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Enterprise Network Core and WAN Essentials (ENCWE)

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"The instructor, Tony, was able to answer the questions that the class presented to him. We were allowed to post additional information to help the class on questions that Tony was unable to answer. Tony allowed knowledge to be shared among the team."
-Woody Dunbar Jr., Verizon Wireless

Course Content

The IWAN Boot Camp presents concepts, routing platforms, technologies, and services that are required for a comprehensive approach to effectively design, manage, and control a Cisco Intelligent Wide Area Network.

This course leads you from discovery of the existing network and current issues, planning, and design to day-to-day operations. The course is supported by an expansive infrastructure, including ISR-AX and ASR-AX routers, WAAS modules, Applications Visibility and Control functionality, Performance Based Routing, and security features including DMVPN, TrustSec, and Zone Based Firewalls, in addition to Cloud Connectors and network management tools. You will learn how the Cisco Intelligent WAN supports a transport independent solution, in conjunction with direct Internet access that allows for the ability of the customer to add cloud based applications, BYOD devices, high bandwidth applications such as video, as well as guest access at the branch while providing the customer with a great return on investment. You will get a hands on experience with the power of the Intelligent WAN, and explore all the latest features that support a next generation branch routing experience.

Enterprise Networks Core and WAN Essentials exam: 500-452

Who should attend

Pre-Sales Engineers at Cisco Partner organizations


This course assumes that you have, minimally, a Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT) certificate or equivalent work experience.

The course identified below covers the intended prerequisite knowledge and skills. The course is offered as an eLearning Training (eLT) through the Cisco Learning Network Store and as an ILT through Cisco authorized learning partners.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to articulate the value of Cisco Intelligent WAN solution including its technology pillars as well as use case scenarios and best practices. Objectives include:

  • Recognize current Cisco Enterprise IP – WAN technologies and the role of managed WANs
  • Describe technical overview of Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution architecture, benefits and key components as well as its management
  • Demonstrate and implement the features that comprise an IWAN deployment, including IWAN deployment in relation to Cisco Prime Infrastructure, implementing Transport Independent Design, Implementing Intelligent Path Control with PfR, leveraging Application Visibility and Control (AVC) for application visibility, adding Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) for application control, and IPv6 considerations
  • Implement and demonstrate the features of Cisco WAAS
  • Implement and demonstrate the ability to secure WAN connectivity from the branch
  • Implement and demonstrate the features of UCS-E with vWAAS, present the value proposition of Cloud Connectors as well as new Cisco – Akamai Solution
  • Explain the main objectives of IWAN solution objectives, positioning, architecture, differentiators and use cases

Follow On Courses

Outline: Enterprise Network Core and WAN Essentials (ENCWE)

Module 1: Enterprise IP – WAN Technologies
  • Enterprise WAN Architectures
Module 2: Intelligent WAN (IWAN) Technical Overview
  • Transport Independent Design
  • Intelligent Path Control
  • Application Performance Optimization
  • Secure Connectivity
  • IWAN Management
Module 3: IWAN Deployment
  • Implementing Transport Independent Design
  • Implementing Intelligent Path Control with Performance Routing (PfR)
  • Deploying AVC for Application Visibility
  • Adding Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS)
  • Planning for IPv6
  • Utilizing Cisco Prime Infrastructure Plug and Play
Module 4: Optimizing Applications with WAAS
  • WAAS Deployment Models
  • Implementing WAAS
  • Redirection Methods
  • Application Optimization – Using WAAS
Module 5: IWAN Secure Connectivity
  • Secure Connectivity Overview
  • Securing the WAN Transport
  • Secure Direct Internet Access
  • Full Services Direct Internet Access
  • Direct Internet Access Use Case Scenarios
  • Cisco Trustsec in Branch
  • Secure Connectivity – IWAN Customer Scenario
Module 6: Implementing UCS-E and Cloud Connectors
  • UCS-E
  • Cisco Cloud Connectors
  • Third-Party Cloud Connectors
  • Cisco – Akamai Solutions
  • Cisco AX bundles
  • Discovering Enterprise IP - WAN Topology
  • Transport Independent Design using DMVPN
  • Application Optimization – Application Visibility
  • Application Optimization – QoS Control
  • Intelligent Path Control – Using PfR
  • WAAS Deployment and Management
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

  • Canada: CAD 4,465
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 45 CLC
Dates and Booking
Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 4 days

  • Canada: CAD 4,465
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 45 CLC
Dates and Booking
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Sep 3-6, 2019 Online Training 09:00 Canada/Pacific Enroll
Nov 5-8, 2019 This is a FLEX event Virtual 10:00 Canada/Eastern Enroll
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Sep 3-6, 2019 Online Training 09:00 US/Pacific Enroll
Nov 5-8, 2019 Online Training 09:00 US/Eastern Enroll
Jun 11-14, 2019 Hamburg Enroll
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Nov 19-22, 2019 Düsseldorf Enroll
Dec 10-13, 2019 Berlin Enroll
Oct 28-31, 2019 Lisbon Enroll
Dec 2-5, 2019 This is a FLEX event Belgrade Course language: English Enroll
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Sep 23-26, 2019 This is a FLEX event Ljubljana Course language: English Enroll
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Oct 21-24, 2019 Madrid Enroll
Latin America
Jul 2-5, 2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo Enroll
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Aug 26-29, 2019 Doha Course language: English Enroll
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Aug 26-29, 2019 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS. Enroll
Aug 26-29, 2019 Cairo Course language: English Enroll