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This 5-day instructor-led deep dive course explores the capabilities of the Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) solution. Students will learn how to implement SDA for different solution verticals. It also addresses the details of how to operate and troubleshoot the different capabilities of the underlying solution components. Note: the knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
  • Basic understanding of Enterprise switching and wireless connectivity
  • Basic understanding of Enterprise routing connectivity
  • Basic understanding of AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) process and workflow
  • Programming knowledge such as Python, RestAPI is useful

Target Audience
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • IT management, to understand how to address key business requirements with greater efficiency and flexibility in network service delivery
  • IT solution architects, to understand the role that SDA plays in enabling such efficiency and flexibility for network services in the context of IT solution delivery
  • IT and network security architects, to understand how the integrated capabilities of the SDA solution are used to design and implement network segmentation-based security
  • IT operations engineers, integrating network and application visibility and root cause analysis into integrated IT case handling workflows
  • Networking Admin and Operations installing, integrating, configuring and operating Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), and other solution components, in the context of Cisco SDA based network services
  • Networking Field Engineers using capabilities of Cisco DNA Center to deploy, monitor and maintain network infrastructure for SDA based network services

What You'll Learn

  • Articulate the value of Cisco SDA Use Cases including, for example: saving operational and management cost to maintain and support ever growing network infrastructure; central security policy to comply to regional or global regulatory requirements and enterprise security policy;  deliver best-in-class services to end-users; leveraging networking insights and trends to optimize business process and workflows. Some real scenarios such as supporting multi-mode collaboration within shared workspaces in life sciences; accelerating the deployment of “pop-up” sites for emergency medical purposes; creating integrated building management solutions; zero-touch day 0 network turn-up of additional sites, rapid response to network threat and vulnerabilities, and similar.
  • Describe the technical capabilities of Cisco DNA Center and how they are applied in SDA Use Cases. This includes the lifecycle stages of network device discovery, assigning network devices to sites, network design options, provisioning, software image management, building a fabric, segmentation design, assurance, application policy, etc.
  • Set up an SDA environment, integrating Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and other solution components as required.
  • Apply troubleshooting methods, processes, tips to resolve implementation and maintenance issues of the following aspects of the technical solution:
  • Device Onboarding, including device discovery, Plug-and-Play and LAN Automation
  • Network design settings, including sites, AAA, SNMP, Syslog, IP address pools, image management, network profiles, and authentication templates
  • Policies for access control, applications and virtual networks
  • Provisioning, including template-based provisioning for day 0 and day N operations
  • Network Segmentation, including the application of Cisco TrustSec security with Scalable Group Tags (SGTs) and Virtual Networks
  • Assurance to monitor network, endpoint, and applications to ensure best user experience
  • Integration of ServiceNow for an integrated IT service management lifecycle
  • Integration of InfoBlox for integrated IPAM

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  • Course Number SDAOTS
  • Course Length 5 days
  • Course Fee $4,475.00
  • Delivery Format VLT (Instructor Led; Virtual LIVE Online; Remote Training)
  • Course Topic Data Center
  • Vendor Cisco
  • Technology SD-WAN
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Date Course ID Course Name Duration Delivery Format Registration
01/31/2022 SDAOTS Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA): Use Case Implementation, Operations and Troubleshooting (SDAOTS) 5 days VLT Register

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