Fast Lane Specialized Training


Cisco NCS 2000 Series Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum

United Arab Emirates:
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Duration: 5 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

The following prerequisite knowledge and skills are recommended:

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

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major components, features, and functions of the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 system
  • Identify laser, fiber optic, electrical, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) safety topics associated with the NCS 2000 Series
  • Identify the major components of optical fiber cables and connectors and properly clean optical fiber cables and connectors
  • Identify specific DWDM optics and technology relevant to this course
  • Install and provision common control, optical and Ethernet cards
  • Identify types of IP addressing and common IP addressing scenarios and perform system setup and login
  • Describe the route and select principle
  • Successfully run the Cisco Transport provisioning tool and design simple FlexSpectrum networks
  • Connect to a Cisco NCS 2000 FlexSpectrum using Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) and use the CTC software
  • Use the Cisco Transport Planner design tool output to setup the node
  • Create simple DWDM circuits that traverse the FlexSpectrum network and trace the power from beginning to end using the CTC
  • Perform optical signal verification tests
  • 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 colourless applications
  • Describe the difference between colored and colorless ports, and colourless 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 contention less 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 will learn fundamental knowledge about optical technologies and components of optical systems in association with components built into Cisco systems optical equipment. The students become familiar with building blocks of optical transmission systems as well as with optical characteristics of data transport. The course includes an overview of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems and their design. This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to describe technology features used in designing and implementing optical networks. 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: DWDM Fundamentals
  • Module 3: Safety, Optical Fiber, Fiber Cleaning, and DWDM Test Equipment
  • Module 4: NCS 2000 Series Shelf Layout, Components, and Software
  • Module 5: Documentation
  • Module 6: Cisco Transport Controller Operations
  • Module 7: Cisco Transport Planner Design Tool
  • Module 8: Shelf and Card Installation
  • Module 9: NCS 2000 Topologies
  • Module 10: NCS 2000 System Setup
  • Module 11: Node Turn Up
  • Module 12: Node Optical Verification
  • Module 13: Ring Network
  • Module 14: Optical Channel Network Connection
  • Module 15: 10x10 card and 10G Transponder
  • Module 16: Optical Channel Client Connection
  • Module 17: Colorless Ports
  • Module 18: 40 and 100G Transponders
  • Module 19: Two-Degree ROADM Nodes
  • Module 20: Mesh Network and MPO Cross-Connects for Complex Nodes
  • Module 21: MultiShelf
  • Module 22: Omnidirectional, Colorless, and Contentionless
  • Module 23: Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
  • Module 24: Troubleshooting
Further information

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