Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment (SDWFND)

Course Overview

The Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment (SDWFND) v1.0 course provides an overview of the Cisco® Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution and SD-WAN components. You will learn how to create, manage, and operate a secure extensible network using Cisco SD-WAN products. The course covers how to configure, operate, and monitor overlay routing in a secure extensible network. In addition, you will learn about policies and Quality of Service (QoS) in the SD-WAN overlay network.

The Cisco SD-WAN solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises. Cisco SD-WAN significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services. With Cisco SD-WAN, you can build a robust security architecture that’s crucial for hybrid networks and provides a strong policy framework.

2 days
  • This class will help you learn to use Cisco SD-WAN to:

    • Establish transport-independent WAN for lower cost and higher diversity
    • Meet SLAs for business-critical and real-time applications
    • Provide end-to-end segmentation for protecting critical enterprise compute resources
    • Extend seamlessly into the public cloud
    • Optimize the user experience for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Identify the various components and architecture of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
    • Deploy vEdge routers in a secure extensible network
    • Create templates to aid in the deployment and operation of the secure extensible network
    • Configure and verify overlay routing in the secure extensible network
    • Create simple policies to control traffic flow in the secure extensible network
    • SD-WAN Solution Components
      • SD-WAN Solution Overview
      • SD-WAN Components
      • Managing SD-WAN Components
    • Secure Extensible Network Deployment
      • Secure Control Plane Operation
      • Secure Control Plane Deployment
      • Secure Data Plane Operation
      • Cloud Deployments and Redundancy
    • SD-WAN Template Deployment
      • Templates Overview
      • Feature Templates
      • Device Templates
      • Attaching Devices to Templates
    • SD-WAN Overlay Routing
      • sOverlay Routing Overview
      • OMP Route Advertisements
      • OMP Route Redistribution and Network Segmentation
      • Configuring and Verifying Overlay Routing
    • SD-WAN Policies and QoS
      • Policy Overview and Framework
      • vSmart Policy Operation and Construction
      • Forwarding and QoS Overview
      • Configuring and Monitoring QoS Forwarding
    • Manage and Monitor SD-WAN Components
    • Deploy and Verify SD-WAN vEdge Routers
    • Deploy SD-WAN Templates
    • SD-WAN Overlay Routing
    • Smart Policies
  • Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Strong understanding of enterprise WAN design
    • Strong understanding of routing protocol operation, interior and exterior
    • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPsec)
    • Enterprise network system installers
    • System integrators
    • System administrators
    • Network administrators
    • Solutions designers