Advanced Optical Networking Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Advanced Optical Networking Training covers transport network evolution, IP/MPLS, GMPLS, MPLS-TP, Seamless MPLS, OTN, and DWDM concepts. Multilayer network design including IP/MPLS over OTN over DWDM is identified as promising and bridges integration and interaction between the IP and optical layers. In this Advanced Optical Networking Training course, we describe and analyze the impact of each layer’s parameter values on neighboring layers and overall network architecture, performance, and cost.

  • 3 days of Advanced Optical Networking Training with an expert instructor
  • Advanced Optical Networking Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Advanced Optical Networking Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Evaluate  transmission and access network architecture applied to the mobile backhaul network
  • Describe IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP transport technologies
  • Understand SONET/SDH/DWDM transmission technologies
  • Understand  the basics concepts of an OTN
  • Identify the features, functionalities, architecture, and building blocks of IP/MPLS, DWDM, and OTN Systems
  • Identify the new requirements for IP/MPLS with DWDM and/or OTN architecture
  • Analyze and evaluate IP/MPLS and its  challenges and best practice architectures and future evolution
  • Evaluate IP/MPLS network architecture alternatives running over DWDM and/or OTN
  • We can adapt this Advanced Optical Networking Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Advanced optical networking training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Advanced optical networking training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Advanced Optical Networking Training course:

  • Senior Engineers, Planners, and Architects

It is assumed that participants attending this Advanced Optical Networking Training course:


Overview of IP/MPLS Technology
  • Introduction
  • What is MPLS?
  • Introducing Basic MPLS Concepts
  • MPLS Applications
  • Goals of MPLS
  • Scalability of network layer routing.
  • Greater flexibility in delivering routing services.
  • Increased performance
  • How MPLS works
  • What is MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)
  • Traditional IP network:
  • Label switching (or “tag switching”) lookups
  • Implementing Traffic-Engineering
  • Manage capacity, prioritize different services, and prevent congestion
  • Implementing Multi-Service Networks
  • Ability to deliver data transport services, as well as IP routing services,
  • Improving network resiliency with MPLS Fast Reroute
How MPLS Works
  • MPLS Label Switched Path (“LSP”)
  • MPLS Router Roles/Positions
  • Label Edge Router (“LER”) or “ingress node”
  • Label Switching Router (“LSR”) or “transit node”
  • Egress Node
  • Basic Concepts
  • P – Provider Router
  • PE – Provider Edge Router
  • L3VPN
  • L2VPN / Pseudowires
  • VPLS
  • MPLS Signaling Protocols
  • MPLS Label Stacking
  • VPN/Transport services
  • “Bypass” LSPs
  • MPLS Pseudowires
  • MPLS Link Protection
  • MPLS Labels and Label Stack
  • Discovering LDP Neighbors
  • MPLS architecture
  • The evolving role of MPLS
MPLS Architecture
  • MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS – their applicability for access, mobile backhaul, and metro networks
  • Transport Type
  • Traffic Engineering
  • QoS
  • End-to-end bandwidth reservation
  • Legacy service support
  • Response times
  • The evolving role of MPLS
  • What is MPLS-TP?
  • Sophisticated OAM
  • Fast protection switching
  • Scalability
  • Strong traffic engineering
  • Cost efficiency
  • Seamless MPLS
  • MPLS-over-OTN-over-DWDM Multilayer Networks
  • Integrated Three-Layer Capacity Optimization Mode
MPLS  Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Analysis of the Security of the MPLS Architecture
  • Security Requirements of MPLS Networks
  • Address Space and Routing Separation
  • Hiding of the MPLS Core Structure
  • Resistance to Attacks
  • Impossibility of Label Spoofing
  • Analysis of MPLS Security
  • Label Spoofing
  • Options for Securing an MPLS Core
  • Firewalling Options
  • Combining IPSec and MPLS
  • Overlay and Peer-to-Peer VPNs
  • MPLS VPN Routing Model
  • Monitoring MPLS VPN Operations
  • Running EIGRP Between PE and CE Routers
  • Running OSPF Between PE and CE Routers
  • Running OSPF Between PE and CE Routers – complete
  • Running BGP Between PE and CE Routers
Advanced optical networking training – What is MPLS-TP?  
  • How MPLS-TP works
  • The key differences between MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS
  • MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS – their applicability for  access, mobile backhaul, and metro networks
  • Cost considerations
  • MPLS-TP-based applications
  • MPLS/MPLS-TP protection switching
  • MPLS interworking
  • MPLS-TP network architecture
  • MPLS-TP equipment functional architecture
  • MPLS-TP equipment network management
  • MPLS-TP interface
  • alarm indication signal (AIS)
  • Continuity Check (CC) and Continuity Verification (CV) using Bi-directional
  • Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • Link Defect Indication (LDI)
  • Trace-route and Ping for LSPs
  • Loss and delay measurement
  • In-band Management and Control Communication Channel
A Brief History of Optical Networking and DWDM
  • Services, Transport, Framing, and Optical
  • Aggregation and Transport Technologies
  • Current Trends in Transport Networks
  • Convergence of Packet and TDM Transport
  • Overview of DWDM architecture and building blocks
  • Basic DWDM Components
  • Optical Transmission Principles
  • Network Classification
  • Virtual Topology
  • Optical Layer and Higher Layer Interface
  • Efficient Routing Algorithms
  • Wavelength Conversion related Algorithms
  • MPLS and MPLS-TP as a transport-oriented packet aggregation technology
Transport Architecture Principles
  • Metro
  • Core
  • Mobile backhaul
  • Switch Node
  • L3-services
  • L2-services
  • OTN, OC-x, and Eth
  • λ-service: Layer 0/1
  • Packet, OTN, and DWDM
  • Transport architecture evolution
  • A mobile backhaul architecture for today’s challenges
  • Packet optical transport and edge aggregation networks
  • Optical wireless backhaul approaches
  • Operational efficiency, scalability, and network optimization
  • Reliable, carrier Ethernet backhaul services with advanced networking features
  • Optical versatility with scalable, multi-reach carrier Ethernet
  • DWDM platforms
  • TDM/IP/Ethernet architecture
  • WSON (Wavelength switched optical network)
  • ASON (Automatically Switched optical network)
  • ASMN (Automatically switched MPLS-TP network)
Optical Transport Networks & Technologies (OTNT)
  • What is an Optical transport network (OTN)?
  • Strategies for handling growth in packet-switched traffic
  • Packet-switched network based on multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology
  • Switching in the core network occurs on a packet basis at every node
  • A  circuit-switched infrastructure based on an optical transport network (OTN)
  • Metropolitan Optical Network (MON)
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Basics
  • Information structure for OTN interfaces
  • Multiplexing/mapping principles and bit rates
  •  Mapping
  •  Wavelength division multiplex
  •  Bit rates and capacity
  • ODUk time-division multiplex
  • OTN networking
  • OTN management
  • OTN protection
Basic Capabilities in OTN Networks
  • The OTN Approach
  • IP, OTN, and DWDM
  • Network View
  • Electrical: Client Mapping,
  • Connection Multiplexing
  • Grooming, Monitoring
  • OTN management
  • OTN protection
  • Protection/Restoration
  • Optical Layer
  • Add/Drop, Express, Protection/Restoration
  • Basic signal structure
  • OTN interface structure
  • Multiplexing/mapping principles and bit rates
  • Optical transport module
  • What is an Optical channel (OCh)?
  • Optical channel transport unit
  • Optical channel data unit
  • Optical channel payload unit
  • OTM overhead signal (OOS)
  • Maintenance signals
  • Mapping of client signals
  • Concatenation
Optical Transport Network (OTN) Architecture
  • Multi-Service Clients
  • GigE
  • Ethernet
  • SAN
  • Digital Domain
  • Interface for the optical transport network (OTN)
Evaluation of Architecture for  optical transport networks
  • Network requirements and architectural framework of the Optical Transport Network Framing & Interfaces
  • Framing structure (digital  wrapperí), overhead bytes
  • multiplexing, and payload mappings for all payload types
  • Optical transport network physical layer interfaces
  • Equipment Functions
  • Characteristics of optical transport network (OTN) equipment functional blocks
  • The control of jitter and wander within the
  • Network Management
  • Management aspects of the optical transport  network element
  • Optical transport network (OTN) protocol-neutral management information model for the network element view
  • Optical transport network (OTN) management information model
  • Generic framing procedure (GFP)
  • Link capacity adjustment scheme (LCAS) for virtually concatenated signals
  • Optical interfaces for intra-office systems
  • Common equipment management function requirements
  •  Characteristics of transport equipment – Description methodology and generic functionality
  • Automatically switched transport networks (ASTN)
  • Architecture for the automatically switched optical network (ASON)
  • IP based services
  • Ethernet services
  • Audio/Video services
  • How to evaluate IP/MPLS
  • Analyzing IP/MPLS architectures and implementation challenges
  • Creating and Analyzing the  requirements for IP/MPLS with DWDM and/or OTN architecture
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