The Cisco Digital Content Manager Foundation (DCMF) v4.01 is a 2-day instructor-led lab-intensive course that introduces the learners to the Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) common features and functions.
Cisco DCM is part of the Cisco Videoscape Origination Suite for Service Providers.
In this course learners learn the important theoretical concepts which the Cisco DCM is based on, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain the Cisco DCM in their 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.
When delivered remotely (via WebEx) the duration of the course is 4 days.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe Cisco DCM models, hardware components, and functions
  • Explore the Cisco DCM interface
  • Configure basic service settings
  • Define transport stream settings
  • Describe rate control with the co-processor card (bit rate limiting and statistical remultiplexing)
  • Describe DPI splicing process, licensing and restrictions
  • Explore port mirroring and backup
  • Explore service and transport stream backup
  • Explore device backup options
  • Configure alarms and SNMP trap destinations
  • Verify bit rates and statuses
  • Maintain recommendations and firmware upgrades
  • Export and import device configurations
  • Perform device reboots and factory defaults


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco DCM Fundamentals
    • Introducing the Cisco Digital Content Manager
    • Using the Cisco DCM Interface
  • Managing Services
    • Service Creation
    • Exploring Transport Stream Settings
  • Rate Control and Digital Program Insertion (DPI)
    • Performing Rate Control with the Coprocessor Card
    • Using the Cisco DCM for DPI
  • Redundancy
    • Exploring Port Mirroring and Backup
    • Exploring Service Backup
    • Exploring Transport Stream Backup
    • Exploring Device Backup Options
  • Maintenance
    • Verifying Bit Rates
    • Verifying Statuses (Alarms)
    • Configuring Alarms and SNMP Trap Destinations
    • Performing Device Maintenance

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Knowledge of MPEG processing fundamentals and terminology