New Fiber Optics Fundamentals Course by Ciena Gets You Up to Speed on Telecoms

Blog Post created by rgnaedin Employee on Dec 16, 2016

People take training for many different reasons – to advance their career, to become more marketable, or maybe just to keep their skills sharp.


In my case, I recently re-entered the telecommunications industry after being away for a few years and I needed to brush up on some telecom basics. I wanted to take an online course, so I could complete it on my own schedule.


Luckily for me, Ciena offers a fundamentals course on Fiber Optics that provides an overview of various optical fiber types and the common measuring equipment used in telecom transmissions. It was neither product nor vendor specific, so I could refresh my skillset. (And did I mention that I took this course completely, 100% for free?)


To access the Fiber Optics Fundamentals course or any other Ciena Open Curriculum course (at no cost), you only need a Ciena account. Sign in to begin your new course today or sign up for an account by following the below steps:


To open your Ciena account:

  1. Go to the Ciena Learning Solutions Management System page.
  2. Enter the requested information.
  3. Once you receive the confirmation email, activate your account and provide your password.
  4. Enter the Fiber Optic Fundamentals course name (or any other Open Curriculum course name that interests you) in the search bar of the learning portal.
  5. Enroll… and enjoy!


I hope you find this course as useful as I did. Feel free to circle back and let me know by commenting below or sending me a note. You’re also welcome to ask questions during and after the course here, in the Ciena Community, too.