Installing TelePresence Video Immersive Systems Exam

    Exam Number:     642-279
Duration: 60 minutes (40 questions)
Available Languages: English
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Exam Description

Installing TelePresence Video Immersive Systems 642-279 is the exam associates with the Installing Cisco TelePresence Video Immersive Systems (PAITVIS) course. The Installing TelePresence Video Immersive Systems exam is designed to give learners a strong understanding of the installation, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of the Cisco Telepresence T3 systems and Cisco TelePresence Server. Cisco TelePresence T3 topics include features and options, physical installation, upgrades, codec configuration, control unit configuration, administrator configuration, operation, call scenarios, and troubleshooting. Cisco TelePresence Server topics include hardware options and features, configuration, operation, and diagnostics.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Installing TelePresence Video Immersive Systems exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. The guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

642-279 PAITVIS Exam Components

1.0 Explore Product Overview

1.1 Identify Cisco TelePresence and the differences between immersive and nonimmersive system and explain the components
1.2 Provide an overview of the components in a Cisco TelePresence T3 system environment
1.3 Locate the physical position of each component
1.4 Explain the purpose of each component

2.0 Describe the Installation

2.1 Prepare the room for the Cisco TelePresence T3 installation
2.2 Identify the tools needed to complete the assembly and installation process
2.3 Identify the power and network connections required
2.4 Describe the network characteristics required to optimize system operation
2.5 Identify the main components on the shipping and equipment lists
2.6 Explain the assembly process for the Cisco TelePresence T3 system

3.0 Examine Upgrading TCU Software and Explore C90 and TCU Configuration

3.1 Explain the role of the Cisco TelePresence Control Unit (TCU) and upgrades
3.2 Explore C90 configuration, IP addresses, and Codec C90
3.3 Explore TCU Configuration, installation, and syntax

4.0 Explore the Cisco TelePresence System Configuration

4.1 Explore accessing the administrator pages of the TCU
4.2 Validate the status of system devices
4.3 Examine diagnostic information
4.4 Configure the H.323 ID, E.164 aliases, and register with the gatekeeper
4.5 Configure TMS settings for phone book and management

5.0 Explore the Cisco TelePresence Server

5.1 Identify the different hardware options (8710, 7010)
5.2 Describe the key software features
5.3 Explore initial system configuration
5.4 Perform a software upgrade
5.5 Manage endpoints
5.6 Examine setting up and managing conferences
5.7 Examine diagnostics
5.8 Explain collecting and viewing log files

6.0 Examine Call Scenarios

6.1 Explore point-to-point and multipoint calls and Include a standard endpoint to a Cisco TelePresence call
6.2 Explore graphical user interface to configure and make calls using speed dial, phone book, manual dial,  and E.164 alias, URI

7.0 Explore Cisco TelePresence Troubleshooting

7.1 Explain initial operation of the Cisco T3 C90 Codec
7.2 Examine C90 after loading the latest version of the software
7.3 Review initial operation of the Cisco T3 TCU
7.4 Examine the TCU after loading latest version of the software
7.5 Explore collaboration screens and table buttons
7.6 Explain participant presentations, document camera, and camera set up

While there is no prerequisite certification, a working knowledge of video fundamentals and the Cisco TelePresence System C90 codec is required.

Recommended Training

Installing Cisco TelePresence Video Immersive Systems (PAITVIS)

Implementing Advanced TelePresence Video Solutions Part 1 (PAIATVS1 v1.0) ILT

The recent acquisition of TANDBERG by Cisco will enhance the position of Cisco in the video and telepresence market. Please use the following links for the most recent training available for Cisco TelePresence.

Link to Partner training information: This link will take you to the Partner Education Connection, which is available for Cisco Authorized Learning Partners. This site does require your Cisco Partner login.

Link to Customer training information: If you are not a Cisco Authorized Learning Partner, you can access the Telepresence Specialty Training from


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