Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches (ENC9K) v1.0 course introduces you to the architecture, capabilities, and implementation of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching platform.

This hands-on course covers many features of this Cisco IOS XE platform and describes how to manage devices from a single dashboard called Cisco DNA Center. You will learn how to use the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches to enable Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) and provide end-to-end security and automation with centralized management using Cisco DNA Center.

The e-learning format of this class offers an immersive, practice-based learning experience at your own pace. Using enterprise-grade Cisco equipment and software, this hands-on training is designed to be as effective as classroom training, with easily consumable segments of video, text, discovery labs, review questions, and assessments.

Learning Credits: 
  • Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Review the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family, identify the switches’ features, and examine the functionalities purpose-built for Cisco DNA and the SD-Access solution
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switch architecture, model types, port types, uplink modules, and components, including power supplies and stacking cables
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches, different modular chassis, supervisor and line card options, architectural components, uplink and power redundancy, and Multigigabit ports
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches, model types, switch components, RFID support, architecture, and switch profiles
    • Position the different Cisco Catalyst 9000 family switch model types in the network, and map older Cisco Catalyst switches to the 9000 family for migration
    • Examine management capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches deployed in a Cisco StackWise Virtual environment and an SD-Access fabric
    • Describe the new Cisco IOS XE software management, patchability, and graceful insertion and removal (GIR) of features on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
    • Describe the scalability and performance features supported by the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family’s support for security, quality of service (QoS), and Internet of Things (IoT) convergence features
    • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family’s support for cloud hosting and connectivity, along with automation features
    • Explore the SD-Access solution fundamentals, deployment models for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family, and the use of Cisco DNA Center to manage infrastructure devices
  • It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of configuring LAN routing and switching with legacy Cisco Catalyst switches
    • Familiarity with the Cisco IOS XE operating system
    • Awareness of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) as an authentication platform and policy manager
    • Network engineers
    • Network designers
    • Network managers
    • System engineers