IN300 iNEWS System Administration


IN300 iNEWS System Administration is offered as a three or five day course depending on required learning objectives.


The three day IN300 course offers an introduction to the iNEWS client application and database features including user management and read and write permissions. The three day course also covers backing up the database and regular database maintenance procedures. 

The five day course looks at these topics in greater detail, and includes additional lessons on working with the Linux servers, adding new devices and configuring iNEWS integration with AVID Command and third party MOS integration. Also included is advanced subject matter including server recovery, editing configuration files, and configuring iNEWS community features.

Both levels of the course prepares candidates for the Avid Certified System Administrator: iNEWS certification exam.


This course is designed for IT and Engineering staff.


  • An understanding of newsroom operations and requirements
  • PC/IT skills consistent with a system support role
  • Experience operating the iNEWS client is preferred
  • Experience and understanding Linux OS preferred

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, depending on the length of course selected, you will be able to:

Three day course:

  • Understand how iNEWS fits in the Avid newsroom solution
  • Use the iNEWS Client
  • Perform User Account Management
  • Create the database structure and directory traits
  • Set up print forms
  • Use Putty
  • Start and stop the system
  • Troubleshoot device and database errors
  • Perform database maintenance
  • Perform database backups
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam

Five day course:

  • Add New Devices, Control Air, Command and MOS 
  • Configure rundowns to connect to broadcast control systems 
  • Install and configure wire services 
  • Configure Fast Text Searches 
  • Recover from a server failure or disconnect 
  • Recover from a lack of server space 
  • Understand and edit system files to modify system configuration
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam 


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