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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.

  • Course Start Date: 2020-10-19
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 5 Day(s)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Knowledge and skills you should have before attending this course:
Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity
Basic understanding of Python scripting

Lessons

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 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

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able 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                    

 

Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network support technicians
  • Help desk technicians

 

Outline

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and/or transfers with full refund will be allowed up to 10 business days prior to the start date of the course. Cancellations and/or transfers must be submitted in writing via fax at 888-596-7378 or email. With approved cancellation, reenrollment must be completed within 6 months or funds will be forfeited. Cancellations and/or transfer notices received after 9 business days prior to the start day of a course are not permitted. If a student does not attend a class and the required notification was not provided, funds will be forfeited and a rescheduling of the course will not be allowed. Rescheduling of a class is only permitted any time before 10 business days prior to the class start date.

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About Skyline Advanced Technology Services

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Skyline Advanced Technology Services provides comprehensive training for all Cisco technologies. From design, through implementation and troubleshooting, Skyline-ATS delivers Instructor Led Training (ILT) within Open Enrollment and Customized Onsite formats.  And to provide the finest hands-on experience possible, we have enriched all Cisco-certified Training Labs, to incorporate new features and functionality.  Our labs are a superset of the current Cisco labs, and we have vastly improved the content and enhanced operability. Skyline Advanced Technology Services has a long and distinguished history in partnership with Cisco for Instructor–Led Training and Curriculum Development.  As a Certified Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP), Skyline-ATS is closely aligned with Cisco Partner Development and Education (PDE), Learning@Cisco, and many other internal product teams. Over the past decade, these groups have contracted Skyline-ATS to develop numerous certified classes, for public open enrollment and private, end-user specific audiences. The classes we have developed span the entirety of Cisco technologies, disciplines and formats, including: Cisco Unified Communication, Contact Center Express, Security, Storage, Data Center, Wireless, Route / Switch and Cisco 3rd Party technologies. 

Skyline-ATS Course Development Advantage:

No other Cisco Learning Solutions Partner can offer the following:

  • Professionally trained course developers who focus, solely, on Cisco products, yet have a broad range of internetworking skills and knowledge base.
  • Our developers have "hands on experience" implementing Cisco hardware and providing real-world solutions, to corporate clientele.
  • Developers who not only author Cisco courses, but maintain leading-edge skills by delivering Cisco Instructor-led classes, directly, to a wide customer base, which enables close interaction with customers supporting production applications.

Skyline-ATS provides tremendous value-add for all Cisco-based networking education. From the depth and expertise of our instructors, to the quality of our labs, we provide the finest training available.

Our Instructors

  • Chosen by Cisco to develop and exclusively deliver the United States’ ACCELERATE Voice Training Program - For this four-week, in-depth program, we were tasked with quickly bringing Cisco Systems Engineers up to speed on new, complex voice technologies.
  • Possess considerable depth and knowledge in all aspects of Cisco Advanced Technology products, as well as all aspects of data networking - Our personnel average over 15 years of experience delivering Cisco solutions, and even more for data networking technologies.
  • Have either exclusively developed or contributed extensively to the development of many Cisco Certified courses (see Table in Section 3.1.1).
  • Are consultants, too.  When not in a classroom or developing curriculum, Skyline-ATS personnel are working, onsite, at customer locations, to implement actual production solutions.
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