Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials

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Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials

Course ID: DNAIE 5 Days

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials


The Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v2.0 course gives you a thorough operational understanding of the architecture, components, and capabilities of the Cisco® Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™) solution, using a lab-centric learning model. The course highlights the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of Cisco DNA. This solution training involves a suite of related technologies, including routing and switching, security, network programmability, analytics, and wireless.

The course covers automation using the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) and built-in applications such as Cisco Network Plug and Play, EasyQoS, Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN), and Path Trace. You will also learn about virtualization in enterprise branch networks using the Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution, including a deep dive into the Cisco 5400 Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS), internal networking, and an overview of ENCS single WAN IP deployment option scenarios. The course also covers analytics using Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) Cloud; security using Cisco Stealthwatch®, Cisco TrustSec®, and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE); and the role of Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) in Cisco DNA and how to implement SD-Access in a campus network



  • Experienced network engineers, especially those who work for enterprise organizations
  • Channel partner field engineers




Instructor-led / Virtual Instructor-led

Singapore: SGD4850


  • Foundational understanding of network design, routing, switching, QoS, and security
  • Understanding of Cisco Discovery Protocol, Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), DNS, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Understanding of TCP protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and Telnet
  • Understanding of routing concepts and the ability to configure routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Understanding of enterprise WAN and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Understanding of firewall operation (especially transparent mode)
  • Basic understanding of Cisco Prime® Infrastructure, KVM virtualization, and programming concepts
  • Basic understanding of SDN, northbound APIs, southbound APIs, and representational state transfer (REST) APIs
  • Understanding of WLAN parameters
  • Basic understanding of wireless controllers (WLCs) and access point capabilities in WLCs
  • Understanding of Power over Ethernet (PoE) in Cisco switches


  • Identify the Cisco DNA solution by describing its vision, strategy, general concepts, and components
  • Implement network automation using Cisco APIC-EM and built-in applications such as Network Plug and Play, Easy QoS, IWAN, and Path Trace
  • Implement network virtualization using Cisco Enterprise NFV in enterprise branch networks
  • Implement network analytics using Cisco CMX Cloud
  • Implement network security using Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco TrustSec, and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)


Module 1: Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Vision

Module 2: Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Solution Component

Module 3: Identifying the Role of Automation and Orchestration Controllers in Cisco DNA

Module 4: Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks


Module 5: Implementing Cisco Network Plug and Play Solution

Module 6: Implementing Cisco EasyQoS Solution

Module 7: Implementing Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution

Module 8: Troubleshooting Using Cisco APIC-EM Path Trace Application


Module 9: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization


Module 10: Implementing Network Programmability in a Cisco DNA Architecture


Module 11: What Is Network Analytics in Cisco DNA?


Module 12: Cisco DNA Analytics Architecture


Module 13: Cisco DNA Analytics Proof Point


Module 14: Cisco Network Data Platform Architecture


Module 15: Cisco CMX on Premises



Module 16: Context-Aware Service Architecture




Module 17: Cisco CMX Connect



Module 18: Cisco CMX Analytics



Module 19: Cisco CMX API



Module 20: Cisco CMX Configuration



Module 21: Cisco CMX Cloud



Module 22: Pervasive Security



Module 23: Introduction to NetFlow



Module 24: Introduction to Cisco Stealthwatch



Module 25: Introduction to Cisco ISE



Module 26: Integrating Security Tools




Module 27: Implementing Cisco Software-Defined Access in Campus Networks





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