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JNCIE-DC Exam Objectives (Exam: JPR-980)

This list is intended to provide a general view of the skill sets required to successfully complete the JNCIE-DC exam. Topics listed are subject to change.

Management
Layer 2 Underlay
Layer 3 Underlay
Controllerless Overlay
Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
Security
Class of Service (CoS)

Management

  • On-box Scripts
    • Event scripts
    • Commit scripts
    • Operation scripts
  • Junos Space
    • Auto discover
    • Configuration management
  • ZTP
    • Initial provisioning of QFX switches using a CentOS DHCP server
  • NETCONF

Layer 2 Underlay

  • VCF configurations
    • Master and backup RE
    • Inactive state VCF member
    • VCP port setup
  • Convert interface speed
    • 40G to 4x10G
  • MC-LAG
    • Interchassis link (ICL) redundancy
    • IRB MAC Sync
    • Layer 3 gateway function
    • ICCP

Layer 3 Underlay

  • BGP for an IP Clos fabric
    • Clos IP fabric
    • Loopback interface for routing updates
    • EBGP in an IP fabric
    • Avoid blackholing traffic
    • Routing policies

Controllerless Overlay

  • EVPN control plane
    • EVPN signaling
    • EVPN routes
    • VNI target communities
    • Prevent suboptimal routing
    • Inter-VRF routing
    • Automatic route-target
    • Load balancing
    • Anycast Gateway
  • EVPN/VXLAN
    • Virtual tunnel end point function
    • VXLAN learning process
    • MAC address learning
    • Passing traffic between VNIs

Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

  • DCI
    • EVPN signaled VXLAN
    • L3VPN implementation
    • EVPN MPLS

Security

  • Control plane protection
    • Firewall filters
    • Role-base access control (RBAC)
  • SRX Series device as a gateway
    • Security zones
    • Security policies

Class of Service (CoS)

  • CoS features
    • Loss priority
    • Rewrite rules
    • Shaping and policing
    • Scheduling
    • BA and MF classification
    • Drop profiles
    • Traffic control profiles