DNACAM: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Performance using DNA Center with Assurance

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Performance using Cisco DNA Center with Assurance is a 3-day course which provides students with the skills to implement, monitor, troubleshoot, and remediate network infrastructure, applications, and devices using Cisco DNA Center Assurance tools and techniques.

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What's Included

  • Official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • Internet web browser usability knowledge
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with network management concepts such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Syslog, and NetFlow

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the role of Cisco DNA Center Assurance, its key features, use cases, and how it supports intent-based networking
  • Configure Cisco DNA Center Assurance to collect network telemetry data and monitor the network devices, clients, and applications
  • Interpret health scores of network devices, clients, and applications and plan remediation actions
  • Use Cisco DNA Center Assurance to explore common troubleshooting issues of client onboarding and application QoS concerns

Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Cisco DNA Center Assurance

    • Introduction to DNA Center
    • System Architecture
    • Key Features and Use Cases
    • Getting Started
    • Navigating the GUI

    Module 2: Assurance System Architecture and Data Analytics

    • DNAC Assurance Concepts
    • Assurance Data and Metrics
    • Assurance Health Scores
    • Assurance Time Stamps and Data Refresh Concepts

    Module 3: Monitoring Device, Client, and Application Health

    • Monitoring Network Device Health and Performance
    • Monitoring Wired and Wireless Client Health and Performance
    • Monitoring Application Health and Performance

    Module 4: Analyzing Issues using Cisco DNA Center Assurance

    • Detecting Issues
    • View and Mediate Issues

    Module 5: Troubleshooting using Cisco DNA Center Assurance Tools

    • DNAC Assurance Troubleshooting Tools
    • Using Sensor Tests
    • Using Intelligent Capture


  • Lab 1: Navigate the Cisco DNA Center GUI
  • Lab 2: Integrating ISE with Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 3: DNA Center Network Design, Hierarchy, Discovery and Inventory (Integrate Collectors: SNMP, Syslog and CMX Server)
  • Lab 4: Discovering the Catalyst 9500 Seed Switch
  • Lab 5: Configuring the Catalyst 9500 Seed Switch for the DNA Center PnP Provisioning Process
  • Lab 6: DNA Center Automation: Day0 Network Provisioning using Plug and Play(PnP) Template Editor
  • Lab 7: Discover Pod CSR Router in Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 8: Provisioning Devices and Assigning them to Site in Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 9: Configuring DNA Center Assurance Telemetry Profiles
  • Lab 10: Configuring DNA Center Assurance Maximum Visibility Telemetry Profile For Application Visibility
  • Lab 11: Connecting TFTP Server and TFTP Clients to the Network and Monitoring Application Traffic
  • Lab 12: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Cisco DNA Center Assurance Network Health and Assurance Issues
  • Lab 13: DNA Center Assurance: Client Assurance, Health and Application Experience
  • Lab 14: DNA Center Assurance: Application Experience and Application Health
  • Lab 15: DNA Center Wireless Assurances