8 Weeks to ENCOR Course Overview

The Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to ENCOR 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 the following Cisco certifications:
  • CCNP® Enterprise
  • CCIE® Enterprise Infrastructure
  • CCIE Enterprise Wireless
  • Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture

  • Flat Design vs. Hierarchical Design
  • Cisco Three-Tier Enterprise Campus Architecture
  • Cisco Two-Tier Enterprise Campus Architecture
  • Cisco Enterprise Architecture Model
  • Understanding FHRPs
  • High-Availability Features
  • On-Premises and Cloud Deployments
  • SD-Access
  • SD-WAN

Module 2: Packet Switching

  • Layer 2 vs. Multilayer Switches
  • Layer 2 Frame Forwarding
  • Multilayer Switch Forwarding
  • Packet Switching
  • QoS

Module 3: Virtualization

  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Device Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization
  • Data Path Virtualization

Module 4: Wired Infrastructure

  • Understanding VLANs
  • Understanding EtherChannel
  • Understanding STP
  • Understanding EIGRP for IPv4
  • Understanding EIGRP for IPv6
  • Understanding OSPF for IPv4
  • Understanding OSPF for IPv6
  • Redistribution
  • Controlling Route Information and Path Selection
  • Understanding BGP for IPv4
  • Understanding BGP for IPv6

Module 5: Wireless Infrastructure

  • Understanding Wireless Signals
  • Wireless Service Sets
  • Wireless Client Authentication
  • Cisco Wireless Topologies
  • Associating Clients With an AP
  • Associating LAPs With a WLC
  • Wireless Client Roaming
  • Common Wireless Issues

Module 6: IP Services

  • Understanding NTP
  • Understanding NAT/PAT
  • Understanding FHRPs
  • Understanding IP Multicast

Module 7: Network Assurance

  • The Systematic Approach
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Using debug Commands
  • The ping Command
  • The traceroute Command
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • NetFlow
  • SPAN
  • IP SLAs
  • Cisco DNA Center Workflows and Network Assurance

Module 8: Security

  • Access Control
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Securing Data in Motion
  • Wireless Security
  • NAC
  • Endpoint Security
  • Network Security Design With Cisco SAFE

Module 9: Automation

  • Python Scripting
  • EEM
  • Device Management on Controller-Based Networks
  • SDN and Cisco SD-Access
  • Orchestration Tools

What's Included

Live instruction
32+ hours of live instruction from Bryan Baize, CCIE# 16139. Join live or watch the recorded sessions on your schedule.
Access to recorded sessions
Can't make a class? All live sessions will be recorded for you to watch as many times as you like for 1 year from date of purchase.
Boson Courseware for ENCOR
Use the comprehensive ENCOR Courseware, including Lab Guide, in an online E-book format to help you prepare for the ENCOR exam. See Boson Courseware for ENCOR.
Courseware 350-401 ENCOR Lab Pack for NetSim Network Simulator
Get the hands-on lab practice that you need to master the concepts and technologies tested for on the ENCOR exam. See Courseware 350-401 ENCOR Lab Pack for NetSim.
ExSim-Max Practice Exam
Test your readiness, discover your weak spots, and fine-tune your studies right up to test day by using the #1 practice exam in the industry. One (1) year online access. See ExSim-Max for ENCOR.
Dedicated Class Discord Channel
Collaborate virtually to share knowledge, receive help, and exchange ideas with your peers.
Access to the Instructor
Bryan Baize will post office hours each week where students can schedule one-on-one time for questions or extra guidance for any challenging concepts.