foundation is required.

What is an Embedded Engineer? An Embedded Engineer is one of the most sought-after roles by many companies in the high-tech industry.

An Embedded Developer programs systems directly on the hardware, similar to Embedded Bare Board Applications.

This type of development is done without an operating system and employs powerful and traditional languages like C and C++.

The integration of our development division's expertise in the Embedded field within the curriculum creates a unique training program. Since 2007, all students who completed the project have found employment at the end of the course.

We offer all the courses in the curriculum to beginner programmers (engineering graduates, computer science, exact sciences, or programmers without experience), while experienced programmers can focus only on the required topics.

Explanation of the Real Time Embedded Field

Embedded computer systems are integrated into our lives through a wide variety of software products and technological items we use on a daily basis.

Computers, smartphones, vehicles, and virtually all technological devices incorporate an embedded computer system that operates either with or without an operating system, serving a multitude of functions.

What are Embedded Systems? Embedded Systems development is necessary to create the optimal integration between hardware and software for various product specifications. In other words, common computing systems like PCs often have dimensions and power consumption that might not suit the requirements of many sought-after computing products.

For example, communication equipment, cameras, media players, smart controllers, and more require embedded systems to provide sufficiently advanced and flexible services. These involve specialized sensors, working with timers and clocks, display screens, sound cards, memory components, networking interfaces, and more.

In the past, the world of Embedded Systems was extremely limited. Computing units required large memory footprints and high power consumption, and hardware performance was basic. Data transfer between devices often relied on magnetic media or non-standard communication protocols, leading to high complexity, inflexibility, and similar issues.

Today, the situation has changed. Hardware operates with dedicated architectures suited to the product's style and is flexible enough for specific customization according to different needs. The software running on the hardware allows highly customized and complex operations, optimally utilizing the hardware's capabilities.

Embedded computer systems include CPUs and encompass a wide range of everyday systems, such as cellular phones, handheld computers (Palm Pilot), remote controls, and more.

Unlike a general-purpose PC, embedded systems are application-specific, optimized to fulfill the requirements of the desired application.

The architecture of these systems differs from PCs in terms of CPU capabilities and speed, System Bus speed, required memory (RAM/Flash), and more.

Programming Languages for Embedded Systems

Choosing a programming language for Embedded Systems is influenced by several factors:

  • RAM Memory Size – the volatile memory that holds running files, including Data & Instructions.
  • Flash Memory Size – non-volatile storage medium, such as for manufacturing, can be written to multiple times.
  • CPU Speed – fast or slow?
  • Portability – can the software be installed on different processors or platforms? Is it lightweight for easy embedding and maintenance?
  • User Friendly – ease of use for the end-user.

The most popular language for Embedded Systems is the C programming language. C is a basic programming language known for its efficiency and simplicity, making it a perfect fit for Embedded Systems.

Furthermore, C serves as a foundation for more advanced programming languages. If you're interested in programming or building various types of Embedded Systems, we highly recommend learning C.

What are Real Time Systems?

A Real Time system is one that must fulfill certain performance requirements within specific time limits. In other words, the processing duration from the event's detection to the response must be consistent and within a specified timeframe.

There's a common misconception that all Real Time systems are necessarily Embedded systems, but that's not the case. Real Time systems can be based on PCs as well as hardware-implemented systems. The primary component in Real Time systems is the operating system, which must meet the required performance standards.

Examples of Real Time operating systems include:

  • RT-Linux
  • VxWorks
  • MontaVista Linux

Real Time Systems are divided into two main types:

  • Hard Real Time – In these systems, it's guaranteed that the response time must occur within a specified time frame (e.g., missile or aircraft navigation). These systems conflict with the capabilities of time-sharing systems and are not supported by general-purpose operating systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes.
  • Soft Real-Time – These systems don't require strict adherence to time constraints (best effort). While they respond optimally, a slower response won't be considered a complete failure. Soft Real-Time is useful for applications like multimedia, virtual reality, and Voice Over IP (VOIP). The goal is for the information to reach the recipient within 150 milliseconds. However, in the event that a specific packet did not arrive on time, a system exists that can evaluate the information that was supposed to arrive and thereby conceal the absence of arrival.

The curriculum combines knowledge and practical exercises (lots of practice) in a comprehensive Bootcamp style. The lessons focus on the practical knowledge and skills required of Real Time Embedded developers. The courses were developed in collaboration with high-tech companies in the industry and are continually updated according to projects in our development division.

Benny Cohen
Real Time Group Founder and CEO

  • M.Sc. in Communication Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering
  • Lecturer and Head of the Cyber and Information Security Course at RT-Group, with over 20 years of experience in software/hardware system development, including 6 years in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Specializes in penetration testing and provides training both domestically and internationally. Conducts penetration testing (PT) for security companies as well as leading enterprises in the industry.


Real Time Bootcamp Curriculum

The Real Time Embedded Systems Bootcamp program is made up of a number of courses (modules).‎
We know that each of us arrives with a different background and level of knowledge. In order to tailor the content to best fit your needs, you can choose the track that is most suitable for you:‎
Real Time Embedded Systems Bootcamp studies at the college are currently conducted online.‎

Comprehensive Track

This track includes all the courses in the program and is designed to make you an expert in the field.‎

  • Designed for students with little to no experience.
  • Requires 9 to 12 months to complete.‎
  • 630 academic hours.
Standard Track

This track includes only the courses and content specifically designed for the Real Time Embedded Systems Bootcamp program.‎

  • Designed for students with prior knowledge in the high-tech industry.
  • Requires 6 to 7 months to complete.
  • 310 academic hours.
Self-Designed Track

This track allows you to select only the specific courses and content that you are interested in and wish to complete.‎

  • Designed for students with experience in the field.
  • Requires 1 to 3 months to complete, depending on the courses chosen by the student.
Embedded Linux
Linux Fundamentals Course 75 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

This comprehensive and practical course includes learning the fundamentals of the open-source Linux operating system, widely used in various industries and purposes. Linux supports various hardware devices and numerous I/O interfaces, offering efficiency, stability, flexibility, and security. Linux can be found nearly everywhere: on servers, personal computers, embedded systems (Embedded Linux), smartphones, tablets, and more.

Bash Scripting Course 25 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track
Bash is a highly convenient and efficient shell (command line interface) environment. Developed by GNU contributors, it is essentially the default shell in Linux/GNU systems, serving as a vital foundation for the system. Like any shell, it encompasses a robust command system as well as an efficient scripting language.
Python Course 90 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

The focus is on Python 3, aiming to provide the knowledge and experience required for programming real-world applications in an object-oriented industry. You will learn how to develop software using Python. You will be taught techniques and appropriate tools to professionally develop high-level Python programs suitable for high-tech companies. This is a very practical course in which we will also be using circuit boards.

Python is currently considered one of the most popular and sought-after programming languages in the IT industry. Its popularity and widespread use in various industry projects make Python one of the most demanded programming courses. The high demand and diverse employment opportunities make Python highly beneficial to specialize in for a rewarding professional career with multiple growth opportunities.

RT Concepts Course 40 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track ok-standard-icon Standard Track

Real time systems are deterministic and consistent systems (not necessarily embedded computers) that are committed to processing information and providing responses within a deterministic and consistent timeframe. The course covers the main components involved in the development of embedded computer applications. Additionally, it addresses challenges faced by development engineers, the process, and tools used in embedded application development. It also delves into the objects and services provided by a real-time operating system and how they are integrated into the application.

Embedded Linux Course 90 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track ok-standard-icon Standard Track

This course aims to provide engineers in the industry with the necessary knowledge to tackle the challenges of developing embedded computer systems using the Embedded Linux platform. The course includes all the training and development conducted on development boards. Among other things, students will become familiar with the stages of development, required tools, typical issues in the development process and their solutions, use of various debugging tools, development of user-mode applications.

Embedded Systems
C 90 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track ok-standard-icon Standard Track

The C language course serves as a comprehensive and practical guide to software development. It provides the knowledge, techniques, and tools necessary to enable professional-level development of complex programs in the C language across various domains in the tech industry.

ARM Course 90 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track ok-standard-icon Standard Track

ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) is a type of architecture used in embedded systems and microprocessors. It is a family of instruction set architectures and processor cores that are designed for efficient and low-power processing in various applications, including embedded systems, mobile devices, microcontrollers, and more.

Throughout this course, participants will cover techniques, development tools, work environment, debugging, typical issues in Embedded Systems development, and their solutions.

Networking Course 40 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

Computer networking at the CCNA level: This course provides extensive knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of installation, maintenance, configuration, understanding of routers and switches, operation, network troubleshooting, and familiarity with computer networking protocols at the CCNA level. You will become familiar with the fundamental concepts and devices in networking, aspects and layers of LANs/WANs and the structure and functioning of architectures and protocols used in IP networks.

C++ Course 90 academic hours ok-full-icon Comprehensive Track

This course will cover Object-Oriented Programming using the C++ language, emphasizing polymorphism, multiple inheritance, exceptions, and multithreading.

Admission Requirements

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Some experience in C programming — an advantage, but not necessary.
  • Professional knowledge interview.

Who is the Bootcamp Real Time course suitable for?‎

  • College/university graduates without software development experience who are interested in professional retraining.
  • Hardware/software/computer science engineers who wish to specialize in Real Time Systems development.
  • Engineers aiming to step into the high-tech industry as real-time engineers or similar roles.
Real Time Embedded Linux Certification

Certifications and Credentials

Requirements for eligibility for the Real Time Certification:

  • Participation in at least 80% of the course hours
  • Submission of a final project / final exam with a score of 70 and above
  • Obligation to submit course assignments, including exercises, homework, and projects

Upon successful completion of the Real Time course, you will be awarded a Real Time Certificate by RTG. This certificate will attest to your high level of knowledge and professionalism.

Why Study Real Time Bootcamp at RTG

private lessons
repeat course
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The admission requirements for the Real Time Bootcamp are as follows:

1. Basic computer skills.
2. Experience in C language development is desirable but not mandatory.
3. Background and/or experience in programming languages is an advantage.
4. Professional knowledge interview.

After completing the Real Time Bootcamp, participants can potentially integrate into various companies and roles within the technology industry.

Some potential options include positions as Real Time Embedded Software Engineers, Firmware Developers, Embedded Systems Engineers, IoT Developers, and positions related to real-time systems and software development.

Companies in industries such as automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices, and more often seek professionals with expertise in Real Time Embedded development.

Extensive hands-on experience in Embedded systems development will lead to a successful career in the industry. Therefore, the training program emphasizes practical work, project development, creating a portfolio, and more. Our goal is for our students to accumulate broad practical experience, so that upon completing the studies, they possess the relevant knowledge to start working in the field.

Currently, all classes in the Real Time Bootcamp take place online.

Salary Info Real Time

The estimated total pay for an Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer is $126,263 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $102,528 per year.


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