The Deploying Cisco SD-Access (ENSDA) v1.0 course is a 3-day, instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Learning@Cisco. It teaches students how to successfully deploy the Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solution within their enterprise networks. The course discusses how Cisco SD-Access fits into the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA). It covers SD-Access fundamentals, provisioning, policies, wireless integration, border operations, and migration strategies.

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Date: from 6.10.2020 to 9.10.2020 (Guaranteed date)
Language: English
Location: Online (EDT, UTC-04:00)
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After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe Cisco SD-Access and how it relates to Cisco DNA
  • Orchestrate a Cisco SD-Access solution using the Cisco DNA Center orchestration platform
  • Use the Network Data Platform to demonstrate the assurance and analytics capabilities of SD-Access


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco SD-Access Overview
    • Exploring Cisco SD-Access
    • Describing the Cisco SD-Access Architecture
    • Exploring Cisco DNA Center
    • Configuring Underlay Automation
  • Cisco SD-Access Implementation
    • ISE Integration in DNA Center
    • Policy Provisioning Basics
    • Navigating and Managing the Policy Application Workflows
  • Cisco SD-Access Border Operations
    • Cisco SD-Access Deployment Models
    • Connecting the Fabric to External Domains
  • Wireless Integration Orchestration
    • Integrating Wireless with the Cisco SD-Access Solution
    • Workflow of Cisco SD-Access Wireless
    • Cisco SD-Access Wireless Network Design
    • Cisco SD-Access Wireless Basic Operation
  • Cisco SD-Access Assurance and Migration
    • Cisco Network Data Platform
    • Cisco SD-Access Migration Strategies
Lab outline:
  • Lab 1: Validating DNA Center and Underlay Connectivity
  • Lab 2: Configuring the Identity Services Engine
  • Lab 3: Enabling Dynamic Authentication
  • Lab 4: Configuring DNA Center Design
  • Lab 5: Creating SD-Access Policy
  • Lab 6: Provisioning SD-Access Overlay
  • Lab 7: Configuring SD-Access Wireless Integration
  • Lab 8: Configuring Wireless Hosts and Access Points

Prerequisite Knowledge

Students should have an understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification level.