WG453 ACSR Avid MediaCentral Platform


5 days


The Avid MediaCentral Platform (MCP) includes a set of services required to support several different Avid Everywhere solutions. These products include MediaCentral | UX, Media Composer | Cloud, Interplay | MAM, Media Distribute and iNEWS. The ACSR Avid MediaCentral Platform (WG453) course will provide the installation, configuration and troubleshooting skills for setting up single and clustered Linux servers to deploy these various solutions on the latest supported hardware.

Working in small teams, students will benefit from extensive hands-on training in a lab environment, building a MediaCentral deployment as an add-on to existing Interplay PAM/ISIS systems. This will be accomplished in three phases:

1. Understand the terminology used for the involved Avid products, methods and processes.

2. Discuss the architecture of how the required hardware components and software configurations come together to build a system to meet business requirements.

3. Integrate MediaCentral into an actual Avid workflow by building clustered MediaCentral servers in a workshop/lab environment, which are then tested and troubleshoot in a live production workflow.

This course prepares candidates for the their Avid Certified Support Representative: MediaCentral Platform certification exam, as well as being the final certification for candidates pursuing the full certification path to become an Avid Certified Support Representative: Elite.

Candidates wishing to sit the ACSR Avid MediaCentral Platform certification exam should have firstly passed the ACSR Interplay | Production certification exam.


This course is designed for:

  • IT Professionals and support staff
  • Maintenance personnel and engineers
  • Facility or freelance technicians responsible for the setup and set up and integration of the Avid MediaCentral platform
  • ACSR MediaCentral Platform candidates


The following is highly recommended:

Candidates intending to sit the ACSR Avid MediaCentral Platform certification exam must have Active ACSR Interplay | Production certification status.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Deployment Options
  • The MediaCentral Platform Services
  • Hardware Requirements
  • RAID Caching
  • Linux Clustering
  • Deploying GlusterFS
  • Redundancy and Scaling
  • MediaCentral Playback Services (MCPS)
  • Single vs. Clustered Servers
  • Installation Checklist and Software Requirements
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OS and RHEL Commands
  • Post-Installation Workflow Testing
  • Troubleshooting MCP
  • Be ready to sit the certification examination


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For any questions, please contact Avid Education at:

Americas – training@avid.com
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EMEA – trainingEMEA@avid.com