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DOCSIS, cBR-8, R-PHY Bundle

Save over $800 when you bundle the DOCSIS Network Overview, cBR-8 and Remote PHY courses.
$5640
$ 4,795
  • DOCSIS Network Overview e-Learning Course (6-months access)
  • Implementing Cisco’s Converged Cable Access Platform (cBR-8) 4-day Instructor-Led Course
  • Cisco Remote PHY Deep Dive (R-PHY) 1-day Instructor-Led Course
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students taking the DOCSIS Network Overview training course will learn about DOCSIS basics and the physical network it runs on.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Students enrolled in the DOCSIS Network Overview training course will learn about DOCSIS basics, modem operations, and the digital modulation schemes employed by DOCSIS. The Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC) network, which DOCSIS runs on in a cabled world, is also explored. The course provides a foothold to a deeper dive into DOCSIS.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss how upstream RF levels are determined and maintained, and the impact of operating modems in a shared network.
  • Explain how the DOCSIS modem operates in the transmission path
  • Describe the role of cable and connectors in a distribution system
  • List and describe the role of passive signal transmission components in a distribution system
  • Describe different distribution system amplifiers and identify basic amplifier components
  • Explain basic system powering theory, identify power supply components and basic operation, and describe underground and aerial installations
  • Describe how a ring architecture using fiber-optic cable can maintain reliability
  • Recognize the HFC progressions that have brought fiber-optic cable closer to the customer premises
  • Understand why the broadband cable industry is developing its own PON (passive optical network) standard
  • Describe the primary digital modulation schemes used in broadband cable networks

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Considering DOCSIS in the Network
  • Obtaining DOCSIS Single Carrier RF Operating Parameters
  • Examining Distribution System Equipment
  • The Evolving HFC Network
  • Describing Digital Modulation Schemes

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
cBR-8 is the next generation in Cisco’s series of CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) platforms. Cisco’s uBR 10K (Universal Broadband Router) previously offered industry-leading CMTS functionality – the cBR-8 is now Cisco’s flagship CMTS offering. The Cisco cBR-8 CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) CMTS provides many technology advancements and performance enhancements, while reducing the overall cost per subscriber.

These advanced capabilities include: four times the capacity (number of cable modems/subscribers per CMTS) at double the speed of currently available DOCSIS 3.0 solutions (10K). The cBR-8 provides maximum flexibility for the future adoption of innovative network architectures including Remote PHY (RPHY), SDN, and Virtual CMTS (vCMTS). The cBR-8’s native support of DOCSIS 3.1 allows cable operators to deliver ultra-broadband services with maximum downstream speeds approaching 10 Gbps per subscriber and 1 Gbps upstream. Note: Cisco 10K supports all versions up to DOCSIS 3.0. cBR-8 supports up to 3.1.

PREREQUISITES:
Following are the strongly recommended prerequisites for this cable training course:

  • DOCSIS Network Overview

Students should have foundational knowledge and/or experience with –

  • DOCSIS principles of operation
  • Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI)

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco CMTS and associated equipment. The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Cable Operator Network Operation Center personnel
  • System Engineer/Integrator/Solutions support personnel
  • Channel partners, resellers

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
You will learn the cBR-8 architecture, deployment best practices, security features, and perform key DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 configuration tasks during hands-on labs.

COURSE OUTLINE:
DOCSIS Primer

  • DOCSIS Characteristics
  • Available Spectrum
  • TDM/TDMA/ATDMA/SCDMA and Channel types

cBR-8 Architecture and Hardware Overview

  • Hardware Overview
  • Chassis Installation
  • System Level Troubleshooting
  • Lab – Discovery

Software Overview and MAC Domain Configuration

  • cBR-8 Differences (versus uBR 10K)
  • Software and Configuration
  • Lab – Bringing up a MAC Domain
  • 1:2 Combining
  • Lab – 1 by 2 Combining

Bonding and Bonding Resiliency

  • Downstream Resiliency
  • Upstream Resiliency
  • Lab – Wideband Resiliency
  • Battery Backup

Security Features

  • Dynamic Shared Secret (DMIC)
  • Cable Source Verify
  • Cable ARP Filtering
  • BPI+ Policy Enforcement
  • Privacy Hotlist

DOCSIS Load Balancing

  • Basic DOCSIS Load Balancing CLI
  • Advanced DOCSIS Load Balancing Configuration
  • Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Lab – DOCSIS Load Balancing
  • Additional Load Balancing Features

cBR-8 Features

  • cBR-8 Call Home
  • Smart Licensing
  • High Availability for Supervisor and Line Card
  • cBR-8 Patching – Sub-Package Mode
  • cBR-8 CPU Protection
  • Punt Path Rate Limiting (PPRL)

DOCSIS 3.1 Architecture

  • Greenfield Reference Architecture
  • Physical Layer Properties
  • PHY Link Channel (PLC)
  • Modulation Characteristics
  • MAC and DOCSIS Upper Layers
  • MAC Protocol Operation
  • Cable Modem Registration (DOCSIS 3.1)

DOCSIS 3.1 Configuration

  • DOCSIS 3.1 Downstream
  • DOCSIS 3.1 Downstream Configuration
  • Downstream Verification
  • Lab – Configuring DOCSIS 3.1 Downstream
  • DOCSIS 3.1 Upstream
  • DOCSIS 3.1 Upstream Configuration
  • Upstream Verification
  • Lab – Configuring DOCSIS 3.1 Upstream

cBR-8 Modem Troubleshooting

  • Modem Registration flowchart
  • Cable modem MAC states
  • Modems failing registration or BPI+
  • Modems not coming up in wideband mode
  • General modem-focused troubleshooting
  • Lab – Troubleshooting

COURSE OVERVIEW:
Remote PHY (R-PHY) is a key component in the cable industry’s adoption of a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA). DAA and R-PHY are foundational technologies for future innovative network architectures such as Virtual CMTS (vCMTS), Cloud Native Broadband Router (cnBR), and Full-duplex DOCSIS. R-PHY enables the migration of physical layer (PHY) functions (such as RF Spectrum generation) from the Headend to the network edge – leading to more robust RF networks. The deployment of DAA/R-PHY, coupled with DOCSIS 3.1, allows cable operators to deliver ultra-broadband services with maximum downstream/upstream speeds approaching 10 Gbps/1 Gbps respectively.

PREREQUISITES:
Students should have foundational knowledge and/or experience with:

  • DOCSIS principles of operation
  • CMTS/CCAP platform – headend functions
  • Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI)

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco Remote PHY and associated equipment.

The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Cable Operator Network Operation Center personnel
  • System Engineer/ Integrator/Solutions support personnel
  • HFC Maintenance technicians
  • Channel partners, resellers

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
You will learn the Remote PHY architecture, Remote PHY Device (RPD) installation, CLI commands used for verification and monitoring, deployment best practices, and perform key R-PHY configuration tasks during hands-on labs.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Distributed Access Architecture Concepts

  • Use cases for DAA
  • Cisco R-PHY network components
  • The Evolution of PHY
  • Maintaining network time

Remote PHY Architecture

  • Headend architecture
  • Supported devices
  • Node and Shelf Installation

Deployment Considerations/Options

  • DAA architecture components
  • CIN design
  • Timing considerations

RPD Initialization

  • Communication protocols
  • Initialization process
  • Clock synchronization process
  • Lab – PTP Clock Initialization

R-PHY Configuration and Monitoring

  • Interface
  • Lab – DPIC Port Connectivity
  • Controller profiles
  • Lab – RPD Configuration
  • Fiber Node
  • Lab – Wideband Interface and Fiber Node
  • Verification using CLI Commands
    • CCAP
    • RPD

Advanced Deployment Options

  • BEST practices and optimization
  • New technology/features
  • Video and Out-of-band support
  • Lab – Implementing R-PHY Video
  • Smart PHY
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