Preparing for the CCNP 350-401 ENCOR Exam

January 31, 2020 update: No, you're not crazy. Cisco changed the exam number from 300-401 to 350-401.

The blueprint for the ENCOR exam is mostly the same as the CCNP Routing & Switching track. In fact, the fundamentals are almost 100% identical. That means that you can prepare for the CCNP ENCOR exam by using existing R&S training materials. For your convenience, I’ve put together the following list of my Pluralsight courses that cover both the new CCNP ENCOR exam and the retired CCNP ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT exams. By watching and following along with the hands-on demos in these courses, you can’t go wrong.

Routing

Cisco Enterprise Networks: Basic Networking and IP Fundamentals

Cisco Enterprise Networks: Implementing OSPF

Implementing EIGRP

Path Control (Covers BGP and redistribution)

Monitoring and Security (NAT and router security)

Switching

Cisco Enterprise Networks: VLANs and Trunking

Inter-switch Connectivity (Spanning Tree and EtherChannels)

Infrastructure Services (First-hop redundancy protocols and SPAN)

Infrastructure Security (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, port-based access control, TACACS+/RADIUS)