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Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI)

  • Length 5 days
  • Version 2.0
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Why study this course

This course teaches how to design, deploy, configure, and manage your Cisco® Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in a large-scale live network, including how to migrate from legacy WAN to SD-WAN.

You will learn best practices for configuring routing protocols in the data center and the branch, as well as how to implement advanced control, data, and application-aware policies. The course also covers SD-WAN deployment and migration options, placement of controllers, how to deploy WAN Edge devices, and how to configure Direct Internet Access (DIA) breakout.

The course looks at the different Cisco SD-WAN security options available, such as application-aware enterprise firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), URL filtering, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) proxy, and Cisco Umbrella® Secure Internet Gateway (SIG).

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco SD-WAN solution and how modes of operation differ in traditional WAN versus SD-WAN

  • Describe options for Cisco SD-WAN cloud and on-premises deployment

  • Explain how to deploy WAN Edge devices

  • Review the Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) process and examine technical specifics for on-premises deployment

  • Review the device configuration template and describe new features of device configuration templates

  • Describe options for providing scalability, high availability, and redundancy

  • Explain how dynamic routing protocols are deployed in an SD-WAN environment, on the service side and transport side

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN policy concepts, which includes how policies are defined, attached, distributed, and applied

  • Define and implement advanced control policies, such as policies for custom topologies and service insertion

  • Identify and implement advanced data policies, such as policies for traffic engineering and QoS

  • Define and implement an Application-Aware Routing (AAR) policy

  • Implement Direct Internet Access (DIA) and Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp options

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN security components and integration

  • Describe how to design pure and hybrid Cisco SD-WAN solutions, as well as how to perform a migration to Cisco SD-WAN

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN Day-2 operations, such as monitoring, reporting, logging, troubleshooting, and upgrading

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN support for multicast

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Who is the course for?

  • System installers

  • System integrators

  • System administrators

  • Network administrators

  • Solutions designers

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Course subjects

  • Examining the Cisco SD WAN Architecture

  • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Options

  • Deploying WAN Edge Devices

  • Onboarding WAN Edge Devices with ZTP and PnP

  • Using Device Configuration Templates

  • Exploring Redundancy, High Availability, and Scalability

  • Enabling Service-Side and Transport-Side Routing

  • Understanding Cisco SD-WAN Policy Configuration Basics

  • Defining Advanced Control Policies

  • Implementing AAR

  • Examining Direct Internet Access and Cloud Deployment Options

  • Exploring Cisco SD-WAN Security

  • Designing and Migrating to Cisco SD-WAN

  • Performing Cisco SD-WAN Network Management and Troubleshooting

  • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Multicast Support

Lab outline

  • Deploy Cisco SD-WAN Controllers

  • Add a WAN Edge Router Using ZTP

  • Deploy Cisco SD-WAN Device Using Configuration Templates

  • Configure Cisco SD-WAN Controller Affinity

  • Implement Service Side Routing Protocols

  • Implement Transport Location (TLOC) Extensions

  • Implement Control Policies

  • Implement Data Policies

  • Implement Application-Aware Routing

  • Implement Branch and Regional Internet Breakouts

  • Migrate Branch Sites

  • Perform Cisco SD-WAN Software Upgrade


You should have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Knowledge of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts as applied to large-scale live network deployments

  • Strong understanding of enterprise WAN design

  • Strong understanding of routing protocol operation, including both interior and exterior routing protocol operation

  • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPSec)

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