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Enterprise Network Core and WAN Essentials


Price $3,750 before tax
Length: 4 Days
Course code: CI-ENCWE
Delivery Type Classroom

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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.


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. Objectives include:

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


Pre-Sales Engineers at Cisco Partner organizations


This course assumes that you have, minimally, a Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT) certificate or equivalent work experience.

The course identified below covers the intended prerequisite knowledge and skills. The course is offered as an eLearning Training (eLT) through the Cisco Learning Network Store and as an ILT through Cisco authorized learning partners.
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)


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
Cisco Cloud Connectors
Third-Party Cloud Connectors
Cisco – Akamai Solutions
Cisco AX bundles
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

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