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Overview

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This open enrollment hands-on course assists technicians and engineers to fully understand the technology used by Cisco Telepresence Solutions. Students will also gain knowledge and experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco/TANDBERG Video Communications Servers (VCS) and the newer Cisco Expressway in real-world environments. Students will be given many opportunities to complete hands-on exercises to reinforce all training topics.

Target Audience

Tier II Technical staff and engineers responsible for planning, designing, managing and troubleshooting Video Conferencing networks
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Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of IP, DNS, and firewalls is assumed.
  • Basic understanding of H.323 and SIP technologies advantageous.
  • Prior knowledge of endpoint operations is desirable.

Course Objectives

Day 1:

  • H.323 and SIP technology
  • Installation and configuration of VCSs/Expressways
  • H.323 and SIP Network management with VCSs/Expressways
  • Dial plan management
  • Securing VCSs/Expressways
  • Bandwidth control with VCSs/Expressways

Day 2:

  • VideNetwork Security
  • Call control with VCSs/Expressways
  • Troubleshooting with VCSs/Expressways
  • Integrating VCSs/Expressways with CUCM and CMS

Full Course Outline

A. Introduction to VCSs/Expressways

  • H.323 Primer
  • SIP Primer
  • VCSs/Expressways installation

B. Basic Video Networking

  • H.323 Configuration
  • SIP Configuration
  • Interworking
  • VCS/Expressway Security

C. Network Modeling

  • Subzones
  • Subzone Membership Rules
  • Links
  • Pipes
  • Zones
  • Search Rules

D. Call Processing

  • Transforms
  • Call Policy
  • User Policy
  • Search Rules

E. Troubleshooting Tools

  • Lookup
  • Locate
  • Pattern Check
  • Registration Table
  • Search History
  • Event Logs
  • Network Log

F. Labs (Reinforcing and Competency Building Exercises)

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