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Juniper Networks Certified Expert Service Provider


For network engineers who need to increase their value to employers and stay current with advances in networking knowledge and skills, the JUNIPER JNCIE-SP routing and switching certification program provides the education and training required for installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure products designed by the industry leader in IP networking.

Following are the lists of training recommended by JUNIPER to pass the JNCIE-SP certification

The JNCIE Service Provider Bootcamp (JNCIE-SP) course is designed to serve as the ultimate preparation for the Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert—Service Provider (JNCIE-SP) exam. The course focuses on caveats and tips useful for potential test candidates and emphasizes hands-on practice through a series of timed lab simulations. On the final day of the course, students are given a six-hour lab simulation emulating the testing topics and environment from the real exam. All labs in this course are facilitated by Junosphere Cloud (formerly known as Junosphere) virtual lab devices and are available after hours for additional practice time. This course is based on Junos OS Release 12.3.

Course Highlights

This 5 days (Weekdays – 8hrs.) OR 5-weeks (Sunday/Saturday) instructor led JNCIE-SP course is designed to provide professionals with extensive networking knowledge to accomplish their day to day job and JNCIE-SP certifications. The key to a high success rate is based on the program’s objectives as follows:

  • Course contents are based on JUNIPER guidelines
  • Dedicated Monitoring to evaluate candidates’ progress
  • Extensive hands-on lab exercises
  • Regular evaluation
  • Industry Experienced Certified instructors
  • The JNCIE-SP module is designed to meet the objective of the JNCIE-SP program.
  • The course is customized keeping in mind the ultimate aim of achieving technology expertise and JNCIE-SP certification.
  • Assigned project manager will manage this program and drive the program from its registration stage to monitoring and tracking of the candidates’ performance.
  • Curriculum is based on JNCIE-SP course outlines.
  • The Instructor-led certified course is designed for the JNCIE-SP candidates with an aim to build theoretical knowledge supplemented by ample hands-on lab exercises.
  • 5 week or 5 days, of intensive training.
  • Courseware includes course kits and other reference material to enable students to prepare for JNCIE-SP certification exams.
  • Optimal balance of theory classes and practical labs every week to ensure maximum absorption of technology by participants.
  • Customized tests at the end of course to be attempted by every participant.
  • Stringent passing standards with progress report of each participant.
  • Facility of Lab on cloud available.(based on booking).
  • Repeating of lectures allowed.
Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the various OSPF link-state advertisement (LSA) types.
  • Explain the flooding of LSAs in an OSPF network.
  • Describe the shortest-path-first (SPF) algorithm.
  • List key differences between OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  • Describe OSPF area types and operations.
  • Explain the concepts and operation of IS-IS.
  • Describe various IS-IS link-state protocol data unit (LSP) types.
  • List IS-IS adjacency rules and troubleshoot common adjacency issues.
  • Configure and monitor IS-IS.
  • Display and interpret the link-state database (LSDB).
  • Perform advanced IS-IS configuration options.
  • Implement IS-IS routing policy.
  • Describe basic BGP operation.
  • List common BGP attributes.
  • Explain the route selection process for BGP.
  • Describe how to alter the route selection process.
  • Configure some advanced options for BGP peers.
  • Describe various BGP attributes in detail and explain the operation of those attributes.
  • Manipulate BGP attributes using routing policy.
  • Understand the history and evolution of CoS.
  • Identify the CoS fields in various packet headers.
  • List the CoS processing stages on devices running the Junos OS.
  • Identify the default CoS settings on devices running the Junos OS.
  • Configure and verify behavior aggregate (BA) and multifield (MF) classification.
  • Identify the components of IP multicast.
  • Explain how IP multicast addressing works.
  • Describe the need for reverse path forwarding (RPF) in multicast.
  • Explain the role of IGMP and describe the available IGMP versions.
  • Describe rendezvous point (RP) discovery options.
  • Describe bidirectional PIM.
  • Configure and monitor rendezvous point discovery mechanisms.
  • Configure bidirectional PIM sparse mode.
  • Explain the purpose and operation of MSDP.
  • Describe the usage of MSDP within a single PIM domain with anycast-RP.
  • Describe the usage of MSDP across multiple PIM domains.
  • Explain common terms relating to MPLS.
  • Explain routers and the way they forward MPLS packets.
  • Explain packet flow and handling through a label-switched path (LSP).
  • Describe the configuration and verification of MPLS forwarding.
  • Describe the differences between Layer 2 VPNs and Layer 3 VPNs.
  • Explain the features of provider-provisioned VPNs supported by the Junos OS.
  • Explain the roles of Provider (P) routers, Provider Edge (PE) routers, and Customer Edge (CE) routers.
  • Describe the VPN-IPv4 address formats.
  • Describe the route distinguisher use and formats.
  • Explain the RFC 4364 control flow.
  • Create a routing instance, assign interfaces, create routes, and import and export routes within the routing instance using route distinguishers and route targets.
  • Explain the purpose of BGP extended communities and how to configure and use these communities.
  • Describe the steps necessary for proper operation of a PE to CE dynamic routing protocol.
  • Describe the learning and forwarding process of VPLS.
  • Describe the potential loops in a VPLS environment.
  • Configure BGP and LDP VPLS.
  • Troubleshoot VPLS.
  • Describe the Junos OS support for carrier-of-carriers.
  • Describe the Junos OS support for interprovider VPNs
Course Topics


  • Describe the concepts, operation and functionality of OSPFv2 or OSPFv3
    • OSPF area types and operations
    • LSA flooding through an OSPF multi-area network
    • DR/BDR operation
    • SPF algorithm
    • Metrics, including external metric types
    • Summarize and restrict routes
    • Virtual links
    • OSPFv2 vs OSPFv3
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor single-area and multi-area OSPF
    • Implement OSPF routing policy


  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of IS-IS
    • IS-IS areas/levels and operations
    • LSP flooding through an IS-IS multi-area network
    • DIS operation
    • SPF algorithm
    • Metrics, including wide metrics
    • Route summarization and route leaking
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor single-area and multi-area IS-IS
    • Implement IS-IS routing policy


  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of BGP
    • BGP route selection process
    • Next hop resolution
    • BGP attributes – concept and operation
    • BGP communities
    • Regular expressions
    • Multipath
    • Multihop
    • Load balancing
    • Advanced BGP options
    • BGP route damping
    • Multiprotocol BGP
  • Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of BGP scaling mechanisms
    • Route reflection
    • Confederations
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor BGP
    • Implement BGP routing policy

Class of Service (CoS)

  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of Junos CoS
    • CoS processing on Junos devices
    • CoS header fields
    • Forwarding classes
    • Classification
    • Packet loss priority
    • Policers, including tricolor marking and hierarchical policers
    • Schedulers
    • Drop profiles
    • Shaping
    • Rewrite rules
    • Hierarchical scheduling (H-CoS) characteristics (high-level only)
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor CoS

IP Multicast

  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of IP multicast
    • Components of IP multicast, including multicast addressing
    • IP multicast traffic flow
    • Any-Source Multicast (ASM) versus Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)
    • RPF – concept and operation
    • IGMP
    • PIM dense-mode and sparse-mode
    • Rendezvous point (RP) – concept, operation, discovery, election
    • SSM – requirements, benefits, address ranges
    • MSDP, including single and multi-PIM domains
    • Anycast RP
    • Routing policy and scoping
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor IGMP, PIM-DM, PIM-SM (including SSM) and MSDP
    • Implement IP multicast routing policy

Advanced MPLS

  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of MPLS
    • Routing table integration options for traffic engineering
    • Routing policy to control path selection
    • Advanced MPLS features
    • Administrative groups
    • Advanced CSPF options
    • Implement MPLS routing policy

Layer 3 VPNs

  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of Layer 3 VPNs
    • Traffic flow – control and data planes
    • Full mesh vs. hub-and-spoke topology
    • VPN-IPv4 addressing
    • Route distinguishers
    • Route targets
    • Route distribution
    • Site of origin
    • Sham links
    • vrf-table-label
    • Layer 3 VPN scaling
    • IPv6 Layer 3 VPNs
    • Layer 3 VPN Internet access options
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor the components of Layer 3 VPNs
  • Describe the concepts, operation or functionality of multicast VPNs
    • Next-generation MVPNs (NG-MVPN)
    • Flow of control and data traffic in an MVPN
  • Describe Junos support for carrier-of-carriers or interprovider VPN models

Layer 2 VPNs

  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of BGP Layer 2 VPNs
    • Traffic flow – control and data planes
    • Forwarding tables
    • Connection mapping
    • Layer 2 VPN NLRI
    • Route distinguishers
    • Route targets
    • Layer 2 VPN scaling
  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of LDP Layer 2 circuits
    • Traffic flow – control and data planes
    • Virtual circuit label
    • Layer 2 interworking
  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of VPLS
    • Traffic flow – control and data planes
    • BGP VPLS label distribution
    • LDP VPLS label distribution
    • Route targets
    • VPLS Multihoming
    • Site IDs
  • Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of EVPN
    • Traffic flow – control and data planes
    • MAC learning and distribution
    • EVPN Multihoming
    • BGP EVPN label distribution
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor Layer 2 VPNs
    • BGP Layer 2 VPNs
    • LDP Layer 2 circuits
    • EVPNs
    • VPLS
Lab Topics

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