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FFOT: Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology

Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) Release 1.0 Version 1 is a Cisco Training on Demand course from Cisco Learning Services. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of fiber optics technology. In addition, this course offers an introduction to the Cisco Optical Networking System (ONS) 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series. You will learn fiber-cleaning techniques, optical-networking system safety, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) fundamentals, and fiber testing with the appropriate equipment.

The course covers the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP and NCS 2000 Series shelf layout and components, as well as the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP and NCS product fundamentals. You will learn the three Cisco MSTP shelf types (M12, M6, and M2) and the two Cisco NCS shelf types (NCS 2006, NCS 2002). You will also learn how to use the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP documentation and the Cisco Transport Controller. The course also covers an instructor-lead Cisco Transport Controller lab demonstration, whereby the instructor will guide you through an introduction to the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP from Installation to Protection lab. The Cisco Transport Controller lab is a brief introduction to your next course if you desire the skills necessary to deploy a Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP network from installation to protection (FITP).

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Clean optical fiber in a Cisco network
  • Identify safety requirements in a Cisco optical network
  • Indentify DWDM concepts and test equipment
  • Identify the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP shelves and components
  • Understand the Cisco ONS 15454 documentation
  • Perform Cisco Transport Controller operations

Course Content

  • Module 1: Optical Fiber and Cleaning
  • Module 2: Optical Networking System Safety
  • Module 3: DWDM Fundamentals
  • Module 4: DWDM Test Equipment
  • Module 5: Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Shelf Layout and Components
  • Module 6: Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Product Fundamentals
  • Module 7: Cisco ONS 15454 Documentation
  • Module 8: Cisco Transport Controller Operations

Lab Outline 

  • Lab: Cisco Transport Controller Lab Demonstration

    Target Audience

    • This course is for technical professionals who require an introduction to fiber optics technology. This course will help professionals who will be involved in installation, deployment, and maintenance of a Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP network.

    Course Duration

    The Cisco FFOT Cisco Training on Demand course comprises eight modules containing eight video lesson

    Suggested Pre-requisites

    The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

    • Basic computing skills
    • Some working knowledge of fiber optics

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