Juniper Course

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This three-day course provides introductory instruction on data center switching using Juniper products. 

Although this course does not cover Ethernet VPN–Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN/VXLAN) architecture, it covers the baseline knowledge necessary to understand a data center that is built upon an IP fabric with an EVPN/VXLAN overlay. 

This course covers OSPF, BGP, routing policy, link aggregation, Ethernet switching, VLANs, load balancing, filter-based forwarding (FPF), layer 2 security features, routing instances, graceful restart, and BFD.

Introduction to Juniper Data Center Networking (IJDC) is an introductory-level course.


This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and managing network equipment in data centers.

Skills Gained

• Identify and describe how to configure a typical data center layout, including spine and leaf placements. 

• Describe an IP fabric architecture. 

• Explain and configure basic Ethernet switching. 

• Explain and configure virtual networks (VLANs). 

• Describe layer 2 security. 

• Implement link aggregation. 

• Describe and implement protocol independent routing and routing instances with Junos OS. 

• Configure load balancing within Junos OS. 

• Implement filter-based forwarding (FBF) using Junos OS. 

• Describe and deploy OSPF. 

• Describe and deploy BGP. 

• Implement graceful restart and BFD using Junos OS.


The following are the prerequisites for this course: 

• Knowledge of basic TCP/IP networking; 

• Understanding basic layer 2; 

• Familiarity with Data Center technologies; and 

• Junos OS configuration experience—the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course or equivalent


What is Juniper? Suppliers of high performance, secure and reliable IP networks and products, Juniper Networks provides small, medium and large enterprises with a complete array of networking solutions, from devices to data centres and from consumers to cloud providers.

Running from a single operating (OS) system - JUNOS, Juniper's main products include the Juniper M-Series, Juniper T- Series, Juniper E-Series, Juniper J-Series, Juniper NetScreen, Ethernet Routers, Ethernet switches and firewall security which includes the award winning IDP Series Intrusion Detection and Prevention Appliances.

Juniper currently have 4 main certification tracks: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE), Juniper Neworks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS) and Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA) and some non-Junos certifications; E Series, Firewall/VPN, SSL, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), WX Series, Unified Access Control (UAC).

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