Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND) v1.0

A Complete SDA step by step guide

What you’ll learn

What you’ll learn

  • List the components that make up the SD-Access solution and describe how SD-Access operates.
  • Configure and verify the secure integration between ISE and DNA Center.
  • Configure and verify the network underlay and use DNA Center to discover the nodes and add them to the inventory.
  • A Complete Wired & Wireless deployment via Cisco DNAC SD-Access.

Course Content

  • DNAC Basics –> 9 lectures • 1hr 7min.
  • SD-Access Wired Network Deployment –> 6 lectures • 1hr 6min.
  • Understand LISP via CLI –> 9 lectures • 1hr 50min.
  • SD-Access Wired Deployment continue after LISP –> 6 lectures • 1hr 13min.
  • DNAC & ISE integration & PEN deployment –> 4 lectures • 33min.
  • SD-Access Wireless Deployment –> 4 lectures • 22min.

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What you’ll learn


The Understanding Cisco SDA Fundamentals (SDAFND) v1.0 training introduces you to Cisco Software-Defined Access and teaches you, through a combination of lectures and labs, how to implement simple, single-site fabric networks.

You will learn the benefits of leveraging Software-Defined Access in the Cisco-powered Enterprise Campus network. SDAFND will introduce the solution, its architecture and components, and guide you through labs to design and deploy simple Cisco SD-Access networks.


How you’ll benefit

This training will help you:

  • Deploy Cisco SD-Access networks
  • Explain Cisco Software-Designed Access
  • Operate, manage, and integrate Cisco DNA Center
  • Prepare for various Cisco certifications: Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core (ENCOR), and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Design (ENSLD)


After taking this training, you should be able to:


  • Describe Cisco SD-Access architecture and its components
  • Explain Cisco DNA Center deployment models, scaling, and high availability
  • Identify Cisco SD-Access fabric protocols and node roles
  • Understand the Cisco SD-Access Wireless deployment models
  • Automate Day 0 device onboarding with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation and Network PnP
  • Deploy simple Cisco SD-Access fabric networks
  • Monitor health and performance of the network with Cisco DNA Center Assurance
  • Interact with the Cisco DNA Center Platform Intent APIs
  • Learn LISP & basics of DNAC as well
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