On-site and remote training options to accommodate the needs of your team

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) provides an architectural framework that defines how software-defined networking (SDN) applies to the enterprise network outside of the data center.  Within the framework, there is the management and orchestration component which is DNA Center and the infrastructure it manages: switches, routers and wireless products. DNA delivers on the ability to raise the level of orchestration from traditional command-line interface (CLI) to SDN, so that IT can focus on defining and implementing the business intent and policies, instead of on low level CLI.

What You Will Learn

Experience the advanced functionality of DNA Center and learn more about all the components that make up DNA. Practice using the DNA Center user interface to configure a campus fabric and enable end point segmentation easily leveraging automation.

Training Includes:

  • A complete overview of Cisco DNA components
  • In depth review of Cisco DNA Center
  • Software-defined Access deep dive
    • Why are customers looking at Software-defined Access?
    • What is a campus fabric and where does DNA Center fit?
    • LISP and VXLAN primer
    • ISE and TrustSec primer
    • Software-defined Access capable hardware and feature support
  • Overview of DNA assurance and analytics
  • Optional workshop modules (extra time required)
    • Cisco SD-WAN deep dive
    • Intro of automation of DNA Center

Hands-On Labs and Demos:

  • Bootstrapping a DNAC Appliance – Video
  • DNAC GUI Familiarization – Instructor Led Demo
  • Lab 1: Design Your Network
  • Lab 2: Discover Your Devices
  • Lab 3: Integrate DNAC with Identity Services Engine
  • Lab 4: Create a Fabric
  • Lab 5: Explore DNA Assurance

Intended Audience

  • Network Engineers/Architects
  • Security Architects
  • IT Decision Makers

Length of Class

  • 8 Hours (on-site or remote)

Key Benefits

  • Familiarization with DNA Center user interface
  • Gain experience with DNA Center built-in applications and tools
  • Create a software-defined access fabric
  • Create a virtual network and build scalable group tags (SGTs) for segmentation
  • Fabric host on-boarding to validate segmentation policy


Attendees should have a basic understanding of:

  • Routing and switching technologies
  • Basic understanding of campus architectures