Description

The Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Switches (ENC9K) v1.0 is a 3-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that introduces you to the architecture, capabilities, and implementation of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching platform. This hands-on course covers many features of this Cisco IOS XE platform and describes how to manage devices from a single dashboard called Cisco DNA Center. You will learn how to use the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches to enable Software Defined Access (SD-Access) and provide end-to-end security and automation with centralized management using DNA Center.

The price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLC) for the ENC9K course is 28 CLCs per person.

This course will help you to:
  • Get to know the next generation in the Cisco Catalyst family of enterprise LAN access, aggregation, and core switches
  • Prepare for successful deployment of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Understand the role of Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches in the SD-Access fabric
  • Learn to provision Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches using Cisco DNA center as the orchestration platform
  • Gain hands-on practice through in-depth lab exercises

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Review the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family, identify the switches' features, and examine the functionalities purpose-built for Cisco DNA and the SD-Access solution
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switch architecture, model types, port types, uplink modules, and components, including power supplies and stacking cables
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches, different modular chassis, supervisor and line card options, architectural components, uplink and power redundancy, and Multigigabit ports
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches, model types, switch components, RFID support, architecture, and switch profiles
  • Position the different Cisco Catalyst 9000 family switch model types in the network, and map older Cisco Catalyst switches to the 9000 family for migration
  • Examine management capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches deployed in a Cisco StackWise Virtual environment and an SD-Access fabric
  • Describe the new Cisco IOS XE software management, patchability, and graceful insertion and removal (GIR) features on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Describe the scalability and performance features supported by the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family's support for security, quality of service (QoS), and Internet of Things (IoT) convergence features
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family's support for cloud hosting and connectivity, along with automation features
  • Explore the SD-Access solution fundamentals, deployment models for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family, and the use of Cisco DNA Center to manage infrastructure devices

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches
  • Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches
  • Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches
  • Positioning Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Examining Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches Management Capabilities
  • Deploying Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches in Cisco StackWise Virtual and SD-Access Fabric
  • Describing New Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describing Scale and Performance Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describing Security, QoS, and IoT Convergence Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cloud and Automation Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describing Cisco SD-Access Solution and Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Lab Outline:
  • Discover and Automate the Underlay Topology using PnP Base Automation Service of Cisco DNA Center GUI
  • Perform GIR on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch
  • Manage and Patch Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Software Images using Cisco DNA Center GUI and CLI Commands
  • Enable and Verify Encrypted Traffic Analytics
  • Configure Perpetual PoE and Fast PoE on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch
  • Use Programmability with Python Scripts and NETCONF/YANG for Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch Management Automation
  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Campus Fabric Using Cisco DNA Center Automation

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of configuring LAN routing and switching with legacy Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Familiarity with the Cisco IOS XE operating system
  • Awareness of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) as an authentication platform and policy manager