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ENCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies v1.0

This is a 5 day, instructor led course.

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.0 course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks. You’ll also learn to implement security principles within an enterprise network and how to overlay network design by using solutions such as SD-Access and SD-WAN.

This course will help you to:
•   Configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks
•   Implement security principles within an enterprise network

This course helps you prepare to take the 350-401 Implementing Cisco® Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) exam, which is part of four new certifications:
•   CCNP® Enterprise
•   CCIE® Enterprise Infrastructure
•   CCIE Enterprise Wireless
•   Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the skills necessary to:
•   Illustrate the hierarchical network design model and architecture using the access, distribution, and core layers
•   Compare and contrast the various hardware and software switching mechanisms and operation, while defining the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) and Content Addressable Memory (CAM), along with process switching, fast switching, and Cisco Express Forwarding concepts
•   Troubleshoot Layer 2 connectivity using VLANs and trunking
•   Implementation of redundant switched networks using Spanning Tree Protocol
•   Troubleshooting link aggregation using Etherchannel
•   Describe the features, metrics, and path selection concepts of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
•   Implementation and optimization of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types, and areas, summarization, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6
•   Implementing External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking
•   Implementing network redundancy using protocols including Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
•   Implementing internet connectivity within Enterprise using static and dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT)
•   Describe the virtualization technology of servers, switches, and the various network devices and components
•   Implementing overlay technologies such as Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), VPN, and Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP)
•   Describe the components and concepts of wireless networking including Radio Frequency (RF) and antenna characteristics, and define the specific wireless standards
•   Describe the various wireless deployment models available, include autonomous Access Point (AP) deployments and cloud-based designs within the centralized Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture
•   Describe wireless roaming and location services
•   Describe how APs communicate with WLCs to obtain software, configurations, and centralized management
•   Configure and verify Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), WebAuth, and Pre-shared Key (PSK) wireless client authentication on a WLC
•   Troubleshoot wireless client connectivity issues using various available tools
•   Troubleshooting Enterprise networks using services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs), NetFlow, and Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager
•   Explain the use of available network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which include show and debug commands, as well as best practices in troubleshooting
•   Configure secure administrative access for Cisco IOS devices using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) access, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Access Control List (ACL), and Secure Shell (SSH), and explore device hardening concepts to secure devices from less secure applications, such as Telnet and HTTP
•   Implement scalable administration using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and the local database, while exploring the features and benefits
•   Describe the enterprise network security architecture, including the purpose and function of VPNs, content security, logging, endpoint security, personal firewalls, and other security features
•   Explain the purpose, function, features, and workflow of Cisco DNA Center™ Assurance for Intent-Based Networking, for network visibility, proactive monitoring, and application experience
•   Describe the components and features of the Cisco SD-Access solution, including the nodes, fabric control plane, and data plane, while illustrating the purpose and function of the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateways
•   Define the components and features of Cisco SD-WAN solutions, including the orchestration plane, management plane, control plane, and data plane
•   Describe the concepts, purpose, and features of multicast protocols, including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2/v3, Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode/sparse mode, and rendezvous points
•   Describe the concepts and features of Quality of Service (QoS), and describe the need within the enterprise network
•   Explain basic Python components and conditionals with script writing and analysis
•   Describe network programmability protocols such as Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and RESTCONF
•   Describe APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

This course is designed for:
•   Mid-level network engineers
•   Network administrators
•   Network support technicians
•   Help desk technicians

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge/skills:
•   Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
•   Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity
•   Basic understanding of Python scripting

ENCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies v1.0

This is a 5 day, instructor led course.

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.0 course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks. You’ll also learn to implement security principles within an enterprise network and how to overlay network design by using solutions such as SD-Access and SD-WAN.

This course will help you to:
•   Configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks
•   Implement security principles within an enterprise network

This course helps you prepare to take the 350-401 Implementing Cisco® Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) exam, which is part of four new certifications:
•   CCNP® Enterprise
•   CCIE® Enterprise Infrastructure
•   CCIE Enterprise Wireless
•   Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the skills necessary to:
•   Illustrate the hierarchical network design model and architecture using the access, distribution, and core layers
•   Compare and contrast the various hardware and software switching mechanisms and operation, while defining the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) and Content Addressable Memory (CAM), along with process switching, fast switching, and Cisco Express Forwarding concepts
•   Troubleshoot Layer 2 connectivity using VLANs and trunking
•   Implementation of redundant switched networks using Spanning Tree Protocol
•   Troubleshooting link aggregation using Etherchannel
•   Describe the features, metrics, and path selection concepts of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
•   Implementation and optimization of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types, and areas, summarization, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6
•   Implementing External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking
•   Implementing network redundancy using protocols including Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
•   Implementing internet connectivity within Enterprise using static and dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT)
•   Describe the virtualization technology of servers, switches, and the various network devices and components
•   Implementing overlay technologies such as Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), VPN, and Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP)
•   Describe the components and concepts of wireless networking including Radio Frequency (RF) and antenna characteristics, and define the specific wireless standards
•   Describe the various wireless deployment models available, include autonomous Access Point (AP) deployments and cloud-based designs within the centralized Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture
•   Describe wireless roaming and location services
•   Describe how APs communicate with WLCs to obtain software, configurations, and centralized management
•   Configure and verify Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), WebAuth, and Pre-shared Key (PSK) wireless client authentication on a WLC
•   Troubleshoot wireless client connectivity issues using various available tools
•   Troubleshooting Enterprise networks using services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs), NetFlow, and Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager
•   Explain the use of available network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which include show and debug commands, as well as best practices in troubleshooting
•   Configure secure administrative access for Cisco IOS devices using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) access, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Access Control List (ACL), and Secure Shell (SSH), and explore device hardening concepts to secure devices from less secure applications, such as Telnet and HTTP
•   Implement scalable administration using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and the local database, while exploring the features and benefits
•   Describe the enterprise network security architecture, including the purpose and function of VPNs, content security, logging, endpoint security, personal firewalls, and other security features
•   Explain the purpose, function, features, and workflow of Cisco DNA Center™ Assurance for Intent-Based Networking, for network visibility, proactive monitoring, and application experience
•   Describe the components and features of the Cisco SD-Access solution, including the nodes, fabric control plane, and data plane, while illustrating the purpose and function of the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateways
•   Define the components and features of Cisco SD-WAN solutions, including the orchestration plane, management plane, control plane, and data plane
•   Describe the concepts, purpose, and features of multicast protocols, including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2/v3, Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode/sparse mode, and rendezvous points
•   Describe the concepts and features of Quality of Service (QoS), and describe the need within the enterprise network
•   Explain basic Python components and conditionals with script writing and analysis
•   Describe network programmability protocols such as Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and RESTCONF
•   Describe APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge/skills:
•   Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
•   Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity
•   Basic understanding of Python scripting

Course Contents

•   Examining Cisco Enterprise Network Architecture
•   Understanding Cisco Switching Paths
•   Implementing Campus LAN Connectivity
•   Building Redundant Switched Topology
•   Implementing Layer 2 Port Aggregation
•   Understanding EIGRP
•   Implementing OSPF
•   Optimizing OSPF
•   Exploring EBGP
•   Implementing Network Redundancy
•   Implementing NAT
•   Introducing Virtualization Protocols and Techniques
•   Understanding Virtual Private Networks and Interfaces
•   Understanding Wireless Principles
•   Examining Wireless Deployment Options
•   Understanding Wireless Roaming and Location Services
•   Examining Wireless AP Operation
•   Understanding Wireless Client Authentication
•   Troubleshooting Wireless Client Connectivity
•   Introducing Multicast Protocols
•   Introducing QoS
•   Implementing Network Services
•   Using Network Analysis Tools
•   Implementing Infrastructure Security
•   Implementing Secure Access Control
•   Understanding Enterprise Network Security Architecture
•   Exploring Automation and Assurance Using Cisco DNA Center
•   Examining the Cisco SD-Access Solution
•   Understanding the Working Principles of the Cisco SD-WAN Solution
•   Understanding the Basics of Python Programming
•   Introducing Network Programmability Protocols
•   Introducing APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

Lab Outline

•   Investigate the CAM
•   Analyze Cisco Express Forwarding
•   Troubleshoot VLAN and Trunk Issues
•   Tuning Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Configuring Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
•   Configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
•   Troubleshoot EtherChannel
•   Implement Multi-area OSPF
•   Implement OSPF Tuning
•   Apply OSPF Optimization
•   Implement OSPFv3
•   Configure and Verify Single-Homed EBGP
•   Implementing Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
•   Configure Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
•   Implement NAT
•   Configure and Verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
•   Configure and Verify a Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunnel
•   Configure Static Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI) Point-to-Point Tunnels
•   Configure Wireless Client Authentication in a Centralized Deployment
•   Troubleshoot Wireless Client Connectivity Issues
•   Configure Syslog
•   Configure and Verify Flexible NetFlow
•   Configuring Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
•   Troubleshoot Connectivity and Analyze Traffic with Ping, Traceroute, and Debug
•   Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLAs
•   Configure Standard and Extended ACLs
•   Configure Control Plane Policing
•   Implement Local and Server-Based AAA
•   Writing and Troubleshooting Python Scripts
•   Explore JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Objects and Scripts in Python
•   Use NETCONF Via SSH
•   Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software

We strongly recommend you attend this course before attempting the following exam.

Certification & Exam

This course will help you prepare for the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (300-410 ENARSI) exam. This exam tests your knowledge of implementation and troubleshooting for advanced routing technologies and services. The exam will be available beginning February 24, 2020.

After you pass 300-410 ENARSI:
•   You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation certification.
•   You satisfy the concentration requirement for the new CCNP Enterprise certification. To complete your CCNP Enterprise certification, pass the Enterprise core exam, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR).

This exam tests your knowledge of implementation and troubleshooting for advanced routing technologies and services, including:
•   Layer 3
•   VPN services
•   Infrastructure security
•   Infrastructure services
•   Infrastructure automation

The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services v1.0 (ENARSI 300-410) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation certifications. This exam certifies a candidate’s knowledge for implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3, VPN services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. The course, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

35%
1.0 Layer 3 Technologies

1.1 Troubleshoot administrative distance (all routing protocols)
1.2 Troubleshoot route map for any routing protocol (attributes, tagging, filtering)
1.3 Troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms (filtering, tagging, split horizon, route poisoning)
1.4 Troubleshoot redistribution between any routing protocols or routing sources
1.5 Troubleshoot manual and auto-summarization with any routing protocol
1.6 Configure and verify policy-based routing
1.7 Configure and verify VRF-Lite
1.8 Describe Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
1.9 Troubleshoot EIGRP (classic and named mode)
•   1.9.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
•   1.9.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
•   1.9.c Loop-free path selections (RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor, stuck in active)
•   1.9.d Stubs
•   1.9.e Load balancing (equal and unequal cost)
•   1.9.f Metrics
1.10 Troubleshoot OSPF (v2/v3)
•   1.10.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
•   1.10.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
•   1.10.c Network types, area types, and router types
    o   1.10.c  (i) Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
    o   1.10.c (ii) Area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
    o   1.10.c (iii) Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
    o   1.10.c (iv) Virtual link
•   1.10.d Path preference
1.11 Troubleshoot BGP (Internal and External)
•   1.11.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
•   1.11.b Neighbor relationship and authentication (next-hop, mulithop, 4-byte AS, private AS, route refresh, synchronization, operation, peer group, states and timers)
•   1.11.c Path preference (attributes and best-path)
•   1.11.d Route reflector (excluding multiple route reflectors, confederations, dynamic peer)
•   1.11.e Policies (inbound/outbound filtering, path manipulation)

20%
2.0 VPN Technologies
2.1 Describe MPLS operations (LSR, LDP, label switching, LSP)
2.2 Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN
2.3 Configure and verify DMVPN (single hub)
•   2.3.a GRE/mGRE
•   2.3.b NHRP
•   2.3.c IPsec
•   2.3.d Dynamic neighbor
•   2.3.e Spoke-to-spoke

20%
3.0 Infrastructure Security
3.1 Troubleshoot device security using IOS AAA (TACACS+, RADIUS, local database)
3.2 Troubleshoot router security features
•   3.2.a IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
•   3.2.b IPv6 traffic filter
•   3.2.c Unicast reverse path forwarding (uRPF)
3.3 Troubleshoot control plane policing (CoPP) (Telnet, SSH, HTTP(S), SNMP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP)
3.4 Describe IPv6 First Hop security features (RA guard, DHCP guard, binding table, ND inspection/snooping, source guard)

25%
4.0 Infrastructure Services

4.1 Troubleshoot device management
•   4.1.a Console and VTY
•   4.1.b Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
•   4.1.c (T)FTP
4.2 Troubleshoot SNMP (v2c, v3)
4.3 Troubleshoot network problems using logging (local, syslog, debugs, conditional debugs, timestamps)
4.4 Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP (DHCP client, IOS DHCP server, DHCP relay, DHCP options)
4.5 Troubleshoot network performance issues using IP SLA (jitter, tracking objects, delay, connectivity)
4.6 Troubleshoot NetFlow (v5, v9, flexible NetFlow)
4.7 Troubleshoot network problems using Cisco DNA Center assurance (connectivity, monitoring, device health, network health)

Price per delegate

£3395

Scheduled Classes

Remote Access:

22 – 26 Jun 2020
06 – 10 Jul 2020
17 – 21 Aug 2020
28 Sep – 02 Oct 2020
09 – 13 Nov 2020
30 Nov – 04 Dec 2020

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Alternatively you can email us at info@indiciatraining.com

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