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JNCIS-SP Exam Objectives (Exam: JN0-360)

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

Protocol-Independent Routing
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Layer 2 Bridging and VLANs
Spanning-Tree Protocols
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and MPLS VPNs
IPv6
Tunnels
High Availability

Protocol-Independent Routing

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of various protocol-independent routing components
    • Static, aggregate, and generated routes
    • Martian addresses
    • Routing instances, including RIB groups
    • Load balancing
    • Filter-based forwarding
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor various protocol-independent routing components
    • Static, aggregate, and generated routes
    • Load balancing
    • Filter-based forwarding

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of OSPF
    • Link-state database
    • OSPF packet types
    • Router ID
    • Adjacencies and neighbors
    • Designated router (DR) and backup designated router (BDR)
    • OSPF area and router types
    • LSA packet types
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot OSPF
    • Areas, interfaces and neighbors
    • Additional basic options
    • Routing policy application
    • Troubleshooting tools

Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of IS-IS
    • Link-state database
    • IS-IS PDUs
    • TLVs
    • Levels and areas
    • Designated intermediate system (DIS)
    • Metrics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot OSPF
    • Areas, interfaces and neighbors
    • Additional basic options
    • Routing policy application
    • Troubleshooting tools

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of BGP
    • BGP basic operation
    • BGP message types
    • Attributes
    • Route/path selection process
    • IBGP and EBGP functionality and interaction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor BGP
    • Groups and peers
    • Additional basic options
    • Routing policy application

Layer 2 Bridging and VLANs

  • Identify the concepts, operation, and functionality of Layer 2 bridging for the Junos OS
    • Service Provider switching platforms
    • Bridging elements and terminology
    • Frame processing
    • Virtual Switches
    • Provider bridging (e.g., Q-in-Q tunneling)
  • Identify the concepts, benefits, and functionality of VLANs
    • Port modes
    • Tagging
    • MVRP
    • IRB
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot Layer 2 bridging and VLANs
    • Interfaces and ports
    • VLANs
    • MVRP
    • IRB
    • Provider bridging

Spanning-Tree Protocols

  • Identify the concepts, benefits, operation, and functionality of Spanning Tree Protocol and its variants
    • STP, RSTP, MSTP and VSTP concepts
    • Port roles and states
    • BPDUs
    • Convergence and reconvergence
    • Spanning-tree security
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot STP and its variants
    • Spanning-tree protocols - STP, RSTP, MSTP, VSTP
    • BPDU, loop and root protection

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and MPLS VPNs

  • Identify the concepts, operation, and functionality of MPLS
    • MPLS terminology
    • MPLS packet header
    • End-to-end packet flow and forwarding
    • Labels and the label information base (LIB)
    • MPLS and routing tables
    • RSVP
    • LDP
  • Identify the concepts, benefits, operation, and functionality of MPLS VPNs
    • VPN routing tables
    • Layer 3 VPN terminology and components
    • BGP Layer 2 VPN terminology and components
    • LDP Layer 2 circuit terminology and components
    • Virtual private LAN service (VPLS) terminology and components
    • MPLS VPN control plane traffic flow
    • MPLS VPN data plane traffic flow
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor MPLS
    • MPLS forwarding
    • RSVP-signaled and LDP-signaled LSPs

IPv6

  • Identify the concepts, operation and functionality of IPv6
    • IPv4 vs. IPv6
    • Address types, notation and format
    • Address scopes
    • Autoconfiguration
    • Tunneling
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor IPv6
    • Interfaces
    • Static routes
    • Dynamic routing - OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP
    • IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling

Tunnels

  • Identify the concepts, requirements and functionality of IP tunneling
    • Tunneling applications and considerations
    • GRE
    • IP-IP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor IP tunnels
    • GRE configuration
    • IP-IP configuration

High Availability

  • Identify the concepts, benefits, applications and requirements of high availability
    • Link aggregation groups (LAG) and multichassis LAGs (MC-LAGs)
    • Graceful restart (GR)
    • Graceful Routing Engine switchover (GRES)
    • Nonstop active routing (NSR)
    • Nonstsop bridging (NSB)
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    • Unified In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
    • Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor high availability component
    • LAG, MC-LAG
    • Additional basic options
    • GR, GRES, NSR and NSB
    • VRRP
    • ISSU