Cisco’s Next-level Certs for Enterprise Track
Let’s take a look at each track to celebrate the release the new Cisco next-level certifications. In a series blog posts, we will cover one track at a given time.
We start with Enterprise, which is most likely to be the most popular track. This track replaces the Routing & Switching track. It introduces a wider range of technologies than the core routing/switching that is used in enterprise-scale networks today. This is the major difference from the previous track. It will also introduce many cutting-edge technologies that help to accelerate information technology’s advancements faster than ever before.
NOTE: This is a simplified version of the exam objectives to give you a general overview of the track, from beginning to end. The Cisco Certification site has the exact exam objectives for each case. ITProTV plans to offer unrivaled training on this track from the beginning!
The CCT is the first step. Here are the details:
Cisco Certified Technician Routing & Switching (CCT).
Common Cisco equipment Identify the interfaces and cabling that are used by Cisco devices
Identify Cisco products and learn about naming conventions
Cisco devices use the same memory and component structures.
Operation Cisco IOS software
General networking knowledge. Describe key hardware differences (LAN/WAN vs. Wireless).
Basics of IP Addressing
Common networking protocols
Service-related knowledge using Windows and Linux troubleshooting commands for verifying network operation
To ensure a proper network operation, you can use hardware tools
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Switching topics for Network Access Layer 2
IP Connectivity Routing tables, and decisions
IPv6 and IPv6 static routing
Security Fundamentals Security threats mitigation
Layer 2 security
Wireless LAN security
Automation and Programmability Controller-based architectures
Cisco DNA Center
APIs that are REST-based
Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies, (ENCOR).
Online training for ENCOR is available here.
Architecture Design principles
Layer 2 Infrastructure
Layer 3 – OSPF, eBGP
Network assurance tools like NetFlow or SPAN
Access to security basic devices
ACLs and CoPP
Security via REST API
Design technologies for network security
Concentration Exams (Pick one).
Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services Implementation (ENARSI).
Implementing Cisco SDWAN Solutions (SDWAN300).
Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks
Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks
Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks. (ENWLSI).
Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions
CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure
Transport technologies and solutions
Services and infrastructure security
Automation and programmability of infrastructure
CCIE Enterprise Wireless
Radio frequency and radio standards
Enterprise wired campus
Enterprise wireless network
Wireless security and identity management
Services and applications for wireless business
Automation, analytics, assurance
Do you have any questions about the Enterprise track? ITProTV members can ask questions of the Edutainers in the ITProTV Forums.
Are you ready to prepare for one of these Cisco tracks ITProTV already has CCNP ENCOR episodes, and more are being added every day. ITProTV offers a free 7-day trial so you can start learning.