APP ICON ADV-1: SEL ICON Advanced Topologies

Course Length: 2 Days (PDHs: 15)
Course Based Fees: $1,200*
* Plus Applicable Tax


This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the APP ICON course. The SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network efficiently supports time-division multiplexing and Ethernet traffic on a single platform and can also transport this traffic over SONET links in different topologies.

In this advanced course, you will configure and implement a realistic OC-48 communications network configured in multiple topologies, provision protection and Ethernet circuits, and test these circuits for resiliency. You will be guided step by step through various exercises to help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each configuration.


This course is intended for utility operational technology (OT)/IT personnel, power system communications and automation engineers, regulatory agency personnel, and advanced technicians who have attended the APP ICON course or have equivalent experience using the SEL ICON.


This course includes an introduction to advanced topologies plus in-depth training with exercises on your choice of one or more of the following topologies:

  • Single-Tie Node Interconnect
  • Dual-Tie Node Interconnect
  • Quad Homing
  • Subtended Ring
  • Linear Topology and Linear Spur

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Identify different SEL ICON network topologies.
  • Configure traffic across rings.
  • Configure backup paths in case of node failure.
  • Design subtended rings.
  • Test the configurations.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before you attend this class, we recommend that you take APP ICON: SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network or have intermediate knowledge of the SEL ICON.

Course Preparation

Make sure your laptop has the following features and updated software:

  • SEL-5051: The software download will be provided with your digital course materials 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.
  • 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.

Available Courses

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