Course description:

Virtual Network Video Fundamentals is a comprehensive course that covers the essentials of network video — right from your home or office. 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-day virtual classroom training. Students will complete the online course at their own pace before attending the virtual classroom portion. The virtual classroom experience includes 60+ practical demonstrations paired with real-world examples that reinforce key concepts from the online modules.

After the training, on a date of their choosing, students will either take the Axis Certification exam at their local Pearson VUE testing center or from home through OnVUE online proctoring.

Practical information:

Format: Instructor-led virtual classroom

  • 8 online pre-course modules (at your own pace, 6-8 hours completion time)
  • 2 days virtual classroom experience (4 hours per/day)
  • Optional exam prep session (2 hours)

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

Virtual Classroom Experience

Virtual Class System Requirements:

  • Windows 8/10
  • MAC OS 10.15 or later
  • A wired connection is highly recommended (Avoid connecting to a VPN)

Price: $679 (with certification option)

Course outline:

Day 1

  • 1 PM  Welcome and introductions
  • M1: Basic camera setup 
  • Break
  • M2: How a camera sees 
  • Break
  • M3: What a camera sees 
  • Break
  • M4: The cost of bitrate
  • 5 PM End of day

Day 2

  • 1 PM Welcome
  • M5: The connected camera
  • Break
  • M6: System design and installation
  • Break
  • M7: Troubleshooting 
  • Break
  • M8: The power of integration
  • 5 PM End of day

Day 3

  • 1-3 PM Optional exam prep session

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:

Security professionals who want to gain a greater understanding of network video best practices, integration, resource management, and more.


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