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JNCIS-QF Exam Objectives (Exam: JN0-370)

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

QFabric System Concepts
System Setup, Configuration and Troubleshooting
Layer 2 Operations and Troubleshooting
Layer 3 Operations and Troubleshooting
Data Center Storage Fundamentals

QFabric System Concepts

  • Identify concepts, general functionality and architecture of QFabric systems
    • Components and architecture
    • Control/data plane connections
    • Software architecture and components
    • System functions
    • QFabric protocols
  • Describe site planning considerations and requirements
    • Pre-installation considerations

System Setup, Configuration and Troubleshooting

  • Configure and verify the basic elements of QFabric systems
    • System setup
    • Initial configuration (e.g., node groups)
    • Interfaces and LAGs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to monitor and troubleshoot system operations
    • Data/control plane discovery
    • Discovery protocol
    • Interface/port
    • System functions
    • System processes and services
    • Data/control plane connections
    • Troubleshooting tools - logs, traceoptions, Fabric Analyzer, Fabric Ping and Traceroute, Analyzer, 'beacon'
    • Core dumps
    • System-specific IP address and subnet assignments

Layer 2 Operations and Troubleshooting

  • Describe Layer 2 concepts, features and operations for QFabric systems
    • VLAN tagging, LAGs, STP
    • Connection types
    • Route exchange
    • Traffic flow and packet forwarding
  • Configure and monitor Layer 2 functionality for a QFabric system
    • Interfaces and VLANs
    • RSTP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot QFabric system Layer 2 operations
    • L2 protocol issues
    • Traffic flow issues

Layer 3 Operations and Troubleshooting

  • Describe Layer 3 concepts, features and operations for QFabric systems
    • L3 interfaces and LAGs
    • Routing (static, OSPF, BGP)
    • Route and address resolution
    • Traffic flow and packet forwarding
  • Configure and monitor Layer 3 functionality for a QFabric system
    • Interfaces and RVIs
    • Static routes, routing protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot QFabric system Layer 3 operations
    • L3 protocol issues
    • Traffic flow issues

Data Center Storage Fundamentals

  • Identify various data center storage technologies
    • Storage options
    • Deployment options and considerations
    • Storage device types
    • Storage access protocols
  • Describe Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) features
    • Concepts and components
  • Describe Data Center Bridging concepts and functionality
    • Priority-based flow control (PFC)
    • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS)
    • Quantized Congestion Notification (QCN)
  • Configure and monitor FCoE for a QFabric system
    • Interfaces and VLANs
    • FCoE interfaces and fabrics
    • Protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot FCoE in a QFabric system environment
    • Device login issues
    • Class of service issues
    • Traffic flow issues
    • Performance issues
    • Protocol issues