Course description

This course gives you a solid introduction to network video surveillance. The theory is presented in a range of eLearning modules (for self-paced studies), while the hands-on exercises take place in a classroom. In the exercises you will learn how to connect and configure Axis products. Afterwards, there is a virtual help session, giving you the opportunity to review the most relevant topics and ask questions.

Practical information

Format: blended learning (1. eLearning + 2. instructor led-training + 3. virtual instructor-led training)
Length:  8 hours (eLearning + virtual session) + 2 days (instructor-led classroom)
Language: English

Course outline

STEP 1. eLearning modules (prerrequisite for step 2):

  • Course information

Explains the setup of the course, with all modules ending with a quiz.

  • Network video surveillance systems

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

  • Camera optics

What light is and how a camera sees.

  • Image usability

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

  • Bandwidth

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

  • Edge storage, input/output ports (I/O), analytics and thermal cameras

SD cards and failover recording. Typical input and output devices. How analytics can be used to pinpoint specific events taking place. Thermal camera technology.

  • Cybersecurity

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

  • Maintenance and support

Basic troubleshooting, and how to reach Axis technical support.

  • Master quiz

The master quiz is a compilation of the module quizzes, including additional questions.

  • Introduction to networking

The main building blocks of a network.

  • Axis naming convention

The information contained in the name of an Axis product.

STEP 2. Classroom module (mandatory):

The two days in classroom are focused on hands-on exercises, putting the online theory into practice. You’ll also learn how explore the settings on the camera’s web interface and how to manage multiple devices.


STEP 3. Virtual help session (prerrequisite for receiving the voucher):

Through presentations and dynamics, the most important contents are reviewed.

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 (I/O) ports enable further functionality
  • The advantages of using video analytic apps
  • How a thermal camera works
  • Cybersecurity in a network video surveillance context
  • How to troubleshoot a system and involve Axis technical support

Participants will also be able to:

  • Connect and configure Axis network video products
  • Manage multiple devices

Who should attend?

System integrators and installers in the network video surveillance industry.


None, however desirable to read the Network Video Technical Guide.