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 foundation course in optical networking focuses on fibre optic networks that use either single channel per fibre,
or multiple channels using CWDM and DWDM technology, such as metro networks, core networks, mobile backhaul, 5G backhaul, Fibre to the Antenna (FTTA)
cell tower, Date Centre Interconnect (DCI), National Research and Education Networks (NREN), terrestrial Satcom links to and from Satellite earch stations,
or dark fibre links and long haul systems that also use fibre amplifiers.
The CONA course provides an introdution 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 communications networks. The course focuses on fibre optic networks that use either single channel per fibre, or multiple channels using CWDM and DWDM technology, providing typically up to 10 or 25Gb/s per channel and up to 80 channels per fibre. These may include metro networks, core networks, mobile backhaul, Fibre to the Antenna (FTTA), Data Centre Interconnect (DCI), National Research and Education Networks (NREN), terrestrial Satcom links to and from Satellite earth stations, or dark fibre links and long haul systems that also use fibre amplifiers.
You will learn what is required for satisfactory system performance of these optical 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).
Scenario & case studies The course follows scenarios and ongoing case studies.
WhizzieKit Uses OTT's unique WhizzieKit virtual optical network training system.
Comprehensive manual Receive a comprehensive, up-to-date, indexed course manual.
Electronic resources Receive a USB drive with extra resources including reference information and review exercises.
Modern, engaging visual aids
CONA status Pass the assessment to gain Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) status.
design optical links that provide high capacity - typically up to 10 or 25Gb/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
This is a great course for those that need a broad foundation of knowledge of optical communications networks. It suits telecoms job roles such as: optical network planner, optical network operations staff, WAN Service Engineer, datacenter operations engineer, optical communications or fibre optic specialists for data centres.
It is an ideal course for project teams to attend together as it promotes understanding of different roles in the process and the case study and assignment encourage discussion.
This is a foundation course in optical networking, so there are no pre-requisites.
For company specific courses for groups of delegates, then it is possible to add some customisation to the CONA course to highlight issues for specific applications.