The Implementing Cisco Enterprise SD-Branch (ENSDBI) v1.0 course is designed to teach you to understand the Cisco® Software-Defined (SD)-Branch architecture and Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (ENFV) solution. Through a series of in-person or e-learning lectures and labs, you will learn about the supported hardware platforms with a focus on the components, installation, and upgraded workflows of the Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) 5400 series. Additionally, this course will help you build your skills on Virtual Network Functions (VNF) deployment and orchestration solutions on Cisco ENCS.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the Cisco SD-Branch solution and its architecture
Explain the hardware components of the Cisco ENCS 5400 and Cisco Catalyst® 8200 Series Edge Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE)
Install and access the Cisco Enterprise NFVIS on Cisco ENCS 5400
Understand the VNF Lifecycle management and its deployment
Identify Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Security considerations
Explain the Cisco SD-WAN solution and its components
Describe the Cisco ENCS orchestrations systems and Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs
Deploy the Cisco ENCS using orchestrators
Monitor and troubleshoot Cisco ENFV components using Cisco vManage


  • Introducing Cisco SD-Branch Architecture and Cisco ENFV Solution

    Preparing Cisco ENCS Device for Deployment

    Deploying VNFs on Cisco ENCS

    Working with Cisco ENCS Orchestration

    Monitoring and Managing Cisco ENFV Components


System installers System integrators System administrators Network administrators




Before enrolling in this course, you should have: A strong understanding of routing protocol operation, including interior and exterior routing protocol operations Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPSec) A basic understanding of Hypervisor and virtualization Recommended Cisco offerings that can help you meet these prerequisites: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®) Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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