Lighting up dark fibre? Learn how to light up dark fibre, with these unique certification programs…
Some days make you think about capacity and performance more than others. The case for lighting up dark fibre / dark fiber with your own communications equipment can be very compelling:
- virtually unlimited capacity
- greater control
- better integration with your communications systems
- much lower opex than leasing capacity
There are also many interesting developments going on in the world of optical networking with increasing use of ‘white box’ solutions that you can integrate into your communications systems using open management and control systems such as SDN. One of the trendy phrases to describe this is OOLS: Open Optical Line Systems. However, to capitalise on these developments you need to know what you are doing:
- which ‘white boxes’ or optical components do you need?
- what do the specifications mean?
- how do you make sure that the dark fibre you’re leasing is good quality and up to the job?
So, this is where OTT’s unique, vendor-neutral, certifications in optical networking technology can help.
The Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) is the entry level certification that makes sure you have a good understanding of the physical fibre infrastructure and all the network elements needed to build cost-effective links that could readily transport up to 800 Gb/s or more of traffic per fibre pair over hundreds of kilometres. This course is also an excellent foundation for the advanced Certified Optical Network Engineer program, scheduled for re-launch in 2017.
The Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE) program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform Fibre Characterisation in accordance with ITU-T G.650.3 tier 2 testing to ensure the quality of the dark fibre link and assess its suitability to support the communications systems that you want to deploy initially and also for any upgrades that are likely during the lifetime of the dark fibre agreement.
So, get prepared and book yourself onto one of these courses, in the UK or USA, today so that you can light ‘em up in 2017.
Seattle, WA Feb 27-Mar 3, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Bradford, UK 13th – 17th March 2017: delivered by CrossConnect Training
Lowell, MA August 21-25, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Seattle, WA October 16-20, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Bradford, UK 6th – 10th March 2017: delivered by CrossConnect Training
Lowell, MA April 3-7, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Seattle, WA June 19-23, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Lowell, MA December 4-8, 2017: delivered by Fiber Insight
Or if you’d like these courses delivered on your own premises then please get in touch.