The Cisco Digital Content Manager Intermediate (DCMI) v2.0 is a 3-day instructor-led lab-intensive course that introduces the learners to the knowledge and skills required to configure and manage many of the Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) advanced features.
The Cisco DCM is part of the Cisco Videoscape Origination Suite for Service Providers.
Through lecture and hands-on labs learners practice configuring alternate services, tuning the 8-VSB card, service tuning the DVB-S2 card, configuring forward error correction, BISS scrambling, rate control with the MFP card, transcoding with the transcoder and MFP card, configuring slate services, and triggering and analyzing Cisco DCM alarms.
When delivered remotely (via WebEx) the course duration is 5 days.

The course is available only as a private group training (up to 12 people).


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Configure the chassis and main cards (asynchronous serial interface [ASI], Gigabit Ethernet, and co-processor cards)
  • Describe rate control and transcoding with a transcoder and MFP card
  • Configure alternate services
  • Tune the 8-VSB Card
  • Describe service tuning with the Digital Video Broadcast-S2 Card
  • Configure Forward Error Correction
  • Describe scrambling and descrambling (includes simulcrypt scrambling)
  • Describe slate (still picture) services
  • Insert logos, banners, and Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages
  • Trigger and analyze alarms for common Cisco DCM service issues


The course contains these components:
  • Advanced Configuration
    • Configuring the Chassis
    • Card and Port Configuration
    • Applying Tracking Rules
    • Working with System Information Table Output
    • Introducing Alternate Services
  • Managing RF Signal Input Cards
    • Managing Off-Air Signals Using 8-VSB Card
    • Using Satellite Reception (DVB-S2)
  • Managing Forward Error Correction
    • Introducing FEC
    • Configuring FEC
  • Managing Scrambling and Descrambling
    • Introducing DVB Simulcrypt Scrambling
    • Introducing Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS) Scrambling
  • Managing Rate Control and Transcoding
    • Introducing Rate Control with a Cisco Multi-Format Processing (MFP) Card
    • Introducing Transcoding
    • Configuring Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Streams Using a Transcoder Card
  • Additional Insertion Features and Slate Services
    • Exploring Still Picture/Slate Services
    • Introducing the Logo Insertion Feature
    • Inserting Logos
    • Inserting Banners
    • Inserting EAS Messages
  • Investigating Service Issues with Cisco DCM
    • Cisco DCM Troubleshooting Process and Analysis
    • Investigating with Cisco DCM Alarms

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Knowledge that can be gained by attending the Cisco DCM Operations and Maintenance Training course