The Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v2.0 course gives you training about how 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 looks at the different Cisco SD-WAN security options available, such as application-aware enterprise firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), URL filtering


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Learning 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

  • Course 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
    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


This course is ideal for System installers, System integrators, System administrators, Network administrators, and Solutions designers.




You should have the following knowledge and skills before attending 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)


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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