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Cisco ENCOR: The Expanded Blueprint

Here is the official Expanded Blueprint for ENCOR that I promised my students. Please note there is a change log following the expanded blueprint as there will be tweaks and improvements to this work.

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  • 1.0 Architecture
    • 1.1 Design Principles in an Enterprise
      • 3 Tier “Classic”
        • Function of each layer
      • 2 Tier “Collapsed Core”
      • 2 Tier “Spine-Leaf”
        • Function of each layer
        • Connectivity between layers
      • Fabric Capacity Planning
        • Overlay vs Underlay
      • High Availability
        • Redundancy
        • First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
          • HSRP
          • VRRP
          • GLBP
        • Stateful Switchover
    • 1.2 Design Principles in WLAN
      • Wireless deployment models
        • CAPWAP
        • Centralized
        • Distributed
        • Controller-less
        • Controller-based
        • Cloud
        • Remote branch (FlexConnect)
      • Location services
        • Clients
        • RFID tracking
    • 1.3 On-prem versus cloud infrastructure deployments
      • CapEx versus OpEx
      • Reduced procurement delays
      • Pay as you go
      • Security
      • Flexibility
      • Global
      • API-centric
    • 1.4 SD-WAN
      • Traditional WAN issues
      • SD-WAN components
      • Control plane
      • Data plane
    • 1.5 SD-Access
      • Control plane
      • Data plane
      • Policy plane
      • Traditional campus and SD-Access integration
    • 1.6 Wired and wireless QoS
      • QoS approaches
      • QoS DiffServ components
      • Wireless QoS policies
    • 1.7 Hardware versus switching mechanisms
      • Process switching
      • CEF switching
        • RIB
        • FIB
      • MAC address table
      • TCAM
  • 2.0 Virtualization
    • 2.1 Device virtualization technologies
      • Type 1 hypervisor
      • Type 2 hypervisor
      • Virtual machine
      • Virtual switching
    • 2.2 Data path virtualization
      • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
      • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
      • IPsec
    • 2.3 Network virtualization concepts
      • LISP
      • VXLAN
  • 3.0 Infrastructure
    • 3.1 Layer 2
      • Static 802.1Q trunks
      • Dynamic 802.1Q trunks
      • switchport nonegotiate
      • Allowed VLANs on trunks
      • VTP
      • VTP pruning
      • Static Layer 2 EtherChannel
      • Dynamic Layer 2 EtherChannel
      • Static Layer 3 EtherChannel
      • Dynamic Layer 3 EtherChannel
      • RSTP
      • MSTP
    • 3.2 Layer 3
      • Compare EIGRP and OSPF
        • Algorithm
        • Load balancing
        • Path selection
        • Path operations
        • Metric
      • Configure and verify OSPF
        • Normal areas
        • Filtering
        • Summarization
        • Passive interface
        • Network types
        • Neighbor states
      • Configure and verify eBGP
        • eBGP Multihop
        • BGP neighbor states
        • BGP best path selection algorithm
    • 3.3 Wireless
      • Layer 1 concepts
        • RF power
        • EIRP
        • RSSI
        • SNR
        • Sources of interference
          • Microwaves
          • Radar
          • Baby monitors
          • Cordless phones
          • Neighbors
      • CCX
      • 802.11
      • AP modes
        • Local
        • Monitor
        • FlexConnect
        • Sniffer
        • Rogue Detector
        • Bridge
        • Flex + Bridge
        • SE-Connect
      • AP boot process
      • AP discovery of WLC
        • Internal preset
        • DHCP and DNS
          • DHCP option 43
          • CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.local-domain
        • Broadcast
      • Antenna types
        • Omnidirectional
          • Dipole
          • Integrated
        • Directional
          • Yagi
          • Dish
      • Roaming
        • Intracontroller
        • Intercontroller
        • Layer 2
        • Layer 3
        • Enhancements
          • CCKM
          • Key Caching
          • 802.11r
        • Anchor versus Foreign
        • Mobility Groups
      • Troubleshooting the WLC, APs, Clients
        • Autonomous AP to switch
        • Lightweight AP to WLC
        • Client to AP
    • 3.4 IP Services
      • Network Time Protocol theory
      • Configure and verify dynamic inside source NAT/PAT
      • Configure and verify HSRP
      • Configure and verify VRRP
      • Configure and verify GLBP
      • PIM theory
        • Multicast tree
        • RPF check
        • PIM-SM
        • PIM-DM
        • PIM-S/D Mode
        • Auto-RP
        • BSR
        • Static RP
        • Bidirectional PIM
        • SSM
      • IGMP theory
        • Version 2
        • Version 3
  • 4.0 Network Assurance
    • 4.1 Tools
      • Debugs
      • Conditional debugs
      • Trace
      • PING
      • SNMP
    • 4.2 syslog
    • 4.3 NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow
    • 4.4 SPAN/RSPAN/ERSPAN
    • 4.5 IP SLA
      • IP SLA Responder
    • 4.6 Cisco DNA Center
      • Workflows
    • 4.7 NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • 5.0 Security
    • 5.1 Device access control
      • Device lines protections
        • Privilege levels
      • Password protections
        • service password-encryption
        • secret passwords
      • AAA
    • 5.2 Infrastructure security features
      • ACLs
        • Operation
        • Standard
        • Extended
      • CoPP theory and operation
    • 5.3 REST API Security
      • Classic HTTP
      • Token
      • OAuth
    • 5.4 Wireless security
      • EAP variations
      • WebAuth
      • PSK
      • WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA3
    • Components (theory only)
      • Unified Threat Defense
      • Cisco AMP
      • Firepower NGFW
      • Firepower NGIPS
      • Firepower Management Center
      • TrustSec
      • MACSec
      • 802.1X
      • MAB
      • WebAuth
  • 6.0 Automation
    • 6.1 Basic Python theory
    • 6.2 Create JSON file
      • Basic syntax
      • Use all data types
      • Compare to XML
    • 6.3 YANG theory (relate to NETCONF and RESTCONF)
    • 6.4 APIs for DNA Center and vManage
    • 6.5 REST API Response Codes
      • Informational responses (100โ€“199)
      • Successful responses (200โ€“299)
      • Redirects (300โ€“399)
      • Client errors (400โ€“499)
      • Server errors (500โ€“599)
    • 6.6 EEM
      • Applet
      • Script
    • 6.7 Automation tools
      • Chef
      • Puppet
      • Ansible
      • SaltStack

Change Log

  • 3/26/2020 completed the initial draft

Cisco ENCOR: Multicast Primer

Yes – we need to know enough about Multicast to be dangerous thanks to Cisco ENCOR. This video from my dear friend Kevin Wallace will give you MORE than you need for success in the exam. ENJOY!

Cisco CCNP CCIE Enterprise ENCOR 350-401 – SD-Access