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Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v2.0

What you’ll learn in this course

The Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v2.0 course trains you to design, deploy, configure, and manage your Cisco® Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in a large-scale live network, including how to migrate from legacy WAN to SD-WAN. You will learn best practices for configuring routing protocols in the data center and the branch, as well as how to implement advanced control, data, and application-aware policies. The course also covers SD-WAN deployment and migration options, placement of controllers, how to deploy WAN Edge devices, and how to configure Direct Internet Access (DIA) breakout. The course examines the different Cisco SD-WAN security options available, such as application-aware enterprise firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), URL filtering, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) proxy, and Cisco Umbrella® Secure Internet Gateway (SIG).

The course lab environment is built using Cisco vEdge Cloud routers and Cisco SD-WAN 20.3 code.

This course helps you prepare to take the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (300-415 ENSDWI) exam which is part of the CCNP® Enterprise certification. You will also earn 32 Continuing Education (CE) credits toward recertification.

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Course duration

  • Instructor-led training: 5 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 5 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice
  • E-learning: Equivalent of 5 days of content with videos, practice, and challenges

How you'll benefit

This course will teach you to use Cisco SD-WAN to:

  • Establish a transport-independent WAN for lower cost and higher flexibility
  • Meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for business-critical and real-time applications
  • Provide secure end-to-end segmentation for protecting critical enterprise compute resources
  • Extend seamlessly into the public cloud
  • Optimize the user experience for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications

This course earns you 32 Continuing Education credits towards recertification.

Who should enroll

  • System installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Solutions designers

Technology areas

  • Networking
  • Software-defined networking

Course details

Objectives

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 SD-WAN
  • Describe options for Cisco SD-WAN cloud and on-premises deployment
  • Explain how to deploy WAN Edge devices
  • Review the Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) process and examine technical specifics for on-premises deployment
  • Review the device configuration template and describe new features of device configuration templates
  • Describe options for providing scalability, high availability, and redundancy
  • Explain how dynamic routing protocols are deployed in an 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
  • Identify and implement advanced data policies, such as policies for traffic engineering and QoS
  • 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 Cisco SD-WAN Day-2 operations, such as monitoring, reporting, logging, troubleshooting, and upgrading
  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN support for multicast

Prerequisites

You should have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

  • 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)

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

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

Outline

  • Examining the Cisco SD WAN Architecture
  • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Options
  • Deploying WAN Edge Devices
  • Onboarding WAN Edge Devices with ZTP and PnP
  • Using Device Configuration Templates
  • 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 AAR
  • Examining Direct Internet Access and Cloud Deployment Options
  • 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
  • Add a WAN Edge Router Using ZTP
  • Deploy Cisco SD-WAN Device Using Configuration Templates
  • Configure Cisco SD-WAN Controller Affinity
  • Implement Service Side Routing Protocols
  • Implement Transport Location (TLOC) Extensions
  • Implement Control Policies
  • Implement Data Policies
  • Implement Application-Aware Routing
  • Implement Branch and Regional Internet Breakouts
  • Migrate Branch Sites
  • Perform Cisco SD-WAN Software Upgrade