CCNP ENCOR 350-401 Certification FAQs (v1.1)

Cisco CCNP ENCOR 350-401 (v1.1) is the new exam with testing to start effective 09/20/2023. Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core (ENCOR) also serves as the qualifying written test for the CCIE lab.

Interestingly, CCNA certification is no longer a prerequisite to take your CCNP certification. Cisco CCNA is recommended however, unless you have significant experience. Cisco has added performance-based labs to all CCNP exams.

Cisco Exam NumberCCNP ENCOR 350-401 (v1.1)
Number of Questions100
Duration120 minutes
Pass Score825/1000 (82%)
Cost400 USD
Types of Questionmultiple choice, drag and drop, performance-based labs

There is a significant amount of theory on CCNP ENCOR exam with keywords such as describe, explain and interpret often used in the syllabus. CCNP configuration topics include routing protocols, STP, security and network assurance. Interestingly, there is only troubleshooting of trunking and EtherChannel interfaces.

Cisco has added and removed some topics with only a minor version update to the CCNP ENCOR exam. The new and updated topics are highlighted in red with the official exam syllabus.

Knowledge DomainsScoring
Architecture15%
Virtualization10%
Infrastructure30%
Network Assurance10%
Security20%
Automation15%

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