Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN)

Course Description

IBNTRN - Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network v1.1

Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN) is a 5-day instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, or e-learning course that teaches students how to successfully deploy Cisco SD-Access solution within their greenfield or brownfield Enterprise networks.
The course will discuss how Cisco SD-Access fits into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA). The course covers Cisco SD-Access fundamentals, provisioning, policies, wireless integration, and border operations. Other topics covered by the course include: operating, managing, and integrating Cisco DNA Center, and understanding programmable network infrastructure.


Learning Objectives​

After taking this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the Cisco Digital Network Architecture solution by describing the vision, strategy, general concepts, and components.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center design application, hierarchical network design, and basic network settings, and describe the integration of Cisco DNA Center with Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE) for Automation and Assurance.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center Inventory and the available mechanisms for discovering and adding network devices, and explore the device compatibility with Cisco DNA Center and SD-Access.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center automation features such as configuration templates, software image maintenance, and Plug and Play (PnP) device onboarding.
  • Explore the Cisco DNA Center user interface, the available workflows for onboarding devices, and how to design and manage a network.
  • Introduce Cisco SD-Access, describe the different node types in the fabric and the two-level segmentation provided by the solution, and take a deep dive into the control and data plane protocols used in Cisco SDAccess.
  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center workflow for deploying Cisco SD-Access, defining all the prerequisite network settings and profiles, defining the required policies, creating fabric domains and sites, and provisioning fabric nodes.
  • Create and manage fabric domains and sites, provision fabric devices, and onboard your endpoints in a single site or distributed fabric campus network.
  • Describe the features available for automating and monitoring wireless networks with Cisco DNA Center, and describe the available deployment models with their benefits and limitations, such as wireless Over-theTop (OTT) and SD-Access Wireless.
  • Describe the Cisco SD-Access Extension for IoT solution, its architecture and components, and the benefits and limitations of the solution
  • Describe the use cases and migration scenarios for migrating users from traditional campus to SD


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

  • Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to a CCNP Enterprise level
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Wireless Network Technologies
  • Experience with Cisco ISE, 802.1x, and Cisco TrustSec
  • Understanding of segmentation technologies such as VLANs and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Basic understanding of overlay technologies such as Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Basic understanding of Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP)


  1. Explore Cisco DNA Center and Automate Network Changes
  2. Deploy Wired Fabric Networks with Cisco DNA Center
  3. Deploy Brownfield and Fabric Wireless Network with Cisco DNA Center
  4. Deploy SD-Access Layer 2 Borders and Multicast and Integrate Cisco DNA Center with External Services or Applications
  5. Test Drive CIsco DNA Center APIs

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Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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Related Training

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)
Configuring Cisco ISE Essentials for SD-Access (ISESDA)
Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)

Who Should Attend

System engineers, Network engineers, Technical architects, Technical support personnel, Channel partners and resellers