Cisco CCNP Enterprise: ENCOR & ENSLD (Vouchers Included)

The CCNP Enterprise: ENCOR is the first step to mastering the implementation of core enterprise network technologies. The goal of this online training course is to provide you with the skills needed to install, manage, and administer dual stack architecture, virtualization, network assurance, security, and automation in an enterprise network.

CCNP Enterprise: ENARSI provides you with knowledge of Cisco solutions in advanced addressing and routing solutions, advanced enterprise campus networks,...

6 Months / 105 Course Hrs
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Cisco CCNP Enterprise: ENCOR & ENSLD (Vouchers Included)

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Course code: GES3056

What you will learn


  • Configuration of VRF, GRE, VLANs, RSTP, MST, NTP, IPSec VPNs, and more!
  • Advanced Routing
  • Configure and verify device management
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Examine threat defense, endpoint security, and introduction to the Next-Generation Firewall


  • Describe and apply advanced addressing and routing solutions
  • Describe and apply advanced enterprise campus networks
  • Describe and apply WAN
  • Describe and apply security and network services
  • Describe and apply Software-Defined Access

How you will benefit

  • You will be prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNP Enterprise core exam: 350-401 ENCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies
  • You will be prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNP Enterprise concentration exam: 300-420 ENSLD: Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 105 course hours
  1. Course Overview
    1. Introduction to ENCOR Course and Exam Objectives
  2. Campus Architecture and Device Fundamentals
    1. Campus Architecture
    2. Device Architecture
  3. Access and Distribution Layer Features and Services
    1. Configuring and Verifying VLANs
    2. Configuring and Verifying Trunks
    3. VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    4. STP Overview and Algorithm Deep Dive
    5. STP Convergence, Configuration and Manipulation
    6. STP PortFast, and BPDU Guard
    7. Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
    8. EtherChannels
    9. Inter-VLAN Routing
    10. First-Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  4. Routing
    1. Routing Introduction
    2. Dynamic Routing Overview
    3. OSPFv2 Overview, Packets, States, and Design
    4. OSPFv2 Configuration and Verification
    5. Text BoxOSPFv2 Network Types and DR/BDR Election
    6. OSPFv2 LSAs and Metric
    7. OSPFv2 Summarization
    8. OSPFv2 Filtering
    9. EBGP Overview, Configuration and Verification
    10. Text BoxShapeBGP Best Path Selection Process
    11. Network Address Translation (NAT)
    12. Multicast Protocol Overview
  5. VPN's
    1. GRE Tunnel Configuration and Verification
    2. IPSec Introduction
    3. IPSec Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel Configuration and Verification
    4. GRE over IPSec Tunnel Configuration and Verification
    5. Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  6. Management Protocols and Services
    1. NTP Configuration and Verification
    2. Syslog Configuration and Verification
    3. Debugs, Conditional Debugs, Ping, and Traceroute
    4. SNMP Configuration and Verification
    5. NetFlow / Flexible NetFlow Configuration and Verification
    6. SPAN, RSPAN, ERSPAN Configuration and Verification
    7. IPSLA Configuration and Verification
    8. Quality of Service (QoS) Overview
    9. Embedded Event Manager (EEM) Configuration
  7. Security
    1. Device Access, Authentication Configuration and Verification
    2. AAA Configuration and Verification
    3. Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    4. Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
    5. Next-Gen Firewalls, Network Access Control, MACSec, and TrustSec
  8. Next Generation Campus Networks
    1. SD-Access
    2. LISP and VXLAN
    3. SD-WAN
    4. DNA Center Overview
    5. Data Formats
    6. Data Modeling
    7. NetConf / RestConf
    8. Python Exam Prep
    9. ShapeChef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack
  9. LAN Essentials
  10. Routed Protocols - Addressing
    1. IPv4 addressing (create plan)
    2. IPv6 addressing (create plan)
    3. IPv6 migration methods (determine)
  11. Routing Protocols – Secure and scale (create design)
    1. IS-IS
    2. EIGRP
    3. OSPF
    4. BGP – address families, attributes, filtering, RR's, load sharing, balancing, symmetry
  12. Enterprise Campus Networks (design)
    1. HA – GR, FHRP's
    2. L2 – xSTP, loop prevention, convergence
    3. L3 – convergence, vrf, redistribution, filtering, summarization
    4. SD-Access architecture and design (describe) – underlay, overlay, control and data planes
  13. Wide Area Networks (WAN)
    1. Options (compare) – L2/3 VPN's, metro ethernet, DWDM, SD-Wan ce
    2. Site to site VPN (design) – L2/L3, GRE, DMVPN, GET VPN
    3. HA (design) – single, multi, backup, failover
    4. SD-WAN architecture and design (describe) – various planes, QoS, multicast
  14. End-to-End Quality of Service (QoS)
    1. QoS strategies – IntServ/Diffserv (design)
    2. End-to-End QoS – Classify, mark, shape, police, queue (design)
    3. Network management techniques, out-of-band, in-band (design)
  15. Multicast
    1. Concepts – source/shared trees, RPF, RP (describe)
    2. Services – PIM bi-dir, SSM, MSDP (design)
  16. Automation
    1. YANG data models (IETF, Openconfig, Cisco native) – recognize differences
    2. Netconf and Restconf – recognize differences
    3. Telemetry model-driven (periodic/on-change publication and dial-in/dial-out) – recognize differences and impact

Raymond Lacoste

Raymond Lacoste is a highly recognized instructor and IT professional who holds the Cisco Sirius Instructor Award. He has authored Cisco Press publications on the Cisco ENARSI and Cisco TSHOOT exams. Raymond's areas of expertise include Cisco Enterprise networking, Cisco Routing and Switching, Cisco Datacenter Networking, ITIL, and Amazon AWS. He also holds certifications in Cisco CCSI, Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP Enterprise, ITIL Foundations, ITIL Practitioner, ITIL Intermediate, Amazon AWS System Operations, Amazon AWS Architect, Amazon AWS Developer, and CISSP. In addition to his certifications and experience, Raymond's engaging instruction style makes even the most obscenely complicated or obtuse concepts relatable and understandable. Outside of class, he enjoys dominating both on the golf course and the basketball court.

Aaron Gould

Aaron Gould is a highly knowledgeable network engineer with heavy experience in the Internet Service Provider space. Aaron holds multiple professional-level certifications with Juniper and Cisco equipment as well as Juniper - JNCIP-SP, Juniper - JNCIS-SP, Juniper - JNCDS-DC, Juniper - AAA (JNCIA X 3), Juniper – JNCDA, Juniper - JNCIA-Cloud, Juniper - JNCIA-Junos, Cisco - CCNP SP, Cisco – CCIP, Cisco – CCDP, Cisco - CCNP R/S, MEF CECP, and IPv6 Forum - Silver certifications. Aaron's extensive expertise includes Cisco IOS Routing and Switching, Cisco Network Design, Cisco Service Provider Routing, and Juniper Service Provider Routing.


There are no prerequisites, but Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is highly recommended.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNP Enterprise exams: ENCOR and ENSLD.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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