Introduction to Network Management with Cisco EPN (EPNM)

Introduction to Network Management with Cisco EPN (EPNM) Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for the 2-days Introduction to Network Management with Cisco EPN (EPNM) course from Koenig Solutions accredited by Cisco. This instructor-led Cisco EPN Manager Network Operation and Maintenance training teaches the skills necessary to operate the Cisco EPN Manager application used to manage Cisco optical networks. This training course provides you with the knowledge to manage all Cisco optical network devices and addresses element management, including configuration; performance monitoring; inventory; security; fault management; reporting; system administration; and troubleshooting.

Target Audience:

This course is a necessity for technicians responsible for setting up and operating the Cisco EPN Manager software including optical element management, configuration, performance monitoring, inventory, security, fault management and reporting. Targeted roles include:

  • System engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Channel partners, resellers and customers are welcome to attend


Introduction to Network Management with Cisco EPN (EPNM) (16 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Exploring Cisco EPN Manager
  • Cisco EPN Manager Overview
  • Cisco EPN Manager Key Features
Module 3: Viewing Network Topologies and Circuits
  • Topology Map Basics
  • Change Information Displayed
Module 4: Using Dashboards
  • Dashboards Overview
  • Customize Dashboards
Module 5: Managing Alarms and Events
  • Alarms and Events Overview
  • View Alarms and Events
Module 6: Generating Reports
  • Report Fundamentals
  • Create and Schedule Reports
Module 7: Performing Basic Administration
  • Installation Basics
  • Perform Server Setup
Module 8: Adding Devices
  • Device Management Fundamentals
  • Add a Device Manually
  • Add User-Defined Fields
Module 9: Backup and Restoring
  • Backup Fundamentals
  • Schedule a Backup
Module 10: Performing System Maintenance
  • Software Updates
  • Data Retention and Purging
Module 11: Software Image Management (SWIM)
  • Software Image Management Fundamentals
  • Setting Up Software Image Management
Module 12: Configuration Management
  • Configuration Management Fundamentals
  • Archive Setup
Module 13: Configuring QoS
  • QoS Basics
  • Create a Classification Profile
Module 14: Configuring Devices with Templates
  • Device Configuration Methods
  • Template Basics
Module 15: Performing Compliance Management
  • Compliance Audit Basics
  • Compliance Policy Basics
Module 16: Monitoring with Policies
  • Monitoring Policy Fundamentals
  • Edit a Monitoring Policy
Module 17: Circuit and Video Conferencing (VC) Fundamentals
  • Circuit Provisioning Basics
  • Supported Service Types
Module 18: Provisioning Carrier Ethernet Services
  • Provision a Carrier Ethernet Service
  • Verify a Service
Module 19: Provisioning Cisco MPLS Traffic Engineering Services
  • Cisco MPLS TE Service Basics
  • Provision a Cisco MPLS TE Service
Module 20: Provisioning Circuit Emulation Services
  • Circuit Emulation Services Basics
  • Provision a CEM Service
Module 21: Provisioning an OCHNC Circuit
  • OCHNC Circuit Basics
  • Set Up Devices for Circuit
Module 22: Provisioning an Optical OCHCC Circuit
  • OCHCC Circuit Basics
  • Set Up Devices for Circuit
Module 23: Provisioning a Media Channel Group with an OCHCC Circuit
  • Media Channel Group with OCHCC Basics
  • Provision a Media Channel Group
Module 24: Introducing Cisco EPN Manager with Cisco NSO
  • Cisco EPN Manager with Cisco NSO Basics
  • For More Information
Module 25: Lab outline
  • Access and Navigation
  • View Devices and Device Details
  • View Maps, Topologies, and Circuits
  • View and Customize Dashboards
  • Manage Alarms and Events
  • Generate Reports
  • Basic Administration
  • Add Devices to the Inventory
  • Backups
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Software Image Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Configure QoS
  • Configure Devices with Templates
  • Compliance Management
  • Monitor with Policies
  • Provision a Carrier Ethernet Service
  • Provision and MPLS Traffic Engineering Service
  • Provision a Circuit Emulation Service
  • Set Up, Provision, and Monitor an OCHNC Circuit
  • Set Up, Provision, and Monitor a Media Channel with OCHCC
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Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills students should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Optical equipment fundamentals including DWDM fundamentals and SONET or SDH fundamentals/
  • It is recommended that students attend Cisco optical equipment course prior to attend Cisco EPN Manager Operation and Maintenance Training course (Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM or Cisco NCS 2000 training)
  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Identify the major functionalities of the CIsco EPN Manager
  • Start the EPN Manager
  • Operate the EPN Manager
  • Setup the network topology and configure network elements
  • Automate device configuration with templates
  • Perform alarm features and manage events
  • Monitor device health
  • Create and use reports
  • Create DWDM circuits
  • Perform security management
  • Use the performance monitoring
  • Perform user administration
  • Perform general administration
  • Perform NE security