Enterprise Networking Self Drive for SD-WAN

Course Description

The rise of cloud-based applications and IoT is impacting existing wide area networks across all industries. The need to increase bandwidth, optimize cloud connectivity, and improve security posture is challenging with traditional WAN architectures. Cisco SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that enables digital and cloud transformation at enterprises. It significantly drops WAN costs, reduces the time to deploy services, build application resiliency and provides a robust security architecture for hybrid networks. The accompanying vAnalytics capability delivers visibility and insights necessary for IT to isolate and resolve issues promptly; and delivers intelligent data analysis for planning and what-if scenarios.

Enterprise Networking Self Drive for SD-WAN is a 1-day workshop, consisting of lectures and hands-on labs that cover Software Defined WAN technology and how the Cisco enterprise-grade Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)  solution addresses the problems of modern enterprise applications of today and tomorrow.

The benefits of Cisco SD-WAN include:
Better User Experience
Deploy applications in minutes on any platform. Deliver a consistent user experience and predictable performance

Greater Agility
Get faster, easier deployment and operation of your WAN, and faster performance using less bandwidth

Advanced threat protection
Securely connect users to applications. Multilayer security encrypts all data for protection from the WAN edge to the cloud

Who Should Attend

Technical Decision Makers

Course Information

Length: 1 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the business challenges of rapidly deploying services in branch network environments
  • Discuss the components of Cisco SD-WAN
  • Describe Fabric Build and Operations used in the Cisco SD-WAN solution
  • Discuss Advanced Features of Cisco SD-WAN and how they are used to manage, monitor and operate the entire Cisco SD-WAN 


  • Overview of Manage Branch Sites
  • Hub-n-Spoke Policy-based Topology
  • Service Chaining FW (M&A)
  • Application Firewalling using Centralized Policies
  • Application-Aware Routing
  • Policy Driven Data Center preferences for different branches