The Cisco SDA Design and Deployment Deep-Dive (SDADD) v1.0 is a 5-day interactive deep-dive training on the Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solution. This training will give you the tools to achieve this state of digital evolution through the Cisco SD-Access (SDA) solution and empower you to standardize your network solution to achieve unified and consistent security goals across wired and wireless network boundaries with a fabric overlay empowered with technology from LISP, VXLAN, and TrustSec.

It will help you learn the design components and deployment considerations to build a Cisco SD-Access (SDA) fabric, how to use Virtual Networks (VNs) and Scalable Group Tags (SGTs) for macro and micro segmentation to ensure demarcation is maintained between various end devices connecting to the network and how to protect assets with group-based policy. It will also help you learn how Cisco SD-Access Wireless and the embedded Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) can help you architect a single policy when onboarding wireless hosts onto the network. The training will showcase different design models supported and the integration of enterprise networks spread across multiple sites or even across WAN networks along with demonstrating how to connect Cisco SD-Access fabric networks to Data Centers and the Internet. The training also includes detailed hands-on labs for SDA Wired, Wireless and advanced use cases.

The SDADD course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt Cisco DNA Deployment Stage 2.

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Date: from 6.12.2021 to 10.12.2021
Language: English
Location: Online (CET, UTC+01:00)
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Date: from 24.1.2022 to 28.1.2022
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After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the vision, strategy, general concepts and components of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture solution.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center design application and describe the integration of Cisco DNA Center with Cisco ISE for Automation and Assurance.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center Inventory, overview of the network topology diagram, and an overview of device compatibility with Cisco DNA Center.
  • Describe DNA Center Automation features such as configuration templates, software image maintenance and PnP device onboarding.
  • Introduce Cisco Software Defined Access and describe the different node types in the fabric and their roles.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center workflow for deploying Cisco SD-Access.
  • Describe the Cisco SD-Access features available for automating and monitoring wireless networks with Cisco DNA Center.
  • Describe the extension for IoT feature in Cisco SD-Access networks.
  • Describe the use cases and migration scenarios for migrating users from traditional campus to SD-Access networks.
  • Describe the support for multicast traffic in Cisco SD-Access Fabric networks.
  • Describe the available integrations in Cisco DNA Center like APIC(DC) and Stealthwatch.
  • Describe the programable network infrastructure, enterprise network programmability with Cisco IOS-XE and Cisco DNA Center APIs.
  • Describe the tools and processes available for operating, diagnosing and troubleshooting Cisco DNA Center and the DNA Infrastructure.


The course contains the following components:
  • Cisco DNA Deep Dive:
      SWIM, PNP,
      Wireless Automation,
      LAN Automation
  • DNA Lab:
      Configure DNA Center Design
      Automate Network using DNA Center
  • SDA Single Site Design
  • Cisco ISE Deep Dive:
      Border Types
      IP Transit
      Distributed B/CP, FIAB
  • SDA Distributed Campus Design:
      Fabric as a Transit
      BGP tags
      Packet Flow
  • Whiteboarding:
      LISP - L2/L3 VNID, VXLAN, RLOC, Map-Cache, Database, Packet Flow - ARP, DHCP, Critical VLAN
  • SDA Lab:
      SD-Access and Segmentation, Host Onboarding, Deploying FIAB
  • SDA Wireless Design:
      OTT, FEW, FIAB, Wireless Guest Deployment, eWLC, SDA for IOT
  • Whiteboarding:
      LISP - L2/L3 VNID, VXLAN, RLOC, Map-Cache, Database, Packet Flow - ARP, DHCP
  • SDA Wireless Lab
  • SDA Multicast Design:
      Layer 2 Border Handoff, Deploying Multicast in Cisco SDA
  • SDA Brownfield:
      Migration Best Practices, Recomendations, How to avoid pitfalls
  • Multidomain integration
  • Whiteboarding:
      L2-Border packet flow, Multicast Control and Data Plane
  • SDA Multicast Lab:
      Implementing L2 Border, Deploying Multicast in Cisco SDA, Integrate DNAC and StealthWatch
  • SD Access Helpdesk Process:
      HLD Template, Prescriptive Deployment Guides
  • Cisco DNA Platform
  • Cisco DNA Assurance
  • SD Access Design Workshop
  • Troubleshooting:
      Cisco DNA-Center, SD-Access
  • Test Driving Cisco API Lab

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification level
  • Basic understanding of Cisco ISE, 802.1x and Cisco TrustSec operation
  • Basic familiarity with SD-Access concepts

Associated certifications