Cisco is rewriting the networking playbook with an intent-based network, powered by Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), that will fundamentally change your business.
The objective of The Network. Intuitive for Field Engineers (TNIFE3D) training is to ensure you are confident in installing and configuring intent-based networks, built on Cisco DNA.
The TNIFE3D training is a 3-day instructor-led course that provides an information on how to automate and assure services within enterprises using Cisco DNA. The training provides information on how to use Cisco DNA Center, how to deploy Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) using Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), and how to detect and mitigate threats using Cisco StealthWatch and Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA).

The TNIFE3D course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt Cisco DNA Deployment Stage 2.

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Date: from 16.11.2020 to 18.11.2020
Language: English
Location: Online (CET, UTC+01:00)
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Upon completing this course, you will be able to understand how to position and configure the following solutions:
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Cisco SD-Access for Wired and Wireless
  • Cisco ISE
  • Cisco StealthWatch and Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA)


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco TNI, Cisco DNA Center Deployment, Automation, Assurance, and Platform
    • Overview
      • Introduction
      • TNI Overview
      • Cisco DNA Overview
      • Cisco DNA Center Deployment
    • Cisco DNA Center Automation
      • DNA Center design, discovery, and inventory
      • Standard changes automation
      • Automating image management
      • Plug and Play
      • SD-Access underlay automation
      • Application policies automation
      • Command runner
      • Template editor
    • Cisco DNA Center Assurance
      • Assurance overview
      • Device telemetry
      • Health and issues
      • ITSM Integration in context of assurance
    • Cisco DNA Center Platform
      • Cisco DNA Center Platform overview
      • Cisco DNA Center integrations (ISE, IPAM, ITSM, reporting)
      • Cisco DNA Center APIs
      • Cisco DNA Center device SDK
  • Wired SD-Access
    • Cisco SD-Access Architecture
      • SD-Access overview
      • Roles and terminology
      • SD-Access fabric operation
      • SD-Access border node
      • Fabric border design options
      • Fabric border automation layer 3 hand-off
    • Cisco ISE and Cisco DNA Center Integration
      • Overview
      • PxGrid overview
      • SD-Access policy workflow
    • Cisco SD-Access Fabric Configuration
      • Cisco DNA Center - Design
      • Cisco DNA Center - Policy
      • Cisco DNA Center - Provision
      • Cisco DNA Center - Assurance
      • Cisco SD-Access fabric configuration example
    • Cisco SD-Access for Distributed Campus
      • Overview
      • Fabric in a box
    • Cisco SD-Access Extension for IoT
    • Cisco SD-Access Scalability
  • Wireless SD-Access
    • Cisco SD-Access Wireless Architecture
      • Overview
      • Network Design
      • SD-Access wireless fabric operation – AP onboarding
      • SD-Access wireless fabric operation – client onboarding
    • Cisco SD-Access Wireless Over The Top
    • Cisco SD-Access Wireless Design
      • SD-Access Wireless adoption
      • SD-Access everywhere (WLC Cat9800)
    • SD-Access Wireless Configuration
      • Cisco DNA Center - Design
      • Cisco DNA Center - Policy
      • Cisco DNA Center - Provision
      • Cisco DNA Center - Assurance
      • SD-Access wireless configuration example
    • SD-Access Wireless For Guest Access
      • Design guest services with SD-Access
      • Legacy vs. SD-Access solution
    • High Availability in SD-Access Wireless
      • Control plane redundancy
      • WLC redundancy with SSO
  • Cisco DNA Security
    • Cisco Trustworthy systems
    • StealthWatch and Encrypted Traffic Analytics overview
    • NetFlow overview
    • ETA deployment modes
    • Stealth Watchand ISE integration using pxGrid
    • Configuring ETA

Lab Outline
Attendees get an option for hands-on labs:
  • Cisco TNI, Cisco DNA Center Deployment, Automation, Assurance, and Platform
    • Lab 1: Configure DNA Center Design
    • Lab 2: Automate Network Using DNA Center
    • Lab 3: DNA Center Telemetry Collection and REST API
  • Wired SD-Access
    • Lab 1: Integrate ISE with Active Directory
    • Lab 2: Configure Corporate Wired Access using SD-Access and Segmentation
    • Lab 3: Configure SD-Access Overlay
  • Wireless SD-Access
    • Lab 1: Provision the WLC to the SD-Access Fabric
    • Lab 2: Provision SSID and Verify Wireless Connectivity
    • Lab 3: Create a VN for Guest Internet Access
    • Lab 4: Examine DNA Center Assurance
  • Cisco DNA Security
    • Lab 5: Verify Hardware and Software Integrity
    • Lab 6: Detect Malware inside Encrypted Traffic

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications