Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND)

The Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND) v1.0 course introduces you to Cisco® Software-Defined Access and teaches you, through a combination of lectures and labs, how to implement simple, single-site fabric networks.

You will learn the benefits of leveraging Software-Defined Access in the Cisco-powered Enterprise Campus network. SDAFND will introduce the solution, its architecture and components, and guide you through labs to design and deploy simple Cisco SD-Access networks.

How you’ll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access networks
  • Explain Cisco Software-Designed Access
  • Operate, manage, and integrate Cisco DNA Center™
  • Prepare for various Cisco certifications: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core (ENCOR), and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Design (ENSLD)

Who should enroll

  • Field engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco SD-Access architecture and its components
  • Explain Cisco DNA Center deployment models, scaling, and high availability
  • Identify Cisco SD-Access fabric protocols and node roles
  • Understand the Cisco SD-Access Wireless deployment models
  • Automate Day 0 device onboarding with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation and Network PnP
  • Deploy simple Cisco SD-Access fabric networks
  • Monitor health and performance of the network with Cisco DNA Center Assurance
  • Interact with the Cisco DNA Center Platform Intent APIs

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • CCNP® level core networking knowledge
  • Ability to use Windows and Linux CLI tools such as ping, SSH, or running scripts

These are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®) v1.0
  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.1

Outline

  • Introducing Cisco SD-Access
  • Introducing Cisco DNA Center
  • Exploring Cisco SD-Access Solution Components
  • Exploring Cisco SD-Access Wireless Architecture
  • Automating Network Changes with Cisco DNA Center
  • Deploying Fabric Networks with Cisco DNA Center
  • Exploring Cisco DNA Center Assurance
  • Exploring Cisco DNA Center Programmability

Lab outline

NOTE: Some of these lab activities are simulations and are marked as such following the name of the lab activity.

  • Explore Cisco DNA Center User Interface
  • Verify Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Operation in Cisco SD-Access
  • Integrate Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE) [Simulation]
  • Provision Access Points in Cisco DNA Center [Simulation]
  • Provision Underlay Networks with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation [Simulation]
  • Provision Underlay Networks with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation (cont.)
  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Single Site Fabric [Simulation]
  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access Single Site Fabric (cont.)
  • Explore Cisco DNA Center Assurance [Simulation]
  • Cisco DNA Assurance Issues and Guided Remediation [Simulation]
  • Interact with Cisco DNA Center Intent APIs Using Python