ENSDA – Deploying Cisco SD-Access


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Nov 9 - Nov 12, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

Dec 13 - Dec 16, 2021
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Jan 10 - Jan 13, 2022
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  Feb 14 - Feb 17, 2022
09:00 - 17:00

ENSDA – Deploying Cisco SD-Access
4 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Software-Defined Networking

Course Details

This advanced, instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course covers Cisco SD-Access fundamentals, provisioning, policies, wireless integration, border operations, and migration strategies.

This 4-day course, Deploying Cisco SD-Access, teaches you how to successfully deploy the Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solution in your enterprise network. This advanced, instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course covers SD-Access fundamentals, provisioning, policies, wireless integration, border operations, and migration strategies. The course also discusses how Cisco SD-Access fits into the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA).

  • 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.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Gain hands-on practice using SD-Access with lab exercises.
  • Deepen your understanding of the SD-Access solution.
  • Prepare for successful SD-Access deployment.


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:

  • Validating DNA Center and Underlay Connectivity
  • Configuring the Identity Services Engine
  • Enabling Dynamic Authentication
  • Configuring DNA Center Design
  • Creating SD-Access Policy
  • Provisioning SD-Access Overlay
  • Configuring SD-Access Wireless Integration
  • Configuring Wireless Hosts and Access Points

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • System engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Technical architects
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers


The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • You should have an understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification level.
  • You should have a basic understanding of ISE and SD-Access.