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Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  NZD 5995 exc GST
  • Version 3.0
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Why study this course

This course teaches you how to design, deploy, configure, and manage the Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in a large-scale network, including how to migrate from legacy WAN to Cisco SD-WAN. You will learn best practices for configuring routing protocols in the data center and the branch, and how to implement advanced control, data, and application-aware policies.

The course also covers Cisco SD-WAN deployment and migration options, placement of controllers, how to deploy WAN Edge devices, multicast and quality of service (QoS), how to configure Direct Internet Access (DIA) breakout, and how to deploy a Multi-Region Cisco SD-WAN fabric. You will also learn about the various Application Quality of Experience (AppQoE) traffic optimisation capabilities. Finally, the training looks at the different Cisco SD-WAN security options available.    

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Exam Vouchers: Cisco exam vouchers are not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately where applicable.

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What you’ll learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco SD-WAN solution and how modes of operation differ in traditional WAN versus Cisco SD-WAN 

  • Describe options for Cisco SD-WAN cloud and on-premises deployment 

  • Explain how to deploy WAN Edge devices  

  • Compare the Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and traditional Plug-n-Play (PnP) processes and examine technical specifics for on-premises deployment 

  • Describe configuration groups and feature profiles for configuration management 

  • Describe device and feature configuration templates 

  • Describe options for providing scalability, high availability, and redundancy 

  • Explain how dynamic routing protocols are deployed in Cisco SD-WAN environment, on the service side and transport side 

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN policy concepts, which includes how policies are defined, attached, distributed, and applied 

  • Define and implement advanced control policies, such as policies for custom topologies and service insertion 

  • Describe the Multi-Region Cisco SD-WAN fabric feature 

  • Define and implement advanced data policies, such as policies for traffic engineering and QoS 

  • Describe the Application Quality of Experience (AppQoE) capabilities available in Cisco SD-WAN 

  • Define and implement an application-aware routing (AAR) policy 

  • Implement Direct Internet Access (DIA) and Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp options 

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN security components and integration 

  • Describe how to design pure and hybrid Cisco SD-WAN solutions, as well as how to perform a migration to Cisco SD-WAN  

  • Describe the different tools and options available for managing a Cisco SD-WAN fabric  

  • Describe the different options available for monitoring the Cisco SD-WAN fabric 

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN support for multicast 

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Who is the course for?

  • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNP Enterprise certification or the Cisco Certified Specialist-Enterprise SD-WAN Implementation

  • Pre- and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation, support, and troubleshooting of a Cisco SD-WAN overlay network

Course subjects

  • Examining the Cisco SD-WAN Architecture 

  • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Options  

  • Deploying WAN Edge Devices 

  • Managing Device Configuration  

  • Exploring Redundancy, High Availability, and Scalability 

  • Enabling Service-Side and Transport-Side Routing 

  • Understanding Cisco SD-WAN Policy Configuration Basics  

  • Defining Advanced Control Policies  

  • Defining Advanced Data Policies  

  • Implementing Application Quality of Experience  

  • Implementing AAR  

  • Examining DIA and Cisco Cloud OnRamp  

  • Exploring Cisco SD-WAN Security  

  • Designing and Migrating to Cisco SD-WAN  

  • Performing Cisco SD-WAN Network Management and Troubleshooting  

  • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Multicast Support 

Lab outline

  • Deploy Cisco SD-WAN Controllers 

  • Deploy Cisco SD-WAN Devices Using Configuration Groups 

  • Configure Cisco SD-WAN Controller Affinity  

  • Implement Service-Side Routing Protocols 

  • Implement TLOC Extensions  

  • Implement Control Policies 

  • Implement Data Policies 

  • Implement Application-Aware Routing 

  • Implement Branch and Regional Internet Breakouts 

  • Configure Application Firewall 

  • Migrate Branch Sites 

  • Perform Cisco SD-WAN Software Upgrade


Before taking this offering, you should have:  

  • Knowledge of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts as applied to large scale live network deployments 

  • Strong understanding of enterprise WAN design  

  • Strong understanding of routing protocol operation, including both interior and exterior routing protocol operation  

  • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPsec)

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