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This holiday season, Rev Up to Recert is all about Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN. Since joining Cisco Learning & Certifications as a content developer back in 2020, I’ve been responsible for leading the development of our SD-WAN Learning Paths. This includes the Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment | SDWFND 2.0 Learning Path that is currently available in Cisco U. Free until February 16, 2024.

More recently, though, I’ve also been leading the development of our Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC Learning Path, which includes a substantial amount of Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN content to ensure that it aligns closely with the Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity v1.0 (ENCC 300-440) exam topics.

So, if you are thinking about getting into Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN, here are the top 5 things you can do now to start your learning journey.

5 resources for learning Cisco SD-WAN

#1: Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Mini Bootcamp

First, check out my Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Mini Bootcamp from Cisco Live Las Vegas in June 2023. It’s a quick introduction to the technology and will give you a small taste of what it can do and how it works. Watch the video below, or you can watch it on YouTube here.

#2: Rev Up to Recert: SD-WAN

Next, take advantage of Rev Up to Recert: SD-WAN until February 16, 2024, to start learning Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN and earn 12 Continuing Education (CE) credits for free!

Cisco U. search results for "SDWFND" Cisco SD-WAN Learning Path
When you are ready to start your Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN learning journey, log in to Cisco U. and search for “SDWFND” to find the Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment Learning Path.

SDWFND 2.0 includes five hands-on labs that will allow you to practice and hone your newfound SD-WAN skills.

The SDWFND Learning Path provides a solid overview of:

  • the Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN solution.
  • the functions of the Cisco SD-WAN components.
  • how to deploy and monitor a secure Cisco SD-WAN fabric.
  • how to configure and operate overlay routing in the Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN network.
  • how to enable control and data policies and quality of service.

View SDWFND 2.0 Learning Path>>

#3: Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Security and Cloud Solutions | SDWSCS

Then, if you have a Cisco U. All Access plan, you can continue to learn more about Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN and Multicloud with the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Security and Cloud Solutions | SDWSCS Learning Path. This Learning Path expands your knowledge of SD-WAN cloud solution integrations, including application performance monitoring, connecting to public cloud providers, various cloud interconnect solutions, and SaaS services. SDWSCS includes 11 hands-on labs and allows you to earn 24 CE credits!

View SDWSCS Learning Path>>

#4: Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions | ENSDWI

If you’re ready to become an SD-WAN pro and prepare for the ENSDWI certification exam, you can look at the Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions | ENSDWI Learning Path, available in Cisco U. All Access. This Learning Path includes 13 hands-on labs and allows you to earn 32 CE credits.

View ENSDWI Learning Path>> 

#5: Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC

Finally, you can get the full Cisco SD-WAN Multicloud experience when you complete the entire Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC Learning Path in Cisco U. All Access. The ENCC Learning Path includes a track on Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN that covers Multicloud deployments, Cisco Umbrella integration, SaaS implementations, and AppQoE.

View ENCC Learning Path>>

Rev up your SD-WAN skills and earn 12 CE credits for free

So, when you are ready to start your Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN learning journey, search for “SDWFND” in Cisco U. to find the Cisco SD-WAN Operation and Deployment Learning Path, or you can follow the link below to access it for free during Rev Up to Recert: SD-WAN. And as an added boost, actively Cisco Certified learners can earn 12 CE credits automatically upon meeting requirements. Win-win. 

Access the Cisco SD-WAN Fundamentals (SDWFND) 2.0 Learning Path and earn 12 CE credits for free.

Rev Up to Recert: SD-WAN is available now through February 16, 2024. Get started now.


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Patrick Gargano

Content Developer - Technical Education

Learning & Certifications