Certified fiber optic training | Optical network training in Washington DC


Certified fiber optic training | Optical network training in Washington DC


As demand for CONA (Certified Optical Network Associate) training grows around the world, Washington, D.C., has been added to the list of locations where the course is offered. The first CONA training event in D.C. is scheduled for October 21 through 25 at the MicroTek Training Center, Vermont Avenue, North West.

The Washington, D.C., location was selected to bring the course closer to engineers and technicians in the district and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia – including the Dulles technology corridor. Until now, CONA open enrollment classes were only scheduled in Lowell, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington. Durham, North Carolina, will also be hosting CONA classes in the future. In addition to the scheduled classes, CONA is available as custom training for companies at their locations.

Developed by OTT, CONA is a career development course for planners, project managers, operation staff, network managers etc. Delegates are introduced to the fundamentals of fiber optics and optical networking and learn how to design, plan and implement cost effective and high capacity networks.

The course covers networks that use single channel per fiber or multiple channels using dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) or course wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM). These include metro or core networks, mobile backhaul or fiber to the antenna, data center interconnects and long haul networks that require the use optical amplifiers, and other wide area networks.

Delegates learn what is required for satisfactory system performance of such networks, how fiber impairments such as chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion (PMD), four wave mixing and other non-linear impairments affect network performance and how they are mitigated.

To be OTT certified, delegates must complete a network design assignment based on wavelength division multiplexing technology and pass an assessment exam. In consideration of the depth and quality of CONA, IEEE awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) certificates to all delegates who complete the training.

Successful candidates can opt to take the more advanced CONE training.

To request a detailed course brochure, course fees and training schedules go to the CONA class request page. You can also contact FiberGuide directly by emailing [email protected].

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