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Lab exam registration

Lab exam registration, management, and cancellation

Nokia offers practical lab exams to support the certification requirements for optical network services expert, optical network design expert, and optical network architect. These exams ensure a candidate’s ability to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot optical networks based on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) portfolio.

Lab exams are offered virtually or from select Nokia locations identified below. Candidates must have completed the necessary prerequisites to register for a lab exam. Once exam prerequisites are completed, candidates need to purchase a lab exam. Once payment is secured, the candidate will be able to select an available exam date from the website.

Use our My Nokia Optical Lab to help you prepare for the exam. My Nokia Optical Lab provides remote, dedicated access to a Nokia optical lab environment, including lab types, focused on 1830 PSS, 1830 EPT, and NFM-T. Features include:


  • Flexible scheduling of lab time with labs available 24x7
  • Optional lab practice scenarios with solutions

Learn more about My Nokia Optical Lab and register for a lab session here

From the registration tool, you can:


Schedule and purchase your ONC Lab Exam.


Review your ONC Lab Exam purchase history or scheduled exams.


Cancel your scheduled Lab Exams or pending purchases.

Lab exam locations

Lab exams are delivered in person at select Nokia facilities worldwide or through virtual delivery. Review the global Nokia locations and time zones for virtual delivery available to take the lab exams below.  Currently, only our Ottawa-Canada location is available for in-person deliveries. 

Register for a lab exam

Lab exam pricing:

Once the exam prerequisites are completed, candidates need to purchase a lab exam. Once payment is secured, the candidate can select an available exam date from the website.


Step 1: Create a Nokia Support Portal account

You will need a Nokia account to access the Lab Exam Registration tool. If you don’t have an account, you can create one here by clicking “New User?”  Nokia employees should use their employee credentials to log in.


Step 2: Access the Lab Registration Tool

Once you have an account, you will be able to access the Lab Exam Registration Tool for registration


If you have any issues, please contact us for assistance.

Cancellation Policy 

Please be aware that our cancellation/rescheduling policy applies up to 15 days before your lab exam. If it is not done within this period, Nokia does incur charges as a third party provides our proctoring resources.

If you would like to cancel/reschedule your exam, please visit My Lab Exam Dashboard.