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DNAIE - Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials v2.0 Course

DNAIE - Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials v2.0 Training Course

Course Description:

The Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) course is a 5-day course that is designed to provides students an insight into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) architecture and its solution components by highlighting the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of DNA.

The focus of the course is on the implementation of the following DNA solution components:

  • Automation using Cisco APIC-EM and its built in applications like Plug and Play, EasyQoS, IWAN, and Path Trace.
  • Virtualization in Enterprise Branch Network using Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Identifying the Digital Network Architecture solution by describing the vision, strategy, general concepts, and components of it
  • Implementing network automation using Cisco APIC-EM and the built-in applications like Network Plug and Play, EasyQoS, IWAN, and Path Trace
  • Implementing network virtualization using Cisco Network Function Virtualization in Enterprise branch network
  • Implementing network analytics using Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) cloud
  • Implementing network security using Cisco StealthWatch, Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Target Student:

  • Experienced network engineers working for Enterprise customers who are early adopters of Cisco's Digital Network Architecture
  • Channel Partner Field Engineers who are supporting trials and early deployments of DNA


It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course: 

  • Foundational understanding of network design
  • Foundational understanding of network routing operations
  • Foundational understanding of network Qos operations
  • Foundational understanding of network security operations
  • Understanding of CDP, LLDP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, and SNMP
  • Understanding of TCP protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, and telnet
  • Understanding of routing concepts and also be able to configure routing protocols like EIRGP and OSPF
  • Understanding of Enterprise WAN and DMVPN
  • Understanding of firewall operation (especially transparent mode)
  • Basic understanding of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Basic understanding of KVM Virtualization
  • Basic understanding of programming concepts
  • Basic understanding of SDN, Northbound APIs, Southbound API, and REST API
  • Understanding of WLAM parameters
  • Basic understanding of WLC and AP capabilities in WLC
  • Understanding of Power over Ethernet (PoE) in Cisco Switches

Training Dates
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Course Syllabus

Module 1: Identifying the Role of Digital Network Architecture in Contemporary Network

Lesson 1: Identifying the Cisco Digital Network Architecture Vision
Lesson 2: Identifying the Digital Network Architecture Solution
Lesson 3: Identifying the Role of Automation and Orchestration Controllers in DNA

Module 2: Implementing DNA Automation in Core Networks

Lesson 1: Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco Plug and Play Solutions
Lesson 3: Implementing an EasyQoS Solution
Lesson 4: Implementing the Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Using Path Trace Application
Lesson 6: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization
Lesson 7: Implementing Network Programmability in a DNA Architecture

Module 3: Implementing Network Analytics in Cisco DNA

Lesson1: What is Network Analytics in Cisco DNA?
Lesson 2: DNA Analytics Architecture
Lesson 3: DNA Analytics Proof Points
Lesson 4: Network Data Platform Architecture
Lesson 5: CMX on Premise
Lesson 6: Context-Aware Services Architecture
Lesson 7: CMS Connect
Lesson 8: Cisco CMX Analytics
Lesson 9: CMX API
Lesson 10: Cisco CMX Configuration
Lesson 11: Cisco CMX Cloud

Module 4: Implementing Security in a DNA Network

Lesson 1: Pervasive Security
Lesson 2: Introduction to NetFlow
Lesson 3: Introduction to Cisco Stealthwatch
Lesson 4: Introduction to Cisco ISE
Lesson 5: Integrating Security Tools

Module 5: Implementing Enterprise Network Fabric in the DNA Architecture

Lesson 1: Understanding the Enterprise Fabric
Lesson 2: Implementing DNA Secure Access


Discovery 1: Introducing Cisco APIC-EM GUI-Network, Devise, and Topology Discovery Using APIC-EM
Discovery 2: Implementing Network Plug and Play using Cisco APIC-EM
Discovery 3: Implementing Easy QoS Using Cisco APIC-EM GUI
Discovery 4: Site Provisioning and Monitoring Using Cisco IWAN Application
Discovery 5: Path Trace Application Using Cisco APIC-EM
Discovery 6: Site Provisioning with NFVIS on Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Using OAM Servers
Discovery 7: Initial Switch and WLC Configuration for Cisco CMX
Discovery 8: Adding Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Discovery 9: Continuing to Add Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Discovery 10: AP Placement and Orientation
Discovery 11: Exporting Maps from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Discovery 12: Performing the Initial Configuration of CMX
Discovery 13: Using the System Settings Menu to Configure Cisco CMX
Discovery 14: Adding Outline Wall to CMX Floor Plan Maps
Discovery 15: Using Detect and Connect
Discovery 16: Continuing to Customize Detect and Locate in CMX
Discovery 17: Working with Analytics in Cisco CMX
Discovery 18: Working with Customized Reports in the Analytics Service
Discovery 19: Continuing to Add Widgets to a Customized Report in CMX
Discovery 20: Initial Portal Creation in Connect and Engage
Discovery 21: Adding and Deleting an Element and Adding a Background Image to the Portal Template
Discovery 22: Customizing Text and Registration Elements in the Portal Template
Discovery 23: Exploring the Background Image, Themes, and Languages in the Portal Template
Discovery 24: Login to the CMX Portal
Discovery 25: Configuring the WKAN and Security in the WLC to Support CMX Cloud
Discovery 26: Configuring an ACL in the WLC for use with CMX Cloud
Discovery 27: Create a Presence Site in CMX Cloud
Discovery 28: Connecting a Client to the Wi-Fi Network
Discovery 29: Working with Presence Analytics and Connect and Engage
Discovery 30: Using the Manage Function in CMX Cloud
Discovery 31: Meraki Integration with CMX Cloud

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