ENSDWI: Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions

Learn 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, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) proxy, and Cisco Umbrella® Secure Internet Gateway (SIG).

Course objectives

After completing 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

This course also helps you prepare to take the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions exam: 300-415 ENSDWI which is part of the new CCNP Enterprise certification and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise SD-WAN Implementation certification. 

Audience

Engineers involved in the design, planning, deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of a Cisco SD-WAN solution.

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • 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)

Recommended prerequisites:

Course content

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

Certification

This course helps you prepare to take the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions exam: 300-415 ENSDWI which is part of the new CCNP Enterprise certification and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise SD-WAN Implementation certification.

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