The Cisco NCS2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum (OPT201) v3.0 course shows you how to plan, configure, and control optical networks using the Cisco® Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 series Flex Spectrum platform. The course teaches you how to design Flex Spectrum networks with multi-degree Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) multi-shelf nodes using the Cisco Transport Planner (CTP) software.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the hardware and components required and used with the Flex Spectrum feature
Design optical networks in the Cisco Transport Planner software
Install the hardware, including multishelf nodes
Perform node turn-up and create circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller software
Configure optical networks with multidegree ROADM multishelf nodes
Configure optical networks with colorless, contentionless, omnidirectional, and MPO cross-connect advanced features
Describe and configure the NCS 2000 400-Gbps Xponder line card
Add a node to an existing DWDM ring
Describe the NCS 2000 Troubleshooting Guide
Use the features and documentation with Transport Controller to perform maintenance, testing, and basic troubleshooting


  • DWDM and Flex Spectrum Foundation

    NCS 2000 Chassis and Cards

    Design ROADM Networks with CTP

    Hardware Installation and Multishelf

    Node Turn-Up and Circuit Creation

    Advanced Feature Networks and Circuits

    Testing, Maintenance, and Basic Troubleshooting

    Spectrum Switched Optical Network


This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy a Cisco NCS 2000 Series Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network with Flex Spectrum. The primary audience for this course includes: Designers Systems engineers and implementation staff Network operations center personnel Technical support personnel who are involved with the deployment, operations, and maintenance of the Cisco NCS 2000 Series Channel partners and resellers




To fully benefit from this course, you should first complete the Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training course, or have an equivalent level of knowledge and skills.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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