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It’s no secret that today’s networks span across a vast, decentralized web of services, where anything can—and will—happen to your data. And when your network’s not under your direct control, it’s hard to see issues.

Not knowing what’s going on in and around your network leads to poor performance and reliability, which in turn has consequences for company profitability. That’s a lot of revenue walking out the door. 

Network assurance is the answer

To avoid the consequences of poor network visibility, network assurance gives you complete insight into everything affecting your network, including cloud and service providers. This ensures a seamless, secure, and responsive experience for users across the spectrum of digital services. 

Let a network assurance certification help you climb the career ladder. 

That’s why the Enterprise Network Assurance (ENNA) Specialist Certification—is so critical. It positions you as a network engineering leader, validating your skills in network observability and monitoring. The certification offers everything you need to provide excellent service across the entire tech stack, making you an invaluable asset to any company. 

Network assurance solutions

An important part of learning network assurance is understanding how to use Cisco ThousandEyes. Though the name sounds like a classic James Bond character, it’s actually a widelyused network assurance platform in both Cisco and non-Cisco networks. Cisco ThousandEyes provides end-to-end visibility, collecting data from various points to help networking professionals troubleshoot effectively. 

The ENNA Specialist certification will also showcase your ability to use: 

  • Meraki Health 
  • Meraki Insights  
  • Cisco Catalyst Center Assurance 
  • Cisco AppDynamics 
  • Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN Analytics 

Using these solutions, you’ll be able to set up and manage a secure and functional network. You’ll also be able to understand how to proactively plan for challenges like cybersecurity attacks and occasional bandwidth saturation issues. 

Network assurance prep made easier 

Becoming certified for this complex subject requires a strategic study plan, one that includes effective study tips, a thorough understanding of the exam topics, and hands-on practice with network assurance solutions.  

That’s why we’ve put together the free Network Assurance Prep Program to jumpstart your ENNA certification exam prep and help ensure that youre exam-ready. The program offers network engineers and current ThousandEyes customers exclusive access to: 

  • Resources to craft a personalized self-study plan, tailored to your time and learning preferences 
  • Five interactive webinars 
  • Enterprise Network Assurance (ENNA) exam topic review sessions 
  • Access to Cisco Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to better understand the Network Assurance certification requirements  

Aspire. Prepare. Excel now

It’s important to reiterate that this educational journey is not just about passing an exam. It’s about transforming how you interact with networks, ensuring you’re equipped to handle the challenges of modern network environments.  

Mark your calendar with these Network Assurance Prep webinar dates. 

Kick-off webinar

Date: May 29, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time 

Exam topics review webinars: 

  • Platforms and Architecture Review: June 12, 2024, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time 
  • Data Collection Implementation Review: June 18, 2024, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time 
  • Data Analysis Review: June 26, 2024, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time 
  • Insights and Alerts Review: July 10, 2024, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time

Why wait?

Network assurance is more than a technical skill, it’s a full-on enabler of digital transformation. And the certificate is an official validation of your networking expertise. 

Sign up today.

Enroll now in the free Network Assurance Prep Program and take the first step towards becoming a network assurance specialist. If you can’t attend in person, sign up and we’ll send you the recordings. All content will be available on-demand after the webinars are completed.  

What goes into learning network assurance, anyway? 

Because network assurance covers so much ground and complexity, we recommend you sign up for the Cisco U. Designing and Implementing Enterprise Network Assurance Learning Path to learn the subject from top to bottom. For a limited time, you can start Track 1 of this path for free. Simply sign up for a free Cisco U. account. 

This Learning Path gives you access to all the courses, labs, and assessments you need to understand network assurance well enough not only to pass the exam but perform network assurance tasks in the real world. Think of the Learning Path as law school and the ENNA exam as the bar exam. Anything from the Learning Path could be on the exam—or any theoretical network assurance problem could be posed—so make sure you know it all. 

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Brandon Cross

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