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Course Overview:

A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is responsible for implementing, maintaining and resolving issues relating to local and wide area networks at the enterprise level. Certified professionals work in collaboration with specialists in areas such as advanced security, voice, wireless, and video solutions.

Course Content:

Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.0

♦ Hierarchical network design model and architecture using the access, distribution, and core layers

♦ Compare and contrast the various hardware and software switching mechanisms and operation, while defining the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) and Content Addressable Memory (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 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

♦ Implementation and optimization of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3, including adjacencies, packet types, and areas, summarization, and route filtering for IPv4 and IPv6

♦ Implementing External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) interdomain routing, path selection, and single and dual-homed networking

♦ Implementing network redundancy using protocols including Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

♦ Implementing internet connectivity within Enterprise using static and dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT)

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

♦ Implementing overlay technologies such as Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), VPN, and Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP)

♦ Describe the components and concepts of wireless networking including Radio Frequency (RF) and antenna characteristics, and define the specific wireless standards

♦ Describe the various wireless deployment models available, include autonomous Access Point (AP) deployments and cloud-based designs within the centralized Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) architecture

♦ Describe wireless roaming and location services

♦ Describe how APs communicate with WLCs to obtain software, configurations, and centralized management

♦ Configure and verify Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), WebAuth, and Pre-shared Key (PSK) wireless client authentication on a WLC

♦ Troubleshoot wireless client connectivity issues using various available tools

♦ Troubleshooting Enterprise networks using services such as Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS®) IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs), NetFlow, and Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

♦ Explain the use of available network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which include show and debug commands, as well as best practices in troubleshooting

♦ Configure secure administrative access for Cisco IOS devices using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) access, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Access Control List (ACL), and Secure Shell (SSH), and explore device hardening concepts to secure devices from less secure applications, such as Telnet and HTTP

♦ Implement scalable administration using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and the local database, while exploring the features and benefits

♦ Describe the enterprise network security architecture, including the purpose and function of VPNs, content security, logging, endpoint security, personal firewalls, and other security features

♦ Explain the purpose, function, features, and workflow of Cisco DNA Center™ Assurance for Intent-Based Networking, for network visibility, proactive monitoring, and application experience

♦ Describe the components and features of the Cisco SD-Access solution, including the nodes, fabric control plane, and data plane, while illustrating the purpose and function of the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateways

♦ Define the components and features of Cisco SD-WAN solutions, including the orchestration plane, management plane, control plane, and data plane

♦ Describe the concepts, purpose, and features of multicast protocols, including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2/v3, protocol-independent Multicast (PIM) dense mode/sparse mode, and rendezvous points

♦ Describe the concepts and features of Quality of Service (QoS), and describe the need within the enterprise network

♦ Explain basic Python components and conditionals with scriptwriting and analysis

♦ Describe network programmability protocols such as the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and RESTCONF

♦ Describe APIs in Cisco DNA Center and VManage

Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) v1.0

♦ Configure classic Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and named EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6

♦ Optimize classic EIGRP and named EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6

♦ Troubleshoot classic EIGRP and named EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6

♦ Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)v2 and OSPFv3 in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

♦ Optimize OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 behavior

♦ Troubleshoot OSPFv2 for IPv4 and OSPFv3 for IPv4 and IPv6

♦Implement route redistribution using filtering mechanisms

♦ Troubleshoot redistribution

♦ Implement path control using Policy-Based Routing (PBR) and IP service level agreement (SLA)

♦ Configure Multiprotocol-Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

♦ Optimize MP-BGP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

♦ Troubleshoot MP-BGP for IPv4 and IPv6

♦ Describe the features of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

♦ Describe the major architectural components of an MPLS VPN

♦ Identify the routing and packet forwarding functionalities for MPLS VPNs

♦ Explain how packets are forwarded in an MPLS VPN environment

♦ Implement Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) Dynamic Multipoint VPNs (DMVPNs)

♦ Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

♦ Describe the tools available to secure the IPV6 first hop

♦ Troubleshoot Cisco router security features

♦ Troubleshoot infrastructure security and services

Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-430 ENWLSI)

♦ FlexConnect

♦ Deploy FlexConnect components such as switching and operating modes

♦ Deploy FlexConnect capabilities

♦ FlexConnect groups and roaming

♦ Split tunneling and fault tolerance

♦ VLAN-based central switching and Flex ACL

♦ Smart AP image upgrade

♦ Implement Office Extend

♦ QoS on a Wireless Network

♦ Implement QoS schemes based on requirements including wired to wireless mapping

♦ Implement QoS for wireless clients

♦ Implement AVC including Fastlane (only on WLC)

♦ Multicast

♦ Implement multicast components

♦ Describe how multicast can affect wireless networks

♦ Implement multicast on a WLAN

♦ Implement mDNS

♦ Implement Multicast Direct

♦ Location Services

♦ Deploy MSE and CMX on a wireless network

♦ Implement location services

♦ client tracking

♦  RFID tags (tracking only)

♦ Interferers

♦ Rogue APs 

♦ Advanced Location Services

♦ Implement CMX components

♦ Detect and locate

♦ Analytics

♦ Presence services

♦ Implement location-aware guest services using the custom portal and Facebook Wi-Fi

♦ Troubleshoot location accuracy using Cisco Hyperlocation

♦ Troubleshoot CMX high availability

♦ Implement wIPS using MSE

♦ Security for Wireless Client Connectivity

♦ Configure client profiling on WLC and ISE

♦ Implement BYOD and guest

♦ CWA using ISE (including self-registration portal)

♦ LWA using ISE or WLC

♦ Native supplicant provisioning using ISE

♦ Certificate provisioning on the controller

♦ Implement 802.1X and AAA on different wireless architectures and ISE

♦ Implement Identity-Based Networking on different wireless architectures (VLANs, QoS,


♦ Monitoring

♦ Utilize reports on PI and Cisco DNA center

♦ Manage alarms and rogues (APs and clients)


♦ PI

♦ Cisco DNA center

♦ Manage RF interferers


♦ PI

♦ Cisco DNA center

♦ Troubleshoot client connectivity



♦ PI

♦ Cisco DNA center

♦ Device Hardening

♦ Implement device access controls (including RADIUS and TACACS+)

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♦ Implement CPU ACLs on the controller

Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (SDWAN300) v1.0

Cisco SD-WAN Overlay Network

♦ Examining Cisco SD-WAN Architecture
♦ Cisco SD-WAN Deployment
♦ Examining Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Options
♦ Deploying Edge Devices
♦ Deploying Edge Devices with Zero-Touch Provisioning
♦ Using Device Configuration Templates
♦ Redundancy, High Availability, and Scalability
♦ Cisco SD-WAN Routing Options
♦ Using Dynamic Routing

Course overview

♦ Configuring Transport-Side Connectivity
♦ Cisco SD-WAN Policy Configuration
♦ Reviewing the Cisco SD-WAN Policy
♦ Defining Advanced Control Policies
♦ Defining Advanced-Data Policies
♦ Implementing Application-Aware Routing
♦ Implementing Internet Breakouts and Network Address Translation (NAT)

Cisco SD-WAN Migration and Interoperability

♦ Examining Cisco SD-WAN Hybrid Scenarios
♦ Performing a Migration

Cisco SD-WAN Management and Operations

♦ Performing Day-2 Operations
♦ Performing Upgrades

Lab outline

♦ Deploying Cisco SD-WAN Controllers

♦ Adding a Branch Using Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

♦ Deploying Devices Using Configuration Templates

♦ Configuring Controller Affinity

♦ Implementing Dynamic Routing Protocols on Service Side

♦ Implementing Transport Location (TLOC) Extensions

♦ Implementing Control Policies

♦ Implementing Data Policies

♦ Implementing Application-Aware Routing

♦ Implementing Internet Breakouts

♦ Migrating Branch Sites

♦ Performing an Upgrade

Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD) v1.0

♦ Design Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) internal routing for the enterprise network

♦ Design Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) internal routing for the enterprise network

♦ Design Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) internal routing for the enterprise network

♦ Design a network based on customer requirements

♦ Design Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing for the enterprise network

♦ Describe the different types and uses of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) address families

♦ Describe BGP load sharing

♦ Design a BGP network based on customer requirements

♦ Decide where the L2/L3 boundary will be in your Campus network and make design decisions

♦ Describe Layer 2 design considerations for Enterprise Campus networks

♦ Design a LAN network based on customer requirements

♦ Describe Layer 3 design considerations in an Enterprise Campus network

♦ Examine Cisco SD-Access fundamental concepts

♦ Describe Cisco SD-Access Fabric Design

♦ Design an Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) Campus Fabric based on customer requirements

♦ Design service provider-managed VPNs

♦ Design enterprise-managed VPNs

♦ Design a resilient WAN

♦ Design a resilient WAN network based on customer requirements

♦ Examine the Cisco SD-WAN architecture

♦ Describe Cisco SD-WAN deployment options

♦ Design Cisco SD-WAN redundancy

♦ Explain the basic principles of QoS

♦ Design Quality of Service (QoS) for the WAN

♦ Design QoS for enterprise network based on customer requirements

♦ Explain the basic principles of multicast

♦ Designing rendezvous point distribution solutions

♦ Describe high-level considerations when doing IP addressing design

♦ Create an IPv6 addressing plan

♦ Plan an IPv6 deployment in an existing enterprise IPv4 network

♦ Describe the challenges that you might encounter when transitioning to IPv6

♦ Design an IPv6 addressing plan based on customer requirements

♦ Describe Network APIs and protocols

♦ Describe Yet Another Next Generation (YANG), Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), and Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF)

♦ Prerequisites

♦ Before taking this course, you should have earned CCNA® certification or be familiar with:

♦ Basic network fundamentals and building simple LANs

♦ Basic IP addressing and subnets

♦ Routing and switching fundamentals

♦ Basic wireless networking concepts and terminology

♦ Outline

♦ Designing EIGRP Routing

♦ Designing OSPF Routing

♦ Designing IS-IS Routing

♦ Designing BGP Routing and Redundancy

♦ Understanding BGP Address Families

♦ Designing the Enterprise Campus LAN

♦ Designing the Layer 2 Campus

♦ Designing the Layer 3 Campus

♦ Discovering the Cisco SD-Access Architecture

♦ Exploring Cisco SD-Access Fabric Design

♦ Designing Service Provider-Managed VPNs

♦ Designing Enterprise-Managed VPNs

♦Designing WAN Resiliency

♦ Examining Cisco SD-WAN Architectures

♦ Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Design Considerations

♦ Designing Cisco SD-WAN Routing and High Availability

♦ Understanding QoS

♦ Designing LAN and WAN QoS

♦ Exploring Multicast with Protocol-Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode

♦ Designing Rendezvous Point Distribution Solutions

♦ Designing an IPv4 Address Plan

♦ Exploring IPv6

♦ Deploying IPv6

♦ Introducing Network APIs and Protocols

♦ Exploring YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF, and Model-Driven Telemetry

♦ Lab outline

♦ Designing Enterprise Connectivity

♦ Designing an Enterprise Network with BGP Internet Connectivity

♦ Designing an Enterprise Campus LAN

♦ Designing Resilient Enterprise WAN

♦ Designing QoS in an Enterprise Network

♦ Designing an Enterprise IPv6 Network

Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.0

♦ Describing and Implementing a Structured Wireless Design Methodology
♦ Importance of Planning Wireless Design with a Structured Methodology
♦ Cisco Structured Design Model
♦ Cisco Design Guides and Cisco Validated Designs for Wireless Networks
♦ Role of the Project Manager When Designing Wireless Networks
♦ Describing and Implementing Industry Protocols and Standards
♦ Wireless Standards Bodies
♦ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 Standard and Amendments
♦ Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) Certifications
♦ Relevant Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Wireless RFCs
♦ Practice Activity
♦ Describing and Implementing Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features
♦ Hardware and Software Choices for a Wireless Network Design
♦ Cisco Infrastructure Settings for Wireless Network Design
♦ Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features
♦ Examining Cisco Mobility and Roaming
♦ Mobility and Intercontroller Mobility in a Wireless Network
♦ Optimize Client Roaming in a Wireless Network
♦ Cisco Workgroup Bridge (WGB) and WGB Roaming in a Wireless Network
♦ Describing and Implementing the Wireless Design Process
♦ Overview of Wireless Design Process
♦ Meet with the Customer to Discuss the Wireless Network Design
♦ Customer Information Gathering for a Wireless Network Design
♦ Design the Wireless Network
♦ Deployment of the Wireless Network
♦ Validation and Final Adjustments of the Wireless Network
♦ Wireless Network Design Project Documents and Deliverables
♦ Describing and Implementing Specific Vertical Designs
♦ Designs for Wireless Applications
♦ Wireless Network Design Within the Campus
♦ Extend Wireless Networks to the Branch Sites

♦ Examining Special Considerations in Advanced Wireless Designs
♦ High-Density Designs in Wireless Networks
♦ Introducing Location and Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) Concepts
♦ Design for Location
♦ FastLocate and HyperLocation
♦ Bridges and Mesh in a Wireless Network Design
♦ Redundancy and High Availability in a Wireless Network
♦ Describing and Implementing the Site Survey Processes
♦ Site Survey Types
♦ Special Arrangements Needed for Site Surveys
♦ Safety Aspects to be Considered During Site Surveys
♦ Site Survey Tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
♦ Third-Party Site Survey Software and Hardware Tools
♦ Describing and Implementing Wireless Network Validation Processes
♦ Post-installation Wireless Network Validation
♦ Making Post-installation Changes to a Wireless Network
♦ Wireless Network Handoff to the Customer
♦ Installation Report
    Lab outline
♦ Use Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Design Tool
♦ Create a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Pro
♦ Perform a Live Site Survey Using Access Point on a Stick (APoS)
♦ Simulate a Post-installation Network Validation Survey 

Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI) v1.0

♦ Introducing Cisco SD-WAN Programmability
♦ Building Cisco SD-WAN Automation with Python
♦ Building Cisco SD-WAN Automation with Ansible
♦ Managing Configuration with Ansible and Network Automation and Programmability Abstraction Layer with
♦ Multivendor support (NAPALM)
♦ Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco IOS XE Software
♦ Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry
♦ Day 0 Provisioning with Cisco IOS-XE
♦ Automating Cisco Meraki
♦ Implementing Meraki Integration APIs
♦ Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
♦ Building Cisco DNA Center Automation with Python
♦ Automating Operations using Cisco DNA Center

Lab outline
♦ Perform Administrative Tasks Using the Cisco SD-WAN API
♦ Build, Manage, and Operate Cisco SD-WAN Programmatically
♦ Consume SD-WAN APIs Using the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Module
♦ Build Reports Using Ansible-Viptela Roles
♦ Manage Feature Templates with Ansible
♦ Use NAPALM to Configure and Verify Device Configuration
♦ Implement On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco IOS XE Software
♦ Use Python on Cisco IOS XE Software
♦ Implement Streaming Telemetry with Cisco IOS XE
♦ Implement Cisco Meraki API Automation
♦ Explore Cisco Meraki Integration APIs
♦ Explore Cisco Meraki Webhook Alerts.

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