Cisco CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Training Course

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Everything you need to prepare for and pass the CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 exam.


The CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Training Course is a complete, self-paced study solution that is designed to fit into your busy schedule. Learn through expert video-based lessons enhanced with hands-on labs, selected readings, self-study quizzes, plus exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to help you determine your preparedness for the exam.

Today's mid-level networking engineers, network administrators, network support technicians, and help desk technicians need a broader range of skills to be successful in their careers and to unlock the power of network automation to scale and secure their networks. The CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core certification gives you the knowledge and skills you need to configure, troubleshoot, secure, and automate enterprise wired and wireless networks.

The CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Training Course walks you through the full range of topics on the Cisco ENCOR exam, including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation. This unique product gives you the knowledge and skills you need to configure, troubleshoot, secure, and automate enterprise wired and wireless networks. It combines video instruction with live CLI configuration and troubleshooting demonstrations and provides you with hands-on lab activities. Practicing the lessons that you have learned with hands-on labs helps reinforce the concepts that are being taught. This course includes instructor-developed Cisco Modeling Labs (CML) topology files that correlate with the lab exercises that they demonstrate. This allows you to load the topology files into your CML instance and follow along with the instructor to ensure that you understand the concepts being taught.

Modules are divided into easy-to-digest lessons and sublessons. Designed to take you inside Enterprise Core networking concepts in a unique and interactive way, CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Training Course is guaranteed to help you master the foundational networking topics that will help you succeed on the exam and on the job.

Course includes

  • 20+ hours of video-based lessons enhanced with selected readings curated by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs to simulate real-world environments
  • Self-study quizzes to test your progress as you work through the course
  • Flash cards to study key terms
  • Exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to determine your preparedness for the exam

What you will learn

  • Packet forwarding
  • Switch operation
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • EtherChannel
  • IP forwarding
  • OSPF and OSPFv3
  • BGP
  • Route filtering
  • Multicast
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • IP services such as NTP, HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Secure access control
  • Infrastructure security
  • Wireless networking
  • GRE, VPNs, LISP, and VXLAN
  • Cisco SD-Access
  • Cisco SD-WAN
  • Virtualization
  • Network assurance
  • Network programmability
  • Automation tools such as EEM, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, and Ansible

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Who should take this course

  • Anyone interested in obtaining their Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise certification (CCNP Enterprise)
  • Anyone interested in taking their CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure or Wireless lab exams
  • Anyone interested in recertifying their CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure or Wireless certifications
  • Anyone interested in learning how to build and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks

Course requirements

This complete video training product assumes the user has a fundamental understanding of networking concepts equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification.

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Course experts

  • Brad Edgeworth - Systems architect and author

    Brad Edgeworth

    Brad Edgeworth, CCIE No. 31574 (R/S & SP) is a systems architect at Cisco Systems. He is a distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, where he has presented on various topics. Before joining Cisco, Brad worked as a network architect and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies. Brad's expertise is based on enterprise and service provider environments, with an emphasis on architectural and operational simplicity and consistency. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer systems management from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Brad can be found on Twitter as @BradEdgeworth.

  • Brad Riapolov - Technical solutions architect and author

    Brad Riapolov

    Brad Riapolov, CCIE No. 18921 (R&S) is a Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems. Before joining Cisco in 2008, Brad designed and operated innovative networking solutions for various Fortune 500 companies. With 20 years of diverse background in successfully implementing technical campaigns, Brad's refreshing no-nonsense approach to Enterprise, Industrial, and Mobility Networking has earned him a credible reputation among customers and peers.

  • Vinit Jain - Author, technical leader, and speaker

    Vinit Jain

    Vinit Jain, CCIE No. 22854 (R&S, Service Provider, Security, and Data Center), is a technical leader with the Cisco Customer Experience (CX), supporting customers and TAC teams around the world. For the past 10 years, Vinit has worked for the Cisco TAC and High Touch Technical Support (HTTS) organizations, supporting several customers in enterprise, service provider, and data center environments. Vinit has been a speaker at various global networking forums, including Cisco Live events. Vinit can be found on Twitter at @VinuGenie.

  • Ramiro Garza Rios - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE No. 15469) and Sr. Network Consulting Engineer

    Ramiro Garza Rios plans, designs, implements, and optimizes next-generation service provider networks. Before joining Cisco in 2005, he was Network Consulting and Presales Engineer for a Cisco Gold Partner in Mexico, where he planned and deployed both enterprise and service provider networks.

  • David Hucaby - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE No. 4594) and Lead Network Engineer

    David Hucaby is a lead network engineer for University of Kentucky HealthCare, where he focuses on wireless networks in a large medical environment. David holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering. He has been authoring Cisco Press titles for 20 years.

  • Jason Gooley - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE No. 38759) and Technical Solutions Architect

    Jason Gooley is a very enthusiastic network architect who specializes on topics such as Software Defined Networking, Programmability, and campus and data center design. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Jason currently works as a Technical Solutions Architect for the Worldwide Enterprise Networking Sales team at Cisco. Jason is very passionate about helping others in the industry succeed. In addition to writing multiple Cisco Press books, Jason is also a multiple Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker, an ongoing developer for the CCIE and DevNet certification programs, and a creator of training content and blogs for

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Packet Forwarding
    • Lesson 1 Learning Objectives
    • Packet Forwarding Overview
    • Layer 2 Forwarding Essentials
    • Layer 3 Forwarding Essentials
    • Creating a Switched Virtual Interface (SVI) [Interactive Lab]
    • Lab: Creating a Switched Virtual Interface (SVI)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 1: Flashcards
    • Lesson 1: Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Switch Operations
    • Lesson 2 Learning Objectives
    • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
    • Lab: Creating a VLAN and viewing it's assignment to Port Mapping
    • Switch Port Types
    • Configuring an Access Port
    • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    • Lab: Configuring and viewing a Trunk Port status
    • Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 2: Flashcards
    • Lesson 2: Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Spanning Tree
    • Lesson 3 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Building the STP Topology
    • Lab: Identifying the Root Ports and STP Information of a switch
    • Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and PVST+
    • STP Convergence
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Tuning the STP Topology
    • Lab: Modifying STP Port Cost
    • Lab: Implementing Port Security
    • Optimizing Spanning Tree Topology
    • Lab: Enabling STP Portfast on specific interfaces
    • Lab: Configuring BPDUGuard
    • Lab: Configuring Loop Guard
    • MSTP
    • Lab: Sample MST Configuration
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 3: Flashcards
    • Lesson 3: Quiz
  • Lesson 4: EtherChannel Bundles
    • Lesson 4 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing EtherChannel Bundles
    • Static EtherChannel
    • Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP)
    • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • Layer 3 EtherChannel Bundles
    • Troubleshooting EtherChannel Bundles
    • Load Balancing Traffic with EtherChannel
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 4: Flashcards
    • Lesson 4: Quiz
  • Lesson 5: IP Routing
    • Lesson 5 Learning Objectives
    • Routing Protocol Overview
    • Lab: IPv6 Static Route
    • Path Selection
    • Platform Architecture
    • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 5: Flashcards
    • Lesson 5: Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Lesson 6 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • OSPF Configuration
    • Lab: Configuring OSPF 
    • Lab: Configuring OSPF with Explicit IP Addresses and Explicit Subnets
    • Timers and Failure Detection
    • Designated Router and Backup Designated Router
    • OSPF Network Types
    • Areas
    • Lab: Configuring OSPF Distribute List
    • Default Route Advertisement
    • Link State Advertisements (LSA)s
    • OSPF Path Selection
    • Summarization
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 6: Flashcards
    • Lesson 6: Quiz
  • Lesson 7: Open Shortest Path First Version 3 (OSPFv3)
    • Lesson 7 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing Open Short Path First Version 3 (OSPFv3)
    • OSPFv3 Configuration
    • Lab: OSPFv3 Configuration
    • Lab: Passive Interface
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 7: Quiz
  • Lesson 8: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Lesson 8 Learning Objectives
    • Introducting Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • BGP Communication
    • BGP Session Configuration
    • Lab: Configuring BGP
    • BGP Prefix Advertisement
    • Lab: Configuring BGP Distribute List
    • BGP Route Summarization
    • Lab: Configuring BGP Route Aggregation
    • BGP Communities
    • BGP Multihoming
    • BGP Best Path
    • Multiprotocol BGP for IPv6
    • Lab: Configuring IPv6 BGP
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 8: Flashcards
    • Lesson 8: Quiz
  • Lesson 9: Route Manipulation
    • Lesson 9 Learning Objectives
    • Conditional Matching of Routes
    • Route Maps
    • OSPF Filtering
    • BGP Filtering
    • Lesson 9: Flashcards
    • Lesson 9: Quiz
  • Lesson 10: Multicast
    • Lesson 10 Learning Objectives
    • Multicast Fundamentals
    • Multicast Addressing (L2 and L3 Addressing)
    • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
    • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
    • Rendezvous Points (RP)
    • Multicast Packet Flow
    • Configuring and Verifying Multicast
    • Lesson 10: Flashcards
    • Lesson 10: Quiz
  • Lesson 11: Quality of Service
    • Lesson 11 Learning Objectives
    • Need for Quality of Service (QoS)
    • QoS Models
    • Classification and Marking
    • Policing and Shaping
    • Congestion Management and Avoidance
    • Lesson 11: Flashcards
    • Lesson 11: Quiz
  • Lesson 12: IP Services
    • Lesson 12 Learning Objectives
    • Network Time Protocol
    • Configuring and Verifying NTP
    • Lab: Configuring Multi-Stratum NTP
    • HSRP Overview
    • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    • Lab: Configuring VRRP
    • Global Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 12: Flashcards
    • Lesson 12: Quiz
  • Lesson 13: Network Address Translation
    • Lesson 13 Learning Objectives
    • Introducint Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Static NAT
    • Pooled NAT
    • Lab: Configuring Dynamic NAT
    • Port Address Translation (PAT)
    • Lab: Configuring PAT
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 13: Flashcards
    • Lesson 13: Quiz
  • Lesson 14: Secure Access Control
    • Lesson 14 Learning Objectives
    • Network Security Design for Thread Defense
    • Next Generation Endpoint Security
    • Cisco Stealthwatch
    • Cisco ISE
    • 802.1x
    • MAB
    • Cisco TrustSec
    • MACSec
    • Lesson 14: Quiz
  • Lesson 15: Infrastructure Security
    • Lesson 15 Learning Objectives
    • ACLs
    • Configuring and Verifying ACLs
    • Lab: Creating and Applying a Numbered Standard ACL
    • Lab: Creating and Applying a Numbered Extended ACL
    • Terminal Lines and Password Protection
    • Lab: Configuring vty Access Using SSH
    • AAA
    • Lab: Configuring a Username with the Privilege Level
    • Lab: Configuring AAA for Device Access Control
    • ZBFW
    • Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
    • Lab: Configuring an Access List for CoPP
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 15: Flashcards
    • Lesson 15: Quiz
  • Lesson 16: Wireless
    • Lesson 16 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing Cisco Wireless
    • Layer 1 Concepts
    • RF Power
    • RSSI
    • RF Calculations
    • SNR
    • Band and Channels
    • Wireless Device Capabilities
    • Antenna Types and AP Modes
    • Wireless LAN Topologies - Standalone
    • Wireless LAN Topologies - Centralized Mode
    • Wireless LAN Topologies - FlexConnect
    • Wireless LAN Topologies - EWC/Mobility Express, IP Addressing, Mesh, Auto-Anchor
    • Access Point Discovery and Join Process
    • Main Principles and Use Cases for Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roaming
    • Configuring Wireless
    • Troubleshoot WLAN Configuration and Wireless Client Connectivity
    • Wireless Security General Considerations
    • Configuring the Wireless Controller,  Open Authentication, WPA2 PSK Authentication
    • Configuring Local EAP Authentication, External EAP Authentication, Web-Auth Authentication
    • Lesson 16: Flashcards
    • Lesson 16: Quiz
  • Lesson 17: Overlay Tunnels
    • Lesson 17 Learning Objectives
    • GRE Overview
    • Lab: GRE Configuration Example
    • Configuring and Verifying GRE Tunnels
    • IPSec Fundamentals
    • Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Overview
    • Configuring and Verifying Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
    • LISP Fundamentals
    • VXLAN Fundamentals
    • VXLAN-EVPN Overview
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 17: Flashcards
    • Lesson 17: Quiz
  • Lesson 18: Cisco Software-Defined Access Solution
    • Lesson 18 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing Cisco Software-Defined Access Solution
    • Cisco Software-Defined Access Control and Data Plane Elements
    • Cisco Software-Defined Access Data Planes
    • Fabric Roles and Terminology
    • Inserting a Fabric Into a Traditional Campus Network
    • Fabric Wireless and L2 Domain Stretch
    • DNA Center Demo (Design and Policy)
    • DNA Center Demo (DNA Center Assurance)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 18: Flashcards
    • Lesson 18: Quiz
  • Lesson 19: Cisco Software-Defined WAN Solution
    • Lesson 19 Learning Objectives
    • Introducing Cisco SD-WAN Solution
    • Value Proposition & Cisco SD-WAN Benefits
    • Value Proposition and Cisco SD-WAN Use Cases
    • SD-WAN Architecture
    • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Concepts: Orchestration Plane
    • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Concepts: Control Plane
    • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Concepts: Data Plane
    • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Concepts: Management Plane
    • Cisco SD-WAN Protocols, Topologies and Important Concepts
    • Transport Features
    • Data Plane Features
    • Device and Application Automation
    • Using Cisco SD-WAN With Traditional WAN Networking
    • vManage Demo
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 19: Flashcards
    • Lesson 19: Quiz
  • Lesson 20: Virtualization
    • Lesson 20 Learning Objectives
    • Server Virtualization
    • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
    • Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (ENFV)
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 20: Flashcards
    • Lesson 20: Quiz
  • Lesson 21: Network Assurance
    • Lesson 21 Learning Objectives
    • Diagnose network problems using tools such as debugs, conditional debugs, trace route, ping, SNMP, and syslog
    • Lab: Pinging with Multiple Options
    • Lab: Adding a Less Specific Route
    • Lab: Using Conditional Debugging
    • Ping and Traceroute Commands
    • Lab: Configuring the Logging Buffer Size and Severity Level
    • Debug Commands
    • Lab: Configuring NetFlow and NetFlow Data Export
    • Conditional Debug Commands
    • SNMP Commands
    • Syslog Commands
    • Configure and Verify Device Monitoring Using Syslog for Remote Logging
    • Configure and Verify NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow
    • Configure and Verify SPAN/RSPAN
    • Configure and Verify ERSPAN
    • Exploring the Dashboard and Design
    • Exploring Assurance Network Health
    • Exploring Assurance Client Health
    • Configure and Verify IPSLA
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 21: Flashcards
    • Lesson 21: Quiz
  • Lesson 22: Network Programmability
    • Lesson 22 Learning Objectives
    • API
    • Tools and Resources
    • Data Formats
    • Cisco DNA Center APIs
    • Cisco vManage APIs
    • Data Models and Supporting Protocols
    • Cisco DevNet
    • GitHub
    • Introduction to Python
    • Python Variables and Data Types
    • Python Data Structures
    • Writing Python Program Using Loops and Functions
    • Dealing With JSON Data in Python
    • Configure and Verify NETCONF and RESTCONF
    • Command Review
    • Lesson 22: Flashcards
    • Lesson 22: Quiz
  • Lesson 23: Automation Tools
    • Lesson 23 Learning Objectives
    • EEM
    • Lab: Creating an Manually Triggerd EEM Applet
    • Configuring EEM
    • Puppet
    • Chef
    • SaltStack
    • Ansible
    • Command Review
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  • Video-based lessons (20+ hours)
  • Interactive lab exercises
  • Self-study quizzes
  • Practice tests
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Course experts

  • Best-selling Cisco Press author, expert trainer, and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (No. 31574)

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  • Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco and expert trainer

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  • Best-selling Cisco Press author, expert trainer, and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (No. 22854)

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Cisco CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Training Course