Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Switches + DNA Center (ENC9K)

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Duration: 3 days

Version: ENC9K

Price: $2,995.00



Learning Credits: 30


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This hands-on course covers many features of the Cisco IOS XE platform and describes how to manage devices from a single dashboard, the Cisco DNA Center. You will learn how to use the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches to enable Software Defined Access (SD-Access) and provide end-to-end security and automation with centralized management using DNA Center.


It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of configuring LAN routing and switching with legacy Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Familiarity with the Cisco IOS XE operating system
  • Awareness of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) as an authentication platform and policy manager

Target Audience:

Network engineers, designers, managers, and system engineers who are adopting Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) and will use Cisco Catalyst 9000 Switches to enable an SD-Access solution provisioned with DNA Center.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family, identify the product features, and examine the functionalities purpose-built for Cisco DNA and the SD-Access solution
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switch architecture, model types, port types, uplink modules, and components including power supplies and stacking cables
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches, different modular chassis, supervisor and line card options, architectural components, uplink and power redundancy, and multigigabit ports
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches, model types, switch components, RFID support, architecture, and switch profiles
  • Position the different Cisco Catalyst 9000 family switch model types in the network and map older Cisco Catalyst switches to the 9000 family for migration
  • Examine management capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches deployed in a Cisco StackWise Virtual environment and an SD-Access fabric
  • Describe the new Cisco IOS XE software management, patchability, and insertion and removal (GIR) features for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Describe the scalability and performance features supported by the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 support for security, quality of service (QoS), and Internet of Things (IoT) convergence features
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 support for cloud hosting and connectivity, along with automation features
  • Explore the SD-Access solution fundamentals and deployment models for the Cisco Catalyst 9000, and the use of Cisco DNA Center to manage infrastructure devices
  • Get to know the next generation in the Cisco Catalyst family of enterprise LAN access, aggregation, and core switches
  • Prepare for successful deployment of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 switching family
  • Understand the role of Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches in the SD-Access fabric
  • Learn to provision Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches using Cisco DNA center as the orchestration platform

Course Outline:

Section 1: Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 2: Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Section 3: Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series Switches

Section 4: Introducing Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Section 5: Positioning Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 6: Examining Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches Management Capabilities

Section 7: Deploying Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches in Cisco StackWise Virtual and SD-Access Fabric

Section 8: Describing New Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 9: Describing Scale and Performance Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 10: Describing Security, QoS, and IoT Convergence Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 11: Describing Cloud and Automation Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

Section 12: Describing Cisco SD-Access Solution and Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches


Discovery 1: Discover and Automate the Underlay Topology using PnP Base Automation Service of Cisco DNA Center GUI

Discovery 2: Perform GIR on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch

Discovery 3: Manage and Patch Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Software Images using Cisco DNA Center GUI and CLI Commands

Discovery 4: Enable and Verify Encrypted Traffic Analytics

Discovery 5: Configure Perpetual PoE and Fast PoE on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch

Discovery 6: Use Programmability with Python Scripts and NETCONF/YANG for Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch Management Automation

Discovery 7: Deploy Cisco SD-Access Campus Fabric Using Cisco DNA Center Automation

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