The Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3 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.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this training, 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 optimize Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types and areas, summarization, 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 virtualization 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 centralized Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture
Describe wireless roaming and location services

  • Course Outline

  • 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

    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

    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


Entry- to mid-level network engineers Network administrators Network support technicians Help desk technicians 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





Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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