Course description:

Whether you work in the field, sales, or support, knowledge is power. The world of network video is vast and constantly evolving. No matter your role on the team, education helps you spend your time and resources more efficiently.

Network Video Fundamentals is a comprehensive course that covers the essentials of network video. This course will teach you a variety of skills from camera basics, to system design, to troubleshooting. Devices featured in this course include fixed domes, PTZ cameras, thermal cameras, network speakers and more.

This course is comprised of an online pre-course and a 2.5-day classroom training. Students will complete the online course at their own pace before attending the classroom portion. Once in the classroom students will complete over 50 hands-on exercises.

On the final day, you will have the opportunity to qualify as an Axis Certified Professional by taking the Axis Network Video exam.

Practical information:

Format: Instructor-led classroom

  • 8 online pre-course modules (at your own pace, 6-8 hours completion time)
  • Classroom
    2 days hands-on
    0.5 day certification

Language: English
Technical requirements: 
Required Online Pre-work Modules

Online System Requirements:

  • Google Chrome, Firefox 2+, Safari on Mac 1.2+
  • Javascript and Cookies enabled
  • Recommended minimum screen resolution of 1024×768

Classroom Experience

Bring to class:
1. Your Picture ID
2. Your Windows laptop*
* Please note: Mac OSX computers (even running in Windows mode) are not recommended in the classroom. Unfortunately, the software is not supported for the Mac OSX platform, and even in Windows mode the software performance is not good.

Class System Requirements:

  • IMPORTANT! You must have administration rights on your device – the ability to install programs.
  • Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)*
  • Minimum i3 or AMD equivalent
  • Ethernet jack or adapter

Price: $679

Course calendar:

For scheduled trainings and registrations go to the course calendar.

Course outline:

Day 1

  • 8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Welcome and introductions
  • M1: Basic camera setup discussion and exercises
  • Break
  • M2: How a camera sees discussion and exercises
  • Lunch
  • M3: What a camera sees discussion and exercises
  • Break
  • M4: The cost of bitrate discussion and exercises
  • Day 1 Review quiz game

Day 2

  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Day 2 Welcome
  • M5: The connected camera discussion and exercises
  • M6: System design and installationdiscussion and exercises
  • Break
  • M7: Troubleshooting discussion and exercises
  • Lunch
  • M8: The power of integration discussion and exercises
  • Break
  • Day 2 Course review

Day 3

  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Day 3 welcome
  • 9:15 am Axis Certified Professional exam

Course objectives:

  • Describing the basic features and abilities of a network camera

  • Best practices of system design
  • Understanding bitrate and influencing factors
  • Troubleshooting common issues
  • Describing the basic roles and functions of devices in a network
  • Understanding light, including IR
  • Integrating legacy devices as well as new solutions

Who should attend:

Professionals working with system integration and network video design who want to gain a greater understanding of network video best practices, integration, resource management and more. As well as those who need in-depth network video training to become an Axis Certified Professional.


Registrants will be required to complete the Network Video Fundamentals online course (at your own pace, 6-8 hours completion time).