The Network Convergence System 5500 Series Router (NCS5500HW) is a 2-day virtual-instructor-led course that introduces learners to the hardware features of the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 Series routers. The course covers the features and functions of the Cisco NCS 5500 Series chassis, hardware architecture, and boot process and features of the 64-bit Cisco IOS XR 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 5501, 5502, and 5508 routers
  • Work with 64-bit Cisco IOS XR software
  • Install Cisco IOS XR software packages
  • Configure telemetry
  • Describe Cisco IOS XR model-driven programmability


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco NCS 5500 Series Hardware
    • Examining the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Chassis
    • Examining the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Hardware
    • Lab: Identifying Router Hardware Using the CLI
    • Lab: Identifying Optical Hardware Using the CLI
    • Examining Environmental Monitoring
    • Lab: Environment Monitoring Using the CLI
    • Lab: Observing the NCS 5500 Boot Process
  • Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Architecture and Features
    • Examining the Cisco IOS XR Architecture
    • Lab: Installation of Cisco IOS XR Packages
    • Examining Cisco IOS XR 64-Bit Features
    • Lab: Configuring Policy-Driven Telemetry
    • Lab: Configuring Model-Driven Telemetry
    • Lab: Model-Driven Programmability

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