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SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: SD-WAN in Action

by Sean Douglas

This course will teach you the benefits of deploying an SD-WAN solution. You'll learn how SD-WAN improves user experience and engagement using app-aware policies, offers a variety of security options, and simplifies management with templates.

What you'll learn

Today, cost and complexity become even more prohibitive for legacy networks in the face of today’s requirements, including end-to-end security, various transport networks, ongoing increase in the number of mobile end users, high-bandwidth cloud applications, and any-to-any connectivity. Many organizations are deploying SD-WAN technology solutions to meet these challenges. In this course, SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: SD-WAN in Action, you'll learn how SD-WAN significantly improves user experience and engagement, offers a variety of enhanced security options, and simplifies network management, all while saving money. First, you’ll discover the advantages of an SD-WAN transport independent network fabric. Next, you’ll learn how SD-WAN can improve user experience and engagement through the deployment of application-aware routing policies. Finally, you’ll explore how SD-WAN simplifies network deployment and configuration using automation, while providing security utilizing segmentation, templates, and zero-touch touch provisioning. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the fundamental knowledge of SD-WAN operation as well as understand the how SD-WAN improves performance, simplifies management, and provides security while saving money.

About the author

Sean Douglas has more than 17 years of experience working extensively with Cisco technology. He didn't always understand how IP networks, voice, and video solutions work. Sean remembers clearly what it was like to start from the beginning, when everything was new and somewhat confusing. Fortunately, he had some exceptional teachers that took the time to explain things in plain terms. He also has an enthusiasm for learning and finding solutions. Sean brings that same passion for learning and enth... more

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