The DNA Center Automation and Analytics SelfDrive (DNAC-AA-SD) v1.0 is a 1-day training that provides network engineers and operations architects with overview and practical understanding of the DNA Center Applications as well as the DNA Center integration capabilities. It also provides demo labs to demonstrate DNA Center Automation and Analytics.

In this course, you will learn how to leverage DNA Center (DNAC) features to start simplifying customer network operations and enable better visibility into their environment. We will focus on network analytics and demonstrate how you can access client and infrastructure health by using DNAC. You will also explore DNAC automation capabilities like template programmer, software inventory management, Plug-n-Play, and other newest additions to the solution. We will also discuss deployment options, requirements, positioning and upcoming development, so you will be comfortable discussing DNAC solution with your customer.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the Digital Network Architecture solution by describing the vision, strategy, general concepts, and components of it.
  • Introduce intent-based and context-aware enterprise networking.
  • Introduce Cisco DNA Center Automation and Analytics.
  • Introduce network automation using DNAC and the built-in applications like Cisco Network Plug and Play, Application Policy, SD Access, and many other.
  • Introduce network assurance using DNAC and the built-in components like Client health, Network health and Application health.
  • Introduce integration capabilities and DNA Center Platform to enable customization and value-add.


The course contains these components:
  • Trends and network requirements for the digital age
  • Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA)
    • DNA Introduction
    • DNA Center Demo
    • Introducing DNA Automation
    • Introducing DNA Assurance
    • Introducing DNA Center Features
    • Introducing DNA Center Platform
  • Introducing DNA Center Appliance
    • Scaling
    • Ordering options
    • Introduction of Not For Resale (NFR) program
    • Data retention
    • Backup
    • High Availability
    • Appliance Patching
    • User Roles and Privileges
    • Supported platforms
  • DNAC Automation Perspective
    • Inventory
    • Topology
    • Automating Standard Changes
    • Image Repository
    • Command Runner
    • Template Editor
    • Application Policy
    • License Manager
    • Network Plug and Play
    • Software-Defined Access
  • DNAC Assurance Perspective
    • Supported Insights
    • Enabling Telemetry
    • Supported Use Cases
    • Assurance App Visibility
    • Assurance Machine Learning
    • DNA Center Platform
  • APIs Device SDK
  • Release Planning
  • Licensing
  • Positioning

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Attendees should have CCNA R&S knowledge and network operations fundamentals
  • Bring your own Laptop
  • Have your account details ready