Achieving CCNP Enterprise certification proves your skills with enterprise networking solutions. To earn CCNP Enterprise certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core enterprise technologies and one enterprise concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.
Exams and recommended training
To earn CCNP Enterprise, you pass two exams: a core exam and an enterprise concentration exam of your choice. And every exam in the CCNP Enterprise program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
- The core exam focuses on your knowledge of enterprise infrastructure including dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure and CCIE Enterprise Wireless certifications. Passing this exam helps toward earning any or all of these certifications.
- Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics such as network design, SD-WAN, wireless, and automation. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking corresponding Cisco training courses.
|Required exam||Recommended training|
|350-401 ENCOR||Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)|
|Concentration exams (choose one):|
|300-410 ENARSI||Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI)|
|300-415 ENSDWI||Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (SDWAN300)|
|300-420 ENSLD||Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD)|
|300-425 ENWLSD||Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)|
|300-430 ENWLSI||Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI)|
|300-435 ENAUTO||Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI)|
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Enterprise, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions.
CCNP Enterprise certification is valid for three years.
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