CCTV+Digital Video

Comprehensive and up to date self paced online training course with interactive audiovisual content including animations and simulations. Pre test, Post-test and Certification program.

Level: Basic to Intermediate Level
For Whom: Everyone in the Security Industry including Dealers, Installers, System Integrators, Distributors, Manufacturers, and End Users. Suitable for Technical and Non-Technical people.

Online Training

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PRICE: $325

For a single user license for 60 days.

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


Here is what you will learn.

  • You will learn the key concepts used in CCTV and digital video like lighting, picture formation, bandwidth calculation, camera synchronization etc.
  • You learn the latest technologies used in CCTV like video analytics, understanding HD, latest video compression techniques and products like megapixel cameras
  • You will understand the principle, types, features, how to choose, install and trouble shoot for each CCTV component like cameras, lenses, switchers, 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.


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


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
BISCI: Event ID OV‐STAM‐NJ‐0512‐4, CEC: 18
NBFAA : CEU Number: SM-0006, CEU Credits: 2.2
ALOA: PRP Recertification – 3 points
NSCA: 13.5 Learning Units
New Jersey State CEU: 10 hours TECES-13(65)C001
Approved by Texas Department of Public Safety – Y00182
Approved by Tennessee Alarm Systems Contractor Board


Course Outline

  • CCTV Concepts
  • CCTV and its components
  • Principle of Picture formation – interlace and progressive
  • Lightning and camera response
  • Bandwidth analog and digital
  • Different Compression Techniques
  • Video Analytics and its applications
  • Understanding High Definition


  • Image Sensors – CCD, CMOS
  • Types of video cameras including megapixel cameras and IP cameras
  • Important camera features like sensitivity, resolution etc.
  • Different types & sizes of CCD chips
  • Lighting and camera response
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting
  • Choosing cameras


  • Construction of lenses
  • Types of 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.
  • Digital networks
  • 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

  • HDD Drive, Interfaces, RAID
  • Different type of recording systems
  • Types, features and how to choose digital recorders
  • Adjustments, precautions and trouble shooting

Other CCTV Devices

  • Control Room Design
  • Video amplifiers 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
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.

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

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