Back Enterprise Networking Self Drive for Software-Defined Access (EN-SDA-SD)


Course Description

EN-SDA is a 1-day workshop consisting of lectures and hands-on labs that cover Cisco’s Software Defined Access solutions.

As enterprise networks become more complex, and business demands increase as a result of digitization and digital business­—traditional approaches to networking are struggling to keep pace.

Business challenges include:

  • Provisioning network resources to support different business stakeholders and allow access to services
  • Defining and managing policies allowing users to choose multiple devices to access services and systems from multiple locations
  • Maintaining the security and integrity of the enterprise to protect against malicious attacks
  • Optimizing IT service quality by collecting, analyzing and managing network telemetry data to identify potential problem areas and plan interventions to proactively address them.
  • The SD-Access solution is part of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture and leverages a centralized controller to provide a unified management framework to simplify management, increase agility and reduce cost.


Experience with Cisco security technologies

Who Should Attend

This is a technical course designed for network engineers and consultants who will be designing, implementing and managing network architectures using Cisco campus switching technologies.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the business challenges relating to network complexity and digital business transformation
  • Articulate what this means for network design and management
  • Understand and describe Cisco’s SD-Access solution, key components and benefits, including:
    • DNA Centre for Orchestration of Design, Provision, Policy and Assurance
    • Centralized APIC-EM Controller for policy based network automation  
    • Cisco campus fabric devices for physical infrastructure under the administrative control of DNA Center


  • Understand the key concepts of Campus Fabric including: 
    • Fabric overlay concepts
    • Control-Plane based on LISP
    • Data-Plane based on VXLAN
    • Policy-Based on Trustsec

Related Training

Enterprise Networking Self Drive for SD-WAN (EN-SDWAN-SD)

Course Info

Length: 1 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 16

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EN-SDA-SD Data Sheet 20192204 .pdf