Cisco Optical


Cisco Optical Technology Advanced

United Arab Emirates:
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Duration: 3 Days

Who should attend?

This course is for technical professionals who are responsible for installing, deploying, and maintaining the Cisco NCS 2000 and ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) network. Network operations, planners, and designers can also benefit. Targeted roles include:

  • System engineers
  • Network operations engineers
  • Network design engineers
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +971 4 42 89 440 or send an email to

Completion of Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training - 10 hours of video content.

Completion of Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (COTI) training. Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Successfully run the Cisco CTP tool and design sample DWDM networks
  • Describe the principles of a wavelength cross-connect (WXC)-based mesh network
  • Configure a six-node WXC-based mesh network and create DWDM circuits
  • Describe the principles of a single-module ROADM (SMR) based mesh network
  • Configure a six-node SMR-based mesh network and create DWDM circuits
  • Configure the 10-Gb data cards with appropriate G.709 options and create data circuits
  • Install and configure the Any Rate Crossponder card for 8 x 20 protected data mode
  • Properly configure Ethernet options for Layer 1 transport using the Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet crossponder cards
  • Install Ethernet options for Layer 2 protected and unprotected data ring circuits using the Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet crossponder cards
  • Provision incoming class of service (CoS) marking by port and by customer VLAN and incoming traffic shaping
  • Understand general queuing theory and set up quality of service (QoS) as implemented in the Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet enhanced crossponder cards
  • Install and connect circuits to carry T1 over Ethernet
  • Install and configure 100 Gigabit Ethernet transponder and muxponder cards and circuits
  • Install the 10G Encryption Card and verify error-free operation
  • Add a node to the existing six node 40-channel ring
  • Troubleshooting techniques and lab
Course Content

Students will learn how to design DWDM networks using the Cisco Transport Planning (CTP) tool. You learn how the 40- and 80-channel mesh networks are designed, and you set up a six-node WXC-based 40- or 80-channel mesh network. You also learn how the 40-channel SMR1 and/or SMR2 network is designed and set up a six-node 40-channel network. In the hands-on labs, you learn to configure: the Cisco Transport Controller, the 10Gbps (G) data cards, the 1 Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Crossponder, Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder, 100G transponders and muxponders, 10G encryption, and T1 over Ethernet. There is also a review of G.709 encapsulation, G.7041 Generic Framing Protocol (GFP), forward error correction and coherent transmission. Additionally, you add a node to the existing six-node ring and troubleshoot the configuration. The course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy a Cisco data over DWDM network.

Course Content
  • Module 1: Cisco Transport Planner (CTP) Design Tool
  • Module 2: Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) Operations
  • Module 3: WSS- and WXC-Based Mesh Networks
  • Module 4: Node Turn-Up: 40/80 WXC Mesh Technology
  • Module 5: Install Circuits and View Power Levels in WSS and WXC Networks
  • Module 6: SMR-Based Network and Node Turn-Up
  • Module 7: Install Circuits and View Power Levels in SMR1 and 2 Networks
  • Module 8: G.709 Encapsulation and 10G Transponders and Encapsulation Options
  • Module 9: 10 Gigabit Transponders
  • Module 10: Generic Framing Protocol G.7041 and 10G Data Multiplexer Enhanced Cards and Encapsulation Options
  • Module 11: Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Cards
  • Module 12: Ethernet and VLANs
  • Module 13: 10GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced Cards, Settings, and Circuits Layer1
  • Module 14: Quality of Service
  • Module 15: Layer 2 XP-E Cards Protected Ring, CoS Marking by Port, Customer VLAN, and QoS
  • Module 16: T1 over Ethernet in Crossponder Network
  • Module 17: 100G Transponder and Muxponder Installation and Circuits
  • Module 18: 10G Encryption Card
  • Module 19: Add-a-Node Design and Installation
  • Module 20: ONS 15454 MSTP Troubleshooting
Further information

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