CCNP Enterprise Track

The new CCNP Enterprise course has two exams: a Core exam, and a Concentration exam of your choice.

Core exam - Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (Exam 350-401 ENCOR)

Concentration exam, pass ANY ONE of the below exams:

  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (Exam 300-410 ENARSI)
  • Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (Exam 300-415 ENSDWI)
  • Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (Exam 300-420 ENSLD)
  • Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (Exam 300-425 ENWLSD)
  • Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (Exam 300-430 ENWLSI)
  • Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions (Exam 300-435 ENAUTO)


Core exam - Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (Exam 350-401 ENCOR)

The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies v1.0 (ENCOR 350-401) exam is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNP® Enterprise, CCIE® Enterprise Infrastructure, CCIE Enterprise Wireless, and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation.

Course Details:

  • Explain the different design principles used in an enterprise network
  • Analyze design principles of a WLAN deployment
  • Differentiate between on-premises and cloud infrastructure deployments
  • Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
  • Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-Access solution
  • Describe concepts of wired and wireless QoS
  • Differentiate hardware and software switching mechanisms
  • Describe device virtualization technologies
  • Configure and verify data path virtualization technologies
  • Describe network virtualization concepts
  • Layer 2
  • Layer 3
  • Wireless
  • IP Services
  • Diagnose network problems using tools such as debugs, conditional debugs, trace route, ping, SNMP, and syslog
  • Configure and verify device monitoring using syslog for remote logging
  • Configure and verify NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow
  • Configure and verify SPAN/RSPAN/ERSPAN
  • Configure and verify IPSLA
  • Describe Cisco DNA Center workflows to apply network configuration, monitoring, and management
  • Configure and verify NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • Configure and verify device access control
  • Configure and verify infrastructure security features
  • Describe REST API security
  • Configure and verify wireless security features
  • Describe the components of network security design
  • Interpret basic Python components and scripts
  • Construct valid JSON encoded file
  • Describe the high-level principles and benefits of a data modeling language, such as YANG
  • Describe APIs for Cisco DNA Center and vManage
  • Interpret REST API response codes and results in payload using Cisco DNA Center and RESTCONF
  • Construct EEM applet to automate configuration, troubleshooting, or data collection
  • Compare agent vs. agentless orchestration tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack