Overview of CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR+ENARSI) Certification

The technology industry is rapidly expanding, offering abundant job opportunities, and Network Engineers are no exception. The CCNP certification can significantly benefit you if you aim for a lucrative career in IT networking with promising growth prospects. The CCNP Enterprise, formerly known as the CCNP Routing and Switching certification course equips you with the skills needed to configure, troubleshoot, and oversee networks for global corporations. Demonstrating expertise in enterprise infrastructure, virtualisation, assurance, security, and automation, this certification appeals to top employers. To obtain it, you must pass a core exam along with one of seven CCNP Enterprise concentration exams.

For those preparing for the CCNP Enterprise certification exams, EDOXI's CCNP Enterprise course is an excellent choice. Covering the ENARSI (300-410) and ENCOR (350-401) exams, our course offers extensive training on advanced routing technologies, services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation.

Our experienced industry trainers and updated curriculum ensure you receive top-notch training, establishing a strong foundation for your career success. This certification opens doors to various job roles, such as Network Operations Engineer, Network Engineer, Network Automation Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Network Design Engineer etc. Enrol in EDOXI's CCNP Enterprise course today to elevate your career to new heights!


To earn this certification, you'll need to pass two exams, a Core exam and one of the Concentration exams.

Core exam: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR). The core exam focuses on your knowledge of enterprise infrastructure including dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualisation, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.

Concentration exams: This exam focuses on emerging and industry-specific topics, such as network design, SD-WAN, wireless, and automation. The most popular concentration exam stream is 300-410 ENARSI. However, you can choose your CCNP Enterprise concentration exam from these options:

  • 300-410 ENARSI v1.1 - Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services
  • 300-415 ENSDWI v1.2 - Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions
  • 300-420 ENSLD v1.1 - Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks
  • 300-425 ENWLSD v1.1 - Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks
  • 300-430 ENWLSI v1.1 - Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks
  • 300-435 ENAUTO v1.1 - Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions
  • 300-440 ENCC v1.0 - Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity
  • 300-445 ENNA v1.0 - Designing and Implementing Enterprise Network Assurance

CCNP Enterprise ENCOR & ENARSI Exam Specifications

Exam Name Exam Code Duration Language Price
CCNP Enterprise (350-401 ENCOR) Exam 350-401  ENCOR 
Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies
120 minutes English USD 400, plus tax
CCNP Enterprise 300-410 
300-410 ENARSI - Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services 90 minutes English USD 300, plus tax


Benefits of CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR + ENARSI) Course

  • Prepare for Exam Success: The course curriculum aligns with the exam objectives, ensuring you're equipped to confidently take and pass both ENCORE and ENARSI exams.
  • Advanced Routing Mastery: Success in ENARSI showcases expertise in configuring and troubleshooting complex routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, EIGRP, BGP).
  • VPN & Infrastructure Security: You will gain in-depth knowledge of implementing site-to-site and remote access VPNs as well as securing network infrastructure.
  • Troubleshooting Complex Issues: The rigour of CCNP preparation equips you to analyse and resolve intricate network problems in high-pressure environments.
  • Develop Scalable Network Design Skills: You will develop the ability to design robust solutions tailored to specific business needs while considering scalability and reliability.
  • Industry-Respected Credential: The CCNP Enterprise certification establishes your credibility as a skilled network engineer with advanced expertise.
  • CCIE Potential: CCNP Enterprise provides a solid base if you aim to achieve the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification in the future.
  • Career Advancement: The CCNP Enterprise certification is a valuable credential for network engineers seeking to advance their careers in enterprise network management and automation.

 CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR + ENARSI) Course Features

  • 30 Hours of In-depth Training: 

    You will undergo 70+ hours of comprehensive training, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to crack the CCNP Enterprise ENCOR and ENARSI exams successfully.

  • Most up-to-date Official Cisco Curriculum

    Our course curriculum is meticulously crafted to match Cisco's latest CCNP Enterprise ENCOR and ENARSI exam syllabus, aiming to help you ace the exams easily. 

  • Hands-On Lab Experience

    You will dive into practical lab sessions, where you'll gain firsthand experience configuring and troubleshooting a variety of network systems.

  • Flexible Schedules 

    We provide weekend/weekday learning options for the CCNP Enterprise ( ENCOR + ENARSI) Course, so you can choose the format that is most convenient for you.

  • Customisation Options

    At EDOXI, we offer customisation options for the CCNP Enterprise course, allowing individuals/corporates to tailor their learning experience to their specific needs.

  • Experienced Instructors

    Our industry-led instructors have years of experience in the IT industry and will impart practical and theoretical knowledge of  CCNP Enterprise Courses to you.  

  • Certification and Recognition:

    After successfully passing the CCNP Enterprise 350-401 ENCOR and 300-410 ENARSI Exams, you will earn the prestigious CCNP Certification which is recognised across the industry as a mark of networking proficiency.

Industries Looking For CCNP Enterprise Professionals

Information Technology (IT)


Finance and Banking


Government and Defense

Manufacturing and Energy



Prerequisites For  CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR + ENARSI) Training

  • There are no formal prerequisites for joining Edoxi’s CCNP Enterprise ENCOR + ENRASI Certification Course training. 
  • However, candidates with a CCNA level of knowledge can crack the exam more easily than others.

CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR + ENARSI) Course Modules

  • Module 1: Architecture
  • 1.1: Explain the different design principles used in an enterprise network
  • High-level enterprise network design such as 2-tier, 3-tier, fabric, and cloud
  • High availability techniques such as redundancy, FHRP, and SSO
  • 1.2: Describe wireless network design principles
  • Wireless deployment models (centralised, distributed, controller-less, controller-based, cloud, remote branch)
  • Location services in a WLAN design
  • Client density
  • 1.3:Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
  • SD-WAN control and data plane elements
  • Benefits and limitations of SD-WAN solutions
  • 1.4: Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-Access solution
  • SD-Access control and data plane elements
  • Traditional campus interoperating with SD-Access
  • 1.5: Interpret wired and wireless QoS configurations
  • QoS components
  • QoS policy
  • 1.6: Describe hardware and software switching mechanisms such as CEF, CAM, TCAM, FIB, RIB, and adjacency tables
  • Module 2: Virtualisation
  • 2.1: Describe device virtualisation technologies
  • Hypervisor types 1 and 2
  • Virtual machine
  • Virtual Switching
  • 2.2: Configure and verify data path virtualisation technologies
  • VRF
  • GRE and IPsec tunnelling
  • 2.3: Describe network virtualisation concepts
  • LISP
  • Module 3: Infrastructure 
  • 3.1: Layer 2
  • Troubleshoot static and dynamic 802.1q trunking protocols
  • Troubleshoot static and dynamic EtherChannels
  • Configure and verify common Spanning Tree Protocols (RSTP, MST) and Spanning Tree enhancements such as root guard and BPDU guard
  • 3.2: Layer 3
  • Compare routing concepts of EIGRP and OSPF (advanced distance vector vs. link state, load balancing, path selection, path operations, metrics, and area types)
  • Configure simple OSPFv2/v3 environments, including multiple normal areas, summarisation, and filtering (neighbour adjacency, point-to-point, broadcast network types, and passive-interface)
  • Configure and verify eBGP between directly connected neighbours (best path selection algorithm and neighbour relationships)
  • Describe policy-based routing
  • 3.3: Wireless
  • Describe Layer 1 concepts, such as RF power, RSSI, SNR, interference, noise, bands, channels, and wireless client device capabilities
  • Describe AP modes and antenna types
  • Describe access point discovery and join process (discovery algorithms, WLC selection process)
  • Describe the main principles and use cases for Layer 2 and Layer 3 roaming
  • Troubleshoot WLAN configuration and wireless client connectivity issues using GUI-only
  • Describe wireless segmentation with groups, profiles, and tags
  • 3.3: IP Services
  • Interpret network time protocol configurations such as NTP and PTP
  • Configure NAT/PAT
  • Configure first-hop redundancy protocols, such as HSRP, VRRP
  • Describe multicast protocols, such as RPF check, PIM and IGMP v2/v3
  • Module 4: Network Assurance
  • Diagnose network problems using tools such as debugs, conditional debugs, traceroute, ping, SNMP, and Syslog
    Configure and verify Flexible NetFlow
  • Configure and verify IPSLA
  • Describe Cisco DNA Center workflows to apply network configuration, monitoring, and management
  • Configure and verify NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • Module 5: Security
  • 5.1: Configure and verify device access control
  • 5.1.a Lines and Local User Authentication
  • 5.1.b Authentication and Authorization using AAA
  • 5.2: Configure and verify infrastructure security features
  • 5.2.a ACLs
  • 5.2.b CoPP
  • 5.3: Describe REST API security
  • 5.4: Configure and verify wireless security features
  • 5.4.a 802.1X
  • 5.4.b WebAuth
  • 5.4.c PSK
  • 5.4.d EAPOL (4-way handshake)
  • 5.5: Describe the components of network security design
  • 5.5.a Threat defense
  • 5.5.b Endpoint security
  • 5.5.c Next-generation firewall
  • 5.5.d TrustSec and MACsec
  • 5.5.e Network access control with 802.1X, MAB, and WebAuth
  • Module 6: Automation
  • Interpret basic Python components and scripts
  • Construct valid JSON-encoded files
  • Describe the high-level principles and benefits of a data modelling language, such as YANG
  • Describe APIs for Cisco DNA Center and vManage
  • Interpret REST API response codes and results in payload using Cisco DNA Center and RESTCONF
  • Construct an EEM applet to automate configuration, troubleshooting, or data collection
  • Compare agent vs. agentless orchestration tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack.
  • Module 1: Layer 3 Technologies
  • 1.1 Troubleshoot administrative distance (all routing protocols)
  • 1.2 Troubleshoot route map for any routing protocol (attributes, tagging, filtering)
  • 1.3 Troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms (filtering, tagging, split horizon, route poisoning)
  • 1.4 Troubleshoot redistribution between any routing protocols or routing sources
  • 1.5 Troubleshoot manual and auto-summarisation with any routing protocol
  • 1.6 Configure and verify policy-based routing
  • 1.7 Configure and verify VRF-Lite
  • 1.8 Describe Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
  • 1.9 Troubleshoot EIGRP (classic and named mode; VRF and global)
  • 1.9.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
  • 1.9.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
  • 1.9.c Loop-free path selections (RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor, stuck in active)
  • 1.9.d Stubs
  • 1.9.e Load balancing (equal and unequal cost)
  • 1.9.f Metrics
  • 1.10.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
  • 1.10.b Neighbor relationship and authentication
  • 1.10.c Network types, area types, and router types
  • 1.10.c.i Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
  • 1.10.c.ii Area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
  • 1.10.c.iii Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
  • 1.10.c.iv Virtual link
  • 1.10.d Path preference
  • 1.11 Troubleshoot BGP (Internal and External, unicast, and VRF-Lite)
  • 1.11.a Address families (IPv4, IPv6)
  • 1.11.b Neighbor relationship and authentication (next-hop, multihop, 4-byte AS, private AS, route refresh, synchronisation, operation, peer group, states and timers)
  • 1.11.c Path preference (attributes and best path)
  • 1.11.d Route reflector (excluding multiple route reflectors, confederations, dynamic peer)
  • 1.11.e Policies (inbound/outbound filtering, path manipulation)
  • Module 2: VPN Technologies
  • 2.1 Describe MPLS operations (LSR, LDP, label switching, LSP)
  • 2.2 Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN
  • 2.3 Configure and verify DMVPN (single hub)
  • 2.3.a GRE/mGRE
  • 2.3.b NHRP
  • 2.3.c IPsec
  • 2.3.d Dynamic neighbor
  • 2.3.e Spoke-to-spoke
  • Module 3: Infrastructure Security
  • 3.1 Troubleshoot device security using IOS AAA (TACACS+, RADIUS, local database)
  • 3.2 Troubleshoot router security features
  • 3.2.a IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
  • 3.2.b IPv6 traffic filter
  • 3.2.c Unicast reverse path forwarding (uRPF)
  • 3.3 Troubleshoot control plane policing (CoPP) (Telnet, SSH, HTTP(S), SNMP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP)
  • 3.4 Describe IPv6 First Hop security features (RA guard, DHCP guard, binding table, ND inspection/snooping, source guard)
  • Module 4: Infrastructure Services
  • 4.1 Troubleshoot device management
  • 4.1.a Console and VTY
  • 4.1.b Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
  • 4.1.c (T)FTP
  • 4.2 Troubleshoot SNMP (v2c, v3)
  • 4.3 Troubleshoot network problems using logging (local, syslog, debugs, conditional debugs, timestamps)
  • 4.4 Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP (DHCP client, IOS DHCP server, DHCP relay, DHCP options)
  • 4.5 Troubleshoot network performance issues using IP SLA (jitter, tracking objects, delay, connectivity)
  • 4.6 Troubleshoot NetFlow (v5, v9, flexible NetFlow)
  • 4.7 Troubleshoot network problems using Cisco DNA Center assurance (connectivity, monitoring, device health, network health).

How to Get CCNP Enterprise Certified?

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Enrol in Edoxi’s CCNP Enterprise (ENCOR+ENARSI) Course.
Apply for the ENCOR and ENARSI Certification exams.
Attend the ENCOR+ENARSI Certification Exams.
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Become a CCNP Enterprise Certified Professional. 

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How many exams do I need to pass to earn the CCNP Enterprise certification?

To earn the CCNP Enterprise certification, you need to pass two exams: a core exam and an enterprise concentration exam of your choice.

What topics are covered in the CCNP Enterprise certification exams?

The CCNP Enterprise certification exams cover a range of topics, including dual-stack architecture, virtualisation, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.

How long is the CCNP Enterprise core exam?

The core exam for the CCNP Enterprise certification, Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR), is a 120-minute exam.

Are there any prerequisites for the CCNP Enterprise certification?

There are no formal prerequisites for the CCNP Enterprise certification. However, it is recommended that candidates have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions and a good understanding of the exam topics 

How long is the CCNP Enterprise certification valid?

The CCNP Enterprise certification is valid for three years 

What job roles can I pursue with a CCNP Enterprise certification?

Obtaining the CCNP Enterprise certification can open up potential job roles such as Network Automation Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Support Technician, and more.