Cisco Video Network Specialist
A Cisco Video Network Specialist operates video networks, sets up new users, and installs video endpoints. The individual installs, operates, and supports networked video solutions and deploys and enhances the elements and advantages of the Cisco video environments.
Specialists have to configure voice device, support video, and telephony applications, and fix issues related to them. They will administer all the network’s operations and identify and troubleshoot networking problems of a very technical nature, prepare new processes, coordinate hardware installations and network software, and suggest ways of boosting the network infrastructure.
Specialists also process and compress digital audio and video for DVDs and digital distribution platforms.
Technicians should be able to communicate technical information lucidly to non-technical team members. They will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Specialists make suggestions and integrate video, voice, and Cisco Unified Communications technologies. They build the network infrastructure where converged IP networks, voice gateways, routers, and switches are included.
Technicians create architectural solutions and partner with various internal departments within an organization and solution teams to take advantage of several technologies. They assist in implementing a solution into an existing communications network, which will include identifying and integrating products and services.
Technicians develop and deploy wiring and configuration standards for all video systems by conforming to best practices. They create and manage operational and preemptive maintenance tests for all video systems.
Specialists take part in the local area network (LAN) projects to ensure that computing and network architecture solutions are functioning properly, integrated well, and meeting the technical strategy requirements of an organization. They support the performance and maintain existing video and voice systems, besides designing and delivering new products and improving them.
Specialists implement technical guidelines and monitoring requirements for video and voice systems. They keep abreast of changes in technology and determine how technology can be applied to the emerging requirements of an organization.
Technicians manage and maintain in a secure manner communications and router and switch network devices. They see to it that performance and consistency comply with the usability requirements defined in service level agreements (SLAs) and carry out troubleshooting activities when performance issues arise
Technicians work with systems that comprehensively use UDP traffic, including streaming media protocols, such as RTSP/ RTP/RTCP, HTTP 1.0 and 1.1, and RTMP and SIP. They work with video file containers, such as MPEG-2 TS and MP4.
Specialists tap the potential of Cisco management tools and other techniques used for overseeing, regulating, and monitoring the performance of these systems, regulate and monitor these systems’ performance and manage the operations. They work with end users to see that they are working to achieve the goals of the organization.
Technicians should be able to assess and fix technical issues promptly. They would need to train and guide their team members to accomplish goals and meet the objectives of their organization.
Specialists formulate disaster recovery operations and documentation for the systems of the organization. They ensure that the best working practices are as per the organizational policies.
Technicians provide video networking and install networking equipment for video and proper network connectivity. It is their responsibility to create standard operating procedures (SOPs) and user guides for all video systems so that all of its users will be able to operate and monitor them.
As businesses, educational institutions, and entertainment industries, among others, implement, operate, and support new technologically developed equipment to enhance their video capabilities, job opportunities for audiovisual technicians are estimated to grow eight percent from 2016 through 2026, says the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Educational Qualifications and Requirements
To be a Cisco Video Network Specialist, a candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science with at least two years’ experience in Cisco Video Conferencing technology in a network environment of an enterprise and a certification in either Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Video or Cisco Video Network Specialist.
The average salary of a Video Network Specialist is $111,550 per year in the United States, according to neuvoo.com. Freelancers, meanwhile, will earn $57 per hour.
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