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SDAINT: Intro to Software-Defined Access and DNA Center

This class is an introduction to Cisco SD - Access and DNA Center. Learn concepts, features, benefits, terminology and the way this approach innovates common administrative tasks on today’s networks.

DNA Center and SD-Access offer Cisco’s next-generation programmable digital network to help automate common network access security features and streamline the redundant, complex configuration required to allow different groups of users access to the network infrastructure. This network security training course allows network administrators to quickly allow differentiated access for end users on the network while allowing the network to react automatically to day zero and other types of attacks. Students who enroll in this course should have a basic understanding of Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching, of Software Defined Networks, and have experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and CLI.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Know and understand Cisco’s SD-Access concepts, features, benefits, terminology and the way this approach innovates common administrative tasks on today’s networks.
  • Differentiate and explain each of the building blocks of SD-Access Solution
  • Explain the concept of “Fabric” and the different node types that conform it (Fabric Edge Nodes, Control Plane Nodes, Border Nodes)
  • Describe the role of LISP in Control Plane and VXLAN in Data Plane for SD-Access Solution
  • Understand the role of DNA Center as solution orchestrator and Intelligent GUI
  • Be familiar with workflow approach in DNA Center and its 4 Steps: Design, Policy, Provision and Assurance

Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to Cisco’s Software Defined Access (SD-Access)
  • Module 2: SD-Access Campus Fabric
  • Module 3: DNA Center and Workflow for SD-Access
  • Module 4: DNA Center Workflow First Step - Design
  • Module 5: DNA Center Workflow Second Step - Policy
  • Module 6: DNA Center Workflow Third Step - Provision
  • Module 7: DNA Center Workflow Fourth Step – Assurance
  • Module 8: Implementing WLAN in SD-Access Solution
  • Module 9: Campus Fabric External Connectivity for SD-Access

Lab Outline

  • Connecting and getting familiar with DNA Center GUI
  • Performing SD-Access Design Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Policy Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Provision Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Assurance Step in DNA Center
  • Integrating WLAN services through SD-Wireless architecture (optional)
  • Achieving External Connectivity to remote locations through Border Node

Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in knowing about DNA Center and SD-Access
  • Personnel involved in SD-Access Design and Implementation
  • Network Operations team with SD-Access solution
  • Network admin staff that deal with User Access
  • Channel Partner SEs and other sales support
  • Network Access Control administration
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • Network Engineers

Course Duration

2 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Knowledge level equivalent to Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
  • Basic knowledge of Software Defined Networks
  • Basic knowledge and experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE and CLI

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