Description

The Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Switches (ENC9K) v1.0 is a 3-day 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.

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