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Cisco establishes the Academy of Digital Signage

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cisco has announced the development of a new qualification program for media professionals looking to create trusted, optimized content for digital signage. The Cisco Academy of digital signage will offer a specialized curriculum focusing on the three vital areas of digital signage: content creation, content management and content distribution.

Enrollees are expected to include media professionals looking to add a marketable credential to their skill set, staff members of companies interested in creating digital signage content and employees of Cisco channel partners planning to expand their digital signage solution capabilities.

After completing a three-day training program and passing the required tests, media professionals will receive a Cisco Qualified digital signage Media Professional credential. This credential helps assure expertise in the following curriculum topics:
  • Content Creation will highlight best practices and methods for creating high-definition video on demand and network-broadcasted live video, multimedia and Web design, flash animations, still and animated images, text, dynamic content and modular designs.
  • Content Management instruction will involve ingestion, organization, playlisting, dayparting and scheduling, and digital signage management and administration.
  • Content Distribution will include best practices and methods for content delivery networking, store-and-forward, IP multicasting and streaming video (architecture, design and protocols).

Cisco will be raffling off several scholarships for the new academy throughout the digital signage Expo, Feb. 27-28 in Las Vegas.

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