Cisco Digital Network Architecture Implementation Essentials (DNAIE)

Course Description

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 by highlighting the need for digitization in networks and the guiding principles of DNA.

The course focuses on the implementation of DNA solution components, including automation using Cisco APIC-EM and its built-in applications like Plug and Play, EasyQoS, IWAN, and Path Trace, and Virtualization in Enterprise Branch Network using Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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Learning Objectives

  • 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 applications like Network Plug and Play, EasyQoS, 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 StealthWatch, Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)


Recommended, but not required: 

  • Foundational understanding of network design, routing operations, QoS operations, and security operations
  • Understanding of CDP, LLDP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, and SNMP, and of TCP protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, and telnet
  • Understanding of routing concepts, be able to configure routing protocols like EIRGP and OSPF
  • Understanding of Enterprise WAN and DMVPN, and firewall operations, Power over Ethernet (PoE) in Cisco Switches, and WLAM parameters
  • Basic understanding of Cisco Prime Infrastructure, KVM Virtualization, programming concepts, SDN, Northbound APIs, Southbound API, WLC and REST API


  1. Introducing Cisco APIC-EM GUINetwork, Devise, and Topology Discovery Using APIC-EM
  2. Implementing Network Plug and Play using Cisco APIC-EM
  3. Implementing Easy QoS Using Cisco APIC-EM GUI
  4. Site Provisioning and Monitoring Using Cisco IWAN Application
  5. Path Trace Application Using Cisco APIC-EM
  6. Site Provisioning with NFVIS on Cisco UCS C220 M3 Server Using OAM Servers
  7. Initial Switch and WLC Configuration for Cisco CMX
  8. Adding Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  9. Continuing to Add Maps to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  10. AP Placement and Orientation
  11. Exporting Maps from Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  12. Performing the Initial Configuration of CMX
  13. Using the System Settings Menu to Configure Cisco CMX
  14. Adding Outline Wall to CMX Floor Plan Maps
  15. Using Detect and Connect

Who Should Attend

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