The Cisco NCS 2000 Deploying 96-Channel Flex Spectrum Release 10.0 Version 1 is an instructor-led course offered by Cisco Learning Services. It is a lab-intensive course that introduces you to the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 (NCS2K-FS) Series with Cisco Flex Spectrum. There will be a brief review of fiber cleaning and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) basics. You will then learn how to design Cisco Flex Spectrum networks using the Cisco Transport Planner tool.
The course covers the Cisco NCS 2006 and NCS 2002 shelves, the Cisco NCS 2000 16-Channel Wavelength Cross-Connect (WXC) Card, Cisco NCS 2000 EDFA 17 and 24 Amplifiers and Cisco NCS 2000 EDRA 17 and 24 Amplifiers. You will also learn how the Cisco NCS 2000 96-channel WXC Card is designed, and you will set up a two-node 96-channel system, create simple DWDM optical circuits between nodes, and then create 10G transponder circuits using the 10 x 10 multiport cards.
The course explains the difference between colored and colorless ports, whereby you will 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 add and drop. The course will also include methods for performance monitoring and troubleshooting the Cisco Flex Spectrum system.