Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v2.0 is a 5-day instructor-led training program that provides students with 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.

The course focuses on 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 CiscoIdentity Services Engine(ISE)
  • Enterprise Network Fabric.

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


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • 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).


This course contains the following components:
    • Identifying Role of Digital Network Architecture in Contemporary Network
      • Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Vision
      • Identifying the Digital Network Architecture Solution
      • Identifying the Role of Automation and Orchestration Controllers in DNA
    • Implementing DNA Automation in Core Networks
      • Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
      • Implementing Cisco Plug and Play Solutions
      • Implementing an EasyQoS Solution
      • Implementing Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution
      • Troubleshooting Using Path Trace Application
      • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization
      • Implementing Network Programmability in a DNA Architecture
    • Implementing Network Analytics in Cisco DNA
      • What is Network Analytics in Cisco DNA
      • DNA Analytics Architecture
      • DNA Analytics Proof Points
      • Network Data Platform Architecture
      • CMX on Premise
      • Context-Aware Services Architecture
      • CMS Connect
      • Cisco CMX Analytics
      • CMX API
      • Cisco CMX Configuration
      • Cisco CMX Cloud
    • Implementing Security in a DNA Network
      • Pervasive Security
      • Introduction to NetFlow
      • Introduction to Cisco Stealthwatch
      • Introduction to Cisco ISE
      • Integrating Security Tools
    • Implementing Enterprise Network Fabric in the DNA Architecture
      • Understanding the Enterprise Fabric
      • Implementing DNA Secure Access
    Lab Outline:
    • Introducing Cisco APIC-EM GUI-Network, Devise and Topology Discovery Using APIC-EM
    • Implementing Network Plug and Play using Cisco APIC-EM
    • Implementing Easy QoS using Cisco APIC-EM GUI
    • Site Provisioning and Monitoring using Cisco IWAN Application
    • Path Trace Aplication using Cisco APIC-EM
    • Site Provisioning with NFVIS on Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Using OAM Servers
    • Initial Switch and WLC Configuration for Cisco CMX
    • Adding Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    • Continuing to Add Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    • AP Placement and Orientation
    • Exporting Maps from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    • Performing the Initial Configuration of CMX
    • Using the System Settings Menu to Configure Cisco CMX
    • Adding Outline Wall to CMX Floor Plan Maps
    • Using Detect and Connect
    • Continuing to Customize Detect and Locate in CMX
    • Working with Analytics in Cisco CMX
    • Working with Customized Reports in the Analytics Service
    • Continuing to Add Widgets toa Customized Report in CMX
    • Initial Portal Creation in Connect and Engage
    • Adding and Deleting an Element and Adding a Background Image to the Portal Template
    • Customizing Text and Registration Elements in the Portal Template
    • Exploring the Background Image, Themes, and Languages in the Portal Template
    • Login ot the CMX Portal
    • Configuring the WKAN and Security in the WLC to Support CMX Cloud
    • Configuring an ACL in the WLC for use with CMX Cloud
    • Create a Presence Site in CMX Cloud
    • Connecting a Client to the Wi-Fi Network
    • Working with Presence Analytics and Connect & Engage
    • Using the Manage Function in CMX Cloud
    • Meraki Integration with CMX Cloud

Prerequisite Knowledge

The recommended knowledge and skills are as follows:
  • Foundational understanding of network design
  • Foundational understanding of network routing, QoS and security operations
  • Understanding of CDP, LLDP, DHCP, DNS, NTP AND SNMP
  • Understanding of TCP protocols like HTTP, HTTPS and telnet
  • Understanding of routing concepts an also be able to configure routing protocols - EIGRP and OSPF
  • Understanding of enterprise WAN and DMVPN
  • Understanding of firewall operations
  • 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 of ethernet (PoE) in Cisco switches