Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF)

This three-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for overall network design and will serve as the prerequisite course for other design subject areas ? data center, security, and WAN.

Target audience: This course is targeted for Juniper Networks system engineers, partner sales engineers (including Champions), and services partners. However, the course is also applicable to a general audience of Juniper customers with a desire to learn more about 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: 
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Provide an overview of network design needs and common business requirements.
  • Describe key product groups related to campus, WAN, data center, and security including both Juniper Networks product groups and some key competing solutions.
  • Analyze and interpret common RFP requirements.
  • Scope a network design by gathering data and working with key stakeholders.
  • Organize the data that has been collected from the customer.
  • Define boundaries so they can properly structure the design scope.
  • Provide an overview of network security and common vulnerabilities.
  • List high-level design considerations and best practices for securing the network.
  • Formulate Campus design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for design in the campus network.
  • Formulate WAN design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for WAN design in the network.
  • Formulate data center design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for design in the data center.
  • Define business continuity and its importance in a network.
  • Describe high availability design considerations and best practices.
  • Provide an overview of high availability solutions.
  • 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.
  • Describe 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.


Course contents: 
   
Chapter 1: Course Introduction
Chapter 2: Network Design Fundamentals
  •  A Need for Design
  • Knowledge is King
  • A Proposed Design Methodology
  • A Reference Network

Chapter 3: Understanding Customer Requirements
  • RFP Requirements
  • Scoping the Design Project
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Understanding Customer Requirements Lab

Chapter 4: Organizing the Data   
  • Analyze the Data
  • Understanding Boundaries

Chapter 5: Securing the Network
  • Why Secure the Network?
  • Where to Secure the Network
  • Security Design Considerations

Chapter 6: Building the Design: Campus
  • Following Design Best Practices
  • Campus Design
  • Building the Design: Campus Lab

Chapter 7: Building the Design: Wide Area Networks
  • Following Design Best Practices
  • WAN Design and Applications
  • Building the Design: WAN Lab

Chapter 8: Building the Design: Data Center
  • Following Data Center Design Best Practices
  • Data Center Design
  • Building the Design: Data Center Lab

Chapter 9: Business Continuity and Network Enhancements
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • High Availability Design Considerations and Best Practices
  • Offerings and Solutions
  • CoS and Traffic Engineering Considerations
  • Environmental Design
Chapter 10: Network Management and Automation
  • Designing for Network Management
  • Designing for Network Automation
  • Enhancing the Design Lab
Chapter 11: Putting it to Practice
  • Foundational Elements Review
  • Executive Summary
  • Capstone Lab: Putting it into Practice

Appendix A:   Network Migration Strategies
Appendix B:   Job Aids

Certification:    JNDF+ exam: Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate (JNCDA)
 
Duration:         3 days