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Cisco Video Surveillance


  1. "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz
  2. Foundation Topics
  3. Exam Preparation Tasks

Chapter Description

This chapter from CCNA Collaboration CIVND 210-065 Official Cert Guide offers a high-level overview of the solution Cisco offers in IP surveillance. The first section reviews legacy closed-circuit TV (CCTV) video-surveillance architecture and how it has evolved into what is available today. The subsequent sections cover Cisco’s physical security offering, the components involved with their solution, and the architectural design of how all the different elements work together.

Exam Preparation Tasks

As mentioned in the section “How to Use This Book” in the Introduction, you have a couple of choices for exam preparation: the exercises here, Chapter 18, “Final Preparation,” and the exam simulation questions on the CD.

Review All Key Topics

Review the most important topics in this chapter, noted with the Key Topic icon in the outer margin of the page. Table 3-5 lists a reference of these key topics and the page numbers on which each is found.


Table 3-5 Key Topics for Chapter 3

Key Topic Element


Page Number


Use of multiplexers and DVRs



Physical intrusion-detection solutions


Table 3-3

Cisco video-surveillance software functions



Cisco ISR module options


Table 3-4

Cisco video-surveillance storage capacity and type


Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory

Print a copy of Appendix C, “Memory Tables” (found on the CD), or at least the section for this chapter, and complete the tables and lists from memory. Appendix D, “Memory Table Answer Key,” also on the CD, includes completed tables and lists so that you can check your work.

Define Key Terms

Define the following key terms from this chapter and check your answers in the Glossary:

  • CCTV
  • Cisco IPICS
  • Cisco Video Media Server
  • Cisco Video Operations Manager
  • Cisco Video Virtual Matrix
  • DAS
  • DSP
  • DVR
  • EP
  • HD
  • HTTP
  • LP
  • multicast
  • NAS
  • PoE
  • PTZ
  • SAN
  • SD
  • SLP
  • TCP
  • UCS
  • UDP
  • unicast
  • VHS
  • VoIP
  • VSM