Software Defined Access Bootcamp

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Know and understand Cisco’s SD-Access concepts, features, benefits, terminology and the way this approach innovates common administrative tasks on today’s networks.
  • Differentiate and explain each of the building blocks of SD-Access Solution
  • Explain the concept of ’Fabric’ and the different node types that conform it (Fabric Edge Nodes, Control Plane Nodes, Border Nodes)
  • Describe the role of LISP in Control Plane and VXLAN in Data Plane for SD-Access Solution
  • Understand the role of DNA Center as solution orchestrator and Intelligent GUI
  • Be familiar with workflow approach in DNA Center and its 4 Steps: Design, Policy, Provision and Assurance

Course Type
  • Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab
Who should attend
  • Anyone Interested in improving the results in the data center


  • 2 days

The knowledge and skills that you must 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

Course Content

Module  1: SDA Design

  • Maps & Settings
  • Site Profiles

Module  2: SDA Policy

  • Virtual Networks
  • Access & QoS Policy
  • Host Onboarding

Module  3: SDA Provision

  • Fabric Domains
  • Provision Devices
  • Host Pools

Module  4: SDA External Connect

  • Border Design
  • Provision Border

Module  5: SDA Assurance

  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Client
  • Application 360

Module 6: SDA Wireless – Meghna

  • Wireless Design
  • Provision Wireless

Module 7: SDA Architecture

  • Automation, Assurance & ISE
  • Integration Details, Redundancy & Scale

Module 8: SDA Integration

  • WAN & Branch Integration
  • FW & DC Integration

Module 9: SDA Migration – Access

  • Wireless Migration (OTT)
  • Policy Migration (GBP)

Module 10:  SDA Migration – Services

  • Wireless Migration (OTT)
  • Policy Migration (GBP)

Module 11: SDA Troubleshooting – Network

  • Network Elements
  • Controller Elements

Lab 1: Design

Lab 2: Policy

Lab 3: Provision

Lab 4: External Connect