The Optical Communications Associate (OC-A) Introduction to Carrier Ethernet course is a five-day course designed for anyone seeking a firm understanding of Optical Communications (OC) standards, terminology, concepts, and applications.
Describe applications of optical communications technology
Explain properties of light
List and describe the types of optical transmitters
List and describe the types of optical receivers
List and describe the modulation types used in optical transmission
Identify and describe optical fiber and connectors types used as optical network transmission medium
Explain Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical components including passive optical filters, optical modules, optical components, amplifiers and amplification types
Identify and describe optical network topologies, network protection and site types
Describe Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) technology
Describe Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.