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Nokia Optical Network Design Expert Certification

Develop expert-level knowledge, best practices, and practical skills to design optimized and resilient Nokia 1830 PSS based WDM networks.

Important Notice:

An updated version of the Optical Network Design Expert lab exam (ONDE-LE) will be released on October 1, 2021, based on recent updates. You have until September 30, 2021, to pass the current version before the updates are live. 

Become an Optical Network Design Expert

The Nokia Optical Network Design Expert is an intermediate level certification in the ONC program that is focused on network design.

The Nokia Optical Network Design Expert targets intermediate to senior-level professionals who wish to acquire advanced practical knowledge and experience in the design of Wavelength Division Multiplexing WDM networks based on the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), using the 1830 Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT).

In addition, the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert provides a solid background on related topics including optical system engineering, network, and site optimization, node architectures, Optical Transport Network (OTN), Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS), availability and survivability (protection and restoration), as well as advanced requirements such as latency and encryption.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert, students will have developed in-depth working knowledge in optical network design with:

Different node architectures, GMPLS control plane, and quality of transmission guarantees.

Availability constraints and advanced requirements (e.g., encryption, latency).

Hardware and site constraints requiring advanced optimization (e.g., maximum load constraint).

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