Written and developed by Optical Technology Training Ltd and licensed to CrossConnect Training.
Available as a public course or an onsite course.
Duration: 5 days
This course provides an introduction to optical networking and the types of systems that are in widespread commercial deployment.
You will learn how to design, plan and implement cost-effective optical networks. The course focuses on networks that use either single channel per fibre, or multiple channels using CWDM and DWDM technology, providing typically up to 10 Gb/s per channel and up to 80 channels per fibre. This may include metro or core networks, 'mobile backhaul' or 'dark fibre' links and long haul systems that also use fibre amplifiers.
You will learn what is required for satisfactory system performance of such networks and how the performance can be affected by the properties and the quality of the physical fibre infrastructure including such issues as attenuation, chromatic dispersion and polarisation mode dispersion (PMD).
The course follows scenarios and ongoing case studies.
Receive a comprehensive, up-to-date, indexed course manual.
Pass the assessment to gain Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) status.
Uses OTT's unique WhizzieKit virtual optical network training system.
Receive a USB drive with extra resources including reference information and review exercises.
design optical links that provide high capacity - typically up to 10 Gb/s per channel and up to 80 channels per fibre
specify the components that are required to build a transmission link and describe how they should be configured
determine the optical power budget of different transmission systems
calculate the optical loss budget for a transmission link
assess the quality of existing fibre infrastructure and its suitability for different systems
decide when and where optical amplifiers are needed and identify suitable products
calculate whether chromatic dispersion compensation is required for a link, and if so specify an appropriate DCM
verify that a link design is viable in terms of power levels, chromatic dispersion limits and PMD levels
Typical job roles of attendees include: planner, project manager, operations staff, network manager.
This is a foundation course so there are no pre-requisites. It can act as a foundation for progression to the more advanced Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE) course that covers the latest developments in optical networking that will be deployed in Core networks with data rates of 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and beyond.
For more information on the Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE) course then visit www.ott.co.uk
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