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Cisco (SD-WAN)

Cisco SD-WAN on cEdge ISR4K for AMs


This course covers Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) which is an overlay architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN. Students will be able to explain how Cisco SD-WAN builds a secure, unified connectivity over any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.) with the cEdge ISR platform and provides simplified operations with centralized management, policy control and application visibility across the enterprise.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describewhy customers desire SD-WAN.
  • Explain the basic components of Cisco SD-WAN.
  • Describe use cases of SD-WAN.
  • Describe management features of Cisco SD-WAN.
  • Understand the business areas to leverage Cisco SD-WAN.


  • Familiarity with Wide Area Networks (WANs)

Target Audience

  • Account Managers selling Cisco WAN solutions
  • Channel Partner Account Managers and System Engineers selling Cisco WAN solutions

Course Topics

  1. SD-WAN Trends
    1. Why do we need a new WAN?
    2. Components of WAN
    3. Benefits of SD-WAN
  2. Introduction to Cisco SD-WAN
    1. Cisco SD-WAN Overview
    2. SD-WAN Basics
    3. Cisco SD-WAN Architecture
    4. Cisco SD-WAN components (focus on ISR 4K)
    5. Control Plane
    6. Data Plane
  3. Cisco SD-WAN Automation – What does it allow us to do?
    1. ZTP
    2. Policy Deployment
    3. Orchestration
    4. Application awareness
  4. Cisco SD-WAN Use Cases
    1. By Type of Deployment
    2. By Industry
    3. Designs
  5. Cisco SD-WAN Products and Selling
    1. Hardware Components Today
    2. Virtual Components
    3. Future Integration with Cisco product line
    4. Meraki
    5. SD-WAN
  6. Cisco SD-WAN Competitive
    1. How we are different
    2. What others lack

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