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IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course March 2015

This is the first networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.

IPVM is launching an IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course, starting March 10th.

Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surveillance systems or focuses on video surveillance problems. The IPVM courses solve this.

[UPDATE: This is the fastest sign-up rate we have had for any course yet. Due to the great interest, we are adding a second session at 8pm ET. It is still one course but you can attend either or both the 11am or 8pm ET sessions.]

What the IPVM IP Networking Course Covers

In 10 sessions, we cover the fundamentals of IP networking as it impacts video surveillance.

(1) Bandwidth

The course starts with bandwidth, one of the key challenges of running IP video over networks, breaking down what drives camera bandwidth consumption and the ranges of network speeds available.

(2) Addressing

Teaches network discovery and setup of IP camera addresses, choosing between dynamic and static, public and private IP addresses.

(3) Network Hardware

Explains how switches, routers, extenders NICs and CPEs are used in IP video surveillance systems. 

(4) PoE, VLANs and QoS

Breaks down the key issues and options in using PoE to power IP cameras and the use of VLANs and QoS with network switches.

(5) Protocols

Covering TCP/UDP, Unicast/Multicast, NTP and SNMP, we explain the tradeoffs of each of these for using IP cameras.

(6) Network Cabling

Explains the different forms of network cabling, the practical tradeoffs between UTP and STP, and best practices in cabling IP networks connected to IP cameras and recorders.


Learn how IT organization BICSI's standards apply to video surveillance projects, including key installation issues of cabling and equipment.

(8) Network Security

Breaks down the use and tradeoffs of different password approaches, HTTPs, 802.1x and physical security measures to secure IP cameras and VMS servers.

(9) Wireless

Explains how wireless is used in video surveillance, looking at frequency ranges, bandwidth constraints and tradeoffs of topologies (PTP, PTMP, Mesh, Cellular).

(10) Managed Networks

To cap off the course, IPVM shows and explains a live IP video surveillance system, configuring a managed switch and connecting IP cameras, including VLANs, QoS, bandwidth management, network security and more.

Who Should and Should NOT Take this Course

If you have IT networking expertise / knowledge (e.g., have or could pass the CCNA or Network+ certifications), you should not take this course. The better course for you is our IP camera course (next being held in April).

This IP networking course is for those with limited training in IT networks and limited experience managing them.

Course Calendar and Times

The IP Networking course will meet live online, starting March 10th for 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday at 11am - 12pm ET and 8pm - 9pm ET). You can attend either one or both, and you can switch between sessions on different days, whatever is best for your schedule.

Additionally, all classes are recorded so you can watch on-demand on-line anytime.

Here is the schedule / calendar:


At the end of classes, you will take a comprehensive final exam including multiple choice and essay questions. If you pass, you will become IPMVU IP Networking certified (see list of IPVM Certified Professionals

Save $50 Now on Registration

The normal price for the course is $249 USD for members. We are offering a special discount for early enrollment through January 31st, deducting $50, for a course price of just $199 USD.