JND-WAN Juniper Networks Design – WAN (JND-WAN)

This five-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for Wide Area Networks (WAN) design including WAN interconnects, security considerations, virtualization, and management/operations. This course covers both service provider and enterprise WAN design.

Intended Audience

This course is targeted specifically for those who have a solid understanding of operation and configuration and are looking to enhance their skill sets by learning the principles of WAN design.


The following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Knowledge of routing and switching architectures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of Juniper Networks products and solutions.
  • Understanding of infrastructure security principles.
  • Completion of the Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF) course.


After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe high level concepts about the different WAN architectures.
  • Describe key high level considerations about securing and monitoring a WAN deployment.
  • Outline key high level concepts when implementing different WAN approaches.
  • Explain various methods of WAN connectivity.
  • Describe basic MPLS concepts as they are related to WANs.
  • Identify basic Ethernet concepts as they are related to WANs.
  • Describe key concepts of network availability.
  • Explain high availability features and protocols.
  • Describe the key aspects of class of service.
  • Describe how core WAN technologies are used to solve specific problems facing network designers.
  • Describe how routing can affect core WAN design.
  • Describe how MPLS can affect core WAN design.
  • Describe various solutions regarding core WANs.
  • Describe how edge WAN technologies are used to solve specific problems facing network designers.
  • Describe various solutions regarding edge WANs.
  • Describe how enterprise WAN technologies are used to solve specific problems facing network designers.
  • Describe various solutions regarding campus and branch WANs.
  • Describe how datacenters are interconnected through WANs.
  • Describe basic security concepts regarding interconnected datacenters.
  • Describe various solutions regarding datacenter interconnection.
  • Describe security concepts regarding WANs.
  • Explain the differences between LAN security concepts and WAN security concepts.
  • Describe VPN-related concepts regarding WANs.
  • Describe methods to manage WANs.
  • Describe key products related to WAN management.
  • Describe how virtualization and SDN can be leveraged in the WAN.
  • Describe SDN-related products.
  • Describe some of the Juniper products as they are related to WANs.

Course Contents

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Overview of WAN Design

  • WAN Design Overview
  • WAN Domains
  • WAN Security and Operation
  • WAN Management Overview
  • Software Defined WAN Overview
  • Platform and Junos Selections

Chapter 3: WAN Connectivity

  • Public (Untrusted Internet)/Private/Managed
  • Service Provider
  • Enterprise
  • Lab: WAN Connectivity Design

Chapter 4: Network Availability and Traffic Prioritization 

  • Network Availability
  • Class of Service
  • Lab: Network Availability and CoS Design

Chapter 5: Service Provider Core WAN

  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • Core Routing
  • MPLS Design
  • Class of Service Considerations
  • Lab: WAN Core Design

Chapter 6: Service Provider Edge WAN

  • Provider Edge
  • Access and Aggregation Edge
  • Services
  • Class of Service Considerations
  • Multicast
  • Lab: WAN Edge Design

Chapter 7: Enterprise WAN

  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • Private WAN
  • Class of Service Considerations
  • Large Enterprise Designs
  • Lab: Enterprise WAN Design

Chapter 8: Datacenter WAN

  • WAN Overview
  • EVPN
  • Lab: Data Center WAN Design

Chapter 9: WAN Security

  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • Security Similarities and Differences Between a LAN and WAN
  • WAN SP Core Security
  • WAN SP Edge Security
  • Enterprise WAN Security
  • Lab: Security Design

Chapter 10: WAN Management

  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • OOB Management Design
  • Junos Space
  • Lab: Management Design

Chapter 11: WAN Virtualization and SDN

  • SDN Overview
  • NorthStar
  • Contrail
  • Lab: SDN Design

Chapter 12: WAN Device Portfolio

  • MX Series
  • SRX Series
  • T Series
  • PTX Series
  • QFX Series
  • ACX Series
  • vMX and vSRX
  • Lab: Device Design


JND-WAN+ exam: Juniper Networks WAN Design Specialist (JNCDS-WAN)


5 days