What is Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410) Exam
- December 20, 2019
- Posted by: Muhammad Afaq Khan, CCIE #9070
- Category: CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410) Exam
In this article, I am going to discuss everything you need to know about Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410) Exam what it is and why it is the second most important exam within Cisco Certification Path or Portfolio 2020 if you want to pursue the good old R&S track.
So, what is Cisco ENARSI or CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services exam?
Well, ENARSI or Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410)exam is important because of the following reasons.
- ENARSI exam consists of topics from four domains of knowledge, i.e. Layer 3 Technologies, VPN Technologies, Infrastructure Security and Infrastructure Services. It is slated to go into effect on February 24 2020.
- ENARSI serves as CCNP Enterprise Infrastructure Concentration Exam. CCIE recertification requirements are now going to be different from the initial qualification unlike the past.
- It is an Elective or Concentration exam for the CCNP Enterprise track. You will become CCNP Enterprise certified when you pass ENARSI Concentration exams in addition to ENCOR.
- ENARSI topics are borrowed from what it aims to replace, i.e. CCIE R&S 400-101 V5.1 written exam. All bodies of knowledge, however consolidated, are taken from CCIE R&S written exam.
- It is a 120-minute exam that costs $300 (USD) per attempt, same as 300 series CCNP exams today, but significantly cheaper than $450 per attempt for 400 series “written exams” today.
- Each successful attempt at the ENCOR core exam will recertify your CCNP for three years, which is the same as today. However, CCNP Recertification exam cost will change from $300 (passing one exam) to either passing one core exam ($400) or passing two exams ($700), i.e. you may pay up to x2 more in new versus old format. There are other possible exam combinations for recertification including Continuing Education (CE) credits.
- Each successful attempt at ENCOR plus any one Professional concentration exam such as ENARSI will recertify your CCIE Enterprise for a period of three years. However, the recertification exam cost will change from $450 (one exam) to $700 (2 exams i.e. 1 core and 1 concentration exam such as ENARSI) or $900 (3 concentration exam
Well, if you’ve not caught up on Cisco’s recent changes to CCIE, CCNP and CCNA certification programs, I’d suggest you do so now. Cisco rolled out massive certification changes on June 10th at Cisco Live 2019 San Diego. All Cisco Certification changes and new exams are going into effect simultaneously starting February 24, 2020.
Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) 300-410 V1.0 Exam Topics Breakdown
ENARSI looks an awful lot similar to the CCIE R&S exam because it is. Cisco seems to have done the following to derive the topics for the ENARSI exam.
- Drop Layer 2 Technologies, Network Principles and Evolving Technologies altogether
- Water down rest of the topics that are carried forward (e.g. Layer 3 technologies is way smaller than ROUTE or R&S written exams)
If you zoom into the ENARSI topics and compare them line item by line item with CCNP ROUTE and CCIE R&S Written, you see the following.
NEW CCIE, CCNP, and CCNA Qualification Requirements (for first-timers)
Starting Feb 24, 2020, requirements for first-time qualification are going to require the following.
- Passing a CCNP Core (350 series) exam in your technology area or track ($400)
- Passing one CCNP Core (350 series) and one CCNP Concentration (300 series) exams in your technology area or track ($700)
- Passing one Associate exam (200 series)
NEW CCIE, CCNP and CCNA Recertification Requirements
Starting Feb 24, 2020, requirements for Recertification are going to require the following. Each of the line item on its own is sufficient for Recertification, however, your out of pocket expense is going to be different in each case. All certification programs now use a 3-year recertification cycle.
Please note that these requirements are different from the initial qualification and this is where the new format diverges from how it works out today (passing a CCIE written exam is sufficient for both initial qualifications as well as recertification).
- 1x Core exam in your technology area AND 1x Concentration exam (any track)
- 3x Concentration exam (any track)
- 1x CCIE Lab exam (any track)
- CCDE written exam (352-001)
- Earning 120 or more CE credits
- 1x Core exam in your technology area
- 2x Concentration exams (any track)
- 1x CCIE Lab exam (any track)
- Earning 80 or more CE credits
- 1x Associate exam
- 1x Core exam in your technology area
- 1x Concentration exam (any track)
- Earning 30 or more CE credits
CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Study Material
At the time of writing this article, there is no official CCNP or CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure ENARSI exam certification guide or book available today, however, CCIEin8Weeks is proud to release a comprehensive ENARSI Exam Cert Guide that you can get today.
Author:Muhammad Afaq Khan, CCIE #9070
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