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More Information About the ENS Acceleration Course and ENS Exam Preparation
Extreme Networks Specialist (ENS)
The Extreme Networks Specialist (ENS) certification represents a solid foundation of networking skills for individuals responsible for advanced configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting of Extreme Networks products.
ENS certified skills include:
Configure Extreme Networks redundancy features.
Configure Extreme Networks advanced multicast routing features.
Configure Extreme Networks switches in complex routing environments.
Configure Extreme Networks switches security features.
Configure Extreme Networks switches traffic engineering features.
Troubleshoot Extreme Networks switches for layer 2 and layer 3 networking problems
The pre-requisite for the ENS exam is completion of the ENA certification. It is also highly recommended that the candidate have hands-on exposure and practice with Extreme equipment.
The ENS exam is a 4-hour hands-on exam guided by a Certified Extreme Networks Instructor. While the exam is fair, it is challenging and does require study and preparation.
The exam is composed of four parts. One part consists of multiple choice questions. The other three parts consist of hands-on practical exams based on three of the four training classes in the ENS curriculum (EIAO, EIMR, EIRN and EIAS). Each part of the exam consists of 300 points. Candidates must achieve a score of 75% to pass the exam and achieve ENS certification.
Suggested Preparation for the Successful ENS Candidate
1. Review your EXOC-200/5 course material prior to attending the ENS level courses. Knowledge of basic Extreme configuration commands and theory are assumed for the ENS exam and there is no time allotted in the ENS level courses to review this pre-requisite material.
2. Perform practice labs with Extreme equipment. Hands-on practice with Extreme Networks equipment is highly suggested.
3. Attend the Extreme ENS level courses (or the ENSA Acceleration) and study the four (4) ENS course manuals (EIAO, EIMR, EIRN and EIAS). The courses are designed for individuals who already have a solid foundation of networking skills and who are responsible for configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting of Extreme Networks products. ENS exam questions are taken directly from the ENS course manuals. Candidates will need a significant amount of independent study above and beyond class attendance to fully prepare for the ENS exam. It is recommended that even the most advanced engineers study these manuals.
4. After attending the ENS level courses, get more hands-on exposure to the equipment and practice labs prior to taking the ENS practical exam. Again, remember the ENS Acceleration course is a fast track course. The course covers all of the advanced concepts tested in the ENS exam however any student attending this compressed accelerated course should practice with their own equipment back on-site or with Service Pointe’s Remote Lab before attempting the ENS test. ENS candidates should be familiar with all of the labs that are in these four courses and be confident enough to be able to configure and troubleshoot them.
Whether you opt for the full length ENS courses (8 days) or the ENSA Accelerated course (5 days), it is recommended that you give yourself time to study the material and review the labs before attempting the ENS exam.