Course Overview

Achieving CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification proves your skills with complex enterprise infrastructure solutions.

To earn CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core enterprise infrastructure technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers enterprise networks through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.



    There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, but you should have a thorough understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

    CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing enterprise networking technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.

    Core Exam: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 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:

    • CCNP® Enterprise
    • CCIE® Enterprise Infrastructure
    • CCIE Enterprise Wireless
    • Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core

    This course helps you prepare to take the 200-901 DevNet Associate (DEVASC) exam. By passing this exam, you earn Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification.

    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

    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

    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 vManage

    Knowledge and skills you should have before attending this course:

    Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks

    Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity

    Basic understanding of Python scripting

    Examining Cisco Enterprise Network Architecture

    Understanding 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

    Understanding Wireless Client Authentication

    Troubleshooting Wireless Client Connectivity

    Introducing Multicast Protocols

    Introducing QoS

    Implementing Network Services

    Using Network Analysis Tools

    Implementing Infrastructure Security

    Implementing Secure Access Control

    Understanding 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

    Understanding the Basics of Python Programming

    Introducing Network Programmability Protocols

    Introducing APIs in Cisco DNA Center and vManage

    Investigate the CAM

    Analyze Cisco Express Forwarding

    Troubleshoot VLAN and Trunk Issues

    Tuning Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Configuring Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

    Configure Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

    Troubleshoot EtherChannel

    Implement Multi-area OSPF

    Implement OSPF Tuning

    Apply OSPF Optimization

    Implement OSPFv3

    Configure and Verify Single-Homed EBGP

    Implementing 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 Centralized Deployment

    Troubleshoot Wireless Client Connectivity Issues

    Configure Syslog

    Configure and Verify Flexible NetFlow

    Configuring Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

    Troubleshoot Connectivity and Analyze Traffic with Ping, Traceroute, and Debug

    Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLAs

    Configure Standard and Extended ACLs

    Configure Control Plane Policing

    Implement Local and Server-Based AAA

    Writing and Troubleshooting Python Scripts

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


    Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software

    CCIE Routing & Switching (Lab Exam)

    The CCIE® Routing and Switching Lab Exam version 5.0 is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. You will not configure end-user systems, but are responsible for all devices residing in the network.

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