Junos Enterprise Switching - On Demand (JEX-OD)

Overview: 
This 11 module course is designed to provide students with intermediate switching knowledge and configuration examples using Junos Enhanced Layer 2 Software. This course includes an overview of switching concepts and operations, virtual LANs (VLANs), the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), port and device security features, and high availability (HA) features. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the Junos OS and in monitoring device operations. This course uses Juniper Networks EX4300 Series Ethernet Switches for the hands-on components, but the lab environment does not preclude the course from being applicable to other Juniper hardware platforms running the Junos OS. Optional lab components are available allowing attendees to perform network management and troubleshooting tasks using Junos Space Network Director 3.0. This course is based on Junos OS Release 17.1R1.8.
 
A subscription to this course provides 30 days of access to the online course materials and 20 hours of lab access to complete the labs during the 30 days. Please note, the 30-day timeframe commences from the time of purchase. You may purchase multiple On-Demand courses at the same time. If doing so, please plan to complete all courses by the end of the 30 days.

Target audience:
This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring EX Series switches.
 
Prerequisites:
Students should have basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) and the Junos Routing Essentials (JRE) courses prior to attending this class.
 
Objectives:
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
  • List the benefits of implementing switched LANs.
  • Describe transparent bridging concepts and operations.
  • Describe terms and design considerations for switched LANs.
  • List enterprise platforms that support Layer 2 switching.
  • Configure interfaces for Layer 2 switching operations.
  • Display and interpret the Ethernet switching table.
  • Explain the concept of a VLAN.
  • Describe access and trunk port modes.
  • Configure and monitor VLANs.
  • Describe voice VLAN and native VLAN concepts.
  • Explain inter-VLAN routing operations.
  • Configure and monitor inter-VLAN routing.
  • Explain when a spanning tree is required.
  • Describe STP and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) operations.
  • List some advantages of using RSTP over STP.
  • Configure and monitor RSTP.
  • Describe the bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), Loop, and Root protection features.
  • Configure and monitor the BPDU, Loop, and Root protection features.
  • List and describe various port security features.
  • Configure and monitor port security features.
  • Describe the storm control feature.
  • Configure and monitor storm control.
  • Describe firewall filter support for EX Series Ethernet Switches.
  • Implement and monitor the effects of a firewall filter.
  • Describe the basic concepts and operational details of a virtual chassis.
  • Implement a virtual chassis with multiple EX4200 switches.
  • List and describe some features that promote high availability.
  • Configure and monitor high availability features.
     
Course contents: 
  • Chapter 1: Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 1: Implementing Layer 2 Switching
  • Chapter 3: Virtual Networks
  • Lab 2: Implementing Virtual Networks
  • Chapter 4: Spanning Tree
  • Lab 3: Implementing Spanning Tree
  • Chapter 5: Port Security
  • Lab 4: Implementing Port Security
  • Chapter 6: Device Security and Firewall Filters
  • Lab 5: Implementing Storm Control and Firewall Filters
  • Chapter 7: Virtual Chassis
  • Lab 6: Implementing Virtual Chassis Systems
  • Chapter 8: High Availability Features
  • Lab 7: Implementing High Availability Features
  • Appendix A: Ethernet Ring Protection Switching
  • Appendix B: Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
     
Certification:
JEX + JIR + exam = JNCIS-ENT (Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist Enterprise)