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31 Days Before Your CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core Exam

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Pages: 720
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-696516-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-696516-9

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 day's 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 GuideISBN: 978-1-5871-4523-0

CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Complete Video CourseISBN: 978-0-13-658412-4

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Official Cert GuideISBN: 978-1-5871-4525-4

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Complete Video CourseISBN: 978-0-13-658289-2

CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) Lab Manual v8ISBN: 978-0-13-690643-8

CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI) Lab Manual v8ISBN: 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

    Introduction xxx
Day 31: Enterprise Network Architecture 1
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 1
    Key Topics 1
    Hierarchical LAN Design Model 1
    Enterprise Network Architecture Options 4
    Study Resources 13
Day 30: Packet Switching and Forwarding 15
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 15
    Key Topics 15
    Layer 2 Switch Operation 15
    Layer 3 Switch Operation 17
    Forwarding Mechanisms 19
    Study Resources 32
Day 29: LAN Connectivity 33
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 33
    Key Topics 33
    VLAN Overview 33
    Access Ports 35
    802.1Q Trunk Ports 38
    Dynamic Trunking Protocol 44
    VLAN Trunking Protocol 46
    Inter-VLAN Routing 50
    Study Resources 54
Day 28: Spanning Tree Protocol 55
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 55
    Key Topics 55
    IEEE 802.1D STP Overview 55
    Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol 64
    RSTP Rapid Transition to Forwarding State 66
    RSTP Synchronization 66
    RSTP Topology Change 67
    STP and RSTP Configuration and Verification 68
    STP Stability Mechanisms 77
    Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 83
    Study Resources 90
Day 27: Port Aggregation 91
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 91
    Key Topics 91
    Need for EtherChannel 91
    EtherChannel Mode Interactions 93
    EtherChannel Configuration Guidelines 95
    EtherChannel Load Balancing Options 96
    EtherChannel Configuration and Verification 97
    Advanced EtherChannel Tuning 101
    Study Resources 104
Day 26: EIGRP 105
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 105
    Key Topics 105
    EIGRP Features 105
    EIGRP Reliable Transport Protocol 106
    Establishing EIGRP Neighbor Adjacency 109
    EIGRP Metrics 110
    EIGRP Path Selection 115
    EIGRP Load Balancing and Sharing 117
    Study Resources 119
Day 25: OSPFv2 121
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 121
    Key Topics 121
    OSPF Characteristics 121
    OSPF Process 123
    OSPF Neighbor Adjacencies 125
    Building a Link-State Database 127
    OSPF Neighbor States 127
    OSPF Packet Types 129
    OSPF LSA Types 130
    Single-Area and Multiarea OSPF 131
    OSPF Area Structure 132
    OSPF Network Types 133
    OSPF DR and BDR Election 134
    OSPF Timers 136
    Multiarea OSPF Configuration 137
    Verifying OSPF Functionality 138
    Study Resources 141
Day 24: Advanced OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 143
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 143
    Key Topics 143
    OSPF Cost 143
    OSPF Passive Interfaces 145
    OSPF Default Routing 146
    OSPF Route Summarization 147
    OSPF Route Filtering Tools 151
    Distribute Lists 151
    OSPF Filtering Options 152
    OSPFv3 155
    OSPFv3 Configuration 157
    Study Resources 162
Day 23: BGP 163
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 163
    Key Topics 163
    BGP Interdomain Routing 163
    BGP Multihoming 167
    BGP Operations 169
    BGP Neighbor States 171
    BGP Neighbor Relationships 172
    BGP Path Selection 173
    BGP Path Attributes 175
    BGP Configuration 176
    Study Resources 182
Day 22: First-Hop Redundancy Protocols 183
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 183
    Key Topics 183
    Default Gateway Redundancy 183
    First Hop Redundancy Protocol 184
    VRRP 199
    Study Resources 203
Day 21: Network Services 205
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 205
    Key Topics 205
    Network Address Translation 205
    Network Time Protocol 218
    Study Resources 226
Day 20: GRE and IPsec 227
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 227
    Key Topics 227
    Generic Routing Encapsulation 227
    IP Security (IPsec) 232
    IPsec: IKE 240
    IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Configuration 242
    Study Resources 250
Day 19: LISP and VXLAN 251
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 251
    Key Topics 251
    Locator/ID Separation Protocol 251
    Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) 262
    Study Resources 268
Day 18: SD-Access 269
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 269
    Key Topics 269
    Software-Defined Access 269
    Cisco SD-Access Fabric Data Plane and Control Plane 275
    Cisco SD-Access Fabric Policy Plane 275
    Cisco SD-Access Fabric Components 277
    Shared Services in Cisco SD-Access 281
    Study Resources 283
Day 17: SD-WAN 285
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 285
    Key Topics 285
    Software-Defined WAN 285
    Cisco SD-WAN Solution Example 295
    Cisco SD-WAN Routing 299
    Study Resources 301
Day 16: Multicast 303
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 303
    Key Topics 303
    Multicast Overview 303
    Internet Group Management Protocol 311
    Multicast Distribution Trees 313
    IP Multicast Routing 315
    Study Resources 321
Day 15: QoS 323
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 323
    Key Topics 323
    Quality of Service 323
    QoS Models 327
    QoS Mechanisms Overview 329
    Study Resources 348
Day 14: Network Assurance, Part 1 349
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 349
    Key Topics 349
    Troubleshooting Concepts 349
    Network Diagnostic Tools 352
    Cisco IOS IP SLAs 360
    Switched Port Analyzer Overview 365
    Study Resources 372
Day 13: Network Assurance, Part 2 373
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 373
    Key Topics 373
    Logging Services 373
    Understanding Syslog 374
    Simple Network Management Protocol 376
    NetFlow 378
    Study Resources 387
Day 12: Wireless Concepts 389
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 389
    Key Topics 389
    Explain RF Principles 389
    IEEE Wireless Standards 399
    Study Resources 406
Day 11: Wireless Deployment 407
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 407
    Key Topics 407
    Wireless Deployment Overview 407
    Wireless AP Operation 422
    Antenna Characteristics 428
    Study Resources 431
Day 10: Wireless Client Roaming and Authentication 433
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 433
    Key Topics 433
    Wireless Roaming 434
    Wireless Location Services 442
    Wireless Client Authentication 445
    Study Resources 463
Day 9: Secure Network Access 465
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 465
    Key Topics 465
    Network Security Threatscape 465
    Network Security Components 468
    Endpoint Security 471
    Firewall Concepts 476
    TrustSec 478
    MACsec 483
    Identity Management 484
    Study Resources 490
Day 8: Infrastructure Security 491
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 491
    Key Topics 491
    Secure Access Control 491
    Access Control Lists 504
    Control Plane Policing 513
    Study Resources 516
Day 7: Virtualization 517
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 517
    Key Topics 517
    Server Virtualization 517
    Network Function Virtualization 523
    Network Path Isolation 527
    Study Resources 532
Day 6: Cisco DNA Center 533
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 533
    Key Topics 533
    Need for Digital Transformation 533
    Cisco Digital Network Architecture 535
    Cisco Intent-Based Networking 537
    Cisco DNA Center Features 539
    Cisco DNA Assurance Workflow 548
    Study Resources 554
Day 5: Network Programmability 555
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 555
    Key Topics 555
    Python Concepts 555
    Device Management and Network Programmability 565
    Study Resources 582
Day 4: REST APIs 583
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 583
    Key Topics 583
    Application Programming Interfaces 583
    Southbound APIs 584
    Northbound APIs 584
    REST API Response Codes and Results 585
    REST APIs in Cisco DNA Center 587
    REST APIs in Cisco vManage 590
    Cisco SD-WAN API Library and Documentation 592
    Study Resources 598
Day 3: Network Automation 599
    ENCOR 350-401 Exam Topics 599
    Key Topics 599
    Configuration Management Tools 599
    Embedded Events Manager 615
    Study Resources 620
Day 2: Review Lab 1 621
    Objective 621
Day 1: Review Lab 2 633
    Objective 633
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