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Nokia Optical Network Services Expert Certification

Optical Network Services Expert

Learn the technologies, skills and best practices required to configure, manage and deploy differentiated services on a Nokia optical based network.


The Nokia Optical Network Services Expert is an intermediate level certification in the ONC program. The Nokia Optical Network Services Expert is designed for engineers who want to become experienced in Optical Networks, from the basic challenges related to transport technologies, to key aspects of network design, service provisioning, and optical network management. This is achieved using a comprehensive 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS)-based platform, managed by the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP). In particular, the Network Functions Manager for Transport (NFM-T) is used during classes to complete labs and exercises. In addition to successfully completing the required written exams, the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert also requires candidates to pass a practical lab exam.

Nokia Optical Network Services Expert Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert, students will have developed in-depth working knowledge in areas such as Wavelength Division Multiplexing networks and node architectures, Layer 0 and Layer 1 switching, Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) networks, NSP/NFM-T network management system and basic use of 1830 Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT). Moreover, the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert also includes several elective courses, reflecting the different services enabled by Nokia optical networks: GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks, Optical Transport for Mobile Services, and Integrated Packet Transport over WDM. Refer to the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert brochure for further details on learning objectives.

Certification Requirements

Exam requirements and recommended courses for acquiring the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert certification are provided in the table below. Note that candidates must pass both mandatory written exams, plus one elective written exam before attempting the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert lab exam. Candidates are not required to enroll in the recommended course to achieve the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert certification, but passing the indicated written exams, as well as the Nokia Optical Network Services Expert practical lab exam are required.

Mandatory Exams for Nokia Optical Network Services Expert Certification
  Exam Name Number Prerequisite Exam(s)  
Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals 4A0-205 N/A Available Q1/2019
Nokia Optical Network Management with NFM-T 4A0-210 N/A Available Q1/2019
Nokia Optical Network Services Expert Lab Exam ONSE-LE 4A0-205
4A0-210
1 elective exam

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ONe Elective is required for NOKIA optical Network Services Expert Certification
  Exam Name Number Prerequisite Exam(s)  
Nokia GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks 4A0-220 N/A Available Q1/2019
Nokia Integrated Packet Transport over WDM 4A0-230 N/A Available Q1/2019
Nokia Optical Transport for Mobile Services 4A0-240 N/A Available Q2/2019
recommended course(s) for NOKIA optical Network Services Expert Certification
  Course Name Duration Price (USD)  
Nokia Optical Networking Fundamentals 5 days $3425 Available Q1/2019
Nokia Optical Network Management with NFM-T 5 days $3425 Available Q1/2019
Nokia GMPLS-controlled Optical Networks 3 days $2775 Available Q1/2019
Nokia Integrated Packet Transport over WDM 4 days $3125 Available Q1/2019
Nokia Optical Transport for Mobile Services 3 days $2775 Available Q2/2019


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