The Network Convergence System 5000 Series Router (NCS5000HW) is a 4-hour virtual-instructor-led course that introduces learners to the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5000 Series hardware features. The course covers features and functions of the Cisco NCS 5000 Series chassis, hardware architecture, and boot process and features of the Cisco IOS XR 6.0 software.

The course is delivered online as a virtual-instructor-led training (VILT).


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Examine the Cisco NCS 5001, 5002, and 5011 routers
  • Work with Cisco IOS XR 6.0
  • Execute zero-touch provisioning
  • Describe Network Virtualization (nV) Satellite
  • Explain buffer management and QoS


The course contains these components:
  • Examining Cisco NCS 5000 Series Hardware
    • The Cisco NCS 5000 Series Chassis
    • Optical Interfaces
    • Architecture and Packet Flow
    • Power and Cooling Systems
    • Lab: Identifying Router Hardware using the CLI
    • Lab: Environment Monitoring using the CLI
  • Examining the Features of Cisco IOS XR 6.0
    • Cisco IOS XR 6.0 Software Architecture
    • Cisco IOS XR 6.0 Operating System Structure
    • Cisco IOS XR 6.0 Package Format
  • Examining the Cisco NCS 5000 Series Boot Process
    • The NCS 5000 Series Boot Process
    • Lab: Observing the NCS 5000 Series Boot Process
    • Zero-Touch Provisioning
  • Examining NCS 5000 Additional Features
    • Layer 2 Interfaces
    • nV Satellite
    • Buffer Management
    • Quality of Service (QoS)

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Knowledge of general routing concepts
  • Experience working with command-line interface (CLI)-based network devices