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Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3

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Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3 course is a comprehensive program designed for networking professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of core technologies in enterprise networks. This course covers a wide array of subjects, ranging from network architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation. Learners will delve into Cisco’s enterprise network architecture, exploring design principles, WLAN deployments, cloud vs. on-premises infrastructure, and QoS concepts. They will learn about Cisco’s SD-WAN and SD-Access solutions, as well as the differences between hardware and software switching. Virtualization modules cover device, data path, and network virtualization technologies, equipping students with the skills to configure and verify these technologies. The course also emphasizes hands-on experience, with various labs designed to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. Upon completion, participants will be well-prepared for the Cisco CCNP Enterprise certification and for roles that require an advanced understanding of Cisco enterprise networking solutions. This training is essential for those aiming to advance in network design, network assurance, and network automation, ensuring they are equipped with the latest skills required in a modern network environment.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Differentiate and implement on-premises and cloud-infrastructure deployments with an understanding of Cisco SD-WAN and SD-Access solutions.
  2. Gain proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) in wired and wireless networks.
  3. Develop skills in virtualization technologies, including configuring data path virtualization and understanding network virtualization concepts.
  4. Master Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, including switching paths, VLANs, and routing protocols like OSPF and EIGRP.
  5. Utilize network assurance tools such as syslog, SNMP, NetFlow, and IPSLA to monitor and diagnose network issues.
  6. Implement and verify network security features, including access control and wireless security, and understand network security design components.
  7. Learn the basics of network programmability with Python, JSON, YANG, and utilize APIs for automation and orchestration with Cisco DNA Center and vManage


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Illustrate the hierarchical network design model and architecture using the access, distribution, and core layers.
  • Compare and contrast the various hardware and software switching mechanisms and operations, while defining the TCAM and CAM, along with process switching, fast switching, and Cisco Express Forwarding concepts.
  • Troubleshoot layer 2 connectivity using VLANs, and trunking.
  • Implementation of redundant switched networks using spanning tree protocol.
  • Troubleshooting link aggregation using EtherChannel.
  • Describe the features, metrics, and path selection concepts of EIGRP.
  • Implementation and optimization of OSPFv2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types, and areas, summarization, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Implementing EBGP interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking.
  • Implementing network redundancy using protocols like HSRP and VRRP.
  • Implementing internet connectivity within the Enterprise using static and dynamic NAT.

Describe the virtualization technology of servers, switches, and the various network devices and components.


To ensure a successful learning experience in the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3 course, the following prerequisites are recommended:

  • Implementation of Enterprise LAN networks
  • Basic understanding of Enterprise routing and wireless connectivity
  • Basic understanding of Python scripting

Recommended prerequisites:

  • CCNA – Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • PRNE – Programming for Network Engineers


Target Audiance

  • Cisco Channel Partners
  • Network Analysts
  • Wireless Network Engineers
  • Data Center Operations Staff
  • Network Security Engineers with a focus on Cisco solutions
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • Network Specialists

Schedule Dates

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3
20 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3
25 November 2024 - 28 November 2024
Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3
25 February 2025 - 28 February 2025
Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.3
26 May 2025 - 29 May 2025

Course Content

  • Understanding network design principles and virtualization technologies essential for Cisco enterprise networks.

  • Learning about infrastructure components such as switches, routers, and wireless access points in Cisco enterprise networks.

  • Exploring network monitoring, management, and troubleshooting methodologies to ensure network reliability and performance.

  • Implementing security measures including access control, VPNs, and firewall technologies to safeguard Cisco enterprise networks.

  • Utilizing automation tools and techniques to streamline network provisioning, configuration, and management tasks.

  • Configuring network services such as DHCP, DNS, and NTP to support Cisco enterprise networks.

  • Deploying and managing wireless networks using Cisco technologies for seamless connectivity and mobility.


Yes, courses requiring practicals include hands-on labs.


It is recommended but not mandatory. Being acquainted with the basic course material will enable you and the trainer to move at a desired pace during classes. You can access courseware for most vendors.

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You will receive the letter of course attendance post-training completion via the learning enhancement tool after registration.

Yes, we also offer weekend classes.

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