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Mar 21 2011   6:52AM GMT

Juniper Certification Track

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

I’ve decided that since I shall start learning Juniper, widen the horizon. First anyone starting Juniper will have to get the associate certificate, JNCIA-JUNOS. The topics that are covered can be seen from the website exam topics.

They include:

Junos OS Fundamentals

  • Explain the Junos OS architecture
  • Describe the functions of the control and forwarding planes

User Interface Options

  • Describe the functions of the CLI modes
  • List options for getting help and filtering output
  • Explain options for moving around in the CLI
  • Explain the Junos batch configuration model
  • Modify and manage configuration files
  • Describe the J-Web user interface

Junos Configuration Basics

  • Describe initial configuration steps and system maintenance
  • Save and restore a rescue configuration
  • Describe network interfaces and their associated properties
  • Configure various types of interfaces
  • List and describe user authentication methods
  • Configure user accounts with default and custom login classes
  • Describe, configure and monitor syslog and tracing
  • Describe, configure and monitor configuration tasks, such as NTP, SNMP, and configuration archival

Operational Monitoring and Maintenance

  • Explain how to view relevant interface statistics and errors in the CLI
  • List ways of gathering state and health information for a Junos device
  • Explain the purpose and syntax for various network utilities such as ping, traceroute, telnet, ssh etc.
  • Identify the procedure for installing or upgrading Junos
  • Explain how to reset a lost root password

Routing Fundamentals

  • Define route preference and list some default route preferences
  • Explain how to view the contents of the routing tables
  • Explain how the routing and forwarding tables differ
  • Describe and configure static routing
  • List the advantages and applications of a dynamic routing protocol

Routing Policy and Firewall Filters

  • Define a term
  • Explain when import and export policies are evaluated in relation to the learning and advertising of prefixes
  • List several match criteria and actions for firewall filters and routing policy
  • Explain some common match criteria and
  • Identify the results of a route or packet with a given filter or policy
  • Configure a routing policy and firewall filters

Class of Service

  • Describe class of service

Networking Fundamentals

  • Convert decimal to binary and binary to decimal
  • Define the term broadcast domain and the purpose of a router
  • Describe Ethernet operation
  • Describe the purpose of the subnet mask
  • Compare and contrast connection oriented and connnectionless protocols
  • Explain how to segment large networks into smaller ones
  • Identify the longest match from a routing table for a given destination

For the rest of track, please refer to the official website.

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