Cloud, Expert (JNCIE-Cloud)

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The Cloud track enables you to demonstrate competence with cloud networking architectures such as multiclouds, software-defined networking, SD-WAN, and other cloud technologies. JNCIE-Cloud is at the pinnacle of the cloud certification track.

The 1-day JNCIE-Cloud practical exam is designed to validate your ability to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Juniper Networks' cloud networking technologies. Throughout the 6-hour practical exam, you will build a cloud network consisting of multiple interconnected sites and services using cloud technologies. You will perform system configuration on all devices including orchestration, fabric automation, multicloud deployment, Contrail Networking, analytics, and Contrail Security.

This track includes four certifications:

  • JNCIA-Cloud: Cloud, Associate. For details, see JNCIA-Cloud.
  • JNCIS-Cloud: Cloud, Specialist. For details, see JNCIS-Cloud.
  • JNCIP-Cloud: Cloud, Professional. For details, see JNCIP-Cloud.
  • JNCIE-Cloud: Cloud, Expert. For details, see the sections below.

Exam Objectives

Here’s a high-level view of the skillset required to successfully complete the JNCIE-Cloud certification exam.

Exam Objective

Description

Orchestration

OpenStack for orchestration

  • Default security groups

 

VMware for orchestration

  • VMware constructs

 

Kubernetes for orchestration

  • Namespace isolation
  • Security between K8s workloads
  • Exposing K8s services
  • Deploy K8s 3-tier applications
  • Network policy

Fabric Automation using Contrail Command

Fabric automation functions

  • Underlay networking fabric
  • Route traffic over Spine or Leaf devices
  • Basic script
  • VPGs (tagging)

 

Provision new IP fabric

  • ZTP
  • EBGP
  • DHCP
  • Customized ASN for BGP

 

Onboard an existing IP fabric

 

Interconnect data centers

  • Overlays within and across data centers, multiple public clouds
  • Layer 3 stretch between data centers
  • Routing policies
  • Physical Gateways

Contrail Networking

Overlay-to-underlay connectivity

 

vRouter

  • Contrail Command
  • Introspect
  • Troubleshooting vRouter
  • vif

 

Create or configure tenants

 

IP fabric network

  • INET BGP peering
  • SNAT

 

Overlay load balancing

  • Floating IP
  • ECMP LB
  • LBaaS
  • Policy gates
  • vDNS

 

Service chains

  • Service chain failover
  • VNFs or CNFs
  • Transparent and in-network service chains
  • Scaling out service chains

 

Troubleshooting an overlay network

  • Virtual DNS
  • Host-based firewall troubleshooting
  • Interconnect BMS, VMware, OpenShift/Kubernetes

Contrail Security

Contrail Security

  • Security policy
  • Policy generation
  • Firewall policies
  • Draft mode
  • Visualization
  • Tags
  • Service and address groups

 

Troubleshooting Contrail Security issues

  • Flow logging
  • Query flow data
  • Security visualization

Monitory Analytics and Telemetry

Contrail Insights (formerly AppFormix) for monitoring SDN components

  • SLA rules/outbound notifications
  • Custom actions

 

Contrail Insights for debugging purposes

  • Logs, alarms/notifications
  • Junos Telemetry

Exam Details

Exam questions are derived from the recommended training and the exam resources listed above. The exam is only provided in English.

JPR-911

Hands-on lab exam

Juniper Software Releases:

  • vMX Virtual Router: 18.1
  • QFX Series Switches: 18.1 & 18.3
  • Contrail Networking: 1908
  • Contrail Insights (formerly AppFormix): 3.0

Non-Juniper Software Releases:

  • VMware ESXi: 6.5.0
  • VMware vCenter: 6.7
  • Kubernetes: 1.12
  • OpenStack: Queens with Kolla

Recertification

Juniper certifications are valid for three years. For more information, see Recertification.