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JNCIP-DC Exam Objectives (Exam: JN0-680)

This list provides a general view of the skill set required to successfully complete the specified certification exam.

Data Center Deployment or Management
Multichassis LAG
Mixed Virtual Chassis
Virtual Chassis Fabric
IP Fabric
VXLAN
EVPN VXLAN Signaling
Data Center Interconnect

Data Center Deployment or Management

  • Describe Zero Touch Provisioning concepts
    • DHCP
    • Monitoring
    • Analytics
  • Describe ISSU/NSSU concepts
    • Requirements
    • Monitoring
    • Order of operations

Multichassis LAG

  • Describe MC-LAG concepts
    • Positioning scenarios
    • ICCP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting MC-LAG
    • Troubleshooting tools

Mixed Virtual Chassis

  • Describe mixed Virtual Chassis concepts
    • Mixed VC PFE scaling
    • Mixed VC cabling
    • Provisioning a mixed VC
    • Mastership election
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting mixed Virtual Chassis technologies
    • Troubleshooting tools
    • Processes or components

Virtual Chassis Fabric

  • Describe VCF concepts
    • Mastership election
    • Physical layout
    • VCF control plane
    • Mixed VCF
    • VCF forwarding plane
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting VCFs
    • VCF management
    • VCF provisioning options
    • VCF management

IP Fabric

  • Describe IP Fabric concepts
    • 3-stage Clos architecture
    • IP Fabric routing
    • IP Fabric scaling
    • IP Fabric best practices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting IP Fabrics

VXLAN

  • Describe VXLAN concepts
    • L2VPN control planes
    • Multicast control plane
    • Data plane
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting VXLAN

EVPN VXLAN Signaling

  • Describe EVPN concepts
    • Route types
    • MP-BGP
    • MAC Learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting EVPNs

Data Center Interconnect

  • Describe DCI concepts
    • Interconnect network types
    • Intraconnect networks
    • Stitching
    • EVPN-signaled VXLAN for DCI
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting DCI