Service Provider Routing and Switching, Specialist (JNCIS-SP Exam JNO-361)

Course Description

Designed for experienced networking professionals with beginner to intermediate knowledge of routing and switching implementations in Junos, this written exam verifies the candidate’s basic understanding of routing and switching technologies and related platform configuration and troubleshooting skills.

Service Provider Routing and Switching, Specialist

Prerequisite certification

  • • JNCIA-Junos

Exam Topics:

Protocol- Independent Routing

Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of various protocol-independent routing components

  • • Static, aggregate, and generated routes
  • Martian addresses
  • Routing instances, including RIB groups
  • Load balancing
  • Filter-based forwarding

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor various protocol-independent routing components

  • • Static, aggregate, and generated routes
  • Load balancing
  • Filter-based forwarding

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

Identify the concepts, operation, or functionality of OSPF

  • Link-state database
  • OSPF packet types
  • Router ID
  • Adjacencies and neighbors
  • Designated router (DR) and backup designated router (BDR)
  • OSPF area and router types
  • LSA packet types

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot IS-IS

  • Areas, interfaces and neighbors
  • Additional basic options
  • Routing policy application
  • Troubleshooting tools

Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of IS-IS
  • Link-state database
  • IS-IS PDUs
  • TLVs
  • Adjacencies and neighbors
  • Levels and areas
  • Designated intermediate system (DIS)
  • Metrics

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot IS-IS

  • Levels, interfaces, and adjacencies
  • Additional basic options
  • Routing policy application
  • Troubleshooting tools

Border Gateway Protocol ( BGP)

Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of BGP

  • BGP basic operation
  • BGP message types
  • Attributes
  • Route/path selection process
  • IBGP and EBGP functionality and interaction

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot BGP

  • Groups and peers
  • Additional basic options
  • Routing policy application

Layer2 Bridging and VLANs

Identify the concepts, operation, or functionality of Layer 2 bridging for the Junos OS

  • Service Provider switching platforms
  • Bridging elements and terminology
  • Frame processing
  • Virtual Switches
  • Provider bridging (e.g., Q-in-Q tunneling)

Identify the concepts, benefits, and functionality of VLANs

  • Port modes
  • Tagging
  • MVRP
  • IRB

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot Layer 2 bridging and VLANs

  • Interfaces and ports
  • VLANs
  • MVRP
  • IRB
  • Provider bridging

Spanning- Tree Protocols

Identify the concepts, benefits, operation, or functionality of Spanning Tree Protocol and its variants

  • STP, RSTP, MSTP and VSTP concepts
  • Port roles and states
  • BPDUs
  • Convergence and reconvergence
  • Spanning-tree security

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor or troubleshoot STP and its variants

  • Spanning-tree protocols: STP, RSTP, MSTP, VSTP
  • BPDU, loop, and root protection

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Identify the concepts, operation, or functionality of MPLS

  • MPLS terminology
  • MPLS packet header
  • End-to-end packet flow and forwarding
  • Labels and the label information base (LIB)
  • MPLS and routing tables
  • RSVP
  • LDP

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot MPLS

  • MPLS forwarding
  • RSVP-signaled and LDP-signaled LSPs

IPV6

Identify the concepts, operation, or functionality of IPv6

  • IPv4 vs. IPv6
  • Address types, notation and format
  • Address scopes
  • Autoconfiguration
  • Tunneling

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot IPv6

  • Interfaces
  • Static routes
  • Dynamic routing: OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP
  • IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling

Tunnels

Identify the concepts, requirements, or functionality of IP tunneling

  • Tunneling applications and considerations
  • GRE
  • IP-IP

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot IP tunnels

  • GRE
  • IP-IP

High Availabillity

dentify the concepts, benefits, applications, or requirements of high availability

  • Link aggregation groups (LAG) and multichassis LAGs (MC-LAGs)
  • Graceful restart (GR)
  • Graceful Routing Engine switchover (GRES)
  • Nonstop active routing (NSR)
  • Nonstsop bridging (NSB)
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Unified In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP)

Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot high availability components

  • LAG, MC-LAG
  • GR, GRES, NSR and NSB
  • VRRP
  • ISSU