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DNAIE - Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials v2.0


Duration: 5 days

The Cisco 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.


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 application s like Network Plug and Play, Easy QoS, 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 Stealth Watch, Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)


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


  • Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Vision
  • Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Solution Components
  • Identifying the Role of Automation and Orchestration Controllers in Cisco DNA
  • Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
  • Implementing Cisco Network Plug and Play Solution
  • Implementing Cisco EasyQoS Solution
  • Implementing Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution
  • Troubleshooting Using Cisco APIC-EM Path Trace Application
  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization
  • Implementing Network Programmability in a Cisco DNA Architecture
  • What Is Network Analytics in Cisco DNA?
  • Cisco DNA Analytics Architecture
  • Cisco DNA Analytics Proof Points
  • Cisco Network Data Platform Architecture
  • Cisco CMX on Premises
  • Context-Aware Service Architecture
  • Cisco CMX Connect
  • Cisco CMX Analytics
  • Cisco CMX API
  • Cisco CMX Configuration
  • Cisco CMX Cloud
  • Pervasive Security
  • Introduction to NetFlow
  • Introduction to Cisco Stealthwatch
  • Introduction to Cisco ISE
  • Integrating Security Tools
  • Implementing Cisco Software-Defined Access in Campus Networks

Lab outline

  • Introducing Cisco APIC-EM GUI – Network, Device, and Topology Discovery Using APIC-EM
  • Implementing Cisco Network Plug and Play Solution Using Cisco APIC-EM
  • Implementing EasyQoS Using Cisco APIC-EM GUI
  • Site Provisioning and Monitoring Using Cisco IWAN Application
  • Troubleshooting Using Cisco APIC-EM Path Trace Applications
  • 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 to a Customized Report in CMX
  • Logging in to the CMX Portal
  • Configuring an ACL in the WLC for Use with CMX Cloud
  • Configuring the WLAN and Security in the WLC to Support CMX Cloud
  • Creating a Presence Site in CMX Cloud
  • 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
  • Connecting a Client to the Wi-Fi Network
  • Working with Presence Analytics and Connect and Engage
  • Using the Manage Function in CMX Cloud
  • Meraki® Integration with CMX Cloud
  • Configuring Northbound Notifications


We recommend but do not require the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • 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


This is a solution training consisting of R&S, Security, Network Programmability, Analytics, and Wireless technologies.


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