Deploying and Administering Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Intelligent WAN (IWAN) is a 5-day course designed for network administrator and technical personnel involved in designing, implementing, operating and optimizing Wide Area Networks based on Cisco’s Intelligent WAN (IWAN) principles, technologies and features. It enables learners to understand how IWAN solves many challenges related to today’s branch office deployments and what the main components of IWAN are, including 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, participants will be faced with Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module or APIC-EM, as a management platform and automation tool. At the beginning of the 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 frees IT staff from time consuming, repetitive network configurations tasks, so they can focus instead on innovation that positively transforms their business. Relationships between DNA and IWAN will be discussed along the course. Labs are built using the latest software versions on related components like routers ISR and ASR, IOS XE, WAVE, vWAAS, APIC-EM, as well as latest conceptual model (IWAN version 2.x.x).
The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course includes a knowledge level equivalent to Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching (CCNP Preferred). Students must have basic to intermediate knowledge on tunnels, VPN’s and DMVPN and a good understanding of QoS basics. Basic knowledge and experience with Cisco IOS, IOS XE and CLI and basic knowledge on device and network virtualization is also required.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for IP network designers, IP network administrators, system engineers, and NOC personnel and technical support personnel involved in IWAN and DNA deployment and administration.