CCTV + Digital Video Online Training Course

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Course Objectives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. You will get a step-by-step understanding of the CCTV installation process including mounting of equipment, cabling, testing & commissioning and maintenance.

  5. You will understand the CCTV system design process including CCTV survey and various CCTV applications.

Course Methodology

Self paced online training with interactive audiovisual content including animations and hands on experience, Pre test and a Post-test. You can also collaborate with other students through discussion forums and maintain e-mail contact with instructors.

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

  •  Certification

    Testing Program

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


    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:

    Course Approved by

       ASIS: Recertification - 22 hours,
    ESA*: 22 hours
    ALOA: PRP Recertification – 3 points
    NSCA: 13.5 Learning Units
    New Jersey State CEU**: 10 hours TECES-13(65)C001
    BISCI: Event ID OV-STAM-NJ-0614-4, CEC: 18
    Approved by Tennessee Alarm Systems Contractor Board

    * 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

    PRICE: $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.

    Purchase Multiple Courses and Save!
    While ordering, if you choose multiple courses, you will get the following discounts.

      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.

    MPPERES from SECURITECH 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.

    ERHALL from TYCOINT 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

      Q. Does one have to complete the Online Training course in one sitting?
    A: 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.

    Q. Do I have unlimited access to the Online Training course for the duration of the license period?
    A: Yes. During this time you can log in and log out as many times you wish.

    Q. Can I buy one license and share it with my colleagues?
    A: No, sharing of the user license with anyone else is prohibited. Each user must have a separate license.

    Q. Do I need to buy software to run your online training course in my computer?
    A: No, you just need to have a minimum speed of 56 Kbps Internet connection

    Q. What are the system requirements to run your course?
    A: Minimum screen resolution 1024 ,PC with speakers or headphone and minimum 56 Kbps Internet connection

    Q. Can I do the course from my office and home computer?
    A: Yes, in fact you can use it from any computer; just use your ID + Password to log in.

    Q. Do I get a certificate?
    A: Yes, you get the certificate of completion if you meet the requirements mentioned in this page.

    Q. Does this course come with course notes?
    A: Yes. After you complete the purchase, you will be provided with a link to download the course notes that you can keep as reference.