Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate Level

5 days


The Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) training course teaches the skills necessary to deploy Cisco Optical Networking System (ONS) 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP)and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series networks from installation to protection.


This course is for technical professionals who are responsible for installation, deployment and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP and Cisco NCS 2000 Series networks. Network operations personnel, planners and designers can also benefit.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Connect to a Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP chassis using Cisco Transport Controller
  • Identify node configurations according to card population
  • Provision DWDM circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller
  • Conduct performance monitoring, alarm verification, and fault isolation
  • Provision M12 WSS in linear and M6 SMR nodes in ring topologies
  • Understand configuration options for the Any Rate muxponder and crossponder
  • Perform Raman amplifier initialization
  • Isolate optical network issues


Completion of Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT)

It is also recommended that you have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles


Course Outline


Module 1: DWDM Optical Platform Review

Module 2: Shelf and Card Installation

Module 3: Fiber Jumper Installation

Module 4: Linear Configurations

Module 5: Node Turnup

Module 6: Optical Channel Network Connection Circuits

Module 7: Transponder and Optical Channel Client Connection Circuits

Module 8: Multishelf

Module 9: MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings

Module 10: 10-Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards

Module 11: 10-Gigabit with Y-Cable Protection

Module 12: Alternative 10-Gigabit Protection

Module 13: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder

Module 14: Raman Amplifier

Module 15: 40- and 100-Gigabit Transponder and Muxponder

Module 16: Basic Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: System Setup and Login
  • Lab 2: Node Turnup
  • Lab 3: Creating Direct Circuits (OCHNC)
  • Lab 4: Creating Transponder Optical Client Circuits (OCHCC)
  • Lab 5: Configuring an Amplified SMR Ring
  • Lab 6: Configuring Direct Circuits in an SMR Ring/Mesh
  • Lab 7: Installing 10-Gbps Transponder Cards with Y-Cable Protection
  • Lab 8: Alternate 10-Gigabit Protection (OTU-2 and PSM)
  • Lab 9: Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options
  • Lab 10: Raman Amplifier
  • Lab 11: MSTP Troubleshooting

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