Course Overview

The Cisco® Digital Content Manager (DCM) Foundation Training Version 4.01 instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services is a lab-intensive course that introduces you to the Cisco DCM common features and functions. The DCM is part of the Cisco Videoscape® Origination Suite for Service Providers.

You will learn the important theoretical concepts on which the Cisco DCM is based and gain the practical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain the Cisco DCM in your network. Common features covered include multiplexing, digital program insertion (DPI), rate control, service and transport stream redundancy, and forward error correction (FEC). Basic maintenance skills are also covered. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully operate and maintain a Cisco DCM.

2 ILT / 4 VILT days
    • Cisco DCM models, hardware components, and functions
    • Exploring the Cisco DCM interface
    • Configuring basic service settings
    • Transport stream settings
    • Rate control with the Co-processor card (bit rate limiting and statistical remultiplexing)
    • Digital Program Insertion (DPI) splicing process, licensing and restrictions
    • Port mirroring and backup
    • Service and transport stream backup
    • Device backup options
    • Configuring alarms and SNMP trap destinations
    • Verify bit rates and statuses
    • Maintenance recommendations and firmware upgrades
    • Exporting and importing device configurations
    • Device reboots and factory defaults
  • Module 1: Cisco DCM Fundamentals

    • Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Digital Content Manager
    • Lesson 2: Using the Cisco DCM Interface

    Module 2: Managing Services

    • Lesson 1: Service Creation
    • Lesson 2: Exploring Transport Stream Settings

    Module 3: Rate Control and Digital Program Insertion (DPI) 

    • Lesson 1: Performing Rate Control with the Coprocessor Card
    • Lesson 2: Using the Cisco DCM for DPI

    Module 4: Redundancy 

    • Lesson 1: Exploring Port Mirroring and Backup
    • Lesson 2: Exploring Service Backup
    • Lesson 3: Exploring Transport Stream Backup
    • Lesson 4: Exploring Device Backup Options

    Module 5: Maintenance 

    • Lesson 1: Verifying Bit Rates
    • Lesson 2: Verifying Statuses (Alarms)
    • Lesson 3: Configuring Alarms and SNMP Trap Destinations
    • Lesson 4: Performing Device Maintenance
  • Lab Topology:

    • Knowledge of MPEG processing fundamentals and terminology are suggested.
  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to operate and maintain a Cisco DCM.

    The primary audience for this course includes:

    • System engineers
    • Technical-support personnel
    • Channel partners and resellers