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Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals

Course number: ER00835-V-1803
Course duration: 4 days
Price: $3,125 US

Course overview

This 4-day course is designed for engineers, IT, and network planning personnel who need to learn the basic principles and practices of optical networking. It introduces network equipment, interworking principles, node functionalities, main transport technologies, and basic concepts related to protection, restoration, control, and management. Additionally, the main concepts of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission systems (principles, standards, and components) are covered. Within the course, there are three main themes: optical network design, network elements, and the network management system. Participants will become familiarized with the Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT) and they will practice with Switched WDM nodes (including the Photonic Service Switch family – PSS-32 and PSS-24x) and learn how to manage the network through the Network Functions Manager for Transport (NFM-T). Ultimately, this course explains several basic use cases and reinforces this knowledge through practical lab exercises where participants design and build a simple optical network using the 1830 EPT and NFM-T on an 1830 PSS-based network.

Course objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe optical signal propagation in optical networks
  • Identify the typical building blocks of a WDM network 
  • Describe the functionalities of the WDM building blocks 
  • Identify the main engineering parameters that characterize the network equipment
  • Compute the power budget for an optical link 
  • Describe the concept of trail and service 
  • Identify the typical architectures for a WDM node 
  • Classify the network levels and topologies 
  • Get connected to 1830 PSS SWDM nodes using CLI, WebUI, and NFM-T 
  • Recognize the main alarms, conditions, logs, and performance metrics 
  • Perform channel power monitoring using Wavelength Tracker functionalities 



  • Verify the main elements of a previously designed network through EPT
  • Design a simple network using 1830 EPT 
  • Describe the NFM-T infrastructure and list its components 
  • Get connected to NFM-T and explore the main menus
  • Introduce the concepts of protection and restoration
  • Introduce the main features of Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) protocol 
  • Verify the restoration and protection implementation in NFM-T 
  • Explain survivability and availability principles 
  • Perform the commissioning of a single network (bus or ring) through NFM-T by using the created EPT design

Course modules

  • Module 0 – Course Introduction
  • Module 1 – Introduction to WDM networks
    • Optical Transmission
    • WDM Fundamentals
    • Building Blocks
    • OTN hierarchy, trails, and services switching
    • Network types: levels and topologies
  • Module 2 – Basics of SWDM nodes
    • SWDM (photonic and switched) nodes
    • SWDM alarms, conditions, logs, and PMs
    • Wavelength Tracker
  • Module 3 – Basics of Optical Network Design
    • EPT interface and terminology
    • Network creation, analysis, and reporting


  • Module 4 – Basics of the Network Management System
    • Introduction to NFM-T
    • Introduction to NSP
  • Module 5 – Protection and restoration
    • Foundation of survivability and availability
    • Path protection
  • Module 6 – SWDM-based optical network management
    • SWDM nodes supervision on NFM-T
    • Network commissioning steps

Schedule and registration


Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals

Price for this course is $3125.00 (USD) per seat

Duration: 4 days (9 am - 4 pm)

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