Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200)

  • Technical professionals who are responsible for installation, deployment, and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP network
  • Network operations, planners, and designers
  • Network operations engineers


  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles

Expected Duration
4 day


In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to deploy a Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series network.

You will also learn how to perform node turnup. The course covers three shelf types, the Cisco ONS 15454 M12 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP), NCS 2006, and NCS 2002. You will learn how to deploy linear and ring dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM) topologies. The course covers multiplexer-demultiplexer cards, Erbium-doped-fiber amplifier cards, Raman amplifiers, transponder cards, and the newest Cisco Any Rate muxponder cards and crossponder cards.

These cards are used in terminal, amplifier, and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) node configurations. You configure wavelength-selective switch (WSS) linear and single-module ROADM (SMR) rings. This Optical Technical Training Intermediate course covers 10-gigabit unprotected circuits and 10-gigabit protection using Y-cable, optical channel transport unit-2 (OTU-2), and protection switch module (PSM) cards.


1. CTC Operations

2. MSTP Topologies

3. Shelf and Card Installation

4. Fiber jumper installation

5. Linear Configurations

6. Node Turn-Up

7. Optical Channel Network Connection Circuits

8. Transponder and Optical Channel Client Connection Circuits

9. Multishelf

10. MSTP M6 SMR-Based Rings

11. 10-Gigabit Muxponder and Transponder Cards

12. 10-Gigabit with Y-Cable Protection

13. Alternative 10-GB Protection (PSM and OTU-2)

14. Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder

15. Raman Amplifier

16. 40- and 100-Gigabit Transponder and Muxponder

17. Troubleshooting



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