Introduction to Network Management with Cisco EPN (EPNM)


Course Overview

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.

Who should attend

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


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

Course Content

Cisco EPN Manager is Cisco's optical network management system which is used to manage all Cisco optical devices and high-end routers. The Cisco EPN Manager Operation and Maintenance course enables the students to use the Cisco EPN Manager management system to manage a variety of Cisco optical devices. Working in small groups of two to three people, students complete a wide range of tasks covering many functionalities of the Cisco EPN Manager software. They start with connecting to the EPN Manager application, followed by the management of the network elements and administration of Cisco EPN Manager and users. The focus of the course is on the element management, including configuration, performance monitoring, inventory, security, fault management and reporting. Students gain an understanding of the primary components of Cisco EPN Manager and the underlying architecture; the Cisco EPN Manager user interface including the configuration of network elements and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) circuits and paramters. User security and general administration of Cisco EPN Manager application is included. At the end the course covers system administration and a troubleshooting discussion.

Prices & Delivery methods

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: 1,000.— €

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.