This is a 4-day instructor led workshop aimed at Cisco partners and customers who are/have deployed Cisco DNA / Catalyst Center. This class will help enable Cisco DNA / Catalyst Center adoption in a brownfield environment utilizing Assurance as a feature to manage and troubleshooting both a wired and wireless environment, followed by migrating to Software Defined Access for both Wired and Wireless.

This workshop will be a mix of theory (30%) and labs (70%) and is aimed at a technical audience. Theory based on latest version of DNA – continually updated content to reflect the latest version of the product.

The DNACAA course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: EN - Cisco DNA Deployment Stage 2.

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Attendees should have prior knowledge of Routing, Switching and Wireless.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe and Implement the need for DNAC in a Brownfield environment
  • Visibility and Troubleshoot with Assurance
  • Describe and Implement the need for a new networking model
  • Describe the Cisco Software-Defined Access solution, its components and features
  • Describe and Implement Cisco DNA / Catalyst Center as the management solution for the new architecture
  • Implement a Wired SDA Infrastructure
  • Implement a Wireless SDA Infrastructure
  • Implement ETA with Stealthwatch
  • Implement DNA Spaces
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Day 1- Introduction to DNA – Wired and Wireless

  • Introduction to DNA
  • DNA / Catalyst Center Architecture
  • DNA / Catalyst Center Installation
  • DNA / Catalyst Center Disaster Recovery
  • Software Updates
  • DNA / Catalyst Center Workflow
  • Build an inventory of wired and wireless devices
  • Manage the Wired and Wireless Inventory including troubleshooting tools
  • Templates
  • Automating Image Management with SWIM
  • Command Runner
  • Application Polices
  • DNA / Catalyst Center as a Platform

Day 2 - Assurance and SDA Migration

  • Assurance for Wired and Wireless
    • Insight using Assurance for both Wired and Wireless devices and clients
    • Using Assurance to troubleshoot both Wired and Wireless devices and clients
  • ThousandEyes Integration
  • Wireless as a Sensor
  • Intelligent Capture
  • Prime vs Cisco DNA / Catalyst Center
  • Floor Maps
  • Network Design for SD Access
  • Migration strategy to SD Access
  • SDA Architecture
  • Underlay network Design
  • Overlay Fabric Design
  • Endpoint Analytics

Day 3 – SD-Access Wired

  • ISE and DNA / Catalyst Center Integration[
    • Understanding Virtual Networks and SGTs in SD Access
    • Policy Enforcement with ISE and SDA
    • Cisco TrustSec Segmentation with ISE and SDA
  • SDA Fabric Operation
  • Wired SDA Implementation
  • Shared Service with Border
  • SDA for a Distributed Campus
  • SD-Access Extranet – LISP Pub/Sub
  • Extended Node

Day 4 – SD-Access Wireless

  • SD Access Wireless Architecture and Solution Components
  • SD Access Wireless Protocols and Communication Interfaces
  • Designing Wireless Integration in SD Acess
  • SD Access Wireless Guest Access Design
  • High Availability in SD Access Wireless
  • Wireless OTT
  • AI-Enhanced RRM
  • Prime Migration
  • Stealthwatch with ETA
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