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Acterna Partners with Global Knowledge to Provide Authorized Cisco® Optical Certification Courses in Asia

  • 21 September, 2004 14:45

<p>Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: September 21 2004 – Acterna, the largest provider of test and management solutions to telecommunications network operators, today announced that it is offering authorized Cisco® training, in partnership with Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT education and enterprise training solutions. The courses are available at convenient locations in China, Malaysia and Singapore as well as other locations throughout Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>“We are very pleased to partner with a worldwide leader like Global Knowledge to deliver Cisco optical certification courses,” said John J. Jones IV, Acterna’s vice president of sales and services for the Asia Pacific region. “The courses are synchronized to our leadership in the optical transport market, leveraging our in-depth industry knowledge and technical expertise. By offering the courses in Asia, we bring a valuable resource to communications companies and optical transport engineers throughout the region.”</p>
<p>Cisco® optical certification courses provided by Acterna and Global Knowledge include:</p>
<p>Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP SDH Turn Up, Test, Provisioning and Operation Training Course -- The Optical Cisco Certification Program indicates a foundation and apprentice knowledge in Optical Transport Systems. The Cisco 15454 MSPP SDH Turn Up, Test, Provisioning and Operation Training enables the student to identify major components, features and functions, install hardware and software, use Cisco transport Controller software, configure circuits, provision networks, provides overview on DWDM and Ethernet applications and basic troubleshooting procedures. The course includes topics on DWDM, Ethernet applications besides SDH.</p>
<p>Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP DWDM Turn Up, Test, Provisioning and Operation Training Course -- The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP DWDM Turn Up, Test, Provisioning and Operation Training enables the student to understand DWDM technology, Optical Fiber, Fiber Cleaning Techniques, DWDM Hardware Components, hardware installation, circuit configuration, network provision, DWDM wavelength and fiber protection, Database Backup and basic troubleshooting procedures. The content emphasizes DWDM, Optical Fiber, Fiber Cleaning Techniques and Ethernet applications.</p>
<p>Cisco ONS 15302 and 15305 Provisioning and Operation Training Course -- The Cisco ONS 15302 and 15305 Provisioning and Operation Course enables students to build an understanding of the ONS15302 and 15305 products, management systems, configuration and system set up, and provisioning, operation and maintenance of both products. The course provides both classroom and hands-on training.</p>
<p>For a more detailed description of the training courses, including course outlines, please visit</p>
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<p>About Global Knowledge</p>
<p>Global Knowledge, dedicated to improving the way professionals and enterprises learn, use, and master technology, is a worldwide leader in IT education and enterprise training solutions. Offering more than 700 courses in 13 languages, the company covers such leading companies as Cisco, Nortel, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, and Foundstone. Global Knowledge also provides training program management solutions, including enrollment, assessment, progress tracking, and certification. Through its Virtual Classroom e-Learning, Self-Paced e-Learning, hands-on Classroom Learning, and Enterprise On-site Learning initiatives, Global Knowledge enables customers to choose when, where, and how they want their training solutions designed, delivered, and managed.</p>
<p>Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 800 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.</p>
<p>About Acterna</p>
<p>Acterna is the world’s largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA – with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong – Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries.</p>
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