Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE)

Course Information

The Fiber School’s 4-day Certified Optical Network Engineer training is the answer to your professional training. Whether you require an understanding existing network architecture or next generation network design, we articulate the mission critical demands of today’s telecom systems.

The Fiber School’s Certified Optical Networking Engineer training is an intensive, 4-day learning experience that covers the principle elements engineer within the Optical domain. This Certified Optical Network Engineer training is ideal for professionals who want to stay current in the optical networking field but have a limited schedule or availability to attend a standard training program.

Course Synopsis
Target Audience


This course provides you with a comprehensive technical foundation in optical networking and its services and applications development.

Course Synopsis

Overview of Certified Optical Networking Engineer

What is the different type of fiber optics?
What are the differences between SONET/SDH and WDM/DWDM?
What is an all-optical network?
Will optical networks mean the end of the existing telecom structure?
What is next?
What does the future hold for photonic switching?
Will we ever have the photonic equivalent of the Pentium chip?

Advanced Topics

Light Sources
Introduction to Fiber Optic Systems
Propagation of Signals in Optical Fiber
Optical Network Breakthroughs
Modulation and Demodulation
Transmission System Engineering

Photonic Networks

First-Generation Optical Networks
Second-Generation Optical Networks
Wavelength Routing Networks
Optical Core Networks Technology Trends
Optoelectronic Devices
Optical Components
Optical Amplification
Optical Transmitters
Tunable Lasers
Multiplexers and Filters
Optical Switches, Routers, Cross-Connects and Processors
Wavelength Division Multiplexing/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
Optical Networks and the Optical Layer

All-Optical Network Architecture and Design

Control and Management
Configuration, Fault and Performance Management
Protection Concepts, Deployment Considerations
IP, ATM, DWDM and the Future of SONET/SDH

Technical Details of Optical Communications

The Nature of Light
Light as an Electromagnetic Wave (Photons, Polarization, Interference)
Physics of the Optics
Fiber Optics Network Design
Fiber Losses, Dispersion, Nonlinearities, and Fiber Types
Technical Details of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
Technical Details of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Technical Details of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)
Technical Details of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Technical Details of MPLS and GMPLS
Networking with CWDM and DWDM
Cavities and Filters
Basic Components
Complex Components
ADMs and Cross Connects
Switches (MEMS, Holograms, Bubbles and more)
EDFA and Raman Amplifiers
Dispersion Compensation Units (DCUs)

DWDM Impairments

Availability, Occupancy, Efficiency
Bandwidth & Distance Limitations
Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)
Noise, Dispersion, Nonlinearities
Four Wave Mixing (FWM)
Self-phase Modulation (SPM)
Cross-phase Modulation (XPM)
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS)
Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS)
Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)
Modeling of Nonlinearities
Modeling of Noise

DWDM Span Engineering

Engineering a DWDM link
Fiber Types
Power Budget Design
Q-Factor and OSNR
Margin Requirements
Design Using Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
Effects of FWM, XPM, and SPM on Long-Haul Design
Nonlinear Effects (SPM, XPM, FWM, Raman)
Polarization Dependent Effects (PDL and PMD)
Noise Sources and Noise Accumulation
Bit Error Rate and Signal-to-Noise-Ratio
Signal Crosstalk
Amplifier Spacing
Channel Bit Rate
Dispersion and polarization
Non-linear Effects and Dispersion
Components and Subsystem Consideration on Design
Test and Measurements
Optical Loss Testing & Troubleshooting
OTDR Theory & Operation
CDWM and DWDM Simulation Projects
Design Projects and Case Studies

Target Audience

This course is designed to provide a good technical overview for strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, network professionals, marketing and sales professional, IT professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with optical networks, applications and services. It is also applicable to Engineers and technicians responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and optimizing optical systems.

Hands-On Labs

This course does not require labs.


Certificate: Certified Optical Network Engineer – TFS – (TC-CONE)

Identifies you as a Technician, Engineer or other professional who understands the basics of Gigabit Ethernet, its protocol, core functionality, various options and error recovery strategies.


Note: Additional fees may apply. The available locations for this course are visible in the Schedule section.

Description Item Code Price
Certified Optical Networking Engineer – This course provides you with a comprehensive technical foundation in optical networking and its services and applications development. TR-CONE $4,145.00
Exam: CONE – 50 Question Multiple Choice – This exam must be passed in order to be certified as a Optical Networking Engineer. TE-CONE Included
Certificate: Certified Optical Networking Engineer – TFS – Awarded to students who pass the exam and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Optical Networking Engineering. TC-CONE $150.00


Online Student Information Form

Please fill out the form below to begin the registration process. After you submit the form, a sales associate will reach out to you to complete your registration.


View Course Dates & Locations

Feb 23

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

February 23 @ 9:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 06

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Jun 21

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 03

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 09

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Dec 06

Certified Optical Network Engineer (TR-CONE) – Warrington, PA

December 6 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Planning & Reservations

Contact the Training and Development Coordinator for The Fiber School at Training@fiberoptic.com or call 877.529.9114.

Student Registration Use the Registration Form above or download the editable PDF and email to training@fiberoptic.com.

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Cancellation Policy: The Fiber School may cancel a course that lacks sufficient enrollment a week before it is scheduled to begin. When a course is canceled, we make every effort to notify all registered students promptly. A full refund is processed unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time. You can help avoid cancellation by registering early.

Student Cancellation: No refunds are permitted for student cancellation. Substitutions are permitted.

On-Site Training

With just 5 or more students The Fiber School can send the classroom to you! We offer custom, on-site training for any of our courses. Just give us a call at 877.529.9114 or email us at Training@fiberoptic.com and let us schedule an on-site course that perfectly suits your needs.