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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-820312-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-820312-2

35+ Hours of Video Instruction

CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Complete Video Course, Second Edition is a comprehensive training course that has been incorporated with the following changes to accommodate the ENCORE 1.1 Syllabus: Routing topics include EIGRP, Policy Based Routing, and newer IOS XE CLI commands. The Quality of Service (QoS) lesson has expanded from just theory and now includes the Modular QoS commands so that students can understand actual QoS configurations. This course contains a lesson on network architecture too. The Wireless lessons have been updated to accommodate the Cisco IOS XE based wireless LAN controllers and includes enhanced security features like 802.1x and EAPOL, wireless segmentation capabilities and troubleshooting client connectivity via the GUI.

Expert network engineers Brad Edgeworth, Brad Riopolov, and Vinit Jain walk 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 comprising 25 lessons covers the six exam domains and 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 instructors to ensure that you understand the concepts being taught.

This video course covers every exam objective and it's the only thing that you need to successfully study for the 350-401 ENCOR Exam.

Note: To download the CML files, go to www.pearsonitcertification.com/title/9780138203122and click the Downloads tab.

The videos and exercises contained in this product provide more than 35 hours of instruction. 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 Complete Video Course, Second Edition is guaranteed to help you master the foundational networking topics that will help you succeed on the exam and on the job.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Packet forwarding
  • Switch operations
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • EtherChannel
  • IP forwarding
  • Policy Based Routing
  • OSPF and OSPFv3
  • BGP
  • Route filtering
  • Multicast
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • IP services such as NTP, P2P, HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Network architecture
  • Secure access control
  • Infrastructure security
  • Wireless networking and design principles
  • 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

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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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Packet Forwarding

1.1 Packet Forwarding Overview

1.2 Layer 2 Forwarding Essentials

1.3 Layer 3 Forwarding

Lesson 2: Switch Operations


2.2 Switch Port Types

2.3 VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)

2.4 Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

Lesson 3: Spanning Tree

3.1 Introducing the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

3.2 Building STP Topology

3.3 Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and PVST+

3.4 STP Convergence

3.5 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

3.6 Tuning the STP Topology

3.7 Optimizing the Spanning Tree Topology

3.8 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)

Lesson 4: EtherChannel Bundles

4.1 Introducing EtherChannel Bundles

4.2 Static EtherChannel Bundle

4.3 Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP)

4.4 Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

4.5 Layer 3 EtherChannel Bundles

4.6 Troubleshooting EtherChannel Bundles

4.7 Load-Balancing Traffic with EtherChannel Bundles

Lesson 5: IP Forwarding

5.1 Routing Protocol Overview

5.2 Path Selection

5.3 Platform Architecture

5.4 Policy-Based Routing

5.5 Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

Lesson 6: Architecture

6.1 Hierarchical LAN Design

6.2 High Availability Network Design

6.3 Enterprise Network Architect Options

Lesson 7: Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

7.1 Introducing EIGRP

7.2 EIGRP Path Calculation and Metrics

7.3 EIGRP Timers and Convergence

Lesson 8: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

8.1 Introducing OSPF

8.2 OSPF Configuration

8.3 Timers and Failure Detection

8.4 Designated Router and Backup Designated Router

8.5 OSPF Network Types

8.6 Areas

8.7 Default Route Advertisement

8.8 Link-State Advertisements (LSA)

8.9 OSPF Path Selection

8.10 Internal Route Summarization

Lesson 9: Open Shortest Path First Version 3 (OSPFv3)

9.1 Introducing OSPFv3

9.2 OSPFv3 Configuration and Verifications

Lesson 10: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

10.1 Introducing BGP

10.2 BGP Communication

10.3 BGP Session Configuration

10.4 BGP Prefix Advertisement

10.5 BGP Route Summarization

10.6 BGP Communities

10.7 BGP Multihoming

10.8 BGP Best Path

10.9 Multiprotocol BGP for IPv6

Lesson 11: Route Manipulation

11.1 Conditional Matching of Routes

11.2 Route Maps

11.3 OSPF Filtering

11.4 BGP Route Filtering

Lesson 12: Multicast

12.1 Multicast Fundamentals

12.2 Multicast Addressing (L2 & L3)

12.3 Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)        

12.4 Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)             

12.5 Rendezvous Points (RP) 

12.6 Multicast Packet Flow        

12.7 Configuring and Verifying             

Lesson 13: Quality of Service (QoS)

13.1 The Need for QoS

13.2 QoS Models

13.3 Module QoS CLI (MQC)

13.4 Classification and Marking

13.5 Policing and Shaping

13.6 Congestion Management and Avoidance

Lesson 14: IP Services

14.1 Network Time Protocol (NTP) Overview

14.2 Configuring and Verifying NTP

14.3 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)

14.4 Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview

14.5 HSRP with SSO

14.6 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

14.7 Global Load-Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

Lesson 15: Network Address Translation (NAT)

15.1 Introducing NAT

15.2 Static NAT

15.3 Pooled NAT  

15.4 Port Address Translation (PAT)

Lesson 16: Secure Access Control

16.1 Network Security Design for Threat Defense

16.2 Next Generation Endpoint Security

16.3 Cisco Stealthwatch

16.4 Cisco ISE

16.5 802.1x

16.6 MAB

16.7 TrustSec

16.8 MACSec

Lesson 17: Infrastructure Security

17.1 ACLs

17.2 Configuring and Verifying ACLs

17.3 Terminal Lines and Password Protection

17.4 AAA

17.5 ZBFW

17.6 Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

Lesson 18: Wireless

18.1 Introducing Cisco Wireless

18.1 Layer 1 Concepts

18.2 RF Power

18.3 RSSI

18.4 Interference Noise

18.5 SNR

18.6 Band and Channels

18.7 Wireless Device Capabilities

18.8 AP Modes and Antenna Types

18.9 Wireless LAN Topologies - Standalone

18.10 Wireless LAN Topologies - Centralized Mode

18.11 Wireless LAN Topologies - FlexConnect Mode

18.12 Wireless LAN Topologies - EWC/Mobility Express, IP Addressing, Mesh, Auto-Anchor

18.13 Access Point Discovery and Join Process

18.14 Main Principles and Use Cases for Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roaming

18.15 Configuring Wireless on Aironet Platforms

18.16 Configuring Wireless on Catalyst Platforms

18.17 Troubleshoot WLAN Configuration and Wireless Client Connectivity Issues

18.18 Troubleshoot WLAN Configuration and Wireless Client Connectivity on Catalyst Platforms

18.19 Wireless Security General Considerations

18.20 Configuring the Wireless Controller, Open Authentication, WPA2 PSK Authentication

18.21 Configuring Local EAP Authentication, External EAP Authentication, Web-Auth Authentication

18.22 Configuring and Verifying Wireless on Catalyst Platforms

18.23 Location Services and Design Considerations

18.24 Understanding Client Density in Designs

18.25 Describe Wireless Segmentation with Groups, Profiles, and Tags

Lesson 19: Overlay Tunnels

19.1 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Overview

19.2 Configuring and Verifying GRE Tunnels

19.3 IPsec Fundamentals

19.4 Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Overview

19.5 Configuring and Verifying Site-to-Site IPsec VPN

19.6 LISP Fundamentals

19.7 VXLAN Fundamentals

19.8 VXLAN-EVPN Overview

Lesson 20: Cisco SD-Access Solution

20.1 Introducing Cisco Software-Defined Access Solution

20.2 Cisco Software-Defined Access Control

20.3 Cisco Software-Defined Access Data Planes

20.4 Fabric Roles and Terminology

20.5 Inserting Fabric Into a Traditional Campus Network

20.6 Fabric Wireless and L2 Domain Stretch

20.7 DNA Center Demo (Design and Policy)

20.8 DNA Center Demo (DNA Center Assurance)

Lesson 21: Cisco SD-WAN Solution

21.1 Cisco SD-WAN Benefits and Use Cases

21.2 Cisco SD-WAN Architecture and Components

21.3 Cisco SD-WAN Terminology and Constructs

21.4 Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)

21.5 Cisco SD-WAN Fabric Operations

21.6 Data Tunnel Connectivity

21.7 Transport Path Selection

21.8 VPN Segmentation

Lesson 22: Virtualization

22.1 Server Virtualization

22.2 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

22.3 Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (ENFV)

Lesson 23: Network Assurance

23.1 Diagnose Network Problems Using Tools Such as Debugs, Conditional Debugs, trace route, ping, SNMP, and Syslog

23.2 Ping and Traceroute Commands

23.3 Debug Commands

23.4 Conditional Debug Commands

23.5 SNMP Commands

23.6 Syslog Commands

23.7 Configure and Verify Device Monitoring Using Syslog for Remote Logging

23.8 Configure and Verify NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow

23.9 Configure and Verify SPAN/RSPAN

23.10 Configure and Verify ERSPAN

23.11 Exploring the Dashboard and Design

23.12 Exploring Assurance Network Health

23.13 Exploring Assurance Client Health

23.14 Configure and Verify IP SLA

Lesson 24: Network Programmability

24.1 API

24.2 Tools and Resources

24.3 Data Formats

24.4 Cisco DNA Center APIs

24.5 Cisco vManage APIs

24.6 Data Models and Supporting Protocols

24.7 Cisco DevNet

24.8 GitHub

24.9 Introduction to Python

24.10 Python Variables and Data Types

24.11 Python Data Structures

24.12 Writing Python Program Using Loops and Functions

24.13 Dealing with JSON Data in Python

24.14 Enabling NETCONF and RESTCONF on Cisco IOS-XE

Lesson 25: Automation Tools

25.1 EEM

25.2 Configuring EEM

25.3 Puppet

25.4 Chef

25.5 SaltStack

25.6 Ansible



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