Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND)

Course Overview

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.

3 days
  • 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)

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