31 Days Before Your CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core Exam

Book description

31 Days Before Your CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core Exam is the friendliest, most practical way to understand the CCNP and CCIE Enterprise certification process, commit to taking your ENCOR 350-401 exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of primary and supplemental study resources.

Thoroughly updated for the current exam, this comprehensive guide offers a complete day-by-day plan for what and

how to study. It covers ENCOR 350-401 enterprise network technology implementation topics including dual stack (IPv4/IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.

Each day breaks down an exam topic into a short, easy-toreview summary, with Daily Study Resource quick-references pointing to deeper treatments elsewhere. Sign up for your exam now, and use this day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, review, and succeed!

How this book helps you fit exam prep into your busy schedule:

  • Visual tear-card calendar summarizes each days study topic, to help you get through everything

  • Checklist offers expert advice on preparation activities leading up to your exam

  • Descriptions of exam organization and sign-up processes help make sure nothing falls between the cracks

  • Proven strategies help you prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically

  • Conversational tone makes studying more enjoyable

Primary Resources:

CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide

ISBN: 978-1-5871-4523-0

CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Complete Video Course

ISBN: 978-0-13-658412-4

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Official Cert Guide

ISBN: 978-1-5871-4525-4

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Complete Video Course

ISBN: 978-0-13-658289-2

CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) Lab Manual v8

ISBN: 978-0-13-690643-8

CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI) Lab Manual v8

ISBN: 978-0-13-687093-7

Supplemental Resources:

CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core & CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing Portable Command Guide

ISBN: 978-0-13-576816-7

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Credits
  6. About the Author
    1. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Dedications
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents at a Glance
  10. Contents
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
    1. Study Resources
    2. Goals and Methods
    3. Who Should Read This Book?
    4. Getting to Know the ENCOR 350-401 Exam
  14. Day 31. Enterprise Network Architecture
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Hierarchical LAN Design Model
    4. Enterprise Network Architecture Options
    5. Study Resources
  15. Day 30. Packet Switching and Forwarding
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Layer 2 Switch Operation
    4. Layer 3 Switch Operation
    5. Forwarding Mechanisms
    6. Study Resources
  16. Day 29. LAN Connectivity
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. VLAN Overview
    4. Access Ports
    5. 802.1Q Trunk Ports
    6. Dynamic Trunking Protocol
    7. VLAN Trunking Protocol
    8. Inter-VLAN Routing
    9. Study Resources
  17. Day 28. Spanning Tree Protocol
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. IEEE 802.1D STP Overview
    4. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    5. STP and RSTP Configuration and Verification
    6. STP Stability Mechanisms
    7. Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
    8. Study Resources
  18. Day 27. Port Aggregation
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Need for EtherChannel
    4. EtherChannel Mode Interactions
    5. EtherChannel Configuration Guidelines
    6. EtherChannel Load Balancing Options
    7. EtherChannel Configuration and Verification
    8. Advanced EtherChannel Tuning
    9. Study Resources
  19. Day 26. EIGRP
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. EIGRP Features
    4. EIGRP Reliable Transport Protocol
    5. Establishing EIGRP Neighbor Adjacency
    6. EIGRP Metrics
    7. EIGRP Path Selection
    8. EIGRP Load Balancing and Sharing
    9. Study Resources
  20. Day 25. OSPFv2
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. OSPF Characteristics
    4. OSPF Process
    5. OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies
    6. Building a Link-State Database
    7. OSPF Neighbor States
    8. OSPF Packet Types
    9. OSPF LSA Types
    10. Single-Area and Multiarea OSPF
    11. OSPF Area Structure
    12. OSPF Network Types
    13. OSPF DR and BDR Election
    14. OSPF Timers
    15. Multiarea OSPF Configuration
    16. Verifying OSPF Functionality
    17. Study Resources
  21. Day 24. Advanced OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. OSPF Cost
    4. OSPF Passive Interfaces
    5. OSPF Default Routing
    6. OSPF Route Summarization
    7. OSPF Route Filtering Tools
    8. OSPFv3
    9. OSPFv3 Configuration
    10. Study Resources
  22. Day 23. BGP
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. BGP Interdomain Routing
    4. BGP Multihoming
    5. BGP Operations
    6. BGP Neighbor States
    7. BGP Neighbor Relationships
    8. BGP Path Selection
    9. BGP Path Attributes
    10. BGP Configuration
    11. Study Resources
  23. Day 22. First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Default Gateway Redundancy
    4. First Hop Redundancy Protocol
    5. HSRP
    6. VRRP
    7. Study Resources
  24. Day 21. Network Services
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Network Address Translation
    4. Network Time Protocol
    5. Study Resources
  25. Day 20. GRE and IPsec
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Generic Routing Encapsulation
    4. IP Security (IPsec)
    5. Study Resources
  26. Day 19. LISP and VXLAN
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    4. Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
    5. Study Resources
  27. Day 18. SD-Access
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Software-Defined Access
    4. Study Resources
  28. Day 17. SD-WAN
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Software-Defined WAN
    4. Cisco SD-WAN Solution Example
    5. Cisco SD-WAN Routing
    6. Study Resources
  29. Day 16. Multicast
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Multicast Overview
    4. Internet Group Management Protocol
    5. Multicast Distribution Trees
    6. IP Multicast Routing
    7. Study Resources
  30. Day 15. QoS
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Quality of Service
    4. QoS Models
    5. QoS Mechanisms Overview
    6. Study Resources
  31. Day 14. Network Assurance, Part 1
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Troubleshooting Concepts
    4. Network Diagnostic Tools
    5. Cisco IOS IP SLAs
    6. Switched Port Analyzer Overview
    7. Study Resources
  32. Day 13. Network Assurance, Part 2
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Logging Services
    4. Understanding Syslog
    5. Simple Network Management Protocol
    6. NetFlow
    7. Study Resources
  33. Day 12. Wireless Concepts
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Explain RF Principles
    4. IEEE Wireless Standards
    5. Study Resources
  34. Day 11. Wireless Deployment
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Wireless Deployment Overview
    4. Wireless AP Operation
    5. Antenna Characteristics
    6. Study Resources
  35. Day 10. Wireless Client Roaming and Authentication
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Wireless Roaming
    4. Wireless Location Services
    5. Wireless Client Authentication
    6. Study Resources
  36. Day 9. Secure Network Access
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Network Security Threatscape
    4. Network Security Components
    5. Study Resources
  37. Day 8. Infrastructure Security
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Secure Access Control
    4. Access Control Lists
    5. Control Plane Policing
    6. Study Resources
  38. Day 7. Virtualization
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Server Virtualization
    4. Network Function Virtualization
    5. Network Path Isolation
    6. Study Resources
  39. Day 6. Cisco DNA Center
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Need for Digital Transformation
    4. Cisco Digital Network Architecture
    5. Cisco Intent-Based Networking
    6. Cisco DNA Center Features
    7. Study Resources
  40. Day 5. Network Programmability
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Python Concepts
    4. Device Management and Network Programmability
    5. Study Resources
  41. Day 4. REST APIs
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Application Programming Interfaces
    4. Study Resources
  42. Day 3. Network Automation
    1. ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics
    2. Key Topics
    3. Configuration Management Tools
    4. Embedded Events Manager
    5. Study Resources
  43. Day 2. Review Lab 1
    1. Objective
  44. Day 1. Review Lab 2
    1. Objective
  45. Index
  46. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: 31 Days Before Your CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core Exam
  • Author(s): Patrick Gargano
  • Release date: December 2020
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780136911739