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CommScope Security Design and Engineering [SP7710]

In this course you will learn how to apply the principles of enterprise network infrastructure design to security, access and control projects using products manufactured or endorsed by CommScope. Recommended for those, already skilled in infrastructure design and wanting to understand security infrastructure design in more depth.

Estimated study time: 5h

Webcast duration: 4h:01m


The webcasts for this course are available in the following languages:

plus additional languages available for assessments.


This course is intended primarily for anyone who needs to understand Security Systems, the cable Infrastructures and CommScope solutions that support them. The primary audience is for CommScope partners, consultants and 'end users' involved in security infrastructure specification and who wish to understand the technology to a 'specialist' level. This is an entry level course, SP7700 IBIS is NOT a pre-requisite to this course as SP7700 focus is on the broader topic of the SYSTIMAX IBIS (BAS) Solution, SP7710 is only focused on Security.

Pre-requisite experience:

SAC is a specialist topic and knowledge of Enterprise infrastructures will be a benefit but is not a requirement for this course. The ideal design pre-requisites would be SP3321 SYSTIMAX Design and Engineering or SPUEND Uniprise Enterprise Network Designer.


  • Give an understanding of industry codes, standards, architectures and methodologies
  • Give an understanding of CommScope, its technology and its products
  • Enable you to apply principles of design to projects using CommScope products

Key Topics:

The course goes well beyond that covered within the specific design courses and takes the student to a security 'specialist' level. The course covers Security and Access Control (SAC), The Convergence of IT and Security Infrastructures, Network Trends and Cabling, Analog and Digital Video Using Coax, Network (IP) Video, Network Video Surveillance Design and Considerations, Infrastructure Architecture and Design, SAC using Structured Cabling and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

  • Introduction – CommScope solutions, manufacturing, standards and warranty.
  • Security and Access Control – Security, convergence, security categories, standards compliance, ISO17799, access control, CCTV, biometrics, intrusion/detection.
  • Convergence of IT and Security Infrastructures – intelligent buildings, IP implications, flexibility, BAS the 4th Utility, investment and costs, examples of SAC, SAC over structured infrastructures, IP SAC devices, security issues and the IP world.
  • Network Trends and Cabling – Infrastructure is the key, changing world and growth of networks, IP and convergence, consuming bandwidth, response times, life expectations, non structured vs structured support, cabling standards, performance.
  • Analog and Digital Video using Coax – CommScope and coax, components of coax, coax design, transmission characteristics, Analog fixed and PTZ, formats NTSC, PAL, SECAM standards, NTSC interlaced digital video, performance over twisted pair, coax vs twisted pair, DC resistance, twisted pair for video, power to camera for Pan, Tilt and zoom.
  • Network Video – Converging markets, applications, networked vs analog, all digital solutions, resolution, remote accessibility, flexible solutions, analytics at the network edge, advantages of network video.
  • Network Video Surveillance Design Considerations – Site survey, plans, areas of interest, light conditions, existing equipment, legal aspects, plan drawings, camera location, estimating network requirements, switches and cabling.
  • Infrastructure Architecture and Design – Horizontal design, architectures, labeling, coverage area planning, system planning, subsystems containment.
  • SAC Using Structured Cabling – Security design considerations, CCTV, SAC, analog transmission, analog baseband video, local powering and remote powering, fixed and PTZ CCTV, TIA and CommScope power specifications, voltage drops, access controls and pinouts to RJ45.
  • Power Over Ethernet - Power cabling today, motivation for PoE, drivers, standards IEEE802.3af and at, standard PD power classes, PSE, mode A and B, Power Interfaces (PI), PSE output, PoE channel designs, PoEPlus.

How will I learn?

You will study this course online in a self- paced format.
The course is made up of a number of webcast lessons and online multiple choice assessments giving immediate feedback. It is supported by a number of downloadable support documentation including IBIS design tools.

Successful completion will require:

Any level of pass in the accumulative overall assessment score.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are involved in positioning or designing BAS during the sales or specification phase or responsible for project managing and need to understand this complex specialist infrastructure topic, then this course is for you.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate which can be self-printed. If you are a CommScope Partner you’ll be entered on the CommScope certification database and a badge is available to you via the Infrastructure Academy App if you are already qualified in SP3321 Authorized SYSTIMAX Engineering (ASE).
Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits toward ASIS recertification. Individuals seeking recertification credit should check with ASIS and review the filing process at:

Course information:

Certificate valid for 4 years

Estimated study time: 5h

Webcast duration: 4h:01m

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Effective learning
  • Learn on the go and on-site
  • Cost effective
  • Consistent training globally
  • Available in many languages
  • Access latest material

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