Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF)

This three-day course is designed to cover introductory best practices, theory, and design principles for overall network design.
 
AUDIENCE
This course is targeted specifically those who have a solid understanding of operation and configuration and are looking to enhance their skill sets by learning introductory principles of network design.
 
PREREQUISITES
  • Knowledge of routing and switching architectures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of Juniper Networks products and solutions.
  • Understanding of infrastructure security principles.
  • Basic knowledge of hypervisors and load balancers. 
     
OBJECTIVES
  • Provide an overview of network design needs and common business requirements.
  • Identify key product groups related to campus, WAN, data center, and security architectures.
  • Describe and interpret common RFP requirements.
  • Scope a network design by gathering data and working with key stakeholders.
  • List ways of processing customer data and design requests.
  • Identify boundaries and scope for the design proposal.
  • List some considerations when creating a design proposal.
  • Provide an overview of network security design principles and common vulnerabilities.
  • List high-level design considerations and best practices for securing the network.
  • List the components of the campus network design.
  • State best practices and design considerations for the campus.
  • Describe architectural design options for the campus.
  • List the components of the WAN.
  • Describe best practices and design considerations for the WAN.
  • Describe design options for the WAN.
  • List the components of the data center design.
  • Describe best practices and design considerations for the data center.
  • Describe architectural design options for the data center.
  • Define business continuity and its importance in a network design.
  • Describe high availability design considerations and best practices.
  • Provide an overview of high availability offerings and solutions.
  • Describe Class of Service design considerations.
  • Provide an overview of environmental considerations in network design.
  • List design considerations and best practices for managing the network.
  • Provide an overview of Juniper Networks and third party options for network management.
  • List design considerations and best practices for network automation.
  • Provide an overview of automation tools.
  • Explain the foundational topics that have been taught throughout the course.
  • Create a network design proposal that satisfies customer requirements and business needs.
  • Provide an overview of the steps involved in migrating a network.
  • Describe best practices used in network migration.
  • List the various campus network topographies.
  • Describe sample design options for the campus. 
     
ASSOCIATED CERTIFICATION
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COURSE MODULES
 
1 Course Introduction
 
2 Network Design Fundamentals
  • A Need for Design
  • Knowledge is King
  • A Proposed Design Methodology
  • A Reference Network  
     
3 Understanding Customer Requirements
  • RFP Requirements
  • Scoping the Design Project
  • Analyzing the Data
  • LAB: Understanding Customer Requirements 
     
4 Organizing the Data
  • Processing the Data and Requests
  • Understanding Boundaries and Scope
  • Design Proposal Considerations 
     
5 Securing the Network
  • Why Secure the Network?
  • Security Design Considerations 
     
6 Creating the Design—Campus
  • The Campus Network: An Overview
  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • Architectural Design Options
  • LAB: Creating the Design—Campus 
     
7 Creating the Design—Wide Area Networks
  • The WAN: An Overview
  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • WAN Design Examples
  • Lab: Creating the Design—WAN 
     
8 Creating the Design—Data Center
  • The Data Center: An Overview
  • Best Practices and Considerations
  • Data Center Design Examples Lab: Creating the Design—Data Center 
     
9 Business Continuity and Network Enhancement
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • High Availability Design Considerations and Best Practices
  • Offerings and Solutions
  • CoS and Traffic Engineering Considerations
  • Environmental Design 
     
10 Network Management
  • Designing for Network Management 
     
11 Automation
  • Designing for Network Automation
  • Lab: High Availability 
     
12 Putting Network Design into Practice
  • Network Design Recap
  • Responding to the RFP
  • Final Lab Introduction
  • Lab: Putting Network Design into Practice