Cisco Optical


Cisco Prime Optical Operation and Maintenance

United Arab Emirates:
USD 0.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend?

This course is for technical professionals who set up and operate Cisco Prime Optical Software, including optical element management, configuration, performance monitoring, inventory, security, fault management, and reporting. Targeted roles include:

  • System engineers
  • Network operations 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

Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • A working knowledge of optical equipment, including SONET or SDH fundamentals, and DWDM fundamentals
  • Completion of Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (COTI) or Cisco NCS 2000 Series Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum (NCS2K-FS) training
  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Install and start the client software
  • Identify the major functionalities of Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Optical
  • Operate Cisco Prime Optical
  • Add new groups and network elements
  • Create DWDM and time-division multiplexing (TDM) circuits
  • Understand Cisco CPT Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS TP). tunnels and pseudo wire connections
  • Perform user administration
  • Perform network elements security
  • Perform security management
  • Use performance monitoring
  • Use fault management
  • Perform alarm features
  • Perform general administration
  • Use reporting features
Course Content

Students will learn how to manage all Cisco® optical devices and high-end routers. The Cisco Prime Optical Operation and Maintenance course enables students to use the Prime Optical network management system to manage a variety of Cisco optical devices. Working in small groups of two to three people, students complete a wide range of tasks covering many functionalities of the Cisco Prime Optical software. The program starts with the installation procedures of the client, followed by the management of the network elements and administration of Cisco Prime Optical Software and users. The focus is on element management, including configuration, performance monitoring, inventory, security, fault management, reporting, system administration, and troubleshooting. Students gain an understanding of the primary components of Cisco Prime Optical and the underlying architecture; the Cisco Prime Optical user interface; the configuration of network elements, dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) circuits, network and circuit mapping, and VLAN management; fault and security management with detailed labs on network element alarms; user security; and general administration of Cisco Prime Optical.

Course Content
  • Module 1: Introduction to Network Management Using Cisco Prime Optical
  • Module 2: Cisco Prime Optical GUI
  • Module 3: Cisco Prime Optical Usage
  • Module 4: Fault and Security Management
  • Module 5: General Administration Module 1 - Introduction to Network Management using Cisco Prime Optical
Further information

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