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COTA - Cisco Optical Technology Advanced

Learn the advanced features of Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM).

GK# 3786

Course Overview


This course covers topics not covered in the intermediate version. In this course, you will learn how to design DWDM networks using the Cisco Transport Planning (CTP) tool. Additionally, you will learn how the 40- and 80-channel mesh networks are designed. You will demonstrate how to set up a six-node WXC-based 40- or 80-channel mesh network. You also learn how the 40-channel SMR1 and/or SMR2 network is designed and set up a six-node 40-channel network.

The course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy a Cisco data over DWDM network.


Viewing outline for:

Classroom Live Outline

1. Cisco Transport Planner (CTP) Design Tool

2. Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) Operations

3. WSS- and WXC-Based Mesh Networks

4. Node Turn-Up: 40/80 WXC Mesh Technology

5. Install Circuits and View Power Levels in WSS and WXC Networks

6. SMR-Based Network and Node Turn-Up

7. Install Circuits and View Power Levels in SMR1 and 2 Networks

8. G.709 Encapsulation and 10G Transponders and Encapsulation Options

9. 10 Gigabit Transponders

10. Generic Framing Protocol G.7041 and 10G Data Multiplexer Enhanced Cards and Encapsulation Options

11. Any-Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Cards

12. Ethernet and VLANs

13. 10 GE-XP and GE-XP Enhanced Cards, Settings, and Circuits Layer 1

14. Quality of Service

15. Layer 2 XP-E Cards Protected Ring, CoS Marking by Port, Customer VLAN, and QoS

16. T1 over Ethernet in Crossponder Network

17. 100G Transponder and Muxponder Installation and Circuits

18. 10G Encryption Card

19. Add-a-Node Design and Installation

20. ONS 15454 MSTP Troubleshooting


Viewing labs for:

Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Start the Cisco Transport Planner Software and Create a DWDM Network

Lab 2: Configure Cisco Transport Controller and Display Network

Lab 3: Establish 6-Node 40- and 80-Channel Mesh Networks

Lab 4: Create Circuits and View Power Levels in 40 and 80 WXC Networks

Lab 5: Establish Six-Node SMR1 and SMR2 Mesh Networks

Lab 6: Create Circuits and view Power levels in SMR1 and 2 Networks

Lab 7: Establish 10G Transponder Circuits

Lab 8: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options 8:2 configuration

Lab 9: 1G and 10G Crossponder Layer 1 Network

Lab 10: 1G and 10G Enhanced Crossponder Layer Two-Ring Configuration

Lab 11: Circuits to Carry T1 over Ethernet

Lab 12: 100 Gigabit Transponders and 10 x 10 Muxponders

Lab 13: 10G Encryption Card Circuit

Lab 14: Add-a-Node to Six-Node Mesh Network

Lab 15: MSTP Troubleshooting



Who Should Attend

  • Technical professionals who need to know how to deploy data over the DWDM network.
  • Designers
  • System engineers and implementation staff
  • Network operations center personnel
  • Technical support personnel who are involved with the deployment, operations, and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP system
  • Channel partners and resellers
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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