Fast Lane Specialized Training


Cisco Prime Optical Operation & 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

The following prerequisite knowledge and skills are recommended:

  • A working knowledge of optical equipment, including SONET or SDH fundamentals, and DWDM fundamentals
  • Completion of Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Solutions (OMSTPNCS) 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 (NEs)
  • 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
  • Basic NE Configuration
  • Perform NE security
  • Perform NE management
  • 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

  • Defining Network Management
  • Overview of Supported Network and Cisco Solutions
  • System Requirements
  • Cisco Prime Optical Architecture Overview

Module 2 - Cisco Prime Optical GUI

  • Cisco Prime Optical Management Tools
  • Pre-Staging Before Adding Network Elements
  • Adding Network Elements
  • Cisco Prime Optical Group and Network Element Properties
  • Network Element Move and Delete
  • Inventory View
  • Chassis View

Module 3 - Cisco Prime Optical Usage

  • Network Element Configuration
  • DWDM Circuit
  • TDM Circuit
  • VLAN Management
  • Network Map
  • Circuit Map

Module 4 - Fault and Security Management

  • Network Element Alarms
  • Cisco Prime Optical EMS Alarms
  • Performance View
  • User Security
  • Network Element Security
  • External Authentication

Module 5 - General Administration

  • Control Panel and Cisco Prime Optical Administration
  • Network Element
  • Northbound Interface
Further information

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