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Ethernet Access Network Design and Engineering Best Practices

Learning Path: Traditional Platforms


This course provides an overview of the best practices to be followed when designing Layer 2 Ethernet Access Networks using Calix products. It is designed for network planning engineers, CO technicians and support personnel responsible for network design, equipment turn-up, service configuration, and maintenance. Following these guidelines will ensure optimum network performance and reliability is achieved and is scalable from a small deployment to the full capacity of an access network. This course will also help prepare you for the Calix E-Series Professional certification exam.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Who should attend

  • Engineers and Technicians who plan, design and configure Ethernet access networks
  • Candidates for the E-Series Professional certification exam

Prerequisite Training and Skills

  • Must complete the following exams: 
    • Pass the Ethernet Access Network (EAN) Specialist exam, and 
    • Any 2: E7 GPON Specialist, E7 Active Ethernet Specialist, or E7 Copper Access Specialist


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Design reliable, resilient, scalable residential Layer 2 Ethernet access networks
  • Design a Quality of Service plan to effectively manage and prioritize traffic for subscriber services
  • Implement security features to protect the network from malicious traffic originating from subscribers
  • Calculate network capacity to provide optimal performance and scalability
  • Analyze existing network designs and identify ways to improve performance
  • Know where to find Calix Resources.