The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) – (Corporate Only)



The candidates attending the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy course should have some basic telecommunication transmission knowledge..

  • Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
  • SDH Traffic Handling
  • ATM Integration
  • Protection
  • Synchronization
  • Network Management
  • Auxiliary and Fault Management
  • SDH Networks
  • Identify the major limitations of the PDH network and advantages of using the SDH.
  • Outline the STM frame structures.
  • Illustrate the various SDH equipment and network topologies
  • Understand the traffic handling in SDH
  • Describe the principles of the SDH multiplexing structure
  • Give overview of ATM network

   Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

  • SDH/SONET Overview & Traffic Network Topologies
  • Creation of the SDH Frame
  • Administration Unit
  • STM-1, STM-4, STM-16 and STM-64 signals

  SDH Traffic Handling

  • SDH Traffic Handling
  • Traffic Paths & The High-order Path Overhead
  • Concatenation

  ATM Integration

  • Brief Overview of ATM
  • Mapping of ATM Cells into SDH


  • Traffic Protection
  • Network Restoration
  • Protection Switching
  • Physical Protection
  • Logical Protection


  • Synchronization Status Byte (S1)
  • Network Distribution of Synchronization Signals
  • Synchronization after a Network Failure

  Network Management

  • Element Management
  • Network Management

  Auxiliary and Fault Management

  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Concepts of SDH
  • IP and ATM Basics

  SDH Networks

  • Hardware, Manufacturers and Equipment in the Marketplace
  • Deployed SDH Networks
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