Design a dense wavelength division multiplexing system

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to produce a DWDM system design

1.1 Obtain the planning document from appropriate person and determine site details

1.2 Obtain the service type and number of channels required between customer traffic sources and destinations and the type of protection required

1.3 Obtain specifications of optical fibre between sites

1.4 Determine fibre loss between sites

2. Calculate link budget for each wavelength path

2.1 Use vendor’s engineering design rules, specifications and data to calculate link budget and link margin for each DWDM wavelength and path

2.2 Evaluate link budget and assess calculated margin and make recommendations for improvement if warranted

2.3 Analyse specifications of installed optical fibre and determine if dispersion will limit the maximum traffic data rate

2.4 Generate options for system design that are realistic for the enterprise and network

2.5 Evaluate and select preferred option based on enterprise business strategy outcomes, service policy and compliance with relevant legislation

2.6 Discuss and confirm selected option with customer

3. Prepare detailed configuration documents for the DWDM system

3.1 Outline detailed requirements of the DWDM system for configuration document

3.2 Prepare a configuration document according to customer’s traffic needs

3.3 Prepare an internet protocol (IP) address allocation for all DWDM shelves and associated routers and gateways

3.4 Submit documentation to appropriate person for approval and sign off

4. Investigate upgrade options using emerging technologies

4.1 Investigate option of using a reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) and make recommendations outlining benefits

4.2 Investigate feasibility of a future upgrade up to 100 Gbps system using optical transport network (OTN) - DWDM technology