Cisco NCS 2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum - Virtual Delivery (OPT201-V)

Course Description

The Cisco® NCS 2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum course1 is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco Learning Services. It covers how to plan, configure, and control optical networks using the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 Series Flex Spectrum platform. In this course, you will design Flex Spectrum networks with multidegree reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) multishelf nodes using the Cisco Transport Planner software, learn how to install and turn up the hardware, and use the Transport Planner output to configure an optical network and circuits using the Cisco Transport Controller software.

Course Information

Length: 4 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual

Max. Capacity: 16


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Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Use the features and documentation with Transport Controller to perform maintenance, testing, and basic troubleshooting


The prerequisite for this course is the Cisco Fundamentals of Fiber Optics Technology (FFOT) video training.


  1. Cisco Transport Controller
  2. Cisco Transport Planner
  3. Node Turn-Up
  4. OCHNC Circuits
  5. OCHCC Circuits
  6. Colorless Ports and Circuits
  7. Contentionless Circuits
  8. Connection Verification
  9. OTDR Testing
  10. Maintenance and Performance Monitoring
  11. NCS 2000 Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

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