The SD-WAN Advanced Bootcamp (SDWANAB) v1.0 course is an intensive 3-day instructor-led training with heavy focus on how to deploy and configure the most relevant features of the SD-WAN solution. It covers both on-prem and cloud deployment details, and dives into the details of control and data policies. Students spend more than 50% of time in a dedicated lab environment, where they deploy the SD-WAN solution from scratch, including controllers bring-up, device templates configuration, control and data policies definitions, and deployment.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Design and Deploy on-prem SD-WAN controllers
  • Utilize device templates to centralize configuration management
  • Design and implement control policies
  • Design and implement data policies
  • Design and implement direct Internet access
  • Design and implement application aware policies


The course contains these components:
  • SD-WAN Architecture components
  • Initiating control plane elements
  • SD-WAN on-prem deployment specifics
    • Lab: Installing and Configuring SD-WAN Controllers
  • Local CA specifics
    • Lab: Utilizing Local CA for certificate signing
  • Zero Touch Provisioning, NAT Challenges
  • SD-WAN Cloud deployment specifics
  • High availability and scaling
  • Device templates
    • Lab: Using Configuration Templates
  • Service Side Routing
    • Lab: Service Side Routing Implementation
  • Defining Control Policies
    • Lab: Implementing Control Policies
  • Defining Data Policies
    • Lab: Implementing Data Policies (influence preferred path selection; implement QoS policy)
  • Internet Breakouts and NAT
    • Lab: Implementing Internet Breakouts (branch DIA; regional Internet breakout)
  • Application Aware Routing
    • Lab: Implementing AAR Policies
  • Serviceability
    • Lab: Performing Software Upgrade
  • Licensing

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic understanding of the SD-WAN solution.