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ENSDW 1.0 – Cisco SD WAN Operation and Deployment


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  • 2 Days Course
    Application Networking

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment (ENSDW) v1.0 course provides an overview of the Cisco SD-WAN solution and SD-WAN components. Students 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. Students will also learn about policies and quality of service (QoS) in the SD-WAN overlay network.


    Upon completion of this course, you will 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 aide 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


    Module 1: SD-WAN Solution Components

    • Lesson 1: SD-WAN Solution Overview
    • Lesson 2: SD-WAN Components
    • Lesson 3: Managing SD-WAN Components


    Module 2: Secure Extensible Network Deployment

    • Lesson 1: Secure Control Plane Operation
    • Lesson 2: Secure Control Plane Deployment
    • Lesson 3: Secure Data Plane Operation
    • Lesson 4: Cloud Deployments and Redundancy


    Module 3: SD-WAN Template Deployment

    • Lesson 1: Templates Overview
    • Lesson 2: Feature Templates
    • Lesson 3: Device Templates
    • Lesson 4: Attaching Devices to Templates


    Module 4: SD-WAN Overlay Routing

    • Lesson 1: Overlay Routing Overview
    • Lesson 2: OMP Route Advertisements
    • Lesson 3: OMP Route Redistribution and Network Segmentation
    • Lesson 4: Configuring and Verifying Overlay Routing


    Module 5: SD-WAN Policies and QoS

    • Lesson 1: Policy Overview and Framework
    • Lesson 2: vSmart Policy Operation and Construction
    • Lesson 3: Forwarding and QoS Overview
    • Lesson 4: Configuring and Monitoring QoS Forwarding

    Target Audience

    • Enterprise Network System Installers
    • System Integrators
    • System Administrators
    • Network Administrators
    • Solutions Designers


    It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

    • Strong understanding of enterprise wide area network design
    • Strong understanding of routing protocol operation, including both interior and exterior routing protocol operation
    • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPSec)


    The following are recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help students meet these prerequisites:

    • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
    • Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
    • Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)