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APP ICON: SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network


Course Information

This is a two-day course.

Course Base Fees: $1,000 USD

The SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network is a versatile multiplexer optimized for communications networks. The ICON efficiently supports time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Ethernet traffic on a single platform and can also transport this traffic over SONET links.

The APP ICON course is interactive and activity-based. During this course, you will configure and implement a realistic OC-48 communications scheme and configure various circuits over SONET. Each unit of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through provisioning this comprehensive communications and protection scheme.


This course is intended for utility IT personnel, regulatory agency personnel, communications and automation engineers, and advanced technicians.


Day 1

  • Review of Multiplexing and Time-Division Multiplexing (Optional)
  • Integrated Communications Optical Network
  • SEL ICON Overview
  • SEL-5051 Network Management System Software Introduction
  • Synchronous Status Messaging (SSM) Overview
  • Hardware and Configuration Overview
  • Provisioning an Ethernet Channel With the Standard Line Module Exercise
  • Provisioning an Ethernet Channel With the Protected Line Module Exercise

Day 2

  • Nx64F Channel Programming
  • Nx64F TDM Channel Provisioning With the Standard Line Module
  • Nx64F TDM Channel Provisioning With the Protected Line Module
  • Circuit Wizard Configuration
  • Transfer Trip Module Exercise
  • DS1 Async Module Exercise
  • DS1 Sync Module Exercise
  • PLM DS0 Grooming and DS1 Sync Overview
  • Unprovisioning Procedures
  • ICON Assessments

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Set up a node to configure, test, commission, and troubleshoot the following communications circuits for an OC-48 ring network using SEL-5051 Network Management System Software.
    • IEEE C37.94
    • Transfer Trip
    • Asynchronous DS1
    • Synchronous DS1
    • 10 Mb Ethernet
    • 100 Mb Ethernet
  • Configure GPS time source inputs for SONET frequency (SSM timing) and distributed time-of-day synchronization.
  • Configure security parameters in the SEL ICON to help meet NERC CIP requirements.
  • Review other communication circuits available.
  • Review DS0 grooming.
  • Perform commissioning tests to validate alarming and switching between nodes and around the ring.
  • Identify the major features and functions of the SEL ICON.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before you attend this class, we recommend that you:

Course Information
Course Base Fees: $1,000 USD*

CEUs: 1.5

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Course Preparation

Install or update the following software/files on the laptop you are bringing to class:

  • SEL-C662 USB driver.
  • Digital course materials: A link to download the digital course materials will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the course, and a workbook will be provided on the first day.

In addition, please make sure your laptop has an Ethernet port.

Please ensure that your laptop does not have any installation blocks before you come to class.

Additional information is on the Course Policies and FAQ pages.