Cisco Routing & Switching Course

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The Implementing Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches (ENC9K) course provides you with insight into Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches and their solution components, architecture, capabilities, positioning, and implementation. Learn how to manage the switches using CLI, Cisco DNA Center, and the IOS-XE GUI. Additionally, you will be introduced to security, cloud, automation, and other important features of Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches.

This course will help you:

    Prepare for successful deployment of the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches

    Understand the role of Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches in the SD-Access fabric

    Learn to provision Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches using Cisco DNA center as the orchestration platform

    Gain hands-on practice through in-depth lab exercises

This course is worth 18 Continuing Education Credits.


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

Skills Gained

After completing 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.
  • 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.
  • Identify the role and value of Cisco Silicon One in a campus environment.
  • Examine management capabilities of 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 automation features, Application Programming Interface (API), Infrastructure as Code, and automation tools supported on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches.
  • Describe the new QoS, IoT, and BGP EVPN Features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches.
  • Describe the maintenance features on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches.
  • 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 devices.
  • Automate Day 0 device onboarding with Cisco DNA Center LAN Automation and Network PnP.
  • Describe how to manage and host applications on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches using Cisco DNA Center.
  • Explore a modern approach to cloud-managed networking for Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches and wireless access points that uses the Meraki Dashboard and analytics.
  • 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.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Cisco CCNP Enterprise certification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of configuring LAN routing and switching with legacy Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Familiarity with the Cisco IOS XE operating system
  • Familiarity with using network management software
  • Familiarity with Cisco Intent-based networking and policy-based management automation technologies


Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, Webex, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specialises into specific tech markets, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management.

Cisco pioneered the concept of a local area network (LAN) being used to connect geographically disparate computers over a multiprotocol router system.

Cisco's products and services focus upon three market segments—enterprise, service provider, midsize and small business.

Cisco provides IT products and services across five major technology areas: Networking (including Ethernet, optical, wireless and mobility), Security, Collaboration (including voice, video, and data), Data Center, and the Internet of Things.

Cisco is the dominant vendor in the Australian market with leadership across all market segments. It uses its Australian office as one of the main headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region.

Cisco sponsors a line of IT professional certifications for Cisco products. 

It has been shown that Cisco certified professionals complete network related IT projects more quickly than non-certified professionals. They show more effectiveness in resolving network-related IT projects and resolving technical problems. The overall efficiency of a Cisco certified professional is far better than an uncertified professional. So, it makes a lot of sense to have Cisco certified professionals in a company.

Cisco Certifications

Cisco Certifications provide learning paths and qualifications for IT professionals working with Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Data Centre, Voice, Wireless and Video.

Levels of Cisco Network Certifications

There are five levels of network certifications. They are Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect. Architect is the highest level of accreditation within the Cisco Career Certification Program.

  •  Entry There are two certifications in this category, CCENT and CCT. Both of these certifications serve as a starting point for those who want to start a career in networking.
  • Associate The associate level certification is considered as the foundation level for network certification. The different programs under this level include CCDA, CCNA collaboration, CCNA Data Center, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CCNA Service Provider, CCNA Service Provider Operations, CCNA Video, CCNA Voice and CCNA Wireless.
  • Professional The professional level is an advanced level of certification. Individuals who go for this certification are equipped with more networking skills. Each certification under this level covers a different technology catering to the specific needs of varying jobs. Cisco professional certifications include CCDP, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, CCNP Voice and CCNP Wireless.
  • Expert The expert level certification is again an advance level of certification. The certification programs include CCDE, CCIE Collaboration, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Security, CCIE Service Provider, CCIE Service Provider Operations and CCIE Wireless. These certifications are the most prestigious networking certifications with worldwide acceptance.
  • Architect The architect level is the highest level of certification from Cisco. Individuals with CCAr certification have the expertise to support the increasingly complex networks of global companies, and effectively decode business strategies into evolutionary technical strategies.

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