Course description

This classroom course gives you a solid introduction to network video surveillance. The course contains a mix of theoretical presentations and hands-on exercises. In the exercises you will learn how to connect and configure Axis products.

Practical information

Format: Instructor-led classroom
Length: 2 days 
Language: English
Technical requirements: To attend an Axis Communications Academy instructor-led classroom course, you will need to bring a laptop PC. Please check that your laptop conforms to the following recommended specifications: 

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.60 GHz, or better 
  • Graphics adapter: 1024x768 resolution 
  • System RAM: 4 GB (8 GB preferred) 
  • Dedicated video RAM: 1 GB 
  • Browser: Windows Internet Explorer 11 or later 
  • Network connection: 10/100MB full-duplex 
  • Windows .net framework: Version 8.1 or later 
  • PC privileges: Administrator rights required (for setting IP addresses) 
  • *Operating system: 64-bit system Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 

*A MAC computer running in Windows mode can be used, although this is not recommended.

Price: 550USD 

  • AXIS Network Camera
  • AXIS Screwdriver Kit
  • *Exam E-voucher (worth USD150)

* Additional self-study is required to be prepared for the Certification Exam. 
Exam e-voucher - An e-Voucher will be provided via email, which may be used to take the Axis Certification Exam at Pearson VUE exam centres around the country. For available locations in Oceania, please check

Location: Sydney, NSW
Date: 30 - 31 July 2024
Trainer: Joshua Corin
Registration deadline: 25 July 2024

Location: Melbourne, VIC
Date: 6 - 7 August 2024
Trainer: Joshua Corin
Registration deadline: 1 August 2024

Location: Brisbane, QLD
Date: 3 - 4 September 2024
Trainer: Joshua Corin
Registration deadline: 27 August 2024

Location: Perth, WA
Date: 22 - 23 October 2024
Trainer: Joshua Corin
Registration deadline: 17 October 2024

Location: Auckland, NZ
Date: 19 - 20 November 2024
Trainer: Joshua Corin
Registration deadline: 12 November 2024

Course outline

  • 1 Network video surveillance systems

System components: cameras, encoders, switches, routers etc. Also Power over Ethernet (PoE). 

  • 2 Camera optics

What light is and how a camera sees.

  • 3 Image usability

How to achieve usable images: camera placement, resolution, pixel density etc. 

  • 4 Bandwidth

Factors that affect bandwidth consumption, and actions for lowering it.

  • 5 Edge storage, input/output ports, analytics and thermal cameras

SD cards, failover recording (being able to record video footage despite network failure). Typical input and output devices. How analytics can be used to pinpoint specific events taking place. Thermal camera technology. 

  • 6 Cybersecurity

The most common types of attacks and how to mitigate them.

  • 7 Maintenance and support

Basic troubleshooting, and how to reach Axis technical support.

At the end of the course, you can test you knowledge in an online quiz.

Course objectives

After completing all modules, participants will have gained a solid understanding of: 

  • The role of each component in a network video surveillance system
  • The inner workings of a camera
  • What makes an image usable
  • The factors that affect bandwidth consumption
  • The benefits of edge storage
  • How a camera’s input/output ports enable further functionality
  • The advantages of using video analytics apps
  • How a thermal camera works
  • Cybersecurity in a network video surveillance context

Who should attend?

System integrators and installers in the network video surveillance industry. 


To get the most out of the training, you need to have an understanding of networking and be familiar with Axis naming convention. We recommend that participants take the free online courses Introduction to network technology and Axis naming convention prior to attending this course.