IN300VC iNEWS System Administration (Virtual Classroom and Live Student Labs)


IN300VC iNEWS System Administration (Virtual Classroom and Live Student Labs) is offered over 5 days, with 4 hours of formal instruction each day and daily practical exercises provided for attendees to complete before the next live session. Two hours of self-paced eLearning (IN100EL) is included as a prerequisite as well.


Using live cloud-based student labs, each attendee will have access to their own iNEWS training system, allowing interactive and hands on sessions to learn and practice start-up/shutdown procedures, database configuration, user and database management, database backups, maintenance and troubleshooting.

The course prepares candidates for the Avid Certified System Administrator: iNEWS certification exam.


This course is designed for anyone that is responsible for managing, administrating and providing first line support for the iNEWS system.


  • 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


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

  • 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


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