Imagine having visibility into the internet—including cloud and service providers—and being able to measure the impact on your applications, services, and users. Such visibility could help you run you… Read more on Cisco Blogs
Imagine having visibility into the internet—including cloud and service providers—and being able to measure the impact on your applications, services, and users. Such visibility could help you run your network optimally and securely—within business parameters—while also monitoring the health of that network in the cloud and through your network operations center (NOC).
This might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. But it’s becoming more of a requirement. In fact, not having it could result in applications and services across the network that fail to meet performance, network security, and usability expectations.
In this dynamic networking landscape, staying ahead of the digital curve is essential. Cisco recognizes this need and is excited to introduce the Cisco Enterprise Network Assurance (ENNA) v1.0 Specialist Certification. The new ENNA Specialist certification targets IT professionals in multiple technical roles, NOCs, security operations centers (SOCs), site reliability, network, and cloud-monitoring engineers, as well as support and help desk personnel who manage complex systems and network infrastructure.
How ENNA addresses challenges in modern network environments
Modern network environments present daily challenges, as tech professionals must troubleshoot areas outside their control and visibility, such as interconnected networks, clouds, ISPs, applications, and services. The ENNA v1.0 certification validates your expertise in understanding, deploying, and diagnosing network issues using critical monitoring solutions for today’s intricate infrastructures.
Cisco and Network Assurance
Cisco’s decision to introduce a network assurance specialist certification stems from the rising demand for evolving digital experience monitoring. As the complexity of the internet, applications, and services increases, monitoring cloud infrastructure and networks beyond the enterprise network requires innovative solutions. Network assurance is a pivotal aspect of Cisco’s strategy, aiming to offer end-to-end visibility, proactive monitoring, and automation solutions. The timely release of the new ENNA Cisco certification provides network professionals with industry-standard guidance to hone their skills, identify areas for improvement, and showcase their proficiency.
ThousandEyes and Network Assurance
While the certification primarily focuses on network assurance for enterprise networks, ThousandEyes plays a crucial role in the exam. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to determine the right monitoring strategy, recognize appropriate monitoring techniques, and configure integrations for alerts, API, OTEL, and more. Mastering skills such as deploying the right agent, configuring tests, and analyzing collected data is essential for success in the field.
New ENNA Learning Path in Cisco U.
Cisco is rolling out an ENNA Learning Path in Cisco U. to provide comprehensive training that covers an introduction to each network assurance offer, including ThousandEyes, Cisco Catalyst Center, AppDynamics, and Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN. The Learning Path will also cover key aspects of the ThousandEyes platform evaluated in the exam, such as enterprise agents, endpoint agents, and various tests (network, web, DNS, voice, and BGP). Also, a Meraki Insights track will offer insights into overview, configuration, and analysis modules.
Availability for the new Cisco U. Learning Path is currently scheduled for late April 2024.
Job roles aligned with ENNA Specialist Certification
The ENNA specialist certification aligns with the following main groups of professionals:
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