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At present, the options for optical networking certifications are pretty limited. I'd suggest you look into the Lucent and Nortel certification programs, which are the only ones I know of right now that touch on such areas. Contrariwise, if your master's work embraces these areas, and you can demonstrate sound theoretical and experimental knowledge of such topics and technologies when you interview for your next job, a certification may not be necessary. I'd urge you to discuss this with a reputable technology placement or recruiting firm, and get their input on this subject. Optical computing and communciations are very hot technology areas right now, so as long as you can demonstrate deep technical knowledge and some relevant experience, you may not need to pursue certification as well.
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