Junos Service Provider Switching (JSPX)

This two-day course provides students with intermediate switching knowledge and configuration examples. The course includes an overview of switching concepts such as LANs, Layer 2 address learning, bridging, virtual LANs (VLANs), provider bridging, VLAN translation, spanning-tree protocols, and Ethernet Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM). This course also covers Junos operating system-specific implementations of integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interfaces, routing instances, virtual switches, load balancing, and port mirroring. Furthermore, this course covers the basics of Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP), link aggregation groups (LAGs), and multichassis LAG (MC-LAG). Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the Junos OS and device operations.

Target audience:
Network engineers, support personnel, reseller support and others responsible for
configuring and monitoring Juniper Service Provider switches.

This course assumes that students have basic networking knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model
  • Terms including TCP/IP, bridging, switching, and routing.
  • Completion of the "Introduction to the Junos OS" (IJOS) and the "Junos Routing Essentials" (JRE) courses or equivalent knowledge and experience

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

  • Describe carrier Ethernet.
  • Describe the different Ethernet standards organizations.
  • Describe the Layer 2 services that are available on the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers.
  • Describe the function of an Ethernet LAN.
  • Describe learning and forwarding in a bridging environment.
  • Describe Ethernet frame filtering.
  • Implement VLAN tagging.
  • Describe and implement MVRP.
  • Implement IRB.
  • Implement a Layer 2 firewall filter.
  • Describe the usage of a routing instance.
  • Describe the function of a virtual router.
  • Describe the function of a virtual switch.
  • Describe the usage of logical systems.
  • Implement a virtual switch.
  • Describe interconnecting routing instances.
  • Describe the different Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) VLAN stacking models.
  • Describe the components of provider bridging.
  • Configure and monitor provider bridging.
  • Explain the purpose of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
  • Describe the basic operation of the STP, the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), the Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and the VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (VSTP).
  • Configure and monitor the STP, the RSTP, the MSTP, and the VSTP.
  • Explain the purpose of bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), loop, and root protection.
  • Explain typical OAM features.
  • Describe the basic operation of link fault management (LFM).
  • Describe the basic operation of connectivity fault management (CFM).
  • Configure and monitor Ethernet OAM.
  • Describe the basic operation of Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP).
  • Configure and monitor ERP.
  • Describe the basic operation of LAGs and MC-LAGs.
  • Configure and monitor a LAG.
  • Describe a basic troubleshooting method.
  • List common issues that disrupt network operations.
  • Identify tools used in network troubleshooting.
  • Use available tools to resolve network issues

Course contents: 

  • Chapter 1: Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Ethernet Switching and Virtual LANs
  • Ethernet Switching and VLANs Lab
  • Chapter 3: Virtual Switches
  • Virtual Switches Lab
  • Chapter 4: Provider Bridging
  • Provider Bridging Lab
  • Chapter 5: Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • MSTP Lab
  • Chapter 6: Ethernet OAM
  • Ethernet OAM Lab
  • Chapter 7: High Availability and Network Optimization  
  • High Availability and Network Optimization Lab
  • Chapter 8: Troubleshooting and Monitoring  
  • Troubleshooting and Monitoring Lab
  • Appendix A: Carrier Ethernet  
  • Appendix B: Deprecated Syntaxes  


JIR + JSPX + JMF + exam : JNCIS-SP (Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist Service Provider)

2 days