Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials

Session Detail:    Virtual 5 Day

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v2.0 is a training program that provides students an insight into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) architecture and its solution components. The course highlights the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of DNA.

About this Course

Evolve your network engineer skills with the Cisco DNA course: Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v2.0. This training program provides students an insight into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and its solution components. The course highlights the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of DNA. This course also provides hands-on labs to demonstrate DNA automation using Cisco APIC-EM and virtualization using Cisco Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course:

  • 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

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

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


Before attending this course, students should have the following:

  • Knowledge level equivalent to Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching

Session Outline

Class Outline

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

  • Lesson 1: Identifying 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 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


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

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