Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions Part 2 (VTVS2)

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About this Course

Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions, Part 2 (VTVS2) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that is designed to teach technicians who install and support Cisco TelePresence solutions to install and configure, operate, and maintain core visual communication components, including telepresence endpoints, gatekeepers, multipoint control units (MCUs), and management software. In this course, students will add Cisco TelePresence products to existing Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) environments. This training is also appropriate for end-user technical staff, such as video system administrators and first-line support personnel.

Audience Profile

  • Field engineers and first-line support personnel who implement and support Cisco TelePresence products and applications
  • End-user technical staff such as video systems engineers and administrators
  • Also appropriate for sales engineers

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Define Cisco Business TelePresence Solutions components and architectures
  • Describe SIP and H.323 basic configuration
  • Implement advanced features of Cisco VCS
  • Implement Cisco TelePresence MCU, Cisco TelePresence Server, and the MSE 8000 Server as they interoperate with both the Cisco VCS and the Cisco Unified CM
  • Utilize Cisco Conductor for multiple multipoint control units or TelePresence Server management
  • Implement Cisco TelePresence Management Suite
  • Provision devices using TMS Provisioning Extension
  • Demonstrate how Cisco TelePresence Content Server interacts with other products within the Cisco Business TelePresence Solution 


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Working knowledge of basic IP networking
  • Knowledge of video conferencing and streaming fundamentals
Additional knowledge and skills that will help the learner benefit fully from the course are as follows:
  • Cisco Basic IP Networking E-learning or Interconnecting Cisco Devices, Part 1and 2 (ICND1 and ICND2)
  • VTVS1 - Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions, Part 1 e-Learning 

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco TelePresence Endpoints Overview

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco TelePresence Endpoints

Module 2: SIP and H.323 Basic Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco Video Network
  • Lesson 2: Understanding SIP, H.323, and the Cisco VCS
  • Lesson 3: Backing Up, Restoring, and Upgrading the Cisco VCS
  • Lesson 4: Configuring SIP with Cisco Unified CM
  • Lesson 5: Exploring the Cisco Unified CM and Cisco VCS Dial Plans

Module 3: Advanced Cisco VCS Features

  • Lesson 1: Demonstrating Cisco VCS Security Policies and Authentication
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Fundamentals of Subzones
  • Lesson 3: Describing Transforms and Admin Policy
  • Lesson 4: Implementing the FindMe Application on the Cisco VCS
  • Lesson 5: Describing the Purpose of Zones on the Cisco VCS
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Neighbor Relationships
  • Lesson 7: Configuring Traversal Zones
  • Lesson 8: Describing and Formatting DNS and ENUM Zones
  • Lesson 9: Configuring Subzone Bandwidth Management
  • Lesson 10: Describing Call Processing
  • Lesson 11: Describing Regular Expressions
  • Lesson 12: Describing and Installing Security Certificates
  • Lesson 13: Describing Cisco Unified Presence on the Cisco VCS
  • Lesson 14: Describing the Conference Factory
  • Lesson 15: Using Redundancy
  • Lesson 16: Troubleshooting the Cisco VCS

Module 4: Video Conference Bridges

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 2: Setting Up the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 3: Configuring the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 4: Operating the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 5: Customizing the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 6: Understanding Global Conference Settings
  • Lesson 7: Upgrading the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lesson 8: Understanding the Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000
  • Lesson 9: Understanding the Cisco TelePresence Server
  • Lesson 10: Understanding TIP
  • Lesson 11: Troubleshooting the Cisco TelePresence MCU

Module 5: Cisco TelePresence Conductor

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco TelePresence Conductor
  • Lesson 2: Configuring the Cisco MCU with VCS and Conductor
  • Lesson 3: Configuring the Cisco MCU with Unified CM and Conductor
  • Lesson 4: Configuring the TelePresence Server with the Conductor
  • Lesson 5: Configuring the Cisco VCS with TelePresence Conductor
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Cisco TelePresence Conductor Settings
  • Lesson 7: Configuring the Cisco Unified CM and Conductor
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting the TelePresence Conductor

Module 6: Cisco TelePresence Management Suite

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco TMS
  • Lesson 2: Operating the Cisco TMS
  • Lesson 3: Creating Conferences in the Cisco TMS
  • Lesson 4: Understanding ISDN and IP Zones
  • Lesson 5: Managing Permissions in the Cisco TMS
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting the Cisco TMS

Module 7: Cisco TMSPE

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cisco TMSPE
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco TMSPE Components
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Cisco TMSPE for Provisioning
  • Lesson 4: Provisioning Phone Books and Sending Account Information
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Provisioning Components

Module 8: Cisco TelePresence Content Server 

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Cisco TCS
  • Lesson 2: Configuring the Cisco TCS


  • Lab 1-1: Endpoint Configuration
  • Lab 2-1: Basic Call Control Settings for the Cisco VCS
  • Lab 2-2: Basic Call Control Settings for the Unified CM
  • Lab 3-1: Components of Cisco VCS Security
  • Lab 3-2: Exploring the Fundamentals of Subzones
  • Lab 3-3: Presearch, Transforms, Admin Policy, and User Policy
  • Lab 3-4: Neighbor Relationships and SIP Trunks
  • Lab 3-5: Calling Outside: Traversal Zones and DNS Zones
  • Lab 3-6: Bandwidth Management
  • Lab 3-7: Call Processing
  • Lab 3-8: Interworked Dialing: Transforms, Search Rules, and Regular Expressions
  • Lab 3-9: Conference Factory and Cisco TelePresence Multiway
  • Lab 3-10: Logs and History
  • Lab 4-1: Verify H.323 and SIP Settings for the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring Conferences
  • Lab 4-3: Cisco MCU Customization
  • Lab 4-4: Cisco TelePresence MCU Backup and MSE 8000 Options
  • Lab 4-5: Diagnostics and Call Logs for the Cisco TelePresence MCU
  • Lab 5-1: Cisco TelePresence Conductor
  • Lab 6-1: Operating the Cisco TMS
  • Lab 6-2: Conference Creation
  • Lab 6-3: ISDN and IP Zones
  • Lab 6-4: User Permissions
  • Lab 6-5: Cisco TMS Troubleshooting
  • Lab 7-1: Configuring the Cisco VCS for Provisioning
  • Lab 7-2: Troubleshooting the Cisco TMSPE
  • Lab 8-1: Cisco TCS Configurations and Recordings