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ENCWE v1.0 - Enterprise Network Core and WAN Essentials

Description

The IWAN Boot Camp presents concepts, routing platforms, technologies, and services that are required for a comprehensive approach to effectively design, manage, and control a Cisco Intelligent Wide Area Network.

This course leads you from discovery of the existing network and current issues, planning, and design to day-to-day operations. The course is supported by an expansive infrastructure, including ISR-AX and ASR-AX routers, WAAS modules, Applications Visibility and Control functionality, Performance Based Routing, and security features including DMVPN, TrustSec, and Zone Based Firewalls, in addition to Cloud Connectors and network management tools. You will learn how the Cisco Intelligent WAN supports a transport independent solution, in conjunction with direct Internet access that allows for the ability of the customer to add cloud based applications, BYOD devices, high bandwidth applications such as video, as well as guest access at the branch while providing the customer with a great return on investment. You will get a hands on experience with the power of the Intelligent WAN, and explore all the latest features that support a next generation branch routing experience.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Upon completion of the course, you will be able to articulate the value of Cisco Intelligent WAN solution including its technology pillars as well as use case scenarios and best practices.
  • Recognize current Cisco Enterprise IP WAN technologies and the role of managed WANs
  • Describe technical overview of Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution architecture, benefits and key components as well as its management
  • Demonstrate and implement the features that comprise an IWAN deployment, including IWAN deployment in relation to Cisco Prime Infrastructure, implementing Transport Independent Design, Implementing Intelligent Path Control with PfR, leveraging Application Visibility and Control (AVC) for application visibility, adding Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) for application control, and IPv6 considerations
  • Implement and demonstrate the features of Cisco WAAS
  • Implement and demonstrate the ability to secure WAN connectivity from the branch
  • Implement and demonstrate the features of UCS-E with vWAAS, present the value proposition of Cloud Connectors as well as new Cisco Akamai Solution
  • Explain the main objectives of IWAN solution objectives, positioning, architecture, differentiators and use cases

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are these:

  • This course assumes that you have, minimally, a Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT) certificate or equivalent work experience.
  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1, Version 2.0 (ICND1)
  • Learners are expected to have the following base knowledge and skills:
    • IP addressing
    • Basic WAN routing knowledge
    • Basic server knowledge (VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V)

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Pre-Sales Engineers at Cisco Partner organizations

Outline

Module 1: Enterprise IP WAN Technologies

  • Enterprise WAN Architectures

Module 2: Intelligent WAN (IWAN) Technical Overview

  • Transport Independent Design
  • Intelligent Path Control
  • Application Performance Optimization
  • Secure Connectivity
  • IWAN Management

Module 3: IWAN Deployment

  • Implementing Transport Independent Design
  • Implementing Intelligent Path Control with Performance Routing (PfR)
  • Deploying AVC for Application Visibility
  • Adding Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS)
  • Planning for IPv6
  • Utilizing Cisco Prime Infrastructure Plug and Play

Module 4: Optimizing Applications with WAAS

  • WAAS Deployment Models
  • Implementing WAAS
  • Redirection Methods
  • Application Optimization Using WAAS

Module 5: IWAN Secure Connectivity

  • Secure Connectivity Overview
  • Securing the WAN Transport
  • Secure Direct Internet Access
  • Full Services Direct Internet Access
  • Direct Internet Access Use Case Scenarios
  • Cisco Trustsec in Branch
  • Secure Connectivity IWAN Customer Scenario

Module 6: Implementing UCS-E and Cloud Connectors

  • UCS-E
  • Cisco Cloud Connectors
  • Third-Party Cloud Connectors
  • Cisco Akamai Solutions
  • UC/CUBE
  • Cisco AX bundles

Lab Outline

  • Discovering Enterprise IP - WAN Topology
  • Transport Independent Design using DMVPN
  • Application Optimization Application Visibility
  • Application Optimization QoS Control
  • Intelligent Path Control Using PfR
  • WAAS Deployment and Management