IADN - Implementing and Administering DNA Center for Assurance v2.0

The need for intent-based networking is growing as more segments of the business depend on reliable, secure digital networks. Cisco DNA Center provides a centralized management dashboard for complete control of this new network. Full automation capabilities for provisioning and change management are enhanced with intelligent analytics that pull telemetry data from everywhere in the network. Applications, services, and users are prioritized based on business goals, within policy parameters and security best practices. Shortcomings in network, application, or device performance are flagged, and instant remediation guidance saves hours of IT troubleshooting. This interconnection of automation and assurance forms a continuous validation-and-verification loop, checking alignment of network operation with business intent.

Cisco DNA Center is an open, extensible platform for streamlining IT workflows and greater business innovation.Cisco DNA Assurance, which is the main component of Cisco DNA Center covered by this training, provides a comprehensive solution to assure better and consistent service levels to meet growing business demands. Assurance addresses not just reactive network monitoring and troubleshooting, but also the proactive and predictive aspects of running the network, ensuring client, application, and service performance. Assurance is a multipurpose, real-time, network data collection and analytics engine that can significantly increase the business potential of network data.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Practical network and LAN or WAN management experience
Cisco Inter-network Operating System (IOS) concepts

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco DNA Center Assurance

Introduction to DNA Center
System Architecture
Key Features and Use Cases
Introduction to Cisco ISE and DNAC-ISE integration

Module 2: Design

Network design options
Creating Enterprise and Sites Hierarchy
Configuring General Network Settings
Loading maps into the GUI
IP Address Management
Software Image Management – Lab on Day 5
Network Device Profiles
IP address pools
Creating Enterprise and Guest SSIDs – Lab on Day 2
Creating the wireless RF Profile
Cresting the Guest Portal for the Guest SSIDs
Network profiles – Lab on Day 2
Authentication templates

Module 3: Discovery and Provision

Device Discovery and Protocols
Devices Onboarding
Assigning Devices to a site
Provisioning device with profiles

Module 4: Monitoring Device, Client, and Application Health

DNAC Telemetry
Monitoring Network Device Health and Performance
Monitoring Wired and Wireless Client Health and Performance
Monitoring Application Health and Performance

Module 5: Application Visibility and DNAC Integration with Umbrella

Monitoring Application Visibility in DNA Center
Umbrella Introduction
DNA Center Umbrella Integration and Use Cases

Module 6: Troubleshooting Issues, Observing Insights and Trends

Detect Issues, Insights, and Trends in the Network
DNA Center Integration with other tools for Monitoring and Management

Module 7: Troubleshooting using Cisco DNA Center Assurance Tools

DNAC Assurance Troubleshooting Tools
Using Sensor Tests
Using Intelligent Capture
Spectrum Analysis

Module 8: DNAC and Thousand Eyes

Introduction to ThousandEyes
ThousandEyes Use Cases
DNA Center and ThousandEyes Integration

Module 9: AI Analytics and Machine Learning in DNA Center

Overview of AI Analytics and ML (Machine Learning)
DNA Center AI and ML Use Cases

Module 10: DNA Center Maintenance

DNA Center Reports
DNA Center Backup and Restore