Axis Certification Program

Strengthen your competence in three steps!

In order to pass the Axis Certification Exam and become an Axis Certified Professional, you must be proficient in five knowledge areas. We recommend that you enhance your skills in three steps.

1. Base package

As a base package, we offer two classroom trainings, covering network video fundamentals and system design. We also recommend that you study the Axis technical guide to network video, a comprehensive guide to network video.

Classroom training

2. Online resources per knowledge area

To further verify your competence, we recommend this set of online resources within the knowledge areas below:

  • Network video technology
  • Networking
  • System design
  • Axis product knowledge
  • Installation

3. Online courses for final check

When you think you’re ready, you can check your knowledge by taking the online course Axis Certification Program: Knowledge check.

As a final practice test before heading for certification, take the online course Axis Certification Program: Practice test.

Knowledge areas

Network Video Technologies

Network video technology encompasses standards and technologies that apply to the industry in general. Camera elements, including lens types, is a typical topic.

Various video compression formats are compared – what is the idea behind them, and what are the benefits of each format?

Intelligent video applications, such as motion detection - what are their purpose, and in which scenarios should they be used?

  • Camera elements
  • Video compression formats
  • Intelligent video applications


Recommended study resources:

Technical guide to network video 
Chapter 1 - Network video: overview, benefits and applications
Chapter 2 - Network cameras
Chapter 3 - Camera elements
Chapter 6 – Resolutions
Chapter 7 - Video compression
Chapter 8 – Audio

Online courses
Applied image quality
Lights, Camera, Action!
Video encoding solutions

Web articles 
Image quality
Introduction to imaging
Thermal imaging
Video analytics

Frame rate vs. Shutter speed
Image noise
Thermal imaging

Educational apps
Virtual Light Studio
Frame rate vs. Shutter speed

System Design

System design takes into account all that must be considered in order to fully design a network video surveillance solution. Which cameras and/or encoders are needed, and which accessories? For the intended scene, what is the best camera placement? Which Axis System Design tools can be utilized, and how do you use them?

  • Site survey considerations
  • Design calculations
  • Axis system design tools


Recommended study resources:

Technical guide to network video
Chapter 11 - Video management systems
Chapter 12 - Bandwidth and storage considerations

Axis System Design Tools
Accessory Selector
Axis Coverage Shapes for Microsoft® Visio®
AXIS Design Tool
Axis Lens Calculator
Axis Product Selector

Web articles
Identification and recognition
Low light solutions
Prepare your network video system
Perfect pixel count
Site survey considerations
Sound in surveillance
Lenses for network video cameras

Videos, showing the tools
Axis Coverage Shapes for Microsoft® Visio® tutorial
AXIS Design Tool tutorial


Network video systems rely on various devices and software configurations in order to get video from source to destination. Networking tests your knowledge on each device’s task – when is a router needed, or do I need a switch instead?

Security aspects - which measures can be taken to block unauthorized users from the network? What is the best network routing scheme to use in a surveillance installation, and why?

  • Network components
  • Security aspects
  • Routing schemes


Recommended study resources:

Technical guide to network video
Chapter 9 - Network technologies
Chapter 10 - Wireless technologies

Online courses
Fiber optics with Axis products
Introduction to networking


Axis Product Knowledge

Axis product knowledge questions are designed to test your overall knowledge of the Axis product portfolio. This includes an understanding of the Axis naming convention – what information can you get from a product’s name?

Product types, features and capabilities, and the accessories available are also covered.

  • Axis naming convention
  • The capabilities of Axis products
  • Accessories


Recommended study resources:

Online courses
Axis network camera naming convention
Axis network camera product types

Web articles
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
Reducing the bitrate with Axis Zipstream

Wide Dynamic Range
Zipstream for PTZ


The Installation questions reflect a general understanding of basic installation considerations during the system design process. This includes, for example, software usage, hardware installation, focusing techniques and maintenance.

When a problem occurs which basic troubleshooting actions should an installer take?

  • Installation standards
  • Focusing techniques and maintena
  • Basic troubleshooting


Recommended study resources:

The Focus Assistant

Web articles
Power surges
Top ten installation challenges
Troubleshooting Axis cameras

Facts about Axis certification

  • Certification is open to all individuals
  • Preparation through Axis Communications Academy
  • In-person testing at 5000 test centers
  • Recertification online every third year
  • Certification requirements apply for new silver- and gold-level partners. *

* One Axis Certified Professional per
country for silver-level partners and
two Axis Certified Professionals per
country for gold-level partners

Stay certified

Axis Certified Professionals who are employed by one of our partner companies can certify for free online.

Go to our recertification page to find out more.