Deploying and Administering Ciscos Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Intelligent WAN (IWAN) (DNADDC)

Understand the functioning of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture and all related concepts
  • Virtual Classroom

    Learning Style
  • Intermediate

    Difficulty
  • 5 Days

    Course Duration
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Understand the functioning of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture and all related concepts

About this course:

Deploying and Administering Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Intelligent WAN (iWAN) is a course lasting five days that is intended for network administrators and technical personnel whose job it is to design, implement, operate, and optimize Wide Area Networks (WANs) based on Cisco’s Intelligent WAN (iWAN) principles, technologies and features. This course would assist learners in understanding how iWAN solves a wide variety of challenges related to modern branch office deployments and breaks down the main components of the iWAN, such as Transport Independent WAN connectivity (IPSec DMVPN and MPLS), Intelligent Path Control (with performance routing), Application Optimization (with AVC and WAAS) and Secure Connectivity (Strong encryption, firewalls, CWS). As part of iWAN deployment, learners will be faced with Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module or APIC-EM, as a management platform and automation tool.

At the start of this course, students will review Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture or DNA as open and extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies enterprise network operations. DNA, as a programmable architecture, saves IT staff from time consuming, repetitive network configurations tasks, so they can instead focus on innovation that positively transforms their business. Relationships between DNA and iWAN will be discussed in the course as well. Labs are built using the latest platform versions and related architecture components including ISR, ASR, IOS XE, WAVE, vWAAS, APIC-EM, AppNav, etc.

The average salary for Cisco Certified Network Administrator is $84,000 per year.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the student will:

  • Have full knowledge and completely understand Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture concepts, be well-versed in its features, benefits, jargon, and integral components, and understand how this architecture innovates common administration tasks for modern networks

  • Use WAAS for the optimization and improvement of application performance and WAN resource usage.

  • Understand modern branch office challenges and the ways in which iWAN assists in solving them.

  • Describe components of Cisco Intelligent WAN (iWAN), and the importance of Application Visibility to know behavior, resources usage and performance statistics as a basis for QoS Policy design and deployment.

  • Learn about Transport Independent Design, the various connectivity options and the methods in which they can be configured.

  • Recognize main elements that guarantee IWAN Secure Connectivity, including Strong Encryption, Zone based Firewall and CWS.

  • Comprehend how Cisco’s APIC-EM helps the administrator automate deployment, administration and compliance checking for network policies end-to-end, hiding complexity of managing individual network devices.

  • Understand Intelligent Path Control and explain how performance routing is different from traditional destination based routing, routing protocol support and configuration tasks.

Audience:

The intended audiences for this course are:

  • IP network designers

  • IP network administrators

  • system engineers

  • NOC personnel and technical support personnel involved in IWAN and DNA deployment and administration

Prerequisites:

Before undertaking this course, it is recommended that the learner have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge level equivalent to Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching (CCNP Preferred)

  • Basic to intermediate Knowledge on tunnels, VPN’s and DMVPN

  • A good understanding of QoS basics

  • Basic knowledge and experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE and CLI

  • Basic knowledge on device and network virtualization

Suggested prerequisite courses:

  • CS-CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Training Boot Camp v3.0 (CS-CCNA)

  • NX-OS for Data Center Systems IOS Administrators (DCNXA)

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    BrandCisco
    Lab AccessYes
    TechnologyCisco
    Learning StyleVirtual Classroom
    DifficultyIntermediate
    Course Duration5 Days
    LanguageEnglish
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