CCNP Enterprise Certification

The CCNP Enterprise Certification paves the way for IT professionals in an exciting variety of fields. Designed to allow professionals to acquire skills that are adaptable and relevant to the consistent changes in enterprise network technologies, this certification program gives candidates the power to make a difference within their careers.

With a CCNP Enterprise Certification, you can determine the best path for your interests and goals. You’ll also be prepared for the future technology brings, easily integrating developments and creating modern solutions of your own.

What is the CCNP Enterprise Certification?

Due to the continued advancements in technology and the ever-growing connectivity of software and networking, Cisco developed this certification program to prepare candidates for the best of both worlds. Networking professionals can develop a broader range of skills and knowledge in core technologies and move forward to focus on the area they choose.

Is the CCNP Enterprise Certification Right for You?

Cisco’s CCNP candidates often have three to five years of experience working with and implementing enterprise networking technologies and solutions. It’s an ideal certification for IT professionals aiming to take their career to the next level and those who want to expand their networking abilities to include more complex, related technologies.

What Does the CCNP Enterprise Certification Do for Your Career?

When 59% of certified employees deliver a higher quality of service, it’s no surprise that 99% of organizations use certifications to make hiring decisions. The average annual salary for a CCNP in the United States is $108,296. With the demand for CCNPs on the rise and a strong salary tied to the work, the value of earning your Enterprise Certification is unmatched.

How Do You Earn the CCNP Enterprise Certification?

Candidates must pass two exams to be CCNP Enterprise Certified. First, you must pass a core exam, covering enterprise technologies. The second exam is one of your choosing. The Enterprise concentration exam allows you to customize your certification and focus on a specific technical area that supports your goals.

For each exam you pass within the CCNP Enterprise program, you will earn a Specialist Certification.

CCNP Enterprise Core Exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401) is a 120 minute exam that focuses on your knowledge of enterprise infrastructure technologies and how to implement them.

  • Infrastructure (30%)
  • Security (20%)
  • Architecture - Dual Stack IPv4 and IPv6 (15%)
  • Automation (15%)
  • Virtualization (10%)
  • Network Assurance (10%)

Concentration Exams

After passing the core exam, you then choose which exam to take next. Your certification is yours to customize as you decide which technical area you’d like to focus on. Candidates have the options listed below:

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410)

This 90 minute exam certifies a candidate’s knowledge and ability regarding the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services, including:

 

Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD 300-425)

This 90 minute exam focuses on Cisco enterprise wireless network design.

  • Wired and Wireless Infrastructure (30%)
  • Wireless Site Survey (25%)
  • Mobility (25%)
  • WLAN High Availability (20%)

Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD 300-420)

This 90 minute exam requires an in-depth knowledge of enterprise design, including security services and SDA.

  • Advanced Addressing and Routing Solutions (25%)
  • Advanced Enterprise Campus Networks (25%)
  • WAN for Enterprise Networks (20%)
  • Network Services (20%)
  • Automation (10%)

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI 300-430)

This 90 minute exam is made up of a variety of topics within wireless network implementation.

  • Wireless Client Connectivity Security (20%)
  • FlexConnect (15%)
  • Monitoring (15%)
  • QoS on a Wireless Network (10%)
  • Multicast (10%)
  • Location Services (10%)
  • Advanced Location Services (10%)
  • Device Hardening (10%)

Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUTO 300-435)

This 90 minute exam focuses on implementing Enterprise automated solutions, including programming concepts, Python programming, APIs, controllers, and automation tools.

  • Network Device Programmability
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Cisco SD-WAN
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Network Programmability Foundation
  • Automate APIs and Protocols

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How to Prepare for the CCNP Enterprise Certification Exams

INE’s CCNP Enterprise Learning Path puts every course you need to cover all the topics included in your exams, in one location. The Learning Path is designed to take you step by step through each course necessary for passing the core Cisco 350-401 ENCOR exam, as well as the Cisco 300-410 ENARSI exam.

Additional courses are also available for those pursuing other areas of certification, such as SD-WAN Solutions or Wireless Networks. Our team of expert instructors guide users through both the fundamentals and the intricate details of each topic and technology. With a unique blend of high-level instruction and hands-on activities, users are prepared to pass their exams and then implement their new skills in the real world, taking their career to the next level.

How to Take the CCNP Enterprise Certification Exams

When you’re ready to take the exam, register for a time and location on Cisco’s website. The 350-401 ENCOR core exam costs $400 upon registration. Each subsequent concentration exam costs $300.

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