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Cisco ENCOR Practice Exams Finally Arrive!

David Bombal – Trying to Decide if he Should Grow a Beard or Not

That’s right! I promised them weeks back, but they are finally a reality! Thanks to my joining forces with Network Chuck and David Bombal of thisisIT.io, ENCOR practice exams have finally arrived.

Here is what is currently available and what is coming in this Udemy product:

* Practice Exam 1 – this practice test is a complete, 102 question ENCOR exam

* Practice Exam 2 – this practice test is still in progress (there are currently 62 questions available); this practice test will complete development (102 ques) by 9/4/2020

* Super Challenge Practice Exam – this absurdly hard ENCOR practice exam is at 10 questions and will grow over time whenever the trainers at thisisIT.io feel like torturing students

If you would like to purchase this product, it is now available:


Personal favor! When you purchase and see its awesomeness, can you please leave a 5 star review on Udemy. I had someone purchase this early release and rate the exams a 1 of 5. They did not understand the exams were still in development. THANKS!

Cisco ENCOR Review – SD-WAN and SD-Access

It is that time! Time for some fun review questions for the SD-WAN and SD-Access potions of the Cisco ENCOR course. Check back for more challenges soon!

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Cisco ENARSI: The Expanded Blueprint

Here is the initial expanded blueprint for ENARSI! If there are changes to this document, they will be listed in the Change Log below the list. Enjoy your studies!

  • 1.0 Layer 3 Technologies
    • Troubleshoot administrative distance (all routing protocols)
    • Troubleshoot route maps for any routing protocol (attributes, tagging, filtering)
    • Troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms
      • Filtering
      • Tagging
      • Split horizon
      • Route poisoning
    • Troubleshoot redistribution between any routing protocols or routing sources
    • Troubleshoot manual and auto-summarization with any routing protocol
    • Configure and verify policy-based routing
    • Configure and verify VRF-Lite
    • Describe Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
    • Troubleshoot EIGRP (classic and named mode)
      • Address families
        • IPv4
        • IPv6
      • Neighbor relationship and authentication
      • Loop-free path selections
        • RD, FD, FC
        • Successor
        • Feasible successor
        • Stuck in active
      • Stubs
      • Load balancing (equal and unequal cost)
      • Metrics
    • Troubleshoot OSPF (v2/v3)
      • Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
      • Neighbor relationship and authentication
      • Network types, area types, and router types
        • Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
        • Area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
        • Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
        • Virtual link
        • Path preference
    • Troubleshoot BGP (Internal and External)
      • Address families
        • IPv4
        • IPv6
      • Neighbor relationship and authentication
        • Next-hop
        • Mulithop
        • 4-byte AS
        • Private AS
        • Route refresh
        • Synchronization
        • Operation
        • Peer group
        • States and timers
      • Path preference
      • Route reflector
      • Policies
        • Inbound/outbound filtering
        • Path manipulation
  • 2.0 VPN Technologies
    • Describe MPLS operations
      • LSR
      • LDP
      • Label switching
      • LSP
    • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN
    • Configure and verify DMVPN (single hub)
      • GRE/mGRE
      • NHRP
      • IPsec
      • Dynamic neighbor
      • Spoke-to-spoke
  • 3.0 Infrastructure Security
    • Troubleshoot device security using IOS AAA
      • TACACS+
      • RADIUS
      • Local database
    • Troubleshoot router security features
      • IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
      • IPv6 traffic filter
      • Unicast reverse path forwarding (uRPF)
    • Troubleshoot control plane policing (CoPP)
      • Telnet
      • SSH
      • HTTP(S)
      • SNMP
      • EIGRP
      • OSPF
      • BGP
    • Describe IPv6 First Hop security features
      • RA guard
      • DHCP guard
      • binding table
      • ND inspection/snooping
      • source guard
  • 4.0 Infrastructure Services
    • Troubleshoot device management
      • Console and VTY
      • Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
      • (T)FTP
    • Troubleshoot SNMP
      • Version 2c
      • Version 3
    • Troubleshoot network problems using logging
      • local
      • syslog
      • debugs
      • conditional debugs
      • timestamps
    • Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP
      • DHCP client
      • IOS DHCP server
      • DHCP relay
      • DHCP options)
    • Troubleshoot network performance issues using IP SLA
      • jitter
      • tracking objects
      • delay
      • connectivity
    • Troubleshoot NetFlow
      • v5
      • v9
      • flexible NetFlow
    • Troubleshoot network problems using Cisco DNA Center assurance
      • Connectivity
      • Monitoring
      • Device health
      • Network health