Training Compendium CE

Training goals

This course offers an in-depth introduction to two major transmission solutions which dominate on the global telecommunication market. It presents earlier concepts such as PCM and PDH, and then follows with a short introduction of physical media (optic fibres), and continues with a thorough overview of SDH/SONET. The main aim of the course is present both generic as well as detailed aspects of using both solutions in transportation of various types of traffic such as voice and data.

Target Audience - Who Should Attend and Benefit

Those requiring introduction to circuit switched transmission solutions used in contemporary telecommunication systems. Specifically, the course is addressed to Transmission Network Engineers, Designers and Planners, Core Network Engineers and Designers, Consultants, and anyone interested in understanding PDH and SDH principles.

Conspect Show list

  • Introduction
    • Speech Encoding - Overview
    • PCM Encoding
    • Multiplexing Concepts
  • PDH Hierarchy
    • E-signals
    • T-signals
    • Frame formats
    • Alarms
  • Selected Aspects of PDH
    • Quality in PDH Networks
    • Measurements in PDH Networks
    • Equipment
  • SDH Principles
    • Background for SDH/SONET
    • Multiplexing Hierarchy by ITU-T
    • Streams and Containers
    • Scrambling
    • SDH vs SONET
  • Selected Aspects of SDH/SONET
    • Synchronisation
    • Alarms
    • Quality
    • Equipment
    • Network Topologies
    • Protection Mechanisms (including APS)
  • Optic Fibres
    • Introduction
    • Equipment
    • DWDM
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Additional information

  • Participants are expected to have general understanding of generic telecommunication terms.
  • Telecommunication or IT related background will be an advantage.
Difficulty level
Duration 3 days

The participants will obtain certificates signed by Compendium CE.


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Sessions organised at Compendium CE are usually held in our locations in Kraków and Warsaw, but also in venues designated by the client. The group participating in training meets at a specific place and specific time with a coach and actively participates in laboratory sessions.



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