The Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) is a 3-day training that teaches the skills necessary to deploy Cisco Optical Networking System (ONS) 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series networks from installation to protection. This course covers installation, configuration, and protection for the Cisco ONS 15454 M6 and M12 shelves and the Cisco NCS 2002, 2006, and 2015 shelves. You will learn to use the Cisco Transport Controller server software to perform network turnup, deploy linear and single-module ROADM (SMR) ring dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) topologies, and handle circuit protection.
The course covers a variety of card options: multiplexer-demultiplexer cards, Erbium-doped fiber amplifier cards, Raman amplifiers, transponder cards, and the newest Cisco Any Rate muxponder and crossponder cards. You will use the various cards to configure terminal, amplifier, multinode, and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) nodes.

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Date: from 16.8.2017 to 18.8.2017
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Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Connect to a Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP chassis using Cisco Transport Controller
  • Identify node configurations according to card population
  • Provision DWDM circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller
  • Conduct performance monitoring, alarm verification, and fault isolation
  • Provision M12 WSS in linear and M6 SMR nodes in ring topologies
  • Understand configuration options for the Any Rate muxponder and crossponder
  • Perform Raman amplifier initialization
  • Isolate optical network issues


The course contains these components:
Course outline:
  • Module 1: DWDM Optical Platform Review
  • Module 2: Shelf and Card Installation
  • Module 3: Fiber Jumper Installation
  • Module 4: Linear Configurations
  • Module 5: Node Turnup
  • Module 6: Optical Channel Network Connection Circuits
  • Module 7: Transponder and Optical Channel Client Connection Circuits
  • Module 8: Multishelf
  • Module 9: MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings
  • Module 10: 10-Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards
  • Module 11: 10-Gigabit with Y-Cable Protection
  • Module 12: Alternative 10-Gigabit Protection
  • Module 13: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder
  • Module 14: Raman Amplifier
  • Module 15: 40-and 100-Gigabit Transponder and Muxponder
  • Module 16: Basic Troubleshooting

Lab Outline:
  • Lab 1: System Setup and Login
  • Lab 2: Node Turnup
  • Lab 3: Creating Direct Circuits (OCHNC)
  • Lab 4: Creating Transponder Optical Client Circuits (OCHCC)
  • Lab 5: Configuring an Amplified SMR Ring
  • Lab 6: Configuring Direct Circuits in an SMR Ring/Mesh
  • Lab 7: Installing 10-Gbps Transponder Cards with Y-Cable Protection
  • Lab 8:Alternate 10-Gigabit Protection (OTU-2 and PSM)
  • Lab 9: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options
  • Lab 10: Raman Amplifier
  • Lab 11: MSTP Troubleshooting

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows: