Data Center, Professional (JNCIP-DC)

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The Data Center track enables you to demonstrate competence with advanced data center technologies and related configuration and troubleshooting skills. JNCIP-DC, the professional-level certification in this track, is designed for experienced data center networking professionals with advanced knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos software and data center devices. The written exam verifies your understanding of data center technologies, related platform configuration, and troubleshooting skills.

This track includes four certifications:

  • JNCIA-Junos: Junos, Associate. For details, see JNCIA-Junos.
  • JNCIS-ENT: Enterprise Routing and Switching, Specialist. For details, see JNCIS-ENT.
  • JNCIP-DC: Data Center, Professional. For details, see the sections below.
  • JNCIE-DC: Data Center, Expert. For details, see JNCIE-DC.

Exam Objectives

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

Exam Objective

Description

Data Center Deployment or Management

Describe Zero Touch Provisioning concepts

  • DHCP
  • Monitoring
  • Analytics

 

Describe management or high availability concepts

  • Requirements
  • Monitoring
  • Order of operations

Multichassis LAG

Describe MC-LAG concepts

  • Positioning scenarios
  • ICCP

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting MC-LAG

Layer 2 Fabrics

Describe Layer 2 Fabric concepts

  • Physical layout
  • VCF
  • Virtual Chassis

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting Layer 2 Fabric technologies

Layer 3 Fabrics

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
  • EVPN multicast
  • MP-BGP
  • MAC Learning

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting EVPNs

Data Center Interconnect

Describe DCI concepts

  • Interconnect network types
  • Intraconnect networks
  • Layer 2 and 3 stretch
  • Stitching
  • EVPN-signaled VXLAN for DCI

 

Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting DCI

Data Center Architecture and Security

Describe single tenant and multi-tenant architectures

  • Traffic isolation
  • VRFs

 

Describe data center security concepts

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.

JN0-681

120 minutes

Written exam, plus 65 multiple-choice questions

Junos OS: 18.4

Recertification

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