Digital Media Certified Designer

Digital Media Certified Designer

Training Dates

21st January
18th February
11th March
15th April
30th May
17th June

Course Overview/Syllabus

DigitalMedia Certified Designer (DMC-D)Before attending this class, you must complete the following online training Quick Course:

This 1-day class teaches the skills necessary for designing and configuring a Crestron DigitalMedia™ system. It is intended for industry professionals who are transitioning to the digital age and need to understand not only the challenges that the digital world presents, but also how the Crestron DigitalMedia™ product family provides solutions to those challenges.

The DigitalMedia™ Certified Designer (DMC-D) certification is achieved after passing the DMC-D exam given at the conclusion of the day.

Note that Crestron offers three levels of certification specific to DM. For installation technician training please refer to the DigitalMedia™ Certified Technician course (DMC-T). For expert-level comprehensive training in all aspects of DigitalMedia™ systems, please refer to the course description for the DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineer (DMC-E).

Since the DMC-D certification is included in the DMC-E class, do not register for the DMC-D class separately if you intend to take the DMC-E class. Professionals who achieve the DMC-E have been certified by Crestron to meet the qualification of "DMC-E" as required in the HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification.


  • Do not register for the DMC-D class separately if you intend to take the DMC-E class.


  • Latest trends with digital video
  • Digital video terminology
    • HDMI, DVI, HDCP, EDID, CEC, DDC, Hot Plug, etc.
  • HDCP Theory and Practice
    • HDCP keys (KSV)
    • Potential issues with HDCP
    • DM Tools to identify and troubleshoot HDCP
  • EDID Theory and Practice
    • EDID history
    • Deciphering the video and audio information provided by EDID
    • Troubleshooting EDID
  • DigitalMedia™ Hardware Overview
    • Application diagrams
    • Latest hardware
    • Transport options
  • DigitalMedia Switcher Configuration Tool
    • How to use
    • Hands-on examples
  • Ethernet and DM
    • Topology
    • Rapid Spanning Tree (rSTP)


  • Installation
    • Selecting Cable
      • Copper vs. Fiber
      • Distance vs. Resolution
    • Wiring (DM Net) & Power
  • DM Tools in Crestron Toolbox™
  • Demo: Front panel commissioning
  • Demo: SIMPL Windows™ Programming
  • Design applications overview
  • Review the HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification
  • Review the DigitalMedia™ Test Report
  • Design exercises
    • System 1: Residential
    • System 2: Commercial
    • System 3: Adding DM to an existing analog video system
  • Exam: DMC-D
Technical Knowledge Prerequisites:
  • Complete literacy and fluency in Windows® XP
  • Run/Install programs via CD-ROM drive and USB drive
  • Navigation through Windows Explorer
  • Understanding of directory tree structure
  • Understanding file extensions, i.e. .bmp, .pcx
Minimum Required PC Configuration - Laptops are recommended
  • 1.7 GHz processor (2.0 GHz recommended)
  • 2.0 GB RAM (4.0 GB recommended)
  • 1280x800 screen resolution
  • Windows® XP/Windows 7
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Adobe® Flash® v10 or later
  • Ethernet Port
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port
  • 1.2 GB available disk space
  • External Mouse