CISCO Training

  Implementing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Solutions

IMPS_10 Course Description

Implementing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Solutions, v1.0 (IMPS) is a 5-day instructor-led training course with labs that will prepare the learner to implement a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 solution. You will gain hands-on experience using various user interfaces and procedures to configure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server, Media servers and Web Conferencing servers as part of a typical on-premise solution. This course provides specific instruction in configuring common MeetingPlace integrations, such as Outlook email, Directory Services integration, and the optional WebEx off-net conferencing solution. This course also provides the basic skills necessary to be able to install, administer, maintain and troubleshoot a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace implementation and uses hands-on labs to re-enforce your skills and knowledge.


Attendees should have hands-on experience with MeetingPlace from having attended the following on-line courses:

  • CMBU - Cisco MeetingPlace Basic User (90-minute, Web-based)
  • CMAD - Cisco MeetingPlace System Administrator (90-minute, Web-based)
  • DMPS - Designing MeetingPlace Solutions (3 days, ILT)

Associated Certifications

  • None

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for installation engineers and customer IT staff responsible for installing, maintaining and providing post installation support for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 in enterprise networks.

Attendees should have the following skills:

  • Working knowledge of converged voice and data networks
  • Working knowledge of SIP, MGCP, and H.323 protocols and their implementation on Cisco IOS gateways
  • Working knowledge of video - Cisco Unified Video Conferencing - basics
    Suggested training - Implementing Cisco IP Video Conference Rich Media Communications (ICRMC)
  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco Unified Communication Manager
    Suggested training - Implementing Cisco Unified Communication Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1)

Number of Days

5 Days instructor-led classroom training. (Approx. 7 hours each day.)

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the hardware and software components available in the MeetingPlace 7.0 solution and explain the detailed interaction between all of the components
  • Identify the supported MeetingPlace design topologies and describe the characteristics of each design
  • List the characteristics of the different MeetingPlace audio/web/video conferencing servers and gateways
  • Identify existing networking components and client information required to successfully implement a comprehensive MeetingPlace solution
  • Describe MeetingPlace functionality and integration with essential customer network components and key applications, such as integrating with the existing Directory Services database
  • Verify successful operation of a MeetingPlace Media Server after performing an installation or upgrade
  • Identify user interfaces and procedures required to configure, administer and maintain specific MeetingPlace integrations
  • Successfully implement a MeetingPlace Application Server including required interactions with customer SIP, Email and Directory Services
  • Successfully implement and maintain a MeetingPlace Web Conferencing solution for internal network and DMZ access
  • Demonstrate success in troubleshooting issues with a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system after performing an installation or upgrade

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding MeetingPlace Architecture and Hardware

  • Understanding the MeetingPlace Solution
  • Gathering Customer Information
  • Implementing Media Convergence Servers

Module 2: Implementing and Upgrading a MeetingPlace Media Server

  • Understanding Media Server Components and Operations
  • Installing and Configuring a Media Server
  • Upgrading Media Server Hardware and Software
  • Troubleshooting a Media Server

Module 3: Implementing a MeetingPlace Application Server

  • Installing and configuring a Application Server
  • Configuring a SIP Gateway
  • Configuring Outlook and SMTP Integration
  • Configuring LDAP Integration
  • Configuring Video Integration and Administration
  • Implementing Localization

Module 4: Implementing MeetingPlace Web Conferencing

  • Understanding MeetingPlace Web Conferencing
  • Implementing MeetingPlace Web Conferencing
  • Using the MeetingPlace Web User Interface
  • Providing External Access to MeetingPlace Web Conferencing
  • Upgrading or Uninstalling a Functioning MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Installation

Module 5: MeetingPlace Integrations, Administration, and Maintenance

  • Integrating Lotus Notes, Jabber and MOC
  • Configuring PhoneView
  • Using MeetingManager
  • Backing-Up the Control Server Database
  • Implementing a Highly Available Conferencing Solution
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Conferencing Solution
  • Locating Documentation and Training Resources