Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN)

Course Description

Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN)

Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN) is a 5-day instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, or e-learning course that teaches students how to successfully deploy Cisco SD-Access solution within their greenfield or brownfield Enterprise networks.
The course will discuss how Cisco SD-Access fits into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA). The course covers Cisco SD-Access fundamentals, provisioning, policies, wireless integration, and border operations. Other topics covered by the course include: operating, managing, and integrating Cisco DNA Center, and understanding programmable network infrastructure.
Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN) course is also available as part of our Cisco Enterprise Networking Passport, which helps individuals and teams connect people, devices, machines, and applications.

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of this course is to learn how to deploy Cisco SD-Access solution within greenfield or brownfield Enterprise networks and how to operate, manage, and integrate Cisco DNA Center.
  • Identify the Cisco Digital Network Architecture solution 
  • by describing the vision, strategy, general concepts, and components
  • Describe the DNA Center design application, hierarchical network design, and basic network settings, and describe the integration of Cisco DNA Center with Cisco ISE for Automation and Assurance
  • Describe the DNA Center Inventory and the available mechanisms for discovering and adding network devices and explore the device compatibility with Cisco DNA Center and SD-Access
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center automation features such as configuration templates, software image maintenance, and PnP device onboarding
  • Explore the Cisco DNA Center user interface, the available workflows for onboarding devices, and how to design and mange a network
  • Introduce Cisco SD-Access, describe the different node types in the fabric and the two-level segmentation provided by the solution, and take a deep dive into the control and data plane protocols used in Cisco SD-Access
  • Describe the DNA Center workflow for deploying Cisco 
  • SD-Access, defining all the prerequisite network settings and profiles, defining the required policies, creating fabric domains and sites and provisioning fabric nodes
  • Create and manage fabric domains and sites, provision fabric devices, and onboard your endpoints in a single site or distributed fabric campus network
  • Describe the feature available for automating and monitoring wireless networks with Cisco DNA Center and describe 
  • the available deployment models with their benefits and limitation, such as wireless OTT and SD-Access Wireless
  • Describe the Cisco SD-Access Extension for IoT solution, its architecture and components, and the benefits and limitations of the solution
  • Discover, deploy, and operate legacy brownfield and fabric enabled wireless network with Cisco DNA Center
  • Describe the use cases and migration scenarios for migrating users from traditional campus to SD-Access networks
  • Describe the support for Multicast traffic in Cisco SD-Access Fabric networks
  • Describe the available integrations in Cisco DNA Center and their use cases and benefits
  • Deploy Layer 2 borders for migrating existing users into the SD-Access fabric, deploy multicast traffic support in the fabric, and integrate Cisco DNA Center with external services such as Cisco StealthWatch and Cisco APIC
  • Introduce programmable network infrastructure, and enterprise network programmability with Cisco IOS-XE and Cisco DNA Center APIs
  • Describe the tools and processors available for operating, diagnosing, and troubleshooting Cisco DNA Center and the DNA infrastructure
  • Explore Cisco DNA Center Intent and Assurance APIs


It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to a CCNP Enterprise level
  • Understanding of Cisco Unified Wireless Network technologies
  • Understanding of Cisco ISE, 802.1x, and Cisco TrustSec
  • Understanding of segmentation technologies such as VLAN sand VRFs
  • Basic understanding of overlay technologies such as VXLAN
  • Basic understanding of Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
Here are recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help students meet these prerequisites:
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)
  • Configuring Cisco ISE Essentials for SD-Acce


  1. Explore Cisco DNA Center and Automate Network Changes
  2. Deploy Wired Fabric Networks with Cisco DNA Center
  3. Deploy Brownfield and Fabric Wireless Network with Cisco DNA Center
  4. Deploy SD-Access Layer 2 Borders and Multicast and Integrate Cisco DNA Center with External Services or Applications

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
Jul 12, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Jul 12, 2021
GTR-Remote Central Time
AMER, GTR-Remote Central Time
$3795 USD
$3795 USD, 38 CLC

Related Training

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

Who Should Attend

System engineers, Network engineers, Technical architects, Technical support personnel, Channel partners and resellers