Lab exam registration
Lab exam registration, management, and cancellation
Half-day labs exams are now available
Virtual half-day lab exams are now available for registration. Currently, the full-day Optical Network Architect lab exam is on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions with the exception of the Shanghai, China location.
In support of the certification requirements for Optical Network Architect, Optical Network Design Expert, and Optical Network Services Expert, Nokia offers practical lab exams that 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 (except the Optica Network Architect) or from select Nokia locations identified below. In order to register for a lab exam, candidates must have completed the necessary pre-requisites. Once exam prerequisites are completed, candidates need to purchase a lab exam, and once payment is secured, the candidate will be able to select an available exam date from the website.
Consider using 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
Find out more about My Nokia Optical Lab, register for a lab session, or purchase a lab practice scenario 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 (except the Optical Network Architect lab exam).
Review the global Nokia locations and time zones for virtual delivery available to take take the lab exams below.
Currently, only our Shanghai location is available for in-person deliveries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our Optical Network Architect lab exam waitlist.
Currently, only half-day lab exams are available for virtual delivery. The Optical Network Architect lab exam is not available for virtual delivery at this time; only in-person at our Shanghai location.
Book your virtual lab exam by registering at any one of the virtual locations. You can choose from any region.
- Virtual-USA-Dallas (GMT-5)
- Virtual-Canada-Ottawa (GMT-4)
- Virtual-Morocco-Sale (GMT+1)
- Virtual-India-Bangalore (GMT+5:30)
- Virtual-China-Shanghai (GMT+8)
Virtual lab exam requirements and delivery:
To successfully participate in the virtual lab exams, candidates require the following:
- A webcam and microphone
- A computer with a minimum of 4 Mbps end-to-end connection (wired network connections preferred)
- Windows 10.0, Internet Explorer 11.0
- Candidates must have administrative privileges on the computer to download two applications, including an ExamPlayer image (37.5 GB), and have at least 60 GB of free hard disk space
- 12 GB of RAM (6GB dedicated allocated memory for VMPlayer)
- Hardware virtualization support at CPU level on the PC (Intel VTx).
All exams will be proctored in real-time by a virtual Nokia proctor. Candidates will be asked to complete, and verify they can meet the requirements for, the Nokia Virtual Proctored Lab Exam Setup and Candidate Checklist before their exam to ensure successful delivery.
Bangalore - India
Gurgaon - India
Shanghai - China
Antwerp - Belgium
Bristol - UK
Bydgoszcz - Poland
Madrid - Spain
Paris - Saclay - France
Vimercate - Italy
Dallas - USA
Mexico City - Mexico
Naperville - USA
Ottawa - Canada
Sao Paulo - Brazil
Register for a lab exam
The Lab Exam Pricing are:
Optical Network Design Expert Lab Exam: $725 USD
Optical Network Services Expert Lab Exam: $725 USD
Optical Network Architect Lab Exam: $1275 USD
Once exam prerequisites are completed, candidates need to purchase a lab exam, and once payment is secured, the candidate will be able to 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 for login.
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.