Designing and Selling Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) Solutions (DMSTP)

Course Description Schedule

Course Overview

DMSTP is a 2-day, instructor-led, lecture/lab course that is designed to provide basic skills in selling and designing optical networks with the ONS 15454 MSTP platform. You will learn how to cost-effectively scale the deployment of fibre networks with the ONS 15454 MSTP platform, focusing on multi-service aggregation, layered TDM and WDM configurations, and Cisco’s next-generation management tools. In the lab, you will see how Cisco MetroPlanner is used to simplify and accelerate the design, implementation, and turn-up of MSTP solutions. The lab for this course is hands-on using MetroPlanner and CTM applications. The actual optical hardware will not be located onsite but will be logged into during the lab.

Who should attend

This course provides an introduction to Cisco MSTP solutions for existing optical ATP Channel Partners as well as those invited to join the optical ATP program. The course is targeted at account managers (first half of day one) pre-sales engineers and system engineers who need to sell, design, architect, and implement MSTP solutions. This course is broken into two sections; the first half of day one is appropriate for AMs and SEs, the rest of the course is targeted at SEs.


  • This course is intended for existing or new Cisco Optical Partners
  • Basic level of knowledge of SONET/SDH and DWDM technologies

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe metro DWDM usage and typical solutions in today's market
  • Describe the evolution of DWDM technology and development of key new features such as ROADM technology
  • Describe the competitive advantages and intelligent features of the ONS 15454 MSTP
  • Describe the architecture of the ONS 15454 platform
  • Design typical basic DWDM network topologies
  • Identify the shelf layout and cards and their features for the ONS 15454 MSTP
  • Describe the key elements of DWDM network design
  • Identify the steps used to turn up a network and create DWDM circuits with Wave Path Provisioning
  • Identify the basic MSTP protection schemes and explain how to build multi-layer redundancy
  • Explain how the CTC and CTM are used as end-to-end network management tools for the ONS 15454

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to DWDM Solutions (AMs and SEs) Module 2: Designing DWDM Solutions (SE level material) Course Labs (SE level material)

Classroom training

Duration: 2 days

Prices (excl. VAT):
  • Slovenia: 1,000.- €
  • United States: US$ 2,195.-
  • Germany: 1,190.- €
Online training
Prices (excl. VAT):
  • United States: US$ 2,195.-

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