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Specify network. • Define system and operator behaviors. Before you take the MCDE assessment, ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to perform all.
Study Guide: Milestone Certified Design Engineer (MCDE) Assessment

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Contents Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 3 Coursework ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Whitepapers:......................................................................................................................................... 3 Manuals and supporting documents: ................................................................................................... 4 Web resources: ..................................................................................................................................... 5 eLearning resources (https://go.bluevolt.com/Milestone/Home/): .................................................... 5 Other resources: ................................................................................................................................... 5

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Overview A Milestone Certified Design Engineer (MCDE) should have ability to design Milestone IP surveillance systems of high complexity. In order for Milestone to attest that you have this knowledge and these skills, you must pass an MCDE assessment that may touch on any of the tasks listed in following section. The assessment will include test items associated with any of the following tasks, concepts, and product features: • • • • • • • • •

Define surveillance objectives Complete a site survey Define image quality Select cameras and determine placement Identify workstation and displays Identify key system requirements Select product Specify network Define system and operator behaviors

Before you take the MCDE assessment, ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to perform all tasks and steps listed in the following section by consulting the list of resources provided in this document. You are allowed to access these resources during the test. However, you only have two hours to complete the test and you must already be very familiar with the entire list of content here for you to be to be successful.

Coursework •

The Milestone Solution Design course https://learn.milestonesys.com/upcoming-classes/scheduled-classes.php

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Best practices for VMS design https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Best_Practises_for_VMS_Design_13021 5_FINAL.pdf XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate - System Architecture Guide for IT Professionals1 https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/XProtect_Expert_and_XProtect_Corpora te-System_Architecture_Guide_for_IT_Professionals-2015_Final.pdf Storage Architecture in XProtect Corporate1 HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM WEB. External link: http://www.coastalcoms.com/pdf/xprotect_corp/Milestone_Storage_Architecture_with_synaps is.pdf Guidelines and recommendations for using Milestone XProtect in a virtual server environment https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/TipsTricksVirtualServerEnvironment.pdf 3

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Recording server virtualization whitepaper https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Recording_Server_Virtualization.pdf Edge storage with flexible retrieval https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Milestone_Edge_Storage_with_flexible_ retrieval.pdf XProtect Corporate Advanced Security Management https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/XProtect_Corporate_Advanced_Security _Management.pdf Milestone Interconnect https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Milestone_Interconnect.pdf Milestone Federated Architecture https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Milestone_Federated_Architecture_WP. pdf Ensuring end-to-end video integrity https://www.milestonesys.com/files/White%20papers/Ensuring_end-toend_protection_of_video_integrity_XProtect_Smart_Client.pdf Connecting your Milestone system to the Internet https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.milestonesys.com/globalassets/materials/docume nts/quickguide/benefits_of_connecting_your_vms_to_the_internet.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjiv8Th86_ MAhXjCpoKHfprD44QFggEMAA&client=internal-udscse&usg=AFQjCNEiVtRgKwQubyPq7NH5YxYna8pJEw XProtect Smart Client Hardware acceleration guide https://milestonedownload.blob.core.windows.net/files/XProtect Corporate 2016_100a/Manuals/Smart-Client-Hardware-AccelerationGuide/MilestoneXProtectSmartClient_Hardware_Acceleration_Guide_en-US.pdf

Manuals and supporting documents: • • • • •

XProtect Corporate Administrators’ Manual Milestone Mobile Server Manual XProtect Smart Client User’s Manual Milestone Mobile Client Manual XProtect Advanced VMS 2014 System Architecture whitepaper1 https://milestonedownload.blob.core.windows.net/files/XProtect Corporate 2016_100a/Manuals/Advanced VMS System Architecture Document/MilestoneXProtectAdvancedVMS_System_Architecture_Document_en-us.pdf

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Web resources: •







Product comparison PDF (supported camera-related features) https://www.milestonesys.com/files/XProtectOverview/Current/Milestone_XProtect_Comparis on_Chart.pdf Supported devices list https://www.milestonesys.com/solution-partners/supported-hardware/xprotect-corporateand-xprotect-expert/ XProtect Corporate system requirements https://www.milestonesys.com/support/product-system-requirements/xprotect-corporate2016/ Interconnect capability chart https://www.milestonesys.com/our-products/milestone-interconnect/milestone-interconnectcompatibility/

eLearning resources (https://go.bluevolt.com/Milestone/Home/): • •

Milestone Fundamentals e-learning (cameras, codecs, FoV, lenses, bandwidth and storage, etc)2 Design decisions for XProtect Professional2

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Milestone price list (CARE, licensing details) Request for server specification form GUIDE3 Request for server specification response Milestone HUSKY calculator http://husky.milestonesys.com/MHC/setup.exe JPEG storage calculator https://www.milestonesys.com/storagecalculatorjpeg/ MPEG storage calculator https://www.milestonesys.com/storagecalculatormpeg4/ Camera manufacturer datasheets, calculators, etc Lens calculator (online, phone app) For example: http://www.theiatech.com/calculator/ Milestone advanced design class system specification documentation / SOW (yet TBD)3

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Needs updating to be current with latest software releases and/or design guidelines Course forthcoming 3 Needs to be written and published 2

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