Choose your region and languages

Some content is only available in English

Didn't find your region or language?

Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design

Course Overview

This course is designed for network architects and senior-level network planning and design engineers. Participants will gain the advanced skills and knowledge required to design medium- to large-scale optical networks with complex configurations and requirements. The course is taught at an advanced level and covers important design topics, including network architectures, topology planning, traffic matrix analysis, amplification/regeneration, Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS), and network element configuration. Additional subjects covered include encryption, network synchronization, and advanced features of the 1830 Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT). The course includes lab exercises and case studies where participants design networks.

View schedules and locations below


Course Number


Credit Towards Certification

  • Nokia Optical Design Expert
  • Nokia Optical Network Architect


5 days (including lectures and hands-on lab exercises)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Nokia Fundamentals of Optical Network Design (course TOP00004)
  • Experience designing 5–7 small networks with different characteristics such as standard configurations, limited amplification, no GMPLS
  • Knowledge of optical node architectures such as Fixed Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (FOADM), Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and Colorless-Directionless (CD)
  • Basic knowledge of GMPLS


Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design (4A0-255)


Course Objectives

After completing the course students should be able to:

  • Describe advanced customer requirements including latency, synchronization, encryption, advanced amplification
  • Determine the impact on network design of advanced customer requirements
  • Identify the parameters and inputs required to design an advanced WDM network
  • Recommend services to meet customer requirements (Ethernet, 10G, 100G, etc.)
  • Evaluate/identify the number of present and future services per node 
  • Verify where guard band is required between coherent and non-coherent channels
  • Determine where grooming is required/allowed to minimize wavelengths
  • Evaluate the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and OSNR margin
  • Describe other Quality of Transmission (QoT) metrics
  • Analyze network topology for long links/routes requiring special amplification or regeneration
  • Identify key limitations and constraints when Raman amplification is employed in an optical network
  • Select network elements, shelves, cards and channels necessary to support advanced customer requirements
  • Analyze network element (NE) configurations in EPT for possible interoperability issues between cards/interfaces

  • Assess future configurations necessary to support customer requirements
  • Determine the physical connections required among network elements
  • Discuss possible network layers to be employed, for example, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), optical transport network (OTN), WDM+OTN
  • Analyze proposed protection scheme for suitability in the designed network
  • Confirm if GMPLS is supported/ required/beneficial for the customer requirements
  • Select the most suitable network and node architecture per customer requirements (for example, CD, FlexGrid, FOADM, ROADM)
  • Analyze proposed network topologies for possible/preferred directions
  • Discuss synchronization data transport requirements (for Global System for Mobile communication (GSM), for example)
  • Determine encryption requirements and implementation
  • Analyze latency and Fiber Channel (FC) requirements
  • Determine components used in the Network Management infrastructure
  • Create a network design in EPT that meets advanced customer requirements
  • Use automatic design settings or manual actions to configure advanced design elements in EPT

Course Modules

  • Module 0 - Introduction
  • Module 1 - Review of Network Design Fundamentals
  • Module 2 - Network Optimization
  • Module 3 - Quality of Transmission (QoT) guaranteed design
    — Advanced transmission techniques
  • Module 4 - Quality of Transmission (QoT) guaranteed design
    — Assessing and improving optical reach
  • Module 5 - Configuring Networks and Network Elements
  • Module 6 - Design and Control of Converged Optical Networks
  • Module 7 - Advanced Service Requirements
  • Module 8 - Overview of Network Management Infrastructure
  • Module 9 - Case Study: Designing an Advanced Optical Network

Schedule and Locations

Nokia Advanced Optical Network Design

Price for this course is $3425 (USD) per seat
Start Date End Date Location Delivery Provider
15 Jun 20 19 Jun 20 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
20 Jul 20 24 Jul 20 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
27 Jul 20 31 Jul 20 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
27 Jul 20 31 Jul 20 USA - Plano Virtual NOKIA Register
12 Oct 20 16 Oct 20 France - Paris Virtual NOKIA Register
26 Oct 20 30 Oct 20 Canada - Ottawa Virtual NOKIA Register
26 Oct 20 30 Oct 20 India - Bangalore Virtual NOKIA Register
  • Page 1 of 1

ONC Confidentiality

Review the ONC confidentiality agreement.