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Course #:TP3073

Cisco Meraki SD WAN Advanced Policy, Security & Programmability Training

This 3-day course is hands-on training on Cisco Meraki SD-WAN implementations, basic and advanced Cisco Meraki SD-WAN Security features that are available on Meraki MX routers. Deep dive into capabilities like Firewall and Traffic, Application Aware Firewall, AMP Integration, Content Filtering and Threat protection and many other advanced features are covered as a part of this training. This course also provides hands-on training on Cisco Meraki SD-WAN Programmability features.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Introduction to Cisco Meraki SD-WAN Solution and Products/Components

Understand key concepts of Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Implement Meraki SD-WAN Solution

Understand Cisco Meraki SD-WAN Security Features

Implement Firewall and IPS Policies

Understand Cisco SD-WAN Programmability features

Script APIs to automate Cisco SD-WAN vManage configurations


This course is ideal for those who regularly deploy or manage Meraki networks and want to deepen their technical expertise and understanding of the full Meraki product suite and features. This may include professionals with job titles or in roles such as:

Field deployment technicians

Network administrators

Pre-/Post-sales engineers

Service provider engineers

Systems engineers

IT professionals


Three days


Outline of Cisco Meraki SD WAN Advanced Policy, Security & Programmability Training

Module 1: Introduction to Meraki SD-WAN and Meraki Key Concepts

Meraki Centralized Dashboard

Meraki key concepts

Meraki Concentrator Modes

VPN Topology

Split Tunnel and Full Tunnel

Hub and Spoke and VPN Mesh

Meraki Connection Monitor

Data Center Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)

Warm Spare for VPN Concentrators


Module 2: Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Models


Data Center Deployment

MX Deployment Considerations

MX Deployment Considerations

Upstream DC Switching Considerations

Routing Considerations

Firewall Considerations

Branch Deployment

AutoVPN at the Branch

Hub and Spoke VPN Deployment

Hub Priorities and Design considerations

Module 3: Meraki SD-WAN Security

Exploring the SD-WAN and Security Dashboard

Site-to-site VPN Deep Dive

Client VPN Technologies

Access control and Splash Page

NAT and Port Forwarding

Firewall and Traffic Shaping

Content Filtering and Threat Protection

Meraki and Cisco Umbrella Integration

Module 4: Firewall and Traffic Shaping Policies

MX Firewall Settings

Outbound Rules

Appliance Services

Layer 7 Firewall Rules

Forwarding Rules

IP Source Address Spoofing Protection

Overview and Key Terms

NAT Modes Implementation

Supported Deployment Topologies

SD-WAN and Traffic Shaping

Uplink Configurations

Uplink Selections

Global Bandwidth Limitations

Traffic Shaping Rules

Web Cache

Module 5: SD-WAN Security – Content Filtering and Threat Protection

MX and Active Directory Integrations

Content Filtering Implementations and Troubleshooting

Cisco AMP Integrations and Threat Protection

Threat Grid Integrations

Module 6: Programmable API

Meraki Dashboard API with Postman

Meraki Organization and Networks Import into Postman

Meraki Devices into the appropriate Networks using APIs

Troubleshooting Meraki using APIs


Device Dashboard


We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887