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Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND)

  • Length 3 days
  • Version 1.0
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Why study this course

This course introduces you to Cisco® Software-Defined Access and teaches you, through a combination of lectures and labs, how to implement simple, single-site fabric networks.
You will learn the benefits of leveraging Software-Defined Access in the Cisco-powered Enterprise Campus network. SDAFNDwill introduce the solution, its architecture and components, and guide you through labs to design and deploy simple Cisco SD-Access networks.

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 completing the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco SD-Access architecture and its components

  • Explain Cisco DNA Center deployment models, scaling, and high availability

  • Identify Cisco SD-Access fabric protocols and node roles

  • Understand the Cisco SD-Access Wireless deployment models

  • Automate Day 0 device onboarding with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation and Network PnP

  • Deploy simple Cisco SD-Access fabric networks

  • Monitor health and performance of the network with Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Interact with the Cisco DNA Center Platform Intent APIs

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Who is the course for?

  • Field engineers

  • Network engineers

  • Network administrators

  • System engineers

Course subjects

  • Introducing Cisco SD-Access

  • Introducing Cisco DNA Center

  • Exploring Cisco SD-Access Solution Components

  • Exploring Cisco SD-Access Wireless Architecture

  • Automating Network Changes with Cisco DNA Center

  • Deploying Fabric Networks with Cisco DNA Center

  • Exploring Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Exploring Cisco DNA Center Programmability

Lab Outline

  • Explore Cisco DNA Center User Interface

  • Verify Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Operation in Cisco SD-Access

  • Integrate Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE)

  • Provision Access Points in Cisco DNA Center

  • Provision Underlay Networks with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation

  • Provision Underlay Networks with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation (cont.)

  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Single Site Fabric

  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Single Site Fabric (cont.)

  • Explore Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Cisco DNA Assurance Issues and Guided Remediation

  • Interact with Cisco DNA Center Intent APIs Using Python


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • CCNP level core networking knowledge

  • Ability to use Windows and Linux CLI tools such as ping, SSH, or running scripts

These are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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