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Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) Training With Lab

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) Training With Lab
Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) Training With Lab

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) Training With Lab

Learn Cisco SD-Access in the simplest way

What you’ll learn

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SDA) Training With Lab

  • Students will learn about Cisco SDA
  • Students will learn about Cisco DNAC
  • Students will learn about Cisco ISE
  • Students will learn about Cisco FEN, FBN, CPN, Fusion Router
  • Students will learn about LISP, VXLAN, CTS, Anycast Gateway
  • Students will learn about SDA underlay & Overlay
  • Students will learn about FIAB
  • Students will learn about VN, Macro Segmentation & Micro-Segmentation


  • Knowledge of basic routing & switching
  • CCNA or Equivalent Knowledge


In this course, we will learn the below topics and perform the below labs…

Section1_Course Introduction


Course Introduction

Section2_Introduction to Cisco SDA


Control Plane in Traditional Networking

Data Plane in Traditional Networking

Management Plane in Traditional Networking

What is SDN (Software Defined Networking)

SDN Controller

SDN Benefits and Drawbacks

Application Programming Interface (API)

SDN Solutions Offered by Cisco (ACI vs SD-WAN vs SDA)

Section3_SDA Architecture


What is Cisco SDA and Intent-Based Networking (IBN)

SDA Operational Planes

SDA Layers

Section4_AnyCast Gateway


AnyCast Gateway

Section5_Locator Identifier Separation Protocol(LISP)


Locator Identifier Separation Protocol(LISP)

LISP Control Plane

LISP Message Type

LISP Data Plane


Section6_Virtual Extensible LAN(VXLAN)


Why Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is Required in SDA

Virtual Extensible LAN(VXLAN)


Section7_Cisco TrustSec (CTS)


Cisco TrustSec (CTS)

Virtual Network (VN) and Scalable Group Tags (SGT)

How SGT Works in SDA

Section8_Protocols used in SDA


Protocols Used in SDA

Routing Protocols for Underlay in SDA

Section9_SDA Components


Cisco SDA Fabric

Underlay & Overlay (Network & Devices)

Fabric Edge Node (FEN)

Fabric Border Node (FBN)

Control Plane Node (CPN)

Fusion Router

Shared Services

Fabric WLC

Digital Network Architecture Center Controller (DNAC)

Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Miscellaneous Components (Fabric In A BOX & Intermediate Nodes)


Cisco SDA Compatibility Matrix

Section10_SDA Traffic Flow


SDA Traffic Flow: Endpoints Belong To Same Subnet

SDA Traffic Flow: Endpoints Belong To Different Subnets & Subnets Behind Known Border Router

SDA Traffic Flow: Endpoints Communication With Unknown Destination

SDA Traffic Flow: Endpoints Communication With Shared Subnets

Section11_Lab_IP Pool & Lab Topology Overview


IP Pools Overview

Cisco SDA Lab Topology Overview

Section12_Lab_Cisco DNAC Introduction


DNAC GUI Overview

Cisco DNAC Integration with Cisco ISE

Section13_Lab_Cisco DNAC Design


Network Hierarchy Design

Network Settings Configuration

Device Credentials Configuration

IP Address Pools Configuration

Network Profiles Configuration

SSID Configuration

Section14_Lab_Cisco DNAC Discovery


Discovery Tool for Discovery of Fusion, Border, and Edge Node

Manual Discovery of Wireless Controller

Assign Devices to the Site

Device Provisioning BORDER and EDGE Node

Device Provisioning Wireless Controller

Discover & Configure Fabric Edge Underlay Using LAN Automation

Section15_Lab_SD-Access Fabric


Configure Virtual Networks (VN)

Configure Security Group Tags (SGT)

Assign Security Group Tags (SGT) to Virtual Networks (VN)

Configure SDA Fabric Site

Configure SDA Fabric Role

Section16_Lab_Host On-boarding


Host Onboarding-Part1 (Configure Authentication Template)

Host Onboarding-Part2 (Assign IP Pool to VN)

Host Onboarding-Part3 (Assign IP Pool to SSID)

Host Onboarding-Part4 (Configure FEN Ports)

Section17_Lab_Internet Transit BGP HandOff


Internet Transit BGP Handoff Configuration

Section18_Lab_Client Verification


Wired client connectivity verification

Wireless client connectivity verification

Section19_Lab_Fabric In A Box (FIAB)


Fabric In A Box (FIAB)

Build a Second Fabric Site

Configure and Deploy FIAB

SDA Transit Configuration For Second Fabric Site

Section20_Lab_Traffic Segmentation


Macro Segmentation & Micro-Segmentation

Policy Configuration

Contract Configuration

Section21_Lab_Cisco DNAC Assurance


DNAC Assurance-Network & Client Health

DNAC Assurance-Platform Assurance

DNAC Assurance-Audit Logs



Run Commands from DNAC

Who this course is for:

  • Network Professionals, Network Designers, NOC Engineers
  • Anyone who wants to learn about Cisco SDA
  • Anyone who is preparing for Cisco certifications which include Cisco SDA concepts

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