Cisco Wireless and DNAC Proof of Concept (DNACPOC)


Course Overview

A mentored proof of concept on DNA / Catalyst Center with hands-on labs over 3 Days
Customers will go through a mentored install, including;

  • Network Assessment: including network devices and network services such as switches, wireless, Cisco ISE.
  • Implementation, DNA / Catalyst Center basic setup including sites and basic network settings.
  • Integration of DNA / Catalyst Center, up to 2 WLC in HA , 2 x Aps, 1 x Sensor, 2 wired devices network devices and Cisco ISE.
  • Basic Automation, including PnP, CLI templates and SSID provisioning.
  • Network telemetry configuration for Assurance. Validate connectivity using Assurance.

Who should attend

  • Cisco Customers new to Cisco Wireless technology and Cisco DNA / Catalyst Center.
  • Sales Engineers
  • Enterprise Customers
  • Field Engineers


Attendees should have prior knowledge of Routing & Switching.

Outline: Cisco Wireless and DNAC Proof of Concept (DNACPOC)

Day 1

  • DNA / Catalyst Center prebuilt with basic network settings
  • Examine the DNA / Catalyst Center
  • Create Sites and Buildings
  • Configure Network Settings
    • Manually add Router device to DNA / Catalyst Center
    • Discover Core Switch Network Device
    • Configure PnP for EDGE Switch
    • Add WLC for HA /Provision the 9800
    • Integrate ISE as a AAA server
    • Use the Command Runner
    • Use the Template Editor
    • Create an Application Policy for Wired and Wireless
    • Setup Application Visibility and Control
    • Create Wireless SSIDS
    • Verify AP Connectivity
    • Place AP to the Floor Map
    • Test Wireless Client connectivity
    • ISSU C9800 Software Upgrade
    • Guest Configuration
    • Flex Configuration

Day 2

  • Troubleshooting and Assurance
  • Verify Configuration for Assurance
  • AI Driven Data
  • Wireless Client Health
  • Device Health
  • Rogue Management and aWIPS dashboard
  • Implementing and testing Sensors
  • Demo with dCloud some of the Assurance features
  • Reports

Day 3 The instructor will introduce a series of errors into the lab throughout the day, the objective of the customer is to use the troubleshooting options and Assurance in DNAC to fix the problems;

  • Troubleshooting Cisco Networks using DNA / Catalyst Center - A day of break and Fix
    • Challenge 1 Troubleshooting Client DHCP Issues
    • Challenge 2 Troubleshooting AP Discovery and Join Failures
    • Challenge 3 Troubleshoot a Client with 802.1x Authentication Issues
    • Challenge 4 Troubleshooting Guest Network Issues Internet Connectivity
    • Challenge 5 FlexConnect Local Switched WLAN Authentication Issues
    • Challenge 6 No Connectivity
    • Challenge 7 No connectivity to
    • Discovery 8 Identifying Rouge Aps and Interfering Devices
    • Challenge 9 The Controller is no longer displayed on DNA
    • Challenge 10 Configuring HA and Testing failover
    • Discovery 11 ISSU SMU UPGRADE

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

3 days

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.