CCNP Enterprise Core

  1. Introduction: The ENCOR 350-401 exam stands for Enterprise Core particularly emphasizes Cisco’s move from uncommon, advanced capabilities to the networking requirements. Core exam for the 350-401 ENCOR is requirement for two certifications i.e. CCIE Enterprise Wireless and CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure. To achieve CCNP Enterprise, you have to pass two exams: a core exam and an enterprise concentration exam. And every exam in the CCNP Enterprise program earns an individual Specialist certification.
    CCNP Enterprise Core includes advanced routing, switching , troubleshooting, security, SDN etc. (clarified and illustrated) that will help you in preparing for the CCNP Enterprise certification exam. ENCOR exam consists of topics from six domains of knowledge, i.e. Architecture, Virtualization, Automation, Infrastructure, Network Assurance and Security.
    This course is part of four new certifications which are given below:-
  • CCNP Enterprise
  • CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure
  • CCIE Enterprise Wireless
  • Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core

Course Highlights:

In this course candidate will learn about:

  • VLANs and trunks.
  • The different spanning-tree versions like RSTP, MST, and STP.
  • How to configure Ether channels / Link aggregation.
  • Routing protocols including EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP.
  • Cisco wireless.
  • Multicast protocols like sparse, sparse-dense, and PIM-dense mode.
  • Architectures and Network designs such as the leaf-spine architecture or campus design.
  • How to configure NAT/PAT and first hop redundancy protocols like GLBP, HSRP, or VRRP.
  • How to configure Quality of Service (QoS) topics like queuing, policing, and shaping.
  • How to troubleshoot and monitor your network.
  • How to secure your routers and switches.
  • Different virtualization technologies.
  • Automation tools (Embedded Event Manager,Agent and Agentless tools)

CCNP Enterprise: Core Exam Options
After completing the 350-401 ENCOR core exam, candidate have option to choose six various concentration exams. This will depend on the area you choose as your speciality. With this examination candidate will test their knowledge of troubleshooting and implementing advanced routing services and technologies. While you are preparing for CCNP Enterprise, it is expected from desire to have an understanding of the following:

  • Layer 3
  • VPN services
  • Infrastructure security
  • Infrastructure services
  • Infrastructure automation

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR)
The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR: 350-401) v1.0 certification gives information and skills needed to secure wireless network infrastructure and troubleshoot any related issues. This helps to acquire knowledge how to execute and secure a wireless network infrastructure and Cisco Connect Mobile Experience to monitor and troubleshoot network issues and use Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE), Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and You’ll also learn the way to overlay network design by exploitation solutions like SD- WAN and SD- Access and to implement security principles within an enterprise network.

This course is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNP Enterprise, CCIE Enterprise Wireless, CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core certifications. This exam will tests an aspirant’s knowledge and skills of implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, network security, automation, network assurance, virtualization, and infrastructure. Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies course helps aspirants to prepare for this exam.
This certification course helps you prepare to take the 350-401 Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) exams, which is part of four new certifications:

  1. CCNP Enterprise: Information and skills required to control, manage, and secure wireless and wired networks is provided by the CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR) v1.0 certification course. This certification is also known as (350-401 ENCOR) Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies. Moreover addition to this, you will also learn to implement security principles within an enterprise network and how to overlay network design by using solutions like SD-WAN and SD-Access.
  1. CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure:Cisco CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification v1.0 gives you opportunities to networking candidates to enlarge this potential endlessly. Offering the advanced enterprise infrastructure solutions skills, CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification prepares you to be a master of technical.
  • CCIE Enterprise Wireless:We develop the CCIE Enterprise Wireless certification to assist you demonstrate your abilities within the ever-changing environment of wireless technologies. The certification covers core technology areas and validates your skills in advanced enterprise wireless networks, from design and planning to optimizing and operating.

CCIE Enterprise Wireless:Cisco Certified Specialist- Enterprise core helps you to learn how to execute automation, virtualization, and network assurance into your organization. Core enterprise network technologies such as dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture will also be discovered by this course.

Benefits

  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot enterprise wired and wireless networks
  • You can execute security objectives within an enterprise network
  • This examination (350-401) Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)is prepared by this course.
  • Combine your technical abilities with design skills to position your organization for digital alteration
  • Differentiate yourself as the best from operating to deploying and optimizing complex wireless technologies
  • Attach wireless automation efficiency to your areas of proficiency
  • When you pass the qualifying exam you will earn a Specialist certification
  • On all your social media profiles you can keep that CCIE logo
  • Execute and safe a Cisco wireless network infrastructure
  • Take the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-430 ENWLSI) Certify your information and prepare for exam

Once you have qualified the 350-401 ENCOR exam candidate will be ready to sit any of the following Cisco concentration exams

1. Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing Services (ENARSI): 300-410 ENARSI: The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) v1.0 provides you the skills and knowledge required for installation, configuration, operation and troubleshoot an enterprise network. ENARSI 300-410 is one of the six concentration exams from that one exam is required to pass to achieve CCNP Enterprise certification.

2. Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (SDWAN300): 300-415 ENSDWI:This exam certifies a candidate’s knowledge of Cisco’s SD-WAN solution including SD-WAN architecture, controller deployment, edge router deployment, policies, security, quality or service, multicast and management and operations.

3. Designing Cisco Enterprise Network (ENSLD): 300-420 ENDSLD:The 300-420 ENSLD exam certifies your knowledge of enterprise design including advanced addressing and routing solutions, advanced enterprise campus networks, WAN, security services, network services, and SDA.

4. Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD): 300-425 ENWLSD: This course will help you prepare for the Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD) exam. This exam tests your knowledge of wireless network design, including site surveys, wired and wireless infrastructure, mobility, and WLAN high availability.

5. Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI): 300-430 ENWLSI: This exam certifies a candidate’s knowledge of wireless network implementation including Flex-Connect, QoS, Multicast, advanced location services, security for client connectivity, monitoring and device hardening.

6. Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI): 300-435 ENAUTO: The 300-435 ENAUTO exam certifies your knowledge and skills in implementing Enterprise automated solutions, including programming concepts, Python programming, APIs, controllers, and automation tools.

If you want to pass CCNP Enterprise certification prepare any of these exams. Or, if your objective is to qualify the CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure and CCIE Enterprise Wireless certifications, you’ll just need to complete the appropriate lab:

  • CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure (CIE Enterprise Infrastructure v1.0 lab)
  • CCIE Enterprise Wireless (CCIE Enterprise Wireless v1.0 lab)

 

Which CCNA Certification Exam is Good to Start First?

As we all know that CCNA is an entry-level certificate that will lead to other certifications like CCNA Security, CCNP R&S, and many others. CCENT/CCNA R&S is a pre-requisite for all the other CCNA “specializations”, but there is no pre-requisite required for preparing CCNA Routing and Switching. If you are new to networking, CCNA is a little tough exam, but not for who have hands-on experience. There are many new concepts to grasp. It is recommended to take two exams i.e. CCENT and ICND2 if you are starting off as a fresher.

The CCNA course focuses on Networking which includes how to plan, create, manage, and troubleshoot a network. CCNA covers the basic knowledge of IP protocols, LAN Switching TechnologiesWAN Technologies, Routing Technologies, and other concepts. CCNA is globally accepted certification and one can expect better career prospects after achieving the certification.

In CCNA exam there will be around 50–60 questions with a time span of 90 minutes. The question types include multiple-choice questions, drag and drop type questions, and simulations. CCNA exam is available in two languages like English and Japanese.

Where Can I Register for the CCNA Exam?

For CCNA certification exam you can apply online by visit Pearson VUE Official Website http://www.vue.com/cisco/

What are the Benefits of CCNA Certification?

  • By preparing for CCNA R&S certification you are going to increase you are knowledge and also it keeps you active in the latest trends of networking
  • Chance of getting promoted is easy with a good hike.
  • CCNA Certification helps in stable employment in the reputed IT firms
  • Even non-technical background candidate can become a CCNA certified by clearing the examination.

Update for Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Program:

On February 24, 2020, Cisco is going to make changes for CCNA Routing and Switching exam. The new exam covers networking and security fundamentals, as well as automation and programmability. Previously candidate has to take multiple exams to get CCNA certificate, now you have to take only one exam (200–301) to get new CCNA.

The new CCNA will replace the following certifications:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCDA
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

If you are already started preparing for CCNA/CCDA keep going and complete the exam before 23 Feb 2020. If you complete the current CCNA/CCDA before the date you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area.

Check out the official website for Cisco CCNA Routing and switching

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna

You may also interested in practice tests for current Cisco CCNA routing and switching

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/ccna.htm

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Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at]anandsoft.com for feedback or suggestions.

SimulationExams Releases Comptia A+ Core 1 Practice Tests for Mac

Simulationexams.com A+ practice tests for MacReleased MAC version of  CompTIA® A+220–1001 certification exan.  CompTIA A+ core1 (220–1001) practice tests for Mac offered by SimulationExams.com conform to the latest exam objectives.

The exam topics covered in the practice tests are Mobile Devices, Networking, Hardware, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing and Hardware and Network Troubleshooting. The practice test is prepared by CompTIA certified experts in the field and it may help in boosting the score. The exam simulator is prepared with different types of questions that you may encounter in actual exam, including:

  • Multiple Choice Single Answer (MCSA)
  • Multiple Choices Multiple Answers (MCMA)
  • Exhibit type

The A+ core1 practice tests contain 300+ highly relevant questions with flashcards. The practice tests provides a timed test environment and each question is categorized that helps you to prepare for the actual exam by assessing areas that needs improvement. Customization of exam configuration such as  time, score, pass percentage is possible. A detailed scorecard is generated after submitting the exam, and the review feature allows to cross-check the incorrect answers.

You may also be interested in Android and iOS versions for mobile devices. One can download the apps by clicking the below links

The Windows version of the software is available here:

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