Video Surveillance 101 Course - Last Chance

By: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 20, 2020

This is the last chance to join IPVM's first Video Surveillance 101 course, designed to help those new to the industry to quickly understand the most important terms, technologies, and trends.

This addresses the problem that there is no curriculum, education nor training required to enter the video surveillance industry. This IPVM training is the equivalent of a college 101 survey course. Its twice-weekly, 1-hour, live sessions for 6 weeks enables industry professionals to quickly obtain the fundamentals they need.

Watch the video below to learn more about the course:

The first run will be held this month with the 12 sessions shown on the calendar below:

Week 1: Fundamentals

Class 1: History explains the key technologies and trends that have shaped video surveillance today - from analog to IP, from VGA to Megapixel, from VCRs to DVRs to NVRs, from local to remote to network monitoring, we explain where the industry has come and what is now legacy.

Class 2: Architecture explains the technical fundamentals of systems from cameras to recorders to analytics to cloud, showing how they relate and what the options are.

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Week 2: Cameras

Class 3: We teach fundamental components including Sensors, lenses, SoCs, etc. and fundamental form factor tradeoffs from box, bullets, covert, domes, multi-imagers, turrets, PTZ, etc.

Class 4: We explain the basics and importance of fundamental camera features such as codecs, streaming, ONVIF, bandwidth plus we demonstrate key issues in imaging including WDR and low-light.

Week 3: VMS/NVRs

Class 5: We explain the differences and tradeoffs between DVR, NVR, and VMS offerings.

Class 6: We demonstrate core VMS functionalities including live viewing, search, administration, remote access

Week 4: Analytics

Class 7: We explain VMD, video analytics and AI, neural networks, deep learning as it applies to video surveillance plus cover tradeoffs in where video analytics are performed (camera, recorder, server, cloud).

Class 8 An introduction to the key issues in facial recognition and behavior analytics such as abnormal events, fighting, collisions, etc.

Week 5: Storage And Cloud

Class 9: Storage - Differences between HDD, SSD, local versus NAS/SAN, Edge storage, RAID for surveillance

Class 10: Cloud - Differences between hosted storage and managed video, Cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, etc.) plus bandwidth and security implications

Week 6: Video Surveillance Business

Class 11 Business: We explain the fundamentals of the business from manufacturers to rep firms, distributors, dealers, integrators, online sales, consultants and more.

Class 12 Trends: The final capstone section, examines the major technology and political trends driving the industry ranging from AI to VSaaS to rising ethical issues and global political conflicts impacting the industry.

Live Class Sessions

This course will be presented live at 1pm EST for a 1-hour session with us answering questions and helping attendees learn more about the industry.

Watch Anytime

Additionally, the lectures will be recorded and posted to the class page for on-demand viewing.

Certification

At the end of classes, you will take a comprehensive final exam. If you pass, you will become IPMVU Video Surveillance 101 certified (see a list of IPVM Certified Professionals).

Who Should Take This Course?

Strong fits for the course are those new to the industry or those who have been in the industry in business roles but want to have a better understanding of the fundamental technologies and trends in the industry.

Who Should NOT Take This Course?

If you are in the industry and have significant technical experience, you will likely be bored by the course. Additionally, those who have already passed IPVM's camera or networking course are likely to find this too basic.

Register Now - Last Chance

The course's price is $299, register now.

Questions

Any questions, please ask in the comments or email us at info@ipvm.com

2 reports cite this report:

Video Surveillance Architecture 101 on Feb 18, 2020
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Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance on Feb 10, 2020
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Comments (6)

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Are the times allready determined for these trainings? It's quite relevant to us given the time difference.

Yes, the sessions are taught live at 1pm EST. Let me know if you have any other questions.

This is great, I have been on the business side and know some things but alas there is more that I don't know.

Is there a study text accompanying this course that takes students a bit deeper into the material that's presented in class? Perhaps putting the information in varied usage contexts or expanding slightly into the nerdy side of the technology and how ubiquitous it's become?

Marjorie - thanks for your first comment!

Is there a study text accompanying this course that takes students a bit deeper [...]

Yes, the course will have reading assignments for each class that should be done before the live presentation. The reports assigned for class are derived from our testing and research.

The reading is followed by a live presentation on the content in the readings with two IPVM employees presenting, providing live demonstrations, monitoring chat for questions and comments and adding color to the information from the reading assignments.

I haven't taken this one yet, but I can assure you that there's nothing more thorough than an IPVM course.

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