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DNAIE v1.1 - Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials

Course Details
Code: DNAIE v1.1
Tuition (USD): $4,295.00 • Classroom (5 days)

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v1.1 is a training program that 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. The course describes 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.
  • Analytics using Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) cloud.
  • Security using Cisco StealthWatch, Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine(ISE)
  • Understanding Enterprise Network Fabric and Implementing DNA Secure Access

Skills Gained

  • 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 (Cisco ISE).
  • Understanding Enterprise Fabric and Implementing DNA Secure Access.

Who Can Benefit

  • 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


  • 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.
  • Understanding of DHCP, DNS, NTP and SNMP.
  • Understanding of TCP protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, telnet.
  • Understanding of routing concepts and also be able to configure routing protocols like EIGRP, OSPF.Understanding of Enterprise WAN and DMVPN.
  • Understanding of firewall operations (especially transparent mode).
  • Basic understanding of Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Basic understanding of KVM Virtualization (i.e. Linux virtualization).
  • Basic understanding of programming concepts.
  • Basic understanding of SDN, Northbound APIs , Southbound API and REST API.
  • Understanding of WLAN parameters.
  • Basic Understanding of WLC and AP capabilities in WLC.
  • Understanding of Power over Ethernet (PoE) in Cisco switches.

Course Details

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

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

Module 2: Implementing DNA Automation in the Core Network

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco Plug and Play Solution
  • 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

  • Lesson 1: 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: CMX 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 the Enterprise Network Fabric in the DNA Architecture

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


  • Discovery 1: Introducing APIC-EM GUI: Network, Device and Topology Discovery using Cisco APICEM
  • Discovery 2: Implementing Network Plug and Play using Cisco APIC-EM.
  • Discovery 3: Implementing EasyQoS using Cisco APIC-EM
  • Discovery 4: Site Provisioning and Monitoring using Cisco IWAN Application
  • Discovery 5: Troubleshooting using Path Trace Application on Cisco APIC-EM
  • Discovery 6: Site Provisioning with NFVIS on Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Using Orchestration,
  • Automation and Management (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: Connecting a Client to the Wi-Fi Network
  • Discovery 25: Working with Presence Analytics and Connect & Engage
  • Discovery 26: Login to the CMX Portal
  • Discovery 27: Configuring an ACL in the WLC for use with CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 28: Configuring the WLAN and Security in the WLC to Support CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 29: Create a Presence Site in CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 30: Using the Manage Function in CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 31: Meraki Integration with CMX Cloud
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