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Self paced online training with interactive audiovisual content including animations and hands on experience, Pre test and a Post-test.

  • You will get a complete and comprehensive understanding a CCTV system. You will learn the key CCTV concepts and the basics of all the components used in a CCTV system including IP, HD and HD Co-ax systems.
  • You will learn the latest technologies used in a CCTV system like understanding bandwidth/resolution, video analytics, high definition, video compression, lighting and the latest products like megapixel cameras, video management systems and storage systems.
  • You will understand the principle, types, features, how to choose, install and trouble shoot for each CCTV component like cameras, lenses, video management system (VMS), transmission systems, monitors, CCTV accessories and recording systems.
  • You will get a step-by-step understanding of the CCTV installation process including mounting of equipment, cabling, testing & commissioning and maintenance.
  • You will understand the CCTV system design process including CCTV survey and various CCTV applications.

For Whom

  • Basic to Intermediate Level
  • End Users, Installers/Dealers and System Integrators
  • Sales, Suppliers and Consultants
  • Technical and Non-Technical People
  • Existing and New Staff



$325 for a single user license for 60 days. During the license period, you can log in from any computer to complete the course at your own pace and time.

Single User
Corporate Account

Purchase Multiple Courses and Save!

While ordering, if you choose multiple courses, you will get the following discounts.

Single User:
Buy 2 Courses & Get a 5% Discount
Buy 3 Courses & Get a 7.5% Discount
Buy 4 Courses & Get a 10% Discount
Buy 5 Courses & Get a 12.5% Discount
Buy 6 Courses & Get a 15% Discount
Corporate Account:

Corporate Account is a perfect way if you want to train multiple students. Avail of bulk discounts and have complete control on your training effort.


Testing Program

The Online Training Course has the following testing modules:
Pre-Test: 24 questions
Quizzes: 30 short quizzes all through the WBT
Post-Test: 25 random questions from a question databank

Certificate and Continuing Education (CE)

A certificate of completion will be issued to students who get more than 65% in the Post-test. This certificate is recognized by the following associations for Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

Course Approved by

ASIS: Recertification - 22 hours

BISCI: CEC - 19 units Approval Code - ID OV-STAM-NJ-0616-4

ESA*: CEU - 22 hours

State of New Jersey**: CEU - 10 hours Approval Code - TECES-13(65)C001

NSCA: 13.5 Learning Units

ALOA: PRP Recertification – 3 points

Approved by Tennessee Alarm Systems Contractor Board

Approved by Construction Industry Training Board, Northern Ireland

* This course is Compliant with Electronic Security Association (ESA) for Continuing Education credits.
** After completing the course, please contact STAM to receive your certificate which is compliant with the NJ state for Continuing Education


CCTV Concepts

  • CCTV and its components
  • Principle of picture formation – interlace and progressive
  • Lightning and camera response
  • Understanding resolution and bandwidth
  • Different video compression techniques
  • Video Analytics and its applications
  • Understanding High Definition including 4K

CCTV Basics


  • Types of video cameras
  • Important camera features like sensitivity, resolution, WDR etc.
  • CMOS chips
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting
  • Choosing cameras


  • Construction of lenses
  • Types of lenses including megapixel lenses
  • Features of lenses including focal length, F Stop, depth of field etc.
  • Different lens sizes and formats
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting
  • Choosing lenses

CCTV Accessories

  • Types, features and applications of Pan Tilt Heads
  • Type and features of housings
  • Infrared Illuminators
  • Choosing of CCTV Accessories
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting

Transmission Systems

  • Video transmission like Co-ax, twisted pair, fiber optics, microwave, RF etc.
  • Different methods for transmission of control signal
  • Power transmission systems
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting

Switching Systems

  • Principles and features of different types of switchers
  • Multiplexers, quads, & matrix switchers
  • Digital Switching


  • Different types and important features of monitors
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting

Recording systems

  • Construction of a HDD drive
  • Different types of recording systems
  • Factors affecting storage capacity 
  • Choosing recording systems

Other CCTV Devices

  • Control Room Design
  • Video amplifiers, audio recording etc.

CCTV System Design process

  • Different design debates and design trends
  • How to choose the different CCTV components
  • How to conduct a CCTV survey

CCTV Installation Process

  • Cabling, equipment mounting
  • Testing, commissioning and maintenance
  • Operator Training & Manuals
  • Service Tools

CCTV Applications

  • Security, Monitoring, Process Control,
  • Audio/Video Communications, Medical, Robotics

IP and Digital CCTV

IP /Network Cameras

  • Construction of network cameras
  • Megapixel, HD, 4K, panoramic and multi sensor cameras
  • Key features including dual encoding, memory drives and motion detection
  • Video Encoders
  • Types, how to choose and applications

Network Transmission

  • Digital Networks – connections, setup and installation
  • Hardware and software control of PTZ cameras
  • Power for network devices

Video Management System (VMS)

  • Principle and components of VMS
  • Types of VMS – edge, PC based, cloud, open/closed VMS
  • Key features and configuration of VMS

Storage Systems

  • Key Principles – PATA, SATA, SCSI
  • Types – Edge, NVR, NAS, SAN, Cloud
  • Choosing of a storage system

HD Co-ax

  • Different formats and comparison - HD-CVI, HD-TVI etc.
  • Different components of a HD Co-ax system
  • VMS for HD Co-ax



Paragonele from AOL

The course is very good and easy to navigate. It’s nice to be able to take courses on the internet. I run an electrical company and my time is limited.

Rogers from I-C-U-Security

Thoroughly enjoyed this review. Found it to be both stimulating and challenging. Excellent review and update

Toon from Westelcom

I think every installer and sales person of CCTV should take this course. This is a great course for anyone, no matter what your experience with CCTV is. I recommend it to everyone.

Fred from Safetech

A Necessary resource to contend with advances in CCTV methodology today. Offers an accessible platform from which to enhance knowledge and skill in the field of CCTV, in a medium that is suitable and ideal for learning and information exchange in a globalize environment.

Harris.R from Gordon-Darby

This was a useful tool to gain a better understanding of the industry and preparation for utilizing CCTV.

Kbrieschke from InfoTech Inc.

The course was very informative. It gave me a good base for understanding both CCTV and Digital systems. It confirmed what I already knew and provided new information.


All the specs about CCTV components and theory are revised, and all the topics about new technologies that are overcoming digital and Networks are covered. Highly recommended.


I would recommend this as a starting point for information on CCTV or Digital Video. The information you give is very good and the course interaction is nice.

Elsa Yanez from Johnson Controls

Very complete information, well linked because it gives a full understanding of every topic. The audio is not very clear sometimes and it makes learning a little bit difficult for non-English speakers



Does one have to complete the Online Training course in one sitting?
No. The total work you need to put in is 4 hours and this can be completed in 30 days in batches that suit your needs. You get a license for 30 days.
Do I have unlimited access to the Online Training course for the duration of the license period?
Yes. During this time you can log in and log out as many times you wish.
Can I buy one license and share it with my colleagues?
No, sharing of the user license with anyone else is prohibited. Each user must have a separate license.
What software/player is required to run your online training course in my computer?
The online courses use a Flash Player. Please make sure your browser has a Flash Player installed.
What are the system requirements to run your course?
Minimum screen resolution 1024 ,PC with speakers or headphone and minimum 56 Kbps Internet connection
Can I do the course from my office and home computer?
Yes, in fact you can use it from any computer; just use your ID + Password to log in.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you get the certificate of completion if you meet the requirements mentioned in this page.
Does this course come with course notes?
Yes. After you complete the purchase, you will be provided with a link to download the course notes that you can keep as reference.