Course Length: 1 – 2 Days

Prerequisites:

DS1/DS3 or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of telecommunications transmission principles will also be useful for students taking this course. This course can be combined or customized to meet specific network requirements.

Course Objectives:

As a one day class, this is designed as a technology overview and testing class. It will introduce the student to SONET and the applications passing the SONET frame. Test and network equipment will customize this course and can create a two day class.

SONET Fundamentals

  • SONET Overview
  • Specifications
  • Architecture Layers
  • Transport Hierarchy

SONET Frame Structure

  • STS-1 Frames
  • SPE
  • Virtual Tributaries
  • OC-N
  • SONET Timing

SONET Frame Structure

  • STS-1 Frames
  • SPE
  • Virtual Tributaries
  • OC-N
  • SONET Timing

SONET Frame Structure

  • STS-1 Frames
  • SPE
  • Virtual Tributaries
  • OC-N
  • SONET Timing

SONET Systems

  • Equipment
  • Concatenated Signals
  • Testing Add-Drop Mux
  • Testing SONET into Microwave

SONET Networks

  • Pre-SONET Networks
  • Restoration
  • Ring Architectures
  • Mid-Span Meet

SONET Testing Applications

  • BER Testing OC-3
  • Splitters and patch panels
  • Fiber Jumpers and connectors
  • SONET Test patterns
  • Testing the ADM