SDAFND: Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals

The Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND) 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.

This training will introduce the solution, its architecture and components, and guide you through labs to design and deploy simple Cisco SD-Access networks. The course will also introduce Cisco DNA Center as the single pane of glass for deploying and operating Cisco SD-Access enterprise networks. Students will explore automation, assurance and programmability features of Cisco DNA center both in theory and through practical labs.

Audience

Anyone involved in the implementation and administration of an SDA solution.

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • CCNP® level core networking knowledge
  • Ability to use Windows and Linux CLI tools such as ping, SSH, or running scripts

Recommended prerequisites:

Course objectives

This course will help you:

  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access networks
  • Explain Cisco Software-Designed Access
  • Operate, manage, and integrate Cisco DNA Center™

After completing 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

Course content

  • 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

Labs:

  • Explore Cisco DNA Center User Interface
  • Verify Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Operation in Cisco SD-Access
  • Integrate Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE)
  • Provision Access Points in Cisco DNA Center
  • Provision Underlay Networks with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation
  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Single Site Fabric
  • Explore Cisco DNA Center Assurance
  • Cisco DNA Assurance Issues and Guided Remediation
  • Interact with Cisco DNA Center Intent APIs Using Python

Certification

There are no exams currently aligned to this course

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