The Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND) v1.0 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.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this 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


  • 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


Field engineers Network engineers Network administrators System engineers




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: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)0 Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)1


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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