Cisco® Optical Technology Advanced - Virtual Delivery (OPT300-V)

Course Description

The Cisco Optical Technology Advanced (OPT300) v2.0 course gives you the skills you need to deploy advanced features of the Cisco® Optical Networking Services (ONS) 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series. In this course you’ll learn to how to use the Cisco Transport Planner Design Tool to create network topologies and advanced network topologies. You will learn how to use advanced Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) features such as G.709 encapsulation, generic framing protocol G.7041, Layer 1 circuits, Quality of Service (QoS), crossponder networks using T1 over Ethernet, and encryption.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual

Max. Capacity: 16


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Learning Objectives

  • Perform the ONS 15454 MSTP node turn-up procedure
  • Describe first generation mesh topologies
  • Describe the Optical Channel Network Connection (OCHNC) prerequisite requirements for provisioning circuits in an ONS 15454 MSTP network
  • Describe the ONS MSTP advanced protocols
  • Describe the OCHNC circuit provisioning for Single Module (SM) Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) rings
  • Describe the Any-Rate Muxponder Crossponder (AR MXP/XP) cards
  • Describe how the Pseudo Command Line can be used to configure muxponder cards
  • Identify the advantages G.709 encapsulation brings to optical transponder cards
  • Install and provision the Any Rate cards
  • Describe the 100-Gbps and 200-Gbps cards
  • Describe the NCS 2000 400-Gbps Xponder line card and how it is configured
  • Describe the SM ROADM (SMR)-based configurations
  • Describe the 10-Gbps transponder and muxponder cards
  • List the 10GE_XP and GE_XP card options
  • Describe ingress policing and basic egress queuing strategies, and implement the customer QoS scheme into the ONS 15454 crossponder network
  • Identify the principles of Ethernet related to the operation of Cisco optical networking products
  • Configure the 10GE_XP/XPE and GE_XP/XPE cards, install Layer 1 circuits, and read the performance counters for Layer 1 Gigabit Ethernet circuits
  • Turn up an encrypted network and test to ensure that information being passed is secure
  • Add a node to an existing DWDM ring
  • Describe problems with interconnecting circuits between rings, the ONS 15454 MSTP 80-channel manual Multiring feature, and hardware components
  • Describe the ONS 15454 MSTP Troubleshooting Guide

  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles 
  • Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training
  • Cisco Optical Technology Intermediate (OPT200) course


  1. Start the Cisco Transport Planner Software and Create a DWDM Network
  2. Configure Cisco Transport Controller and Display Network
  3. Establish 6-Node 40- and 80-Channel Mesh Networks
  4. Create Circuits and View Power Levels in 40 and 80 WXC Networks
  5. Establish Six-Node SMR1 and SMR2 Mesh Networks
  6. Create Circuits and view Power levels in SMR1 and 2 Networks
  7. Establish 10G Transponder Circuits
  8. Any Rate Muxponder and Crossponder Options 8:2 configuration
  9. 1G and 10G Crossponder Layer 1 Network
  10. 1G and 10G Enhanced Crossponder Layer Two-Ring Configuration
  11. Circuits to Carry T1 over Ethernet
  12. 100 Gigabit Transponders and 10 x 10 Muxponders
  13. 10G Encryption Card Circuit
  14. Add-a-Node to Six-Node Mesh Network
  15. MSTP Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

Technical professionals who need to know how to deploy data over the DWDM network. Designers, System engineers and implementation staff, Network operations center personnel, Technical support personnel who are involved with the deployment, operations, and maintenance of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP system, Channel partners and resellers