CCNP

CCNP Enterprise:

It is second step in your bridge to networking field and prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in enterprise networking technologies. It helps you to prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of enterprise network technologies. The certification covers core technologies with an enterprise focus area of your choice.

There are 6 Tracks in CCNP Enterprise and it’s you who have to choose in which track you want to be specialized. Tracks are as follows :-

  • 300-410 ENARSI Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI)
  • 300-415 ENSDWI Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (SDWAN300)
  • 300-420 ENSLD Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD)
  • 300-425 ENWLSD Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)
  • 300-430 ENWLSI Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI)
  • 300-435 ENAUTO Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI)

There is a Track called 350-401 ENCOR (Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)). It is an overview of all the 6 tracks but not the specialization. Thus to be a network professional one need to choose any of above 6 track and get indepth knowledge on that track and once it is completed then can think about other tracks.

For instant we have listed bellow how track on routing and switching is inside CCNP.

 Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services v1.0 (300-410)

Exam Pattern: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services v1.0 (ENARSI 300-410) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Enterprise Certification. This exam certifies a candidate’s knowledge for implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3, VPN services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. The course, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

Topics Included In Exam

1.0 Layer 3 Technologies      35% weight in Exam

  • 1 Troubleshoot administrative distance (all routing protocols)
  • 2 Troubleshoot route map for any routing protocol (attributes, tagging, filtering)
  • 3 Troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms (filtering, tagging, split horizon, route poisoning)
  • 4 Troubleshoot redistribution between any routing protocols or routing sources
  • 5 Troubleshoot manual and auto-summarization with any routing protocol
  • 6 Configure and verify policy-based routing
  • 7 Configure and verify VRF-Lite
  • 8 Describe Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
  • 9 Troubleshoot EIGRP (classic and named mode)

              9.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
              9.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
              9.c Loop-free path selections (RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor, stuck in active)
              9.d Stubs
              9.e Load balancing (equal and unequal cost)
              9.f Metrics

  • 10 Troubleshoot OSPF (v2/v3)

               10.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
               10.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
               10.c Network types, area types, and router types
                            10.c (i) Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
                            10.c (ii) Area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
                            10.c (iii) Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
                            10.c (iv) Virtual link
                            10.d Path preference

  • 11 Troubleshoot BGP (Internal and External)

                11.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
                11.b Neighbor relationship and authentication (next-hop, mulithop, 4-byte AS, private AS, route refresh, synchronization, operation, peer group, states and timers)
                11.c Path preference (attributes and best-path)
                11.d Route reflector (excluding multiple route reflectors, confederations, dynamic peer)
                11.e Policies (inbound/outbound filtering, path manipulation)

2.0 VPN Technologies                       20% weight in exam

  • 1 Describe MPLS operations (LSR, LDP, label switching, LSP)
  • 2 Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN
  • 3 Configure and verify DMVPN (single hub)

                3.a GRE/mGRE
                3.b NHRP
                3.c IPsec
                3.d Dynamic neighbor
                3.e Spoke-to-spoke

 3.0 Infrastructure Security              20% weight in exam

  • 1 Troubleshoot device security using IOS AAA (TACACS+, RADIUS, local database)
  • 2 Troubleshoot router security features

               2.a IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
               2.b IPv6 traffic filter
               2.c Unicast reverse path forwarding (uRPF)

  • 3 Troubleshoot control plane policing (CoPP) (Telnet, SSH, HTTP(S), SNMP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP)
  • 4 Describe IPv6 First Hop security features (RA guard, DHCP guard, binding table, ND inspection/snooping, source guard)

4.0 Infrastructure Services               25% weight in exam

  • 1 Troubleshoot device management

              1.a Console and VTY
              1.b Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
              1.c (T)FTP

  • 2 Troubleshoot SNMP (v2c, v3)
  • 3 Troubleshoot network problems using logging (local, syslog, debugs, conditional debugs, timestamps)
  • 4 Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP (DHCP client, IOS DHCP server, DHCP relay, DHCP options)
  • 5 Troubleshoot network performance issues using IP SLA (jitter, tracking objects, delay, connectivity)
  • 6 Troubleshoot NetFlow (v5, v9, flexible NetFlow)
  • 7 Troubleshoot network problems using Cisco DNA Center assurance (connectivity, monitoring, device health, network health)