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DNAIE - Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials v2.0


Duration: 5 days

Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE) v2.0 is a training program that provides students an insight into Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) architecture and its solution components. The course highlights the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of DNA.

The course focuses on implementation of the following DNA solution components:

  • Automation using Cisco APIC-EM and its built in applications like Plug and Play, EasyQoS, IWAN and Path Trace.
  • Virtualization in Enterprise Branch Network using Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution.
  • Analytics using Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) cloud.
  • Security using Cisco Stealth Watch, Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine(ISE)
  • Enterprise Network Fabric.

The DNAIE course also provides hands – on – labs to demonstrate DNA automation using Cisco APIC EM and virtualization using Cisco NFV.


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)


  • Section 1: Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Vision
  • Section 2: Identifying Cisco Digital Network Architecture Solution Components
  • Section 3: Identifying the Role of Automation and Orchestration Controllers in Cisco DNA
  • Section 4: Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
  • Section 5: Implementing Cisco Plug and Play Solution
  • Section 6: Implementing Cisco EasyQoS Solution
  • Section 7: Implementing Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution
  • Section 8: Troubleshooting Using Cisco APIC-EM Path Trace Application
  • Section 9: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization
  • Section 10: Implementing Network Programmability in a DNA Architecture
  • Section 11: What Is Network Analytics in Cisco DNA?
  • Section 12: Cisco DNA Analytics Architecture
  • Section 13: Cisco DNA Analytics Proof Points
  • Section 14: Cisco Network Data Platform Architecture
  • Section 15: CMX on Premise
  • Section 16: Context-Aware Service Architecture
  • Section 17: Cisco CMX Connect
  • Section 18: Cisco CMX Analytics
  • Section 19: Cisco CMX API
  • Section 20: Cisco CMX Configuration
  • Section 21: Cisco CMX Cloud
  • Section 22: Pervasive Security
  • Section 23: Introduction to NetFlow
  • Section 24: Introduction to Cisco Stealthwatch
  • Section 25: Introduction to Cisco ISE
  • Section 26: Integrating Security Tools
  • Section 27: Implementing Cisco Software-Defined Access in Campus Network

Lab Details

  • Discovery 1: Introducing Cisco APIC-EM GUI- Network, Device and Topology Discovery Using APIC-EM
  • Discovery 2: Implementing Cisco Network Plug and Play Solution Using Cisco APIC-EM
  • Discovery 3: Implementing EasyQoS Using Cisco APIC-EM GUI
  • Discovery 4: Site Provisioning and Monitoring Using Cisco IWAN Application
  • Discovery 5: Troubleshooting Using Cisco APIC-EM Path Trace Applications
  • Discovery 6: Site Provisioning with NFVIS on Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Using OAM Servers
  • Discovery 7: Initial Switch and WLC Configuration for Cisco CMX
  • Discovery 8: Adding Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Discovery 9: Continuing to Add Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Discovery 10: AP Placement and Orientation
  • Discovery 11: Exporting Maps from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Discovery 12: Performing the Initial Configuration of CMX
  • Discovery 13: Using the System Settings Menu to Configure Cisco CMX
  • Discovery 14: Adding Outline Wall to CMX Floor Plan Maps
  • Discovery 15: Using Detect and Connect
  • Discovery 16: Continuing to Customize Detect and Locate in CMX
  • Discovery 17: Working with Analytics in Cisco CMX
  • Discovery 18: Working with Customized Reports in the Analytics Service
  • Discovery 19: Continuing to Add Widgets to a Customized Report in CMX
  • Discovery 20: Initial Portal Creation in Connect and Engage
  • Discovery 21: Adding and Deleting an Element and Adding a Background Image to the Portal Template
  • Discovery 22: Customizing Text and Registration Elements in the Portal Template
  • Discovery 23: Exploring the Background Image, Themes, and Languages in the Portal Template
  • Discovery 24: Login to the CMX Portal
  • Discovery 25: Configuring an ACL in the WLC for Use with CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 26: Configuring the WLAN and Security in the WLC to Support CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 27: Create a Presence Site in CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 28: Connecting a Client to the Wi-Fi Network
  • Discovery 29: Working with Presence Analytics and Connect and Engage
  • Discovery 30: Using the Manage Function in CMX Cloud
  • Discovery 31: Meraki Integration with CMX Cloud


  • Experienced network engineers working for Enterprise customers who are early adopters of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture.
  • Channel Partner Field Engineers who are supporting trials and early deployments of DN


The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Foundational understanding of network design.
  • Foundational understanding of network routing operations.
  • Foundational understanding of network QoS operations.
  • Foundational understanding of network security operations.
  • Understanding of CDP, LLDP.
  • Understanding of DHCP, DNS, NTP and SNMP.
  • Understanding of TCP protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, telnet.
  • Understanding of routing concepts and also be able to configure routing protocols like EIGRP, OSPF.
  • Understanding of Enterprise WAN and DMVPN.
  • Understanding of firewall operations (especially transparent mode).
  • Basic understanding of Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Basic understanding of KVM Virtualization (i.e. Linux virtualization).
  • Basic understanding of programming concepts.
  • Basic understanding of SDN, Northbound APIs , Southbound API and REST API.
  • Understanding of WLAN parameters.
  • Basic Understanding of WLC and AP capabilities in WLC.
  • 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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