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CCNP ENCOR (350-401) Certification Cram Notes

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I. Architecture

1. Explain the different design principles used in an enterprise network

1.1. Enterprise network design such as Tier 2, Tier 3, and Fabric Capacity planning

1.2. High availability techniques such as redundancy, FHRP, and SSO

2. Analyze design principles of a WLAN deployment

2.1 Wireless deployment models (centralized, distributed, controller-less, controller based, cloud, remote branch)

2.2 Differentiate between on-premises and cloud infrastructure deployments

3. Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-WAN solution

3.1 SD-WAN control and data planes elements

3.2 Traditional WAN and SD-WAN solutions

4. Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-Access solution

4.1 SD-Access control and data planes elements

5. Describe concepts of wired and wireless QoS

5.1 QoS components and Policy

6 Differentiate hardware and software switching mechanisms

6.1 Process and CEF

6.2 MAC address table and TCAM

6.3 FIB vs. RIB

II. Virtualization

1. Describe device virtualization technologies

1.1. Hypervisor type 1 and 2

1.2. Virtual machine

1.3. Virtual switching

2. Configure and verify data path virtualization technologies

2.1. VRF

2.2. GRE and IPsec tunneling

3 Describe network virtualization concepts

3.1 LISP


III. Infrastructure

1. Describe network virtualization concepts

1.1 Layer 2

1.2 Layer 3

1.3 Wireless

1.4 IP Services

IV. Network Assurance

1 Diagnose network problems using tools such as debugs, conditional debugs, trace route,ping, SNMP, and syslog.

2. Configure and verify NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow

3 Configure and verify SPAN/RSPAN/ERSPAN

4 Configure and verify IPSLA

5 Describe Cisco DNA Center workflows to apply network configuration,monitoring, and management

V. Security

1. Configure and verify device access control

1.1 Lines and password protection

1.2 Authentication and authorization using AAA

2. Configure and verify infrastructure security features

2.1. ACLs

2.2. CoPP

3. Configure and verify wireless security features

3.1. EAP


3.3. PSK

4.Describe the components of network security design

4.1 Endpoint security

4.2 Next-generation firewall

4.3 TrustSec, MACsec

4.4 Network access control with 802.1X, MAB, and WebAuth

VI. Automation

1. Interpret basic Python components and scripts

2. Construct valid JSON encoded file

3. Describe the high-level principles and benefits of a data modeling language, such as YANG.

4.Describe APIs for Cisco DNA Center and vManage

5. Interpret REST API response codes and results in payload using Cisco DNA Center and RESTCONF

6. Construct EEM applet to automate configuration, troubleshooting, or data collection

7. Compare agent vs. agentless orchestration tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack

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