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. 

Practical information:

Format: blended learning (1. eLearning + 1. instructor led-training)
Length:  8 hours (eLearning) + 1 day (instructor-led classroom)
Language: English

Course outline:

The course contains a mix of theoretical presentations and hands-on exercises.

STEP 1. eLearning modules (prerequisite 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 one day classroom is 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.

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 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

Who should attend:

Professionals working with system integration and network video design.


Before attending the classroom session, you need to have completed the online self paced modules.


In order to get the most out of the training, you need to have an understanding of networks in an IP video context.

Before attending Network Video Fundamentals, we strongly recommend all students spend 30 minutes on Axis’ free online course Introduction to network technology and Axis network camera naming convention

It would also be desirable to read the Network Video Technical Guide.

Information about the trainer:

Dennis Montalvo Barthelemy

Technical Trainer Nordics