Video Conferencing and Protocol

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


The protocols used for video conferencing boil down to two choices: SIP or H.323. You will need to determine which protocols are a better fit for your video solution. This course covers the SIP and H.323 protocol suite in addition to components of RTP, the real-time transport protocol used to stream audio and video through the network. The Multipoint controller, VCS server, and ISDN connections are also briefly introduced. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 1 (CIVND1) v1. This exam counts toward the CCNA Collaboration certification.

Target Audience

CIVND1 is focused on the Chief Collaboration Officer or telecommunications administrator responsible for the knowledge to describe characteristics of video solutions and assess the requirements for a successful implementation of a video solution.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Basic Videoconferencing Call Control and Media

  • describe basic videoconferencing call control and media
  • Video Communication Gateway

  • describe video communication gateway
  • Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)

  • describe multipoint control unit (MCU)
  • ISDN Features

  • describe ISDN features
  • Video Calls on H.320

  • describe video calls on H.320
  • H.323 Network Components

  • describe H.323 network components
  • H.323 Call Signaling

  • describe H.323 call signaling
  • H.450 Supplementary Services

  • describe H.450 supplementary services
  • H.323 Media Negotiation

  • describe H.323 media negotiation
  • SIP

  • describe SIP
  • SIP Network Components

  • describe SIP network components
  • SIP Call Signaling

  • describe SIP call signaling
  • SIP Call Signaling Responses

  • describe SIP call signaling responses
  • SIP Call Flow

  • describe SIP call flow
  • RTP

  • describe RTP
  • Media Streaming

  • describe media streaming
  • Protocols for Unidirectional Media Streaming

  • describe protocols for unidirectional media streaming
  • SCCP

  • describe SCCP
  • Exercise: Understanding Video Protocols