Introduction to Juniper Data Center Networking (IJDC) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction
Chapter 2: Traditional Data Center Architectures

  • Explain traditional multitier architecture, its benefits, and challenges
  • Describe a traditional data center-based scenario

Chapter 3: Juniper’s Modern Data Center Architectures

  • Describe an IP fabric environment
  • Explain routing in an IP fabric environment
  • Explain using Juniper Apstra as a turnkey solution

Chapter 4: Ethernet Switching Overview

  • Explain the basics of Ethernet switching
  • Provide an overview of enterprise switching platforms

Chapter 5: Configuring Ethernet Switching

  • Manage and interpret the Ethernet switching table
  • Lab 1: Implementing Ethernet Switching

Chapter 6: Virtual Networks Overview

  • Describe access and trunk port modes
  • Describe alternate VLAN and data VLAN concepts
  • Explain native VLAN routing operations

Chapter 7: Configuring Virtual Networks

  • Configure and monitor VLANs
  • Configure and monitor inter-VLAN routing
  • Lab 2: Implementing Virtual Networks

Day 2

Chapter 8: Port Security

  • Identify MAC limiting
  • Review the basics of persistent MAC learning
  • Implement MACsec (QFX-centric)
  • Review storm control operational parameters
  • Lab 3: Implement Port Security

Chapter 9: Link Aggregation

  • Describe and implement link aggregation
  • Identify link aggregation groups
  • Review graceful Routing Engine switchover
  • Explain nonstop active routing
  • Review nonstop bridging
  • Lab 4: Configuring and Monitoring Link Aggregation

Chapter 10: Protocol-Independent Routing

  • Describe and configure static routes
  • Explain and configure aggregate routes
  • Explain and configure generated routes

Chapter 11: Routing Instances

  • Describe routing instances
  • Configure and share routes between routing instances
  • Lab 5: Configuring Protocol-Independent Routing and Routing Instances

Chapter 12: Load Balancing

  • Describe load-balancing concepts and operations
  • Implement and monitor Layer 3 load balancing

Day 3

Chapter 13: Filter-Based Forwarding

  • Explain the benefits of filter-based forwarding
  • Configure and monitor filter-based forwarding
  • Lab 6: Load Balancing and FBF

Chapter 14: Fundamentals of OSPF

  • Provide an overview of OSPF
  • Explain OSPF scalability
  • Describe adjacency formation and designated router election
  • Configure and monitor OSPF
  • Perform OSPF troubleshooting
  • Lab 7: Configuring OSPF (Optional)

Chapter 15: Fundamentals of BGP

  • Describe the basics of BGP
  • Explain BGP attributes

Chapter 16: Deploying BGP.

  • Compare IBGP versus EBGP
  • Configure and monitor BGP
  • Lab 8: Deploying BGP

Chapter 17: Graceful Restart and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

  • Configure graceful restart
  • Configure bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD)
  • Lab 9: Configuring Graceful Restart and BFD