Course Overview

CVP Development and Scripting – Part 1 is part of the Cisco UCCE with CVP suite of Contact Centre training classes. CVPDS-1 teaches each student to use the features of Call Studio to build self-service IVR applications and to run and maintain them on the CVP VXML Server, and to interface with UCCE/ICM scripts.

Students have ample practice writing applications, using OAMP for put applications into production on the classroom VXML Server, and troubleshooting through log files analysis.

5 days
Learning Credits: 
  • Upon completing this course, you will:

    • Understand UCCE with CVP architecture and call flow
    • Know how to pass data from the ICM routing script to the VXML Server application
    • Know how ICM accesses data returned from VXML Server and uses it to queue, screen pop, and report
    • Understand VXML Server operation and administration, including the OAMP console
    • Understand the CVP Reporting Server, best practices for reporting, OAMP data filtering, CVP CUIC Reports
    • Understand how to use the Call Studio Debugger to test applications on the Studio system.
    • Be able to write, execute, and debug CVP Call Studio applications, including:
    • Writing full featured apps using DTMF, Audio, and Text to Speech
    • Creating menus, digit collections, confirmations
    • Using reprompts appropriately: Initial; NoMatch1,2,3; NoInput1,2,3; Success Prompt; Disconfirmation Prompts
    • Back-end interface: SQL database, Web services using WSDL, Restful web services
    • Configuring VoiceXML properties: timers, collect # in a menu, clear pending DTMF tones, play music during web services.
    • Creating an application to take recordings and FTP them to the Media Servers (eg, Outage Message)
    • Creating and understanding: Element data, Session data, and Local variables
    • Working with multiple language applications
    • Recording prompts and FTPing them to the media server from a Studio application
    • Write and implement Post Call Survey
    • Understand the Cisco Courtesy Callback ICM script and its 5 Call Studio applications
    • Work with Version Control
    • Use the Documenter to print the application with pictures
    • Troubleshoot using log files
    1. Overview of a UCCE with CVP Comprehensive Call Flow.
    2. ICM routing scripts to route calls to CVP VXML Server applications, passing data (eg, global variables), parsing and evaluating data returned, queueing, and assigning data to send to Finesse.
    3. Writing Call Studio scripts (applications) that include:
    • Prompting Callers – using pre-recorded audio; TTS text-to-speech; Say it Smart to format audio as digits, date, time, currency; input error reprompting
    • Menus
    • Collecting and confirming caller input, such as account numbers, dates of birth, etc
    • Working with variables – Session data, Element data, Call data, Local data (CVP11)
    • Introduction to retrieving data from back end systems:
      • SQL Database interaction – using the Studio Database element to select data
      • Web service interaction- Studio Web Services element for SOAP-web services and calling a simple REST web service
      • Playing audio to callers during back-end data retrieval
    • Catch events
    • Working with counters, decisions, math
    • Introduction to javascript for substrings and string length
    • Setting VoiceXML properties affecting the gateway
    • Multi-Language applications
    1. Working with Subversion Version Control
    2. Implementing a Post Call Survey
    3. Application to take recordings and FTP them to the media server
    4. Using the Studio Debugger to test applications within Studio
    5. CVP Reporting Server:
    • Best practices regarding naming elements and variables
    • Configuring data to pass to the Reporting Server using OAMP
    • Understanding Reporting Server tables
    • Understanding the Application Summary CUIC reports
    1. Administration is covered throughout the course:
    • OAMP Operations Console to deploy applications to VXML Server
    • Using Studio Documenter to print Visio-like diagrams of the application
    • Configuring log file properties
    • Using logs for debugging applications
    • Administrative scripts for graceful updates or suspensions of the server
    • Important log, debug, administration files
    1. Cisco Courtesy Callback – Detailed discussion of the CCB Call flow, the ICM script, and the 5 Studio scripts used for Courtesy Callback.




  • IVR scripting experience is recommended but not required. Knowledge of Cisco CVP or UCCE is also recommended but not required.

  • CVPD is for Cisco customers, partners, and employees involved in UCCE/CVP or CVP Stand-alone deployments. This class is for application developers, programmers, sales and pre-sales, technical support, and project managers to learn to script in CVP Call Studio and VXML Server.