JNCIA Practicum and Exam Preparation

Price: $1,595.00

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Course Overview

Note: This is a DWWTC custom course and not part of the official Juniper Networks curriculum. JTCs will not be accepted for these classes. This intense, two-day program is designed to prepare attendees who have previously taken the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course for taking the certification exam while simultaneously gaining insight into real-world applications for the knowledge gained through their coursework. The course starts off with a day of applying JNCIA-level knowledge and principles to scenarios based on real-world operations with Juniper Networks systems. The second day is a review of JNCIA competencies aligned with the current JNCIA-JUNOS certification exam. Key topics include user interface options with a heavy focus on the command-line interface (CLI), configuration tasks typically associated with the initial setup of devices, interface configuration basics with configuration examples, secondary system configuration, and the basics of operational monitoring and maintenance of Junos devices. The course then delves into foundational routing knowledge and configuration examples including general routing concepts, routing policy, and firewall filters. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the Junos OS and monitoring basic device operations. An exam voucher is included with this course.

Course Objectives

The objectives for this course follow the requirements for the current JNCIA-JUNOS. At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
  • Identify the concepts and functionality of various fundamental elements of networking
  • Identify the concepts, benefits and functionality of the core elements of the Junos OS
  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of the Junos user interfaces
  • Identify the main elements for configuring Junos devices
  • Describe how to configure basic components of a Junos device
  • Identify methods of monitoring and maintaining Junos devices
  • Describe monitoring and maintenance procedures for a Junos device
  • Identify basic routing concepts and functionality for Junos devices
  • Describe how to configure and monitor basic routing elements for a Junos device
  • Identify the concepts and functionality of routing policy and firewall filters on Junos devices
  • Describe how to configure and monitor routing policies and firewall filters on a Junos device
  • Apply knowledge of Junos operating system configuration, operations, and functionality to real-world scenarios

Target Audience

This program is designed for students who have attended successfully the IJOS and JRE courses (prior to April 1, 2017) or the IJOS course (since April 3, 2017) and are working toward JNCIA-JUNOS certification.

Course Outline

DAY ONE Session 1: Practice Labs
  • Guided practice labs to reintroduce the lab environment
Session 2: Real-World Scenario Labs
  • Labs that emulate real-world application of JNCIA-level knowledge, configurations, operations, and functionality. These labs will challenge students to complete scenario-based problems to accomplish specific network goals.
DAY TWO Session 1: Networking Fundamentals
  • Collision domains and broadcast domains
  • Function of routers and switches
  • Optical network fundamentals – SONET/SDH, OTN
  • Ethernet networks
  • Layer 2 addressing, including address resolution
  • IPv4 and IPv6 fundamentals
  • Layer 3 / IP addressing, including subnet masks
  • Subnetting and supernetting
  • Decimal to binary conversion
  • Longest match routing
  • Connection-oriented vs. connectionless protocols
Session 2: Junos OS Fundamentals
  • Junos device portfolio – product families, general functionality
  • Software architecture
  • Control and forwarding planes
  • Routing Engine and Packet Forwarding Engine
  • Protocol daemons
  • Transit traffic processing
  • Exception traffic
Session 3: User Interfaces
  • CLI functionality
  • CLI modes
  • CLI navigation
  • CLI Help
  • Filtering output
  • Active vs. candidate configuration
  • Reverting to previous configurations
  • Modifying, managing, and saving configuration files
  • Viewing, comparing, and loading configuration files
  • J-Web – core/common functionality
Session 4: Junos Configuration Basics
  • Factory-default state
  • Initial configuration
  • User accounts
  • Login classes
  • User authentication methods
  • Interface types and properties
  • Configuration groups
  • Additional initial configuration elements – NTP, SNMP, syslog, etc.
  • Configuration archival
  • Logging and tracing
  • Rescue configuration
Session 5: Operational Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Show commands
  • Monitor commands
  • Interface statistics and errors
  • Network tools – ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, etc.
  • Real-time performance monitoring (RPM)
  • Junos OS installation
  • Software upgrades
  • Powering on and shutting down Junos devices
  • Root password recovery
Session 6: Routing Fundamentals
  • Packet forwarding concepts
  • Routing tables
  • Routing vs. forwarding tables
  • Route preference
  • Routing instances
  • Static routing
  • Advantages of / use cases for dynamic routing protocols
Session 7: Routing Policy and Firewall Filters
  • Default routing policies
  • Import and export policies
  • Routing policy flow
  • Effect of policies on routes and routing tables
  • Policy structure and terms
  • Policy match criteria, match types, and actions
  • Firewall filter concepts
  • Firewall filter concepts
  • Filter match criteria and actions
  • Effect of filters on packets
  • Unicast reverse-path-forwarding (RPF)
Session 8: JNCIA-JUNOS Certification Exam
  • The exam voucher is included in the price of the course
  • DWWTC is a certified PearsonVUE Testing Center
The successful student will have attended the IJOS and JRE courses (prior to April 1, 2017) or the IJOS course (starting April 3, 2017). Experience working in a Juniper Networks environment is a plus, but is not required. NOTE: Students need to be prepared to devote their full attention to this two-day, intensive program in order to optimize their opportunity for success on the JNCIA-JUNOS Certification Exam.
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