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If you are a design engineer for core networks today, then a grasp of some of the individual technical issues is no longer enough, you need to be able to see the big picture and truly understand the impact of the different approaches to building and operating advanced optical networks.

There are complex, transformational changes now happening in the world of long distance optical networking as we speed towards terabit transmission and the next "next generation" of optical networks. There are many new issues to come to terms with such as coherent transmission, DP-QPSK for 100Gb/s channels, digital signal processing, next generation soft decision FEC, a multitude of choices of pluggable modules such as CFP2 and CFP4, BVTs, Flexgrid and superchannels, CDC ROADMs, SDN and NFV.


Our Certified Optical Network Engineer (Core networks) course will help extend and up-date your knowledge so that you can utilise the latest technologies to design 100Gb/s core optical networks that are flexible, reliable, low latency, cost-effective and future aware.

Typical job roles of attendees include: Optical network architect, Core network designer, Strategic network planner, Transmission system engineer, Photonics engineer.

If you are involved in planning, implementing or managing cost-effective, 10Gb/s optical networks for metro systems, mobile backhaul, fibre to the antenna or dark fibre links then our Certifed Optical Network Associate (CONA) course might be more suitable for you.

If you are unsure whether the CONE or CONA course is right for you, take a look at the comparison links below:

Find out which course is right for you, depending on your job role, previous experience and what type of network or applications you are working on.

Check which technologies are covered on which course.

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