SD-WAN Operation and Deployment

SD-WAN Operation and Deployment

The Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment (ENSDW) v1.0 course provides an overview of the Cisco® Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution and SD-WAN components. You will learn how to create, manage, and operate a secure extensible network using Cisco SD-WAN products. The course covers how to configure, operate, and monitor overlay routing in a secure extensible network. In addition, you will learn about policies and Quality of Service (QoS) in the SD-WAN overlay network.

The Cisco SD-WAN solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that facilitates digital and cloud transformation for enterprises. Cisco SD-WAN significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services. With Cisco SD-WAN, you can build a robust security architecture that’s crucial for hybrid networks and provides a strong policy framework.

Target Audience:

  • Enterprise network system installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Solutions designers

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various components and architecture of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
  • Deploy vEdge routers in a secure extensible network
  • Create templates to aid in the deployment and operation of the secure extensible network
  • Configure and verify overlay routing in the secure extensible network
  • Create simple policies to control traffic flow in the secure extensible network

This training will help you learn to use Cisco SD-WAN to:

  • Establish transport-independent WAN for lower cost and higher diversity
  • Meet SLAs for business-critical and real-time applications
  • Provide end-to-end segmentation for protecting critical enterprise compute resources
  • Extend seamlessly into the public cloud
  • Optimize the user experience for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications

All Courses Idea


  • SD-WAN Solution Components

    • SD-WAN Solution Overview

    • SD-WAN Components

    • Managing SD-WAN Components

  • Secure Extensible Network Deployment

    • Secure Control Plane Operation

    • Secure Control Plane Deployment

    • Secure Data Plane Operation

    • Cloud Deployments and Redundancy

  • SD-WAN Template Deployment

    • Templates Overview

    • Feature Templates

    • Device Templates

    • Attaching Devices to Templates

  • SD-WAN Overlay Routing

    • sOverlay Routing Overview

    • OMP Route Advertisements

    • OMP Route Redistribution and Network Segmentation

    • Configuring and Verifying Overlay Routing

  • SD-WAN Policies and QoS

    • Policy Overview and Framework

    • vSmart Policy Operation and Construction

    • Forwarding and QoS Overview

    • Configuring and Monitoring QoS Forwarding

Lab outline

  • Manage and Monitor SD-WAN Components

  • Deploy and Verify SD-WAN vEdge Routers

  • Deploy SD-WAN Templates

  • SD-WAN Overlay Routing

  • Smart Policies


Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Strong understanding of enterprise WAN design
  • Strong understanding of routing protocol operation, interior and exterior
  • Familiarity with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IP Security (IPsec)

These Cisco learning offerings can help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
  • Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)