Video Conferencing and Streaming Fundamentals

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


Knowing what technologies existed before today gives the engineer a better understanding of how and why things function the way they do today. Video and audio technologies have grown from standard definition to high definition. This course gives you an overview of older technologies as well as the basic video and streaming fundamentals. It 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

Video Evolution

  • describe video evolution
  • Interlaced Scanning and Progressive Video

  • describe interlaced scanning and progressive video
  • Video Format Examples

  • describe video format
  • Analog and Digital Video Signals

  • compare analog and digital video signals
  • Analog, Digital, and Broadcast Signals

  • compare analog, digital, and broadcast signals
  • Video Conferencing and Surveillance

  • describe video conferencing and surveillance
  • Digital and Analog Media Content

  • describe digital and analog media content
  • Analog and Digital Video Broadcasting

  • describe analog and digital video broadcasting
  • Video Session

  • describe a video session
  • Protocols Used for Video Call Signaling

  • describe protocols used for video call signaling
  • Analog and Digital Video Surveillance Infrastructure

  • compare analog and digital video surveillance infrastructure
  • Social Media Systems

  • describe social media systems
  • Analog and Digital Video Processing

  • describe analog and digital video processing
  • Digital Video Processing Steps

  • describe digital video processing steps
  • Analog Video Cameras and Encoders

  • describe analog video cameras and encoders
  • SDTV Video Formats and Pixel Resolutions

  • describe SDTV video formats and pixel resolutions
  • Light and Color

  • describe the importance of light and color when recording video
  • Video Resolutions and Formats

  • describe video resolutions and formats
  • Common MPEG Resolutions

  • describe common MPEG resolutions
  • Exercise: Understanding Video Basics