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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-690643-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-690643-8

The only authorized Labs & Study Guide for the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR), Version 8 course in the CCNP curriculum.

The two courses in this CCNP Enterprise Version 8.0 curriculum provide students with knowledge and skills needed to configure, operate, and troubleshoot large-scale enterprise networks. The courses cover a broad range of routing, switching, and wireless topics along with security best practices used in software-driven digital networks. CCNP Enterprise certification requires candidates to pass two 120-minute examsCCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 and CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410. By the end of the CCNP course series, students gain practical, hands-on lab experience preparing them for the CCNP Enterprise certification exams and career-ready skills for professional-level roles in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.

CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking

This first course in the two-course CCNP Enterprise series covers switching, routing, wireless, and related security topics along with the technologies that support software-defined, programmable networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration and troubleshooting skills.

This course directly prepares for the Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies exam (350-401 ENCOR) to earn an Enterprise Core Specialist certification. Completion of both courses in the CCNP Enterprise course series prepares for the CCNP Enterprise certification exam. The 37 comprehensive labs in this manual emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

This book is offered exclusively for students enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy courses. It is not designed for independent study or professional certification preparation. Visit netacad.com to learn more about program options and requirements.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Packet Forwarding 1
    1.1.2 Lab - Implement Inter-VLAN Routing 1
        Topology 1
        Addressing Table 1
        Objectives 2
        Background/Scenario 2
        Required Resources 2
        Instructions 2
        Router Interface Summary Table 10
        Device Config Final Notes 11
Chapter 2 Spanning Tree Protocol 13
    2.1.2 Lab - Observe STP Topology Changes and Implement RSTP 13
        Topology 13
        Addressing Table 13
        Objectives 13
        Background/Scenario 13
        Required Resources 14
        Instructions 14
        Device Config Final Notes 23
Chapter 3 Advanced Spanning Tree Tuning 25
    3.1.2 Lab - Implement Advanced STP Modifications and Mechanisms 25
        Topology 25
        Addressing Table 25
        Objectives 25
        Background/Scenario 26
        Required Resources 26
        Instructions 26
        Mechanisms 37
        Device Config Final Notes 45
Chapter 4 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 47
    4.1.2 Lab - Implement MST 47
        Topology 47
        Objectives 47
        Background/Scenario 47
        Required Resources 48
        Instructions 48
        Device Config Final Notes 60
Chapter 5 VLAN Trunks and EtherChannel Bundles 63
    5.1.2 Lab - Implement VTP 63
        Topology 63
        Objectives 63
        Background/Scenario 63
        Required Resources 65
        Instructions 65
        Device Config Final Notes 78
    5.1.3 Lab - Implement EtherChannel 80
        Topology 80
        Objectives 80
        Background/Scenario 80
        Required Resources 81
        Instructions 81
        Device Config Final Notes 91
    5.1.4 Lab - Tune and Optimize EtherChannel Operations 93
        Topology 93
        Objectives 93
        Background/Scenario 93
        Required Resources 93
        Device Config Final Notes 98
Chapter 6 IP Routing Essentials 101
    6.1.2 Lab - Investigate Static Routes 101
        Topology 101
        Addressing Table 101
        Objectives 102
        Background/Scenario 102
        Required Resources 102
        Instructions 102
        Router Interface Summary Table 116
        Device Config Final Notes 116
    6.1.3 Lab - Implement VRF-Lite 119
        Topology 119
        Addressing Table 119
        Objectives 120
        Background/Scenario 120
        Required Resources 120
        Router Interface Summary Table 130
        Device Config Final Notes 130
Chapter 7 EIGRP 133
Chapter 8 OSPF 135
    8.1.2 Lab - Implement Single-Area OSPFv2 135
        Topology 135
        Addressing Table 135
        Objectives 136
        Background/Scenario 136
        Required Resources 136
        Instructions 136
        Router Interface Summary Table 154
        Device Config Final Notes 154
Chapter 9 Advanced OSPF 157
    9.1.2 Lab - Implement Multiarea OSPFv2 157
        Topology 157
        Addressing Table 157
        Objectives 158
        Background/Scenario 158
        Required Resources 158
        Instructions 159
        Router Interface Summary Table 183
        Device Config Final Notes 183
    9.1.3 Lab - OSPFv2 Route Summarization and Filtering 186
        Topology 186
        Addressing Table 186
        Objectives 187
        Background/Scenario 187
        Required Resources 188
        Instructions 188
        Router Interface Summary Table 203
        Device Config Final Notes 203
Chapter 10 OSPFv3 207
    10.1.2 Lab - Implement Multiarea OSPFv3 207
        Topology 207
        Addressing Table 207
        Objectives 208
        Background/Scenario 208
        Required Resources 208
        Instructions 209
        Router Interface Summary Table 225
        Device Config Final Notes 225
Chapter 11 BGP 229
    11.1.2 Lab - Implement eBGP for IPv4 229
        Topology 229
        Addressing Table 229
        Objectives 230
        Background/Scenario 230
        Required Resources 230
        Instructions 230
        Router Interface Summary Table 244
        Device Config Final Notes 245
    11.1.3 Lab - Implement MP-BGP 247
        Topology 247
        Addressing Table 247
        Objectives 247
        Background/Scenario 248
        Required Resources 248
        Instructions 248
        Router Interface Summary Table 261
        Device Config Final Notes 261
Chapter 12 Advanced BGP 265
    12.1.2 Lab - Implement BGP Path Manipulation 265
        Topology 265
        Addressing Table 265
        Objectives 266
        Background/Scenario 266
        Required Resources 266
        Instructions 266
        Router Interface Summary Table 278
        Device Config Final Notes 278
    12.1.3 Lab - Implement BGP Communities 281
        Topology 281
        Addressing Table 281
        Objectives 281
        Background/Scenario 282
        Required Resources 282
        Instructions 282
        Reflection Questions 294
        Router Interface Summary Table 295
        Device Config Final Notes 295
Chapter 13 Multicast 299
Chapter 14 QoS 301
Chapter 15 IP Services 303
    15.1.2 Lab - Implement NTP 303
        Topology 303
        Addressing Table 303
        Objectives 303
        Background/Scenario 304
        Required Resources 305
        Instructions 305
        Router Interface Summary Table 316
        Device Config Final Notes 316
    15.1.3 Lab - Implement HSRP 319
        Topology 319
        Addressing Table 319
        Objectives 320
        Background/Scenario 320
        Required Resources 320
        Instructions 321
        Device Config Final Notes 331
    15.1.4 Lab - Implement VRRP 334
        Topology 334
        Addressing Table 334
        Objectives 335
        Background/Scenario 335
        Required Resources 336
        Instructions 336
        Device Config Final Notes 345
    15.1.5 Lab - Implement GLBP 348
        Topology 348
        Addressing Table 348
        Objectives 349
        Background/Scenario 349
        Required Resources 349
        Instructions 350
        Device Config Final Notes 362
    15.1.6 Lab - Implement NAT 365
        Topology 365
        Addressing Table 365
        Objectives 365
        Background/Scenario 366
        Required Resources 366
        Instructions 366
        Router Interface Summary Table 374
        Device Config Final Notes 374
Chapter 16 Overlay Tunnels 377
    16.1.2 Lab - Implement a GRE Tunnel 377
        Topology 377
        Addressing Table 377
        Objectives 377
        Background/Scenario 378
        Required Resources 378
        Instructions 378
        Router Interface Summary Table 389
        Device Config Final Notes 390
    16.1.3 Lab - Implement IPsec Site-to-Site VPNs 393
        Topology 393
        Addressing Table 393
        Objectives 394
        Background/Scenario 394
        Required Resources 395
        Instructions 395
        Router Interface Summary Table 411
        Device Config Final Notes 412
    16.1.4 Lab - Implement GRE over IPsec Site-to-Site VPNs 415
        Topology 415
        Addressing Table 415
        Objectives 416
        Background/Scenario 416
        Required Resources 417
        Instructions 417
        Router Interface Summary Table 430
        Device Config Final Notes 431
    16.1.5 Lab - Implement IPsec VTI Site-to-Site VPNs 433
        Topology 433
        Addressing Table 433
        Objectives 434
        Background/Scenario 434
        Required Resources 435
        Instructions 435
        Router Interface Summary Table 448
        Device Config Final Notes 448
Chapter 17 Wireless Signals and Modulation 451
Chapter 18 Wireless Infrastructure 453
Chapter 19 Understanding Wireless Roaming and Location Services 455
Chapter 20 Authenticating Wireless Clients 457
Chapter 21 Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity 459
Chapter 22 Enterprise Network Architecture 461
Chapter 23 Fabric Technologies 463
Chapter 24 Network Assurance 465
    24.1.2 Lab - Use Connectivity Tests and Debug for Network Assurance 465
        Topology 465
        Addressing Table 465
        Objectives 466
        Background/Scenario 466
        Required Resources 466
        Instructions 466
        Router Interface Summary Table 482
        Device Config Final Notes 483
    24.1.3 Lab - Implement SNMP and Syslog 485
        Topology 485
        Addressing Table 485
        Objectives 485
        Background/Scenario 486
        Required Resources 486
        Router Interface Summary Table 495
        Device Config Final Notes 495
    24.1.4 Lab - Implement Flexible Netflow 498
        Topology 498
        Addressing Table 498
        Objectives 498
        Background/Scenario 498
        Required Resources 499
        Instructions 499
        Router Interface Summary Table 509
        Device Config Final Notes 509
    24.1.5 Lab - Implement SPAN Technologies 512
        Topology 512
        Addressing Table 512
        Objectives 512
        Background/Scenario 513
        Required Resources 513
        Device Config Final Notes 519
    24.1.6 Lab - Implement IP SLA 521
        Topology 521
        Addressing Table 521
        Objectives 522
        Background/Scenario 522
        Required Resources 523
        Instructions 523
        Router Interface Summary Table 536
        Device Config Final Notes 536
Chapter 25 Secure Network Access Control 539
    25.1.2 Lab - Install the CCNP Virtual Machine 539
        Objectives 539
        Background/Scenario 539
        Required Resources 539
        Instructions 539
Chapter 26 Network Device Access Control and Infrastructure Security 543
    26.1.2 Lab - Implement IPv4 ACLs 543
        Topology 543
        Addressing Table 543
        Objectives 544
        Background/Scenario 544
        Required Resources 544
        Instructions 545
        Router Interface Summary Table 556
        Device Config Final Notes 556
    26.1.3 Lab - Configure Protections for Passwords and Terminal Lines 559
        Topology 559
        Addressing Table 559
        Objectives 559
        Background/Scenario 559
        Required Resources 560
        Reflection Questions 568
        Router Interface Summary Table 568
        Device Config Final Notes 568
    26.1.4 Lab - Configure Local and Server-Based AAA Authentication 571
        Topology 571
        Addressing Table 571
        Objectives 571
        Background/Scenario 571
        Required Resources 572
        Router Interface Summary Table 582
        Device Config Final Notes 582
    26.1.5 Lab - Implement CoPP 585
        Topology 585
        Addressing Table 585
        Objectives 585
        Background/Scenario 585
        Required Resources 586
        Reflection Questions 597
        Router Interface Summary Table 597
        Device Config Final Notes 597
Chapter 27 Virtualization 601
Chapter 28 Foundational Network Programmability Concepts 603
    28.1.2 Lab - Construct a Basic Python Script 603
        Objectives 603
        Background/Scenario 603
        Required Resources 603
        Instructions 603
    28.1.3 Lab - Use the Netmiko Python Module to Configure a Router 619
        Topology 619
        Addressing Table 619
        Objectives 619
        Background/Scenario 619
        Required Resources 619
        Instructions 620
        Router Interface Summary Table 627
        Device Config Final Notes 627
    28.1.4 Lab - Use NETCONF to Access an IOS XE Router 630
        Topology 630
        Addressing Table 630
        Objectives 630
        Background/Scenario 630
        Required Resources 630
        Instructions 631
        Router Interface Summary Table 647
        Device Config Final Notes 647
    28.1.5 Lab - Use RESTCONF to Access an IOS XE Router 650
        Topology 650
        Addressing Table 650
        Objectives 650
        Background/Scenario 650
        Required Resources 650
        Instructions 651
        Programs Used in this Lab 664
        Router Interface Summary Table 665
        Device Config Final Notes 666
Chapter 29 Introduction to Automation Tools 669
    29.1.2 Lab - Construct an EEM Applet 669
        Topology 669
        Addressing Table 669
        Objectives 669
        Background/Scenario 669
        Required Resources 670
        Instructions 670
        Router Interface Summary Table 677
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