This self-paced course provides instruction on data center switching using Juniper products. This course lays the foundational knowledge to understand a data center built upon an IP fabric, but does not include Ethernet VPN–Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN) architecture. This course covers Ethernet switching, VLANs, Layer 2 security features, routing policies, link aggregation, load balancing, filter-based forwarding (FBF), routing instances, BGP, graceful restart, and bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD). This course is based on Junos OS 21.3R1.9.

Purchase Includes: 6 Months of Access
Certification Track: Data Center
Difficulty Level: Foundational
Last Updated: Monday, March 20, 2023
Subscription Details
  • 6 months of access to the online course materials from date of registration.
  • Virtual Labs are not included.
  • On-Demand courses do not include an eBook.
  • Opportunity to earn a discounted certification exam voucher.
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Course Modules
Module 01: Course Introduction

This module provides an overview of the course objectives, prerequisites, and an outline of how the course operates.

Module 02: Traditional Data Center Architectures

This module explains the basics of a traditional multitier architecture, its benefits, and challenges. It also describes the basic setup of a traditional data center-based scenario.

Module 03: Juniper’s Modern Data Center Architectures

This module describes an IP fabric environment, which is what Juniper currently offers. It also explains how to route in an IP fabric environment and how to use Juniper Apstra as a turnkey solution..

Module 04: Ethernet Switching Overview

This module covers the basics of Ethernet switching. It also summarizes Juniper’s enterprise switching platforms.

Module 05: Configuring Ethernet Switching

This module explains how to manage and interpret the Juniper Ethernet switching table. There is a lab included with this module where you can run to learn how to implement Ethernet switching. LAB : Implementing Ethernet Switching

Module 06: Virtual Networks Overview

This module describes the different between access and trunk port modes and when each is used. It also introduces alternate VLAN and data VLAN concepts and then covers native VLAN routing operations.

Module 07: Configuring Virtual Networks

This module explains how to configure and monitor VLANs, as well as how to configure and monitor inter-VLAN routing. Included with this module is a lab that covers the basics of implementing virtual networks.

Module 08: Port Security

This module explains how to implement MAC limiting and reviews the basics of persistent MAC learning. Students learn how to implement MACsec, which is QFX-centric. The module also reviews Storm Control operational parameters and explains how to implement port security.

1h 6m
Module 09: Link Aggregation

This module goes into detail in describing the steps needed to implement link aggregation and to identify link aggregation groups. The module reviews graceful Routing Engine switchover and explains nonstop active routing. Finally, it covers nonstop bridging. The included lab walks students through the steps to configure and monitor link aggregation.

1h 4m
Module 10: Protocol Independent Routing

This module explains what static routes are, and how to configure said routes. It also explains what both aggregate routes and generated routes are and how to configure both.

Module 11: Routing Instances

This module describes what routing instances are and how to configure and share routes between routing instances. The included lab covers the process of how to configure protocol-independent routing and routing instances.

1h 15m
Module 12: Load Balancing

This module describes load-balancing concepts and operations. It also covers the basics of implementing and monitoring Layer 3 load balancing.

Module 13: Filter-Based Forwarding (FBF)

This module explains the benefits of and how to both configure and monitor filter-based forwarding. The included lab covers the basics of setting up load balancing and filter-based forwarding.

Module 14: Fundamentals of OSPF

This module summarizes what OSPF is and explains OSPF scalability. It also describes adjacency formation and designated router election. Students will learn how to configure and monitor OSPF as well as perform OSPF troubleshooting. An optional lab is included for students to practice configuring OSPF.

1h 52m
Module 15: Fundamentals of BGP

This module covers the basics of BGP and explains the various attributes of BGP.

Module 16: Deploying BGP

This module compares IBGP to EBGP and highlights the function of each. It also explains how to configure and monitor BGP. The included lab walks students through the steps of deploying BGP in a virtual environment.

1h 3m
Module 17: Graceful Restart and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

This module covers the basics of configuring graceful restart and setting up bidirectional forwarding detection. The included lab walks students through the process of manually configuring graceful restart and BFD.

1h 7m
Data Center, Associate (JNCIA-DC) Voucher Assessment Test
You will have three total attempts to pass the voucher assessment test. If you score 70% or higher you will receive a Pearson Vue discount voucher code for the actual written certification exam. The voucher code will be emailed to you upon successful completion. You may also find the voucher code under your Training History. There are no exceptions to the number of attempts. The voucher code is only valid for a maximum of 30 days. You must schedule and complete your exam within the 30-day window. Voucher extensions or replacements will not be provided.
1h 20m
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