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Nokia Optical Network Professional Certification


Optical Network Professional Certification - NEW!

Learn the foundations of WDM transmission and principles, optical network design, network element architectures, and management of Nokia 1830 PSS based networks.  

Nokia Certified Optical Network Professional

The Nokia Optical Network Professional is an entry-level certification that is focused on understanding the essentials of optical networking.  It is designed for engineers, IT, and network planning personnel who need to acquire the basic principles and practices of optical networking.  It covers the main concepts of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission systems (principles, standards, and components) and focuses on three main themes: optical network design, network elements, and the network management system.  Upon successful completion, candidates will become familiarized with the Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT), practice with Switched WDM nodes (including the Photonic Service Switch family – PSS-32 and PSS-24x), and manage the network through the Network Functions Manager for Transport (NFM-T).  In addition, it also covers optical network equipment, interworking principles, node functionalities, main transport technologies, and basic concepts related to protection, restoration, control, and management. 

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Nokia Optical Network Professional, candidates will have developed foundational knowledge of WDM transmission and principles, optical network design, network element architectures, and management of Nokia 1830 PSS based networks and be able to design and build a simple optical network using the 1830 EPT and NFM-T on a simple 1830 PSS-based network.

Certification Requirements
To become a Nokia Optical Network Professional candidates are required to pass one written exam through Pearson Vue that can be found in the table below.   Candidates can also optionally attend the recommended course listed in the table below. 

  Exam Name Number Prerequisite Exam(s)  
Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals 4A0-205 None Register
  Course Name Duration Price (USD)  
Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals  4 days $3125 Register

Practice Exam
Practice exam questions will test your knowledge and prepare you for the Nokia Optical Network Professional certification. Compare your responses with the answer key at the end of the document.  You can find the practice exam in the table below.

  Exam Exam Number  
Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals 4A0-205 Download

Certifications are valid for three years.  Recertification requires passing an updated version of the Optical Networking Fundamentals exam.  Learn more