CONA Class Request

Optical Network Training Request Form

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CONA Virtual Training Request | Optical Network Training Request

Due to concerns about COVID-19, our face to face classes have been postponed until further notice. You can join us for a virtual class by signing up on Eventbrite or by completing the form to receive a quotation, course brochure and other details.

Our virtual training is intended to mimic, as much as possible, our onsite classes. Classes are 5 days long, instructor-led, and provide for easy real time interaction between instructor and your peers, just as in one of our regular classes. As in our regular classes, the instructor has the option to place delegates into virtual break out rooms to work on assignment projects. The physical Whizziekit, a training aid created by OTT to represent communication cards, will be replaced by a digital version which you will access online.

The instructor will deliver the optical networking training from a training facility equipped with state-of-the-art videoconferencing equipment and redundant ultra-high-speed connections to the Internet. The equipment allows for reliable 2-way audio and video communication between the instructor and remote delegates.

Developed by Optical Technology Training (OTT), CONA is an intense 5-day training course in optical networking and is highly recommended for current and aspiring optical network engineers. This introductory course to optical networking focuses on networks that use single channel or multiple channels using Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) for up to 10Gbps per channel and up to 88 channels. Such networks include metro networks, core networks, mobile backhaul, 5G transport networks (fronthaul, and backhaul) Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) cell tower, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), National Research and Education Networks (NREN), terrestrial Satcom links to and from Satellite earth stations, or dark fiber links and long haul systems that also use fiber optic amplifiers. Variants of WDM, such as Shortwave Wavelength Division Multiplexing (SWDM), Course Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) are covered.

All other topics in optical networking such as fiber optics and cabling, passive components, dispersion management, optical amplifiers, transceivers, network testing, modulation formats, transmission systems and many more are covered. The course is restricted to systems that are based on direct detection. Delegates who pass a project assignment and theoretical evaluation will be CONA certified and will also be awarded IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) certificates

Delegates who successfully complete CONA have the option to take the more advanced Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE) course. CONE tackles the requirements for designing high performance networks for higher speed transmission (100G, 400G, 800G and higher). It addresses more advanced network concepts such as coherent systems, software defined networking and digital signal processing.

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