DNACA: Cisco DNA Center Automation & Assurance

DNACA: Cisco DNA Center Automation & Assurance

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DNACA: Cisco DNA Center Automation & Assurance

This course will cover the basics of installing and operation of the Cisco DNA Center (DNAC) running version 2.x. The Cisco DNAC is a stand-alone product that provides a single dashboard for every fundamental management task to simplify running an enterprise network. The DNAC is the management piece of the Software Defined Access (SDA) solution.

What's Included

  • Official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • A valid CCNA certification or level of knowledge is recommended.
  • 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)
  • Basic knowledge of SDN, northbound APIs, southbound APIs, and (REST) APIs
  • Understanding of WLAN parameters
  • Basic understanding of wireless controllers (WLCs) and access point (AP) capabilities

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco DNA Center solution as it relates to the enterprise network
  • Deploy a Cisco DNA Center appliance
  • Understand and operate Cisco DNA Center Automation features
  • Understand and operate Cisco DNA Center Assurance features

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco DNA Center Introduction

  • Cisco DNA Center Architecture & Design
  • Assurance overview
  • Automation overview
  • SD Access overview

Lesson 2: Cisco DNA Center - Installation

  • Cisco DNA Center appliance(s) installation overview
  • Install and configure a Cisco DNA Center appliance
  • Verify Cisco DNA Center appliance installation
  • Install Cisco DNA Center appliance upgrades & updates
  • Cisco DNA Center appliance UI overview
  • Lab 2-1

Lesson 3: Cisco DNA Center - Setup - Network Hierarchy & Network Settings

  • Network Hierarchy overview
    • Site Management
  • Network Settings overview
    • Network properties
    • Device Credentials
  • Lab 3-1

Lesson 4: Cisco DNA Center - Setup - Device Inventory

  • Device Inventory overview
  • Network Devices requirements
    • Device and product compatibility
    • Device management configuration
  • Managing Device Inventory overview
    • Device discovery
    • Manually add Device
    • Provision Devices
  • Lab 4-1

Lesson 5: Cisco DNA Center Assurance

  • Assurance overview
  • Troubleshooting and Monitoring Tools
    • Troubleshooting Wired networks
    • Troubleshooting & Monitoring Wireless networks
    • Troubleshooting & Monitoring Applications
    • Troubleshooting & Monitoring users
  • Sensor Driven Tests overview
    • Troubleshooting & Monitoring using Sensor Driven Tests
  • Lab 5-1

Lesson 6: Cisco DNA Center Automation – Configuration Management

  • Configuration Management overview
  • Create and deploy configuration using Network Profiles
  • Create and deploy configuration using Template Editor
  • Lab 6-1

Lesson 7 Cisco DNA Center Automation - Software Image Management

  • Software Image Management (SWIM) overview
  • Managing Software Images
    • Image repository management
    • Create golden software image & role
    • Verify golden software image creation
  • Lab 7-1

Lesson 8: Cisco DNA Center Automation – Plug n Play (PNP) Management

  • Plug n Play overview
  • Plug n Play prerequisites
  • Plug n Play device onboarding
  • Lab 8-1

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