The Network. Intuitive for Field Engineers (TNIFE) v1.0 training is a 4-day instructor-led course that provides information on how to automate and assure services within enterprises using Cisco DNA. The training provides information on how to use DNA Center, how to deploy Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) using DNA Center and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), how to detect and mitigate threats using StealthWatch and Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) and how to deploy SD-WAN. The objective of The Network. Intuitive for Field Engineers (TNIFE) training is to ensure you are confident in installing and configuring intent-based networks, built on Cisco DNA.


After finishing this course, you will be able to understand how to position and configure the following solutions:
  • DNA Center
  • SD-Access
  • Cisco ISE
  • StealthWatch and Encrypted Traffic Analytcis (ETA)
  • SD-WAN


The course contains these components:
  • DNA Center Automation, Assurance, and Programmability
    • Overview
    • DNA Center Automation
    • DNA Center Assurance
    • DNA Center Platform
  • Wired SD-Access
    • Overview
    • Network Design
    • Configuring wired SD-Access
  • Wireless SD-Access and DNA Security
    • Overview
    • Network Design
    • Configuring Wireless SD-Access
    • Guest Design
    • Configuring Wireless Guest using SD-Access
    • High Availability in SD-Access Wireless
    • SD-Access Scalability
  • SD-WAN
    • Architecture Overvie
    • Design, deploy and provision
    • Deployment Common issues
    • Policy and Assurance

Lab Outline:
  • Configure DNA Center Design
  • Automate Network Using DNA Center
  • DNA Center Telemetry Collection and REST API
  • Integrate ISE with Active Directory
  • Configure Corporate Wired Access using SD-Access and Segmentation
  • Configure SD-Access Overlay
  • Provision the WLC to the SD-Access Fabric
  • Provision SSID and Verify Wireless Connectivity
  • Create a VN for Guest Internet Access
  • Examine DNA Center Assurance
  • Verify Hardware and Software Integrity
  • Detect Malware inside Encrypted Traffic
  • Installing and Configuring SD-WAN Controllers
  • Using Configuration Templates
  • Implementing Control Policy
  • Implementing Data Policy
  • Implementing AAR Policy

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Students should have an understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification level
  • Basic understanding of Cisco ISE, 802.1x and Cisco TrustSec operation
  • Basic familiarity with SD-Access concepts
  • Basic familiarity with SD-WAN concepts