Enterprise Network Core and WAN Essentials (ENCWE) v1.0 is a 4-day instructor-led training or virtual instructor-led course designed to assure that Cisco and partner system engineers (SE) can provide technical pre-sales engineering services to customers, including presenting, implementing, and demonstrating rich Cisco application experiences solutions such as Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Cloud Connector, TrustSec, and Wide Area Application Services (WAAS).

The price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLC) for the ENCWE course is 29 CLCs per person.


Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:
  • Recognize current Cisco Enterprise IP WAN technologies including architecture and topologies, various IP VPN options, primary services that are deployed, and role of managed WANs.
  • Describe technical overview of Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution architecture, benefits and key components, and its management.
  • Present, implement, and demonstrate the features that comprise an IWAN deployment. Describe IWAN deployment in relation to Cisco Prime Infrastructure, implementing Transport Independent Design, leveraging Application Visibility and Control (AVC) to optimize dynamic applications, Implementing Intelligent Path Control with PfR, adding Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) for application control, and IPv6 considerations.
  • Discuss, and present, Cisco WAAS value proposition, its solution and platform offerings, deployment models and various sizing factors as well as IWAN solution and WAAS deployment considerations.
  • Implement components of Intelligent WAN securely.
  • Present, implement and demonstrate the features of UCS-E, Cloud Connectors as well as Enterprise Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE).
  • Summarize main objectives of IWAN solution objectives, discuss the course agenda, review competitive offerings and understand next steps for achieving sales goals .


The course contains these components:
  • Enterprise IP WAN Technologies
  • Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)
  • IWAN Deployment
  • Cisco WAN Optimization Solution
  • Cisco IWAN Secure Connectivity
  • Trends in Branch-Office Implementations
  • Practice Exercise

Prerequisite Knowledge

This course assumes that the intended target audience (SE) has, 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. Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1). Learners are expected to have the following base knowledge and skills:
  • IP addressing
  • Basic WAN routing knowledge
  • Basic server knowledge (VM-ware, Citrix, Hyper-V)