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Nokia Optical Network Design Expert Certification

Optical Network Design Expert

Develop expert-level knowledge, best practices and practical skills to design optimized and resilient Nokia 1830 PSS based WDM networks.


The Nokia Optical Network Design Expert is an intermediate level certification in the ONC program that is focused on network design. The Nokia Optical Network Design Expert targets intermediate to senior level professionals who wish to acquire advanced practical knowledge and experience in the design of Wavelength Division Multiplexing WDM networks based on the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), using the 1830 Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT). In addition, the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert provides a solid background on related topics including optical system engineering, network and site optimization, node architectures, Optical Transport Network (OTN), Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS), availability and survivability (protection and restoration), as well as advanced requirements such as latency and encryption.

Nokia Optical Network Design Expert Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert, students will have developed in-depth working knowledge in optical network design with: different node architectures, GMPLS control plane, quality of transmission guarantees, availability constraints, advanced requirements (e.g., encryption, latency), and hardware and site constraints requiring advanced optimization (e.g., maximum load constraint). Refer to the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert brochure for further details on learning objectives.

Certification Requirements

Exam requirements and recommended courses for acquiring the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert certification are provided in the table below. Candidates must pass all mandatory written exams before attempting the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert lab exam. Candidates are not required to enroll in the recommended course to achieve the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert certification, but passing all written exams, as well as the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert practical lab exam are required.

Practice Exams

Practice Exam questions will test your knowledge and prepare you for the Nokia Optical Network Design Expert certification. Compare your responses with the Answer Key at the end of the document(s). You can find the list of downloadable practice exams at the bottom of this page.

Mandatory Exams for Nokia Optical Network Design Expert Certification
  Exam Name Number Prerequisite Exam(s)  
Nokia Fundamentals of Optical Network Design 4A0-250 N/A Register
Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design 4A0-255 N/A Register
Nokia Optical Network Design Expert Lab Exam ONDE-LE 4A0-250
4A0-255

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recommended course(s) for nokia optical network design expert certification
  Course Name Duration Price (USD)  
Nokia Fundamentals of Optical Network Design 4 days $3125 Register
Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design 5 days $3425 Register
Practice Exams
  Exam Exam Number  
Nokia Fundamentals of Optical Network Design 4A0-250 Download
Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design 4A0-255 Download


Certifications are valid for three years.  Recertification requires passing an exam.