Enabling Video Calling and Conferencing

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To demonstrate how to enable video calling and conferencing in Cisco CallManager

Target Audience

IT professionals responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining the ongoing administration of a Cisco IP telephony solution; candidates preparing for the Cisco IP Telephony exam (642-444 CIPT)


CCNA certification; Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN); Cisco voice over IP (CVOICE); Microsoft Software for Cisco Voice (MSCV)

Expected Duration

230 min.

Course Objectives

Enabling Video Calling and Conferencing

  • identify the features and requirements of the Cisco VT Advantage solution.
  • identify the role of the IP videoconference (IP/VC) multipoint control unit (MCU) and H.323 gateway in video conferencing.
  • identify the features of Cisco IOS Gatekeeper MCM and IP-to-IP Gateway, and recognize the stages in a basic video call transfer flow.
  • identify the appropriate Cisco video telephony solution product to implement for a given scenario.
  • identify the two main factors determining bandwidth requirements for video calls and calculate the bandwidth used per video call.
  • configure call admission control for video calls within a cluster.
  • configure call admission control for video calls between clusters, using a gatekeeper.
  • configure an intercluster trunk in Cisco CallManager.
  • identify the steps required to configure Cisco CallManager for video telephony.
  • recognize how to configure a dial plan to route calls with varying privileges, and perform the steps to add endpoints for video telephony.
  • install the Cisco VT Advantage client.
  • configure Cisco IP Phones for video conferencing.