The Cisco PowerVu Network Centre Intermediate Training (PNCI) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to how to perform advanced tasks, including configuring and troubleshooting a Cisco PowerVu system.
The course teaches learners how to configure devices through the PowerVu Network Centre control server and PowerVu Management Console, perform server administrative tasks, such as using basic UNIX commands, backing up the database, and rebooting the system, perform basic troubleshooting by reviewing available tools and verifying the signal and configuration from the signal input into the encoders to the signal reception at the decoders, and use Simulcrypt, Statmux, and Digital Program Insertion (DPI) advanced features.
The course is offered both in a classroom as well as virtually; however, considerably more hands-on opportunity is available when attending the course in a classroom.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Perform important server administrative tasks, which include user management, data replication, shutting down and restarting the system, and performing regular backups
  • Apply basic troubleshooting principles, PowerVu Network Centre utilities, and common tools when troubleshooting a PowerVu system
  • Specifying the function and configuration of each type of PowerVu device in the signal flow of the PowerVu system
  • Describe advanced features, such as Simulcrypt, Digital Program Insertion Source, and Statmux


The course contains these components:
  • Server Administration
    • PowerVu Network Control System Recap
    • Useful UNIX Commands for the PowerVu Network Centre Control Server
    • Exploring Data Replication
    • PowerVu Network Centre Restart and Failover
    • Backing Up the PowerVu Network Centre Server Files
    • Lab: Lab Access and UNIX Practice
  • Troubleshooting Principles and Tools
    • Principles of Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Lab: Troubleshooting Tools
  • System Signal Deep Dive
    • System Configuration
    • Lab: VSE and Virtual Channel Creation
    • PowerVu Encoders
    • PowerVu Multiplexers
    • PCAM2
    • Lab: Multiplexers and PCAM
    • PowerVu Modulators4
    • PowerVu Decoders7
  • Advanced Features
    • Digital Program Insertion
    • Examining Simulcrypt
    • Exploring Statistical Multiplexing
    • Lab: Troubleshoot Configuration Errors
    • Lab: Troubleshoot PowerVu Network Centre-Related Errors

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 PowerVu Network Centre Foundation Training (PNCF) course or equivalent experience