Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA)
CONA is the first of two vendor neutral intense 5-day optical network training courses from Optical Technology Training (OTT). CONA is designed to offer prospective optical network engineers the ins and outs of optical networking. It covers networks that use single channel or multiple channels using DWDM or CWDM. These include metro networks, FTTA, DCIs, long haul networks and other WANs. Delegates learn what is required for satisfactory system performance of such networks, how CD and PMD, affect network performance and how they are mitigated. Delegates should pass an examination and a network design assignment to be CONA certified. Delegates will also be awarded IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) certificates.Successful candidates have the option to take the more advanced NG-CONE course which focus on concepts in higher speed optical networking, such as 400Gbps.