Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

Course Description

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

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:

This course will help you:

  • Configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks
  • Implement security principles within an enterprise network
  • Prepare you prepare to take the 350-401 Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) exam

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) course is also available as part of our Cisco Enterprise Networking Passport, which helps individuals and teams connect people, devices, machines, and applications.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • etc


  1. Investigate the CAM
  2. Analyze Cisco Express Forwarding
  3. Troubleshoot VLAN and Trunk Issues
  4. Tuning Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Configuring Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  5. Configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
  6. Troubleshoot EtherChannel
  7. Implement Multi-area OSPF
  8. Implement OSPF Tuning
  9. Apply OSPF Optimization
  10. Implement OSPFv3
  11. Configure and Verify Single-Homed EBGP
  12. Implementing Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
  13. Configure Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  14. Implement NAT
  15. Configure and Verify Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  16. Configure and Verify a Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunnel
  17. Configure Static Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI) Point-to-Point Tunnels
  18. Configure Wireless Client Authentication in a Centralized Deployment
  19. Troubleshoot Wireless Client Connectivity Issues
  20.  Configure Syslog
  21.  Configure and Verify Flexible NetFlow
  22.  Configuring Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) 
  23. Troubleshoot Connectivity and Analyze Traffic with Ping, Traceroute, and Debug
  24. Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLAs
  25. Configure Standard and Extended ACLs
  26. Configure Control Plane Policing
  27. Implement Local and Server-Based AAA
  28. Writing and Troubleshooting Python Scripts
  29. Explore JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Objects and Scripts in Python
  30.  Use NETCONF Via SSH
  31.  Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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