Cloud, Specialist (JNCIS-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. JNCIS-Cloud, the specialist-level certification in this track, is designed for networking professionals with intermediate knowledge of software-defined networking, theory, and best practices. The exam verifies your understanding of software-defined networking principles and technologies.

This track includes four certifications:

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

Exam Preparation

We recommend the following resources to help you prepare for your exam. However, these resources aren't required, and using them doesn't guarantee you'll pass the exam.

Exam Objectives

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

Exam Objective

Description

SDN Theory and Applications

Identify SDN concepts

  • SDN Definitions
  • SDN versus NFV

 

Describe Cloud concepts

  • Virtualization, containers, and orchestration
  • Cloud applications (data center, enterprise, WAN, transport networks, telco cloud)

Cloud Orchestration

Identify OpenStack concepts

  • Components (Nova, Neutron, Keystone)
  • VM Creation
  • Tenancy
  • Security groups and rules

 

Identify Kubernetes concepts

  • Components (Master and Nodes)
  • Container creation
  • Tenancy
  • Security groups and rules

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting orchestration

  • VM creation
  • Snapshots

Contrail Architectures and Services

Identify Contrail architectural concepts

  • Controller
  • vRouter
  • Control plane
  • Data plane
  • Contrail Web UI
  • Contrail Command UI
  • Pods and Containers
  • APIs (HEAT Templates, REST)

 

Identify Contrail virtual networking concepts

  • Virtual networks
  • DNS and IPAMs
  • Network policies
  • Floating IPs
  • Gateways
  • LBaaS
  • BGPaaS
  • QoS
  • Virtual port groups
  • Logical routers
  • Device manager and virtual gateway

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting Contrail networks

  • Virtual networks
  • Network policies
  • Gateways

Contrail Security

Identify Contrail security concepts

  • Tags
  • Policies
  • Monitoring

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting Contrail security

  • Tags
  • Policies

Contrail Fabric Deployment

Identify Contrail Fabric deployment concepts

  • Greenfield
  • Brownfield
  • BMS
  • ToR
  • Bridging VMs to BMS
  • Routing between VNs
  • EVPN/VXLAN
  • DCI

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting Contrail Fabrics

  • Greenfield/Brownfield
  • Bridging VMs to BMS
  • Routing between VNs
  • DCI and gateways

Contrail Fabric Management

Identify Contrail Fabric management concepts

  • BMS management
  • Admin and Tenant workflows
  • Fabric maintenance and upgrades
  • Configuration backups
  • Fabric administration
  • Adding spine and leaf nodes

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting Fabric management

  • Add/remove/modify fabric nodes
  • BMS management

Contrail Monitoring and Analytics

Identify knowledge of Contrail Insights (formerly AppFormix) analytics concepts

  • Configuring
  • Log monitoring
  • Alarms
  • HEAT maps and charts
  • Reports

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting AppFormix

  • Log monitoring
  • Alarms
  • Reports

Exam Details

Exam questions are derived from the recommended training and the exam resources listed above. Pass/fail status is available immediately after taking the exam. The exam is only provided in English.

Recertification

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