SDAINT - DNA Center And SD-Access Training (SDAINT)

DNA Center and SD-Access offer Cisco’s next-generation programmable digital network to help automate common network access security features and streamline the redundant, complex configuration required to allow different groups of users access to the network infrastructure. This network security training course allows network administrators to quickly allow differentiated access for end users on the network while allowing the network to react automatically to day zero and other types of attacks. Students who enroll in this course should have a basic understanding of Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching, of Software Defined Networks, and have experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and CLI.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Knowledge level equivalent to Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
Basic knowledge of Software Defined Networks
Basic knowledge and experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE and CLI

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco’s Software Defined Access (SD-Access)

SD-Access Overview
SD-Access Benefits
SD-Access Key Concepts
SD-Access Main Components

Module 2: SD-Access Campus Fabric

The concept of Fabric
Node types
Fabric Edge Nodes
Control Plane Nodes
Border Nodes
LISP as protocol for Control Plane
VXLAN as protocol for Data Plane
Concept of Virtual Network
Fabric-enabled WLAN

Module 3: DNA Center and Workflow for SD-Access

Introduction to DNA Center
Workflow for SD-Access in DNA Center
Integration with Cisco ISE for Policy Enforcement
Integration with Cisco NDP for Analytics and Assurance
Relationship with APIC-EM controller

Module 4: DNA Center Workflow First Step – Design

Creating Enterprise and Sites Hierarchy
Discuss and Demonstrate General Network Settings
Loading maps into the GUI
IP Address Administration
Administering Software Images
Network Device Profiles

Module 5: DNA Center Workflow Second Step – Policy

2-level Hierarchy
Policy Types
ISE Integration with DNA Center
Cross Domain Policies

Module 6: DNA Center Workflow Third Step – Provision

Devices Onboarding
Fabric Domains
Adding Nodes

Module 7: DNA Center Workflow Fourth Step – Assurance

Introduction to Analytics
NDP Fundamentals
Overview of DNA Assurance
Components of DNA Assurance
DNA Center Assurance Dashboard

Module 8: Implementing WLAN in SD-Access Solution

WLAN Integration Strategies in SD-Access Fabric
SD-Access Wireless Architecture
Sample Design for SD-Access Wireless

Module 9: Campus Fabric External Connectivity for SD-Access

Enterprise Sample Topology for SD-Access
Role of Border Nodes
Types of Border Nodes
Single Border vs. Multiple Border Designs
Collocated Border and Control Plane Nodes
Distributed (separated) Border and Control Plane Nodes