Part 3: Online Courses

There are various CCNP ENCOR and ENARSI Video Courses available. Here is a listing of courses that I am aware of, including some comments where I have experience with the courses or know of people who do.

Please do NOT go into any of these courses thinking you will “learn everything” because you will NOT. I strongly suggest going through 2 or 3 different courses, then supplementing with the Official CCNP Books and White Papers.

Please note that in addition to the below courses, actual LIVE Instructor Training does exist. These can cost $3000-10,000 for a 1 or 2 week course and are usually meant for employers seeking to train an employee. I will include a few of these at the bottom. These may also be available where you live and a quick google search can verify that.

Payed Online Courses:

  1. Official Cisco 350-401 ENCOR: ($1000US) – (Bundle with exam voucher $1200-1400)
    This is a fairly good quality course that I have taken through work. It does not cover everything you need to learn though and I do not like that you only get 180 days to complete the course, however you can usually ask Cisco for a 90 day extension and they will comply. Labs, videos and resources are provided.
  2. Official Cisco 300-410 ENARSI: ($1000US)
    See comments above for ENCOR.
  3. UDemny: (Buy on sale for $10-15US)
    UDemny is awesome and has thousands of useful courses for you to learn from. It is an excellent resource for learning single topics like Python, Linux, GNS3, CCNP and many other more specific topics.

    For CCNP, I recomend Udemny’s CCNP Course, GNS3 Fundamentals Part 1 and Part 2, CCNP ENCOR & ENARSI Labs, Linux for Engineers, Linux Bootcamp, Complete Linux, Python 2021 Zero to Hero, Python Network Programming, (More to come).
  4. INE CCNP Enterprise Course: ($50US/Month)
    I do not have direct experience with INE yet but I have heard good things from people. They have over 300 hours of online videos going very indepth into various CCNP related topics. They also have dozens of labs you can create in your own environment. However I do hear some complaints, namely about how some of the instructors are very boring and there is no good course online or flow.
  5. CBT Nuggets: ($59US/Month)
    I have not used CBT Nuggets, but many people swear by it, saying they do a fairly good job with their video courses and labs.
  6. Network Lessons: ($30US/Month) 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENARSI
    Neil Anderson backs this instructor up, and I love Neil Anderson’s courses.
  7. LinkedIn Learning: ($30US/Month) Kevin Wallace CCNP 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENSARI
    I have heard some people say that the two Kevin Wallace courses offered on LinkedIn Learning are excellent. They take about 30 hours to get through.
  8. Kevin Wallace Training: ($400US/ Course) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENARSI
    I am not sure if these courses are the same as the ones offered on LinkedIn above or if they are just more in-depth. The “hours” for the courses seem to line up though…
  9. AlphaPrep: (Various) NOT updated to CCNP ENCOR/ENARSI
    I mention AlphaPrep because they have some decent courses, however they have not updated their CCNP to the new ENCOR/ENARSI exams yet. I am only listing it here for when they do.
  10. PearsonIT Certification: ($400US/Course) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENARSI
    Pearson offers what I have heard is some good video courses for CCNP Enterprise. They are fairly expensive though.
  11. ITPro: ($30-50US/Month) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENARSI
    I have not used these guys, but I have heard from a few people that said they are pretty good.
  12. Pluralsight: ($30US/Month) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR
    A couple people who used this resource said it is very good. They do not have an ENARSI course available yet.
  13. GNS3 Academy: ($30US/Course) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR & 300-410 ENARSI
    I have heard nothing about the quality of these courses.
  14. Boson: ($80/Course) CCNP 350-401 ENCOR
    A few people have said these are excellent videos.

Free Online Courses:

  1. David Bombal YouTube Course:
    David Bombal is one of the top IT Personalities on the internet and worth watching. He is a very knowledgeable guy.
  2. Rob Riker YouTube Course:
  3. Illimitable Internetworking YouTube Course:
  4. Network Journey YouTube Course:
  5. Network Journey Python/Ansible Course:
  6. Jeremy’s IT Lab (CCNA Level):
    This is CCNA level, however he does an excellent job and some people may find these very useful.

Live Instructor Online Courses: