The Cisco SD-WAN Self-Drive (SDWANSD) v1.0 course is a 1-day training that provides network engineers and operations architects with overview and practical understanding of the Cisco SD-WAN, as well the Cisco SD-WAN Security. It also provides demo labs to demonstrate Cisco SD-WAN solution.

This course is offered as private training only.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Identify the various components and architecture of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
  • Deploy WAN Edge routers in a secure extensible network.
  • Create templates to aide in the deployment and operation of the secure extensible network
  • Configure and verify overlay routing in the secure extensible network
  • Create simple policies to control traffic flow in the secure extensible network


The course contains these components:
  • SD-WAN Solution Components
    • SD-WAN Solution Overview
    • SD-WAN Components
    • Managing SD-WAN Components
  • Secure Extensible Network Deployment
    • Secure Control Plane Operation
    • Secure Control Plane Deployment
    • Secure Data Plane Operation
    • Cloud Deployments and Redundancy
  • SD-WAN Template Deployment
    • Templates Overview
    • Feature Templates
    • Device Templates
    • Attaching Devices to Templates
  • SD-WAN Overlay Routing
    • Overlay Routing Overview
    • OMP Route Advertisements
    • OMP Route Redistribution and Network Segmentation
    • Configuring and Verifying Overlay Routing
  • SD-WAN Policies and QoS
    • Policy Overview and Framework
    • vSmart Policy Operation and Construction
    • Forwarding and QoS Overview
    • Configuring and Monitoring QoS Forwarding

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Solid knowledge of traditional WAN technologies and concepts.
  • Familiarity with Overlay routing concepts.
  • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPSec)