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Get ThousandEyes Certified: Introducing the New Enterprise Network Assurance Certification

By Jillian Murphy
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Already a ThousandEyes expert, or want to sharpen your skills? Now you can get ThousandEyes Certified by taking the brand new Enterprise Network Assurance Specialist certification—part of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise certification.


Now’s your chance to get officially certified in ThousandEyes! We're excited to announce the availability of Cisco's new Enterprise Network Assurance (ENNA) credential, part of the CCNP Enterprise Professional-level program designed to meet the industry’s demand for skills in digital experience monitoring and assurance.

Why Get Certified in Assurance?

In today’s complex network environments, IT teams must troubleshoot areas outside their control and visibility, such as interconnected networks, clouds, ISPs, applications, and services to assure digital experiences. The Enterprise Network Assurance certification provides you with the tools and knowledge to effectively manage and assure your network's performance across both owned and unowned environments. 

ThousandEyes monitors external dependencies and offers actionable insights to troubleshoot network issues swiftly and effectively. Whether it’s pinpointing a server issue or resolving network outages, ThousandEyes provides detailed insights that help you understand and rectify problems.

What Does the ENNA Exam Cover?

The ThousandEyes Digital Experience Assurance (DXA) platform is integral to the ENNA v1.0 exam, demonstrating how assurance enhances network visibility and proactive monitoring. Concepts covered in the 300-445 ENNA v1.0 exam include: 

  • Platforms and Architecture: Learn the foundations of network setup and integration

  • Data Collection Implementation: Gain skills in setting up and optimizing data collection tools

  • Data Analysis: Develop the ability to analyze network data to pinpoint and resolve issues

  • Insights and Alerts: Master the creation of alert systems to maintain network health

Who Should Pursue It?

Are you already using ThousandEyes? Then the short answer is you! This certification is also suited for network engineers, cloud monitoring specialists, and IT staff working in network and security operations centers. If your role includes ensuring network stability and performance, or if you're responsible for the end-user experience, the Enterprise Networking Assurance certification will provide the knowledge and skills you need. This certification aligns with the following main groups of professionals:

  • Those performing the job: Monitoring Solutions Engineer, Network Operations Engineer, Helpdesk Administrator/Support Engineer, NOC Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer

  • Those benefiting from insights: Application Owners, Network Engineers, and Platform Engineers

  • Those implementing and designing solutions: Implementation Engineers, Cloud Architects, Network Architects, Technical Account Managers, Adoption Engineers 

Earning this credential not only validates your experience but also prepares you for advanced roles in network management. It's a mark of your commitment to professional growth and excellence in network assurance.

Preparing for the Certification

Mastery of ThousandEyes tools and their applications is crucial for success in the exam and in your career. If you do not already have an account, you can sign up for a free trial here.

Cisco U. has also created a learning path to help you prepare. This training will delve into the certification topics, providing hands-on experiences and real-world applications to ensure you're test-ready.


Learn More at Cisco Live

If you’re attending Cisco Live Las Vegas next week, you can attend a breakout session to learn from the exam designers how to prepare for the exam.

The New Assurance for Enterprise Networks Certification: Strategies for Success - BRKCRT-2020

Abdiel Hernandez Fentanes, Technical Leader, Cisco
Mario Monterrubio Moncada, Technical Account Manager, Cisco

CCNP Hands-on Implementing Enterprise Network Assurance - LTRCRT-1101

Jay Jordan, Technical Education Content Developer, Cisco
Brandon Cross, Technical Education Content Developer, Cisco

There will also be an opportunity to sit and take the exam. More information on how to register can be found under the ‘Learn’ tab when you log on to your Cisco Live registration portal. 


Take your assurance skills to the next level. If you're ready, register for the exam today and begin your journey to expert-level network assurance. The first 500 participants to complete the exam will receive an exclusive ThousandEyes t-shirt for free! We're here to support you on your journey to becoming a certified ThousandEyes specialist!


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