Vendor: Cisco
Mode: Classroom or Virtual Classroom with Instructor
Level: Professional
Exam: NA
Exam at your place: NA
Duration: 3 Days
Language: German, French, Italian, English

SKU: OPT201-ILT Categories: , ,

Course Price

CHF 2'800.00

(excl. VAT)

Discount available for multiple students and dedicated classes.

Course Schedule
Ask for more dates, other languages or a different delivery mode as needed and we will do our best to meet your needs.
LanguageModeStart Date
GermanVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
FrenchVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
ItalianVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request
EnglishVirtual Class or ClassroomOn request

What you’ll learn

The course titled “Cisco NCS2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum (OPT201)” guides participants through the planning, configuration, and management of optical networks using the Cisco® Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 series Flex Spectrum platform.

This training program covers the design of Flex Spectrum networks featuring multi-degree Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) multi-shelf nodes, employing the Cisco Transport Planner (CTP) software.

Participants will gain proficiency in the following areas:

  • Installation of Cisco NCS 2000 series hardware
  • Configuration of optical networks and circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) software
  • Understanding of components and configurations essential for leveraging the Flex Spectrum 96-channel feature
  • Configuration of optical networks with multi-degree ROADM multi-shelf nodes
  • Configuration of optical networks with advanced features such as colorless, contentionless, omnidirectional, and MPO cross-connect
  • Description and configuration of the NCS 2000 400-Gbps Xponder line card

Who should enroll

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

Technology areas

  • Optical
  • Routing and Switching

Training overview


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


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.


  • 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

Lab outline

  • Cisco Transport Controller
  • Cisco Transport Planner
  • Adding a Node to Existing DWDM Ring Network
  • Optical Channel Network Connection (OCHNC) Circuits
  • Optical Channel Client Connection (OCHCC) Circuits
  • Colorless Ports and Circuits
  • Contentionless Circuits
  • Connection Verification
  • Performing the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Test
  • Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
  • MSTP Troubleshooting
  • Configuring the 400XP card

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