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Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  NZD 5995 exc GST
  • Version 1.3
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Why study this course

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) training gives you the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot an enterprise network and introduces you to overlay network design by using SD-Access and SD-WAN solutions. You’ll also learn to understand and implement security principles and automation and programmability within an enterprise network. 

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

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 

  • Implement redundant switched networks using Spanning Tree Protocol 

  • Troubleshoot link aggregation using Etherchannel 

  • Describe the features, metrics, and path selection concepts of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) 

  • Implement and optimise Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types and areas, summarisation, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6 

  • Implement External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking 

  • Implement network redundancy using protocols such as Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 

  • Implement internet connectivity within Enterprise using static and dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT) 

  • Describe the virtualisation technology of servers, switches, and the various network devices and components 

  • Implement 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, including autonomous Access Point (AP) deployments and cloud-based designs within the centralised Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture 

  • Describe wireless roaming and location services 

  • Describe how APs communicate with WLCs to obtain software, configurations, and centralised 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 

  • Troubleshoot 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, Authorisation, 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 Manage 

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Who is the course for?

  • Entry- to mid-level network engineers

  • Network administrators

  • Network support technicians

  • Help desk technicians

Course subjects

  • Examining Cisco Enterprise Network Architecture 

  • Exploring Cisco Switching Paths 

  • Implementing Campus LAN Connectivity 

  • Building Redundant Switched Topology 

  • Implementing Layer 2 Port Aggregation 

  • Understanding EIGRP 

  • Implementing OSPF 

  • Optimising OSPF 

  • Exploring EBGP 

  • Implementing Network Redundancy 

  • Implementing NAT 

  • Introducing Virtualisation 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 

  • Implementing Wireless Client Authentication 

  • Troubleshooting Wireless Client Connectivity 

  • Implementing Network Services 

  • Using Network Analysis Tools 

  • Implementing Infrastructure Security 

  • Implementing Secure Access Control 

  • Discovering the Basics of Python Programming 

  • Discovering Network Programmability Protocols 

  • Implementing Layer 2 Port Aggregation 

  • Discovering Multicast Protocols 

  • Understanding  QoS 

  • Exploring 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

Lab Outline

  • Investigate the CAM 

  • Analyse Cisco Express Forwarding 

  • Troubleshoot VLAN and Trunk Issues 

  • Tune Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) 

  • Configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 

  • Troubleshoot EtherChannel 

  • Implement Multi-area OSPF 

  • Implement OSPF Tuning 

  • Apply OSPF Optimisation 

  • Implement OSPFv3 

  • Configure and Verify Single-Homed EBGP 

  • Implement 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 Centralised Deployment 

  • Troubleshoot Wireless Client Connectivity Issues 

  • Configure Syslog 

  • Configure and Verify Flexible NetFlow 

  • Configure Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) 

  • Troubleshoot Connectivity and Analyse Traffic with Ping, Trace route, and Debug 

  • Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLAs 

  • Configure Standard and Extended ACLs 

  • Configure Control Plane Policing 

  • Implement Local and Server-Based AAA 

  • Write and Troubleshoot Python Scripts 

  • Explore JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Objects and Scripts in Python 

  • Use NETCONF Via SSH 

  • Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software 


Knowledge and skills you should have before attending this training:

  • Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks

  • Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity

  • Basic understanding of Python scripting

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