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If you are a design engineer for optical 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 happening in the world of optical networking as our data rates reach 400Gb/s, 800Gb/s and beyond. There are many new issues to come to terms with such as coherent transmission, complex modulation formats, digital signal processing, soft decision FEC, a multitude of choices of pluggable modules, Flexgrid and superchannels, SDM, CDC ROADMs, SDN, NFV. open optical line systems, Open ROADMs and white box solutions.


Our Certified Optical Network Engineer course will help extend and up-date your knowledge so that you can utilise the latest technologies confidently to design high data rate optical networks that are flexible, reliable, low latency, cost-effective and future aware.

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

If you are involved in planning, implementing or managing cost-effective, 10Gb/s or 25Gb/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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