Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 Course Overview

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Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 course is a comprehensive training program designed to provide network professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, deploy, configure, and manage a Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in a large-scale live network. This course covers the Cisco SD-WAN architecture and components, including WAN Edge platform types and capabilities such as vEdges and cEdges.Learners will gain hands-on experience with controller deployment, both cloud and on-premises, and will understand how to configure certificates, whitelist, and troubleshoot connectivity issues. The course also delves into WAN Edge deployment, data plane configuration, Overlay Management Protocol (OMP), Transport Location (TLOC), and feature configuration templates. Advanced topics include control policiesdata policiesapplication-aware routingdirect Internet access, and service insertion, along with Quality of Service (QoS) and application-aware firewall settings. The course further explores redundancy, high availability, scalability, management, and operations through vManage, and REST API monitoring. By completing this course, learners will be well-prepared to implement and manage a Cisco SD-WAN solution, enhancing their ability to support network infrastructure and achieve operational efficiency.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the components and architecture of Cisco SD-WAN, including WAN Edge platform types and capabilities.
  • Master the deployment of Cisco SD-WAN controllers, both in the cloud and on-premises and manage control-plane connectivity.
  • Learn to configure and verify certificates, whitelisting, and secure control-plane connectivity between controllers.
  • Gain expertise in deploying WAN Edge devices, configuring the SD-WAN data plane, OMP, TLOCs, and feature configuration templates.
  • Develop skills to configure and troubleshoot control policies, data policies, and end-to-end segmentation for network optimization.
  • Implement SD-WAN application-aware routing and direct Internet access to enhance application performance.
  • Configure and verify service insertion, application-aware firewall settings, and Quality of Service (QoS) on WAN edge routers.

Course Prerequisites

To successfully undertake training in the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 course, students should meet the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies, including how traditional WANs operate.
  • Familiarity with networking protocols such as IP, MPLS, and BGP, which are foundational to Cisco SD-WAN deployments.
  • Knowledge of software-defined networking (SDN) concepts and how they differ from traditional network design.
  • Experience with network operations and administration, including the use of command-line interfaces (CLI) for device configuration.
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS or IOS XE, as well as a basic understanding of Cisco router and switch configuration.
  • Awareness of enterprise branch network design and routing architectures.
  • Understanding of security concepts, including firewall operations and basic security policy implementation.

Target Audiance

  • Network Managers
  • Network Designers
  • Solution Architects
  • Network Administrators
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • IT professionals working on Cisco networks
  • Professionals seeking Cisco certification, specifically CCNP Enterprise

Schedule Dates

Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 Course Overview
15 July 2024 - 18 July 2024
Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 Course Overview
15 October 2024 - 18 October 2024
Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 Course Overview
20 January 2025 - 23 January 2025
Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI) v3.0 Course Overview
21 April 2025 - 24 April 2025

Course Content

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and architecture of Cisco SD-WAN.

  • Explore various deployment options and considerations for Cisco SD-WAN solutions.

  • Dive into the detailed architecture and components of Cisco SD-WAN.

  • Learn the strategic planning and design principles for deploying Cisco SD-WAN.

  • Implement security measures and best practices in Cisco SD-WAN environments.

  • Develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve issues in Cisco SD-WAN deployments.


Cisco SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) is a technology that simplifies the management and operation of WANs. It allows businesses to securely connect their branch offices, data centers, and cloud environments using software-based control and automation. It’s important because it enhances network agility, reduces costs, and improves application performance.

The course is ideal for network engineers, architects, and professionals responsible for deploying and managing Cisco SD-WAN solutions in their organizations. It’s also beneficial for IT managers and decision-makers looking to understand the capabilities and benefits of SD-WAN technology.

Participants should have a basic understanding of networking concepts, including routing, switching, and IP addressing. Familiarity with Cisco router and switch operation is recommended but not mandatory. Additionally, a fundamental understanding of cloud computing and virtualization concepts would be beneficial.

The course covers various aspects of Cisco SD-WAN deployment, including architectural concepts, controller deployment, policies, security, quality of service (QoS), and troubleshooting techniques. Participants will also learn about advanced SD-WAN features such as multicast support, cloud on-ramp, and integration with third-party services.

The course is offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners and training centers in Dubai. Interested individuals can check the Cisco website or contact local training providers for information on course schedules, fees, and enrollment procedures.

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