The Cisco Prime Optical Operation and Maintenance (CPOOM) instructor-led course is a lab-intensive course that introduces students to the Cisco Prime Optical management application.
The Cisco Prime Optical is the network management system used to manage all Cisco optical devices and high-end routers. The CPOOM course enables students to use the Cisco Prime Optical network management system to manage a variety of Cisco optical devices. During this course students complete a wide range of tasks covering many functionalities of the Cisco Prime Optical software.
The course 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.
The 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, DWDM circuits, network and circuit mapping, and VLAN management, fault and security management with detailed labs on network element alarms, user security, as well as general administration of Cisco Prime Optical.
This course also covers the new features and functionality of Cisco Prime Optical 9.8.
This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy Cisco Prime Optical to manage your network.

The course is available only as a private group training (up to 12 people).


  • Install and start the client software
  • Identify the major functionalities of Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Prime Optical
  • Operate Cisco Prime Optical
  • Add new groups and network elements
  • Create DWDM and TDM circuits
  • Understand CPT MPLS-TP tunnels and pseudowire 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


  • 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

The lab outline is as follows:
  • Lab 1: Cisco Prime Optical GUI Familiarization
  • Lab 2: Optical Provisioning
  • Lab 3: Security Management
  • Lab 4: Network Element Backup and Upgrade

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • A working knowledge of optical equipment, including SONET or SDH fundamentals, and DWDM fundamentals
  • The knowledge gained by attending the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) from Installation to Protection (FITP) course
  • The knowledge gained by attending the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Release 9.2 Advanced Topics and Data over DWDM (ATD) course