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Important updates to the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert and Optical Network Architect certifications

FEBRUARY 1, 2020
 

Effective July 1, 2021 – We will be making changes to the requirements for achieving the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert Certification and the Nokia Optical Network Architect Certification.
 

The certification updates will better reflect the optical networking functions within many organizations.
 

Nokia Certified Optical Network Services Expert

There is one important addition coming to Optical Network Services Expert certification requirements:

  • A new mandatory exam and recommended course, the Nokia Optical Diagnostics and Troubleshooting exam (4A0-265), and course (TOP0007) will be added to the certification requirements on July 1, 2021.  

Candidates will need to pass three mandatory written exams, one elective written exam, and one lab exam to become certified under the new requirements.  Candidates will have until June 30, 2021, to become certified under the current requirements.  

See the table below for a comparison of the current and updated certification requirements for the Optical Network Services Expert: 

 

ONSE Change Comp

Nokia Certified Optical Network Architect

There is one minor update to coming to the Optical Network Architect certification requirements:

  • The Nokia Optical Diagnostics and Troubleshooting exam (4A0-265) will be changed from a mandatory exam to an elective exam on July 1, 2021.  

This change will allow candidates the flexibility to choose an elective exam based on their unique requirements.  This change will not affect any candidates that are currently pursuing the Optical Network Architect certification.
 

See the table below for a comparison of the current and updated certification requirements for the Optical Network Architect: 

 

ONA change comp

Have questions?

After reading this article, if you still have questions, contact learning.services@nokia.com.  Learn more about our optical networking certifications, including our latest certification, the Nokia Certified Optical Network Professional - https://nokia.com/onc/certifications