The Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) v3.0 course is designed to teach you the skills necessary to deploy the Cisco® Optical Networking System (ONS), 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP), and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks from installation to protection. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on experience, you will learn installation, configuration, circuit protection, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting using the Cisco Transport Controller for the Cisco ONS 15454 M6 and M12 shelves, and for the Cisco NCS 2016 shelf. Additionally, in this course you will review DWDM terminology and components, explore available chassis and cards, and discuss hardware installation.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe Cisco DWDM platform basics
Describe DWDM network topologies
Describe the management software used for managing Cisco DWDM networks
List the different hardware components of the Cisco ONS and Cisco NCS DWDM systems
Provision nodes and circuits in a Cisco DWDM network
Perform node and multishelf configurations
Implement SMR-based rings
Provision optical circuit protection mechanisms
Configure Any Rate cards
Describe the function of Raman amplifiers
Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting of a Cisco DWDM network


  • DWDM Optical Platform Foundation

    Chassis and Cards

    Hardware Installation

    Node Turn-Up and Circuit Creation

    Node and Multishelf Configurations

    SMR-Based Rings

    10Gb Circuit Protection

    Any Rate Card Configuration

    Raman Amplifiers

    Maintenance and Basic Troubleshooting


This course is intended for: System engineers Technical support personnel Channel partners and resellers




Before taking this course, you should have: Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols Familiarity with data networking principles This Cisco recommended course may help you meet these prerequisites: Understanding Cisco Service Provider Network Fundamentals (SPFNDU)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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