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Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches (ENC9K) v2.0

Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches (ENC9K) v2.0

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The Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches (ENC9K) v2.0 course provides insight into Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches and its solution components.


Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches are the next generation in the Cisco Catalyst family of enterprise LAN access, aggregation, and core switches. The switches integrate the new realities of the digital era. The switches are twice as fast, with double the capacity, providing end-to-end security, and automation using centralized management in the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) Center.


Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Review the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches, identify the switches’ features and examine the functionalities purpose-built for Cisco DNA and the SD-Access solution
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switch architecture, model types, port types, uplink modules, components including power supplies, and other switch features and capabilities
  • 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
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switch architecture, supervisor and line card options, and high availability features
  • Position the different Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series 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 Series Switches
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches deployed in a Cisco StackWise Virtual environment and an SD-Access fabric
  • Describe the new Cisco IOS XE software management, patchability, and Graceful Insertion and Removal (GIR) features on the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe the scalability and performance features supported by the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch support for security, Quality of Service (QoS), and Internet of Things (IoT) convergence features
  • Describe the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series support for cloud hosting and connectivity, along with automation features
  • Explore the SD-Access solution fundamentals, deployment models for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switch, and the use of Cisco DNA Center to manage infrastructure device

Target Audience

This course is ideal for those in the roles below who are adopting the Cisco DNA and will use Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches to enable an SD-Access solution provisioned with Cisco DNA Center:

  • Network engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • System engineers

Course Prerequisites

You are expected to have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Cisco CCNP® 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
  • Familiarity with using network management software
  • Knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems fundamentals
  • Familiarity with Cisco Intent-based networking and policy-based management automation technologies

The following Cisco offerings can help you prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)
  • Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

Associated Certification: None


Associated Exam: None



Part Number:

ELT-ENC9K-V2-025406

Product Line:

Cisco On Demand E-Learning