IP Foundation for Broadcast Engineers (CCIPFM)

Course Description

IP Foundation for Broadcast Engineers (CCIPFM)

The IP Foundation for Broadcast Engineers (CCIPFM) v1.0 course introduces you to IP networking and the Cisco® IP Fabric for Media (IPFM) solution. The course is designed for broadcast engineers who will use IP technologies to replace Serial Digital Interface (SDI)-based deployments. No prior IP networking knowledge is required. You will learn the basic principles of IP technologies, including Ethernet functions and standards, IP, the TCP/IP stack, and other technologies used in modern networks. You will also learn about Cisco IPFM deployment, operation, and troubleshooting.

The IP Foundation for Broadcast Engineers (CCIPFM) course also covers the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Media Controller, a core component of the Cisco IPFM solution. Lab exercises focus on how to configure basic IP functionality on switches and servers, how to build IP fabric as a baseline for a complete IPFM solution, and how to deploy and troubleshoot the DCNM Media Controller to control flows through the fabric.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with IP technologies
  • Learn to use Cisco IPFM to deploy a flexible, scalable, and secure IP-based media infrastructure


  • Understanding of broadcast industry requirements and standardization
  • Use of basic Linux commands


  1. Configure VLANs and Trunks
  2. Configure Multilayer Switching and IP Addressing
  3. Configure OSPF
  4. Multicast on Cisco Nexus Switches
  5. Implement IPFM Without DCNM Media Controller
  6. Administer and Maintain the IPFM
  7. Orchestrate Flows with Cisco DCNM Media Controller
  8. Orchestrate Flows in Highly Available IPFM
  9. Monitor and Troubleshoot Cisco IPFM Operation

Course Information

Length: 4 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for broadcast engineers.