Cisco Optical


Cisco NCS 2000 Series Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum

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Duration: 3 Days

Who should attend?

This course is for technical professionals who are responsible for installing, deploying, and maintaining a Cisco NCS 2000 Series DWDM network with FlexSpectrum. Network operations, planners, and designers can also benefit. Targeted roles include:

  • System engineers
  • Network operations engineers
  • Network design engineers
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +971 4 42 89 440 or send an email to

Completion of Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training - 10 hours of video content Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of optical transport and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of data network principles
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the route and select principle
  • Successfully run the Cisco Transport provisioning tool and design simple FlexSpectrum networks
  • Connect to and setup a FlexSpectrum node using the Cisco Transport Planner and design tool output
  • Create simple DWDM circuits that traverse the FlexSpectrum network and trace the power from beginning to end
  • Configure the 10 x 10 card for five individual transponders and appropriate G.709 options
  • Understand and install the provisionable patch cord (PPC) association between transponder ports and the DWDM MUX and DMX ports, and install optical channel client connections
  • Describe the major features of the Cisco NCS2000 EDFA17/24 and EDRA17/24 amplifiers
  • Understand the difference between colored ports, colorless ports, and colorless applications
  • Describe the difference between colored and colorless ports, and colorless applications
  • Install 40G transponder circuits on colorless ports and change the wavelength without the need to move fiber jumpers
  • Understand the concept of omnidirectional add-drop and the contentionless feature
  • Create 100G circuit into a node on a wavelength that already exists on the omnidirectional add-drop section
  • Install the cross-connect options for nodes with up to 12 sides, including colorless and omnidirectional, and contentionless add-drop
  • Conduct maintenance and performance-monitoring tasks
  • Troubleshoot the 96-channel FlexSpectrum system
Course Content

You learn how to design FlexSpectrum networks using the Cisco Transport Planner tool. You also learn how the WXC and SMR cards are designed, and you set up a three-node dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) ring, create simple DWDM optical circuits between nodes, and then create 10G transponder circuits using the 10x10 multiport cards. The course explains the difference between colored and colorless ports, whereby you install 40G transponder circuits using the colorless option. In addition, the course explores reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) and mesh configurations up to 16 degrees, including the option for omnidirectional, colourless and contention less add-drop. Furthermore, the course also explores methods for performance monitoring and troubleshooting the FlexSpectrum system.

Course Content
  • Module 1: NCS 2000 FlexSpectrum Product Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Shelf Components and Software
  • Module 3: Documentation
  • Module 4: Cisco Transport Controller
  • Module 5: Cisco Transport Planner
  • Module 6: Shelf and Card Installation
  • Module 7: MultiShelf
  • Module 8: Node Turn Up
  • Module 9: Ring Network
  • Module 10: Optical Channel Network Connection
  • Module 11: 10x10 card and 10G Transponder
  • Module 12: Optical Channel Client Connection
  • Module13: Colorless Ports
  • Module 14: 40 and 100G Transponders
  • Module 15: Two-Degree ROADM Nodes
  • Module 16: Mesh Network and MPO Cross-Connects for Complex Nodes
  • Module 17: Omnidirectional, Colorless, and Contentionless
  • Module 18: Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
  • Module 19: Troubleshooting
Further information

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