Course Overview

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v1.0 is a training program that provides students an insight into Digital Network Architecture (DNA) architecture 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.

The DNAIE course also provides hands-on-labs to demonstrate DNA automation using Cisco APIC-EM and virtualization using Cisco NFV.

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) is also available in Digital Learning.  365-day subscription for $1,495.00.  See Digital Learning for purchase or call 703.467.8600.


5 days
Learning Credits: 
  • The goal of Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v1.0 course is to provide students an understanding of principles of Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and implementation of DNA solution. 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 (Cisco ISE). Understanding Enterprise Fabric and Implementing DNA Secure Access.
  • 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 Components
    • 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 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

    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 APIC-EM GUI: Network, Device and Topology Discovery using Cisco APIC-EM
    • 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: Exporting Maps from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    • Discovery 11: Performing the Initial Configuration of CMX
    • Discovery 12: Using the System Settings Menu to Configure Cisco CMX
    • Discovery 13: Adding Outline Wall to CMX Floor Plan Maps
    • Discovery 14: Using Detect and Connect
    • Discovery 15: Continuing to Customize Detect and Locate in CMX
    • Discovery 16: Working with Analytics in Cisco CMX
    • Discovery 17: Working with Customized Reports in the Analytics Service
    • Discovery 18: Continuing to Add Widgets to a Customized Report in CMX
    • Discovery 19: Visualizing flows on SMC
    • Discovery 20: Segmentation Policy Enforcement
    • Discovery 21: ISE and SMC Integration for Mitigation
  • The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

    • 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
    • Experienced network engineers pursuing Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA)
    • Field engineers supporting deployments of DNA