IPVM Upcoming Courses


IPVM offers both live online and on-demand courses where we teach video surveillance and access control based on our unique ongoing research and testing.

Live Courses

You can take the live courses from anywhere in the world, attending live or watching the recordings on-demand. We include weekly quizzes, a final exam, extensive personal feedback, and certifications for those who pass.

2021 & 2022 Live Course Schedule:

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IP Networking Live Course

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.

The IP Networking Course will meet 12 times, over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) from 11am to 12 pm ET.

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October 5th - November 11th, 2021

May 3rd - June 9th, 2022

VMS / VSaaS Live Course

Understand the trends, terms and technology for VMS and VSaaS. Based on the latest reporting at IPVM, analyzing and testing products to determine which are best and worst at various capabilities, and what companies are emerging.

The VMS/VSaaS Course will meet 12 times, over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) from 1pm to 2pm ET.

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October 12th - November 18th, 2021

March 22nd - April 28th, 2022

Surveillance Cameras Live Course

Learn to design video surveillance systems based on 900+ tests and unique research, teaching the underlying technologies and tradeoffs of current cameras.

The Surveillance Cameras course will meet 12 times, over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) for 1 hour from 11am ET to 12pm ET).

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January 11th - February 17th, 2022

Video Surveillance Analytics Live Course

Understand how video analytics work, what problems they have, and how to responsibly sell or deploy. This course is for anyone who currently or plans to manage, design, sell, or support video surveillance systems using video analytics.

The Video Surveillance Analytics course will meet 12 times, over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) for 1 hour from 11am ET to 12pm ET.

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February 1st - March 10th, 2022

Video Surveillance 101 Live Course

Understand the most important terms, technologies, and trends in the video surveillance industry. Aimed at people with limited technical exposure to video surveillance systems.

The Video Surveillance 101 course meets for 2 full days, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10AM - 4:30 PM ET.

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February 9th and 10th, 2022

May 11th and 12th, 2022

Video Surveillance Installation Live Course

Learn the basics for installing video surveillance systems. We teach you, step by step, the right way to install, the right tools to use and how to overcome the key challenges you will face installing.

The Camera Installation course will meet 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) at 5pm ET - 6pm ET.

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March 8th - April 14th, 2022

Access Control Live Course

After completion, students understand how current physical access technologies best achieve security goals and are used in access systems.

The Access Control Course will meet 12 times, over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) from 1pm to 2pm ET.

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April 12th - May 19th, 2022


On-Demand Courses

The same course materials (videos, tutorials, quizzes, assignments, exams) are now available on-demand. Start whenever you want. Take as long as you want or finish as soon as you can. Learn more about each course:

Video Surveillance Analytics Course On-Demand Overview

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Access Control Course On-Demand Overview

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Cameras Course On-Demand Overview

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Installation Course On-Demand Overview

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IP Networking Course On-Demand Overview

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Video Surveillance 101 Course On-Demand Overview

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Every on-demand student gets a 20-minute phone call with an IPVM expert to get started and we offer 'office hours' every week to help any student learning the materials. More information and available courses can be found on the On-Demand overview page.

How The Courses Work

Live Classes: Each live course meets twice a week for ~6 weeks. We meet using webcasting software and live chat, presenting demonstrations, graphics, and explanations. We answer dozens of questions every class that helps you get the most out of each class. In IPVM classes, you are able and encouraged to interact to get the most out of it.

Below is a recording of the intro to one of our class sessions:

And below is a recording of a portion of the attendee Q&A at the end of a class session:

Course Readings: Each course includes ~300 pages of readings. These readings are based on our ongoing research and testing of security products to ensure that you learn what is current, which is critical given the ongoing changes in technology.