Save $50, Register Now: IP Networking Course

By IPVM Team, Published May 06, 2021, 12:00am EDT

Learn to set up an IP video surveillance system: configuring a managed switch, connecting IP cameras, VLANs, QoS, bandwidth management, and network security. Aimed at people with limited experience managing IT networks.

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

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. IPVM courses solve this.

Register now and save $50 - The discounted registration is $249 until April 1st, 2022.

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Watch: IP Networking Course Overview

Course Calendar

The IP Networking course will meet live online, starting May 3rd 2022. This course will meet 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday for 1 hour from 11am ET to 12pm ET). The course schedule is below:

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In 12 sessions, using our industry-leading IP Networking Book, we cover the fundamentals of IP networking as it impacts video surveillance.

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(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 network hardware including 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.

(7) Installation

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

(8) Remote Access

In this class, we'll cover the popular and most secure methods of accessing video surveillance via VPNs, DDNS, 'phone home' methods, and others.

(9) Cybersecurity

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

(10) Hacking

This class is a survey of recent major attacks on networked security gear, examines manufacturer response, and which common brands are best/worst at protecting against these threats.

(11) Wireless

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

(12) 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.

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

Course Instructor

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The course will be lead by John Scanlan from IPVM. In addition to heading up IPVM's network courses, John is an integral contributor to video coverage and testing. Before coming to IPVM, John worked as a FE for several retailers & banks, owned a small business dealing communications equipment to hedge funds, and before that was a regional IT Manager.

John will lead each session, with others from IPVM moderating questions and providing feedback on related IPVM research and testing.

Watch Anytime

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


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

Over 900 professionals are IP Networking Certified by IPVM.

See what previous students said:

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We send IP Networking students a survey where we ask, "How has this training helped you with your job?"

Here are some samples of responses:

"This course has enabled me to see all aspects of integrating security cameras when planning an installation."

"This course and its technical content has opened my eyes and broadened my understanding of all of the different components and equipment that are needed for building both compliant and efficient video surveillance networks."

"I don't feel as overwhelmed dealing with IP based equipment as I did previously."

"It highlighted some serious security risks and problems that we face every day, things people (including myself) wouldn't even think about."

"This training has helped with my job as I support integrating surveillance systems with my company's access control products."

Register Now

The IP Networking 2022 registration is open for May 3rd - June 9th, 2022. Register now and save $50 - The discounted registration is $249 until April 1st, 2022. This covers classes, personal help, and certification.

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Can I invite some of my guys to join this if we pay the fee per person? 


You certainly can. However, the fee for non-members is $399, rather than $299. The non-member fee includes 3 months of access to IPVM. If you'd like, you can email me at with the details and I can send you an invoice.


The summer is a difficult time for taking such classes, will you offer this course in the Fall?


Hello Gary, thanks for your first comment!  Yes, we will offer the course again starting October 15th:


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