Service Provider Routing and Switching, Professional (JNCIP-SP)

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The Service Provider Routing and Switching track enables you to demonstrate a thorough understanding of networking technology in general and Juniper Networks service provider routing and switching platforms. JNCIP-SP, the professional-level certification in this track, is designed for networking professionals with advanced knowledge of routing and switching implementations in Junos. The written exam verifies your basic understanding of advanced routing technologies and related platform configuration and troubleshooting skills.

This track contains four certifications:

  • JNCIA-Junos: Junos, Associate. For details, see JNCIA-Junos.
  • JNCIS-SP: Service Provider Routing and Switching, Specialist. For details, see JNCIS-SP.
  • JNCIP-SP: Service Provider Routing and Switching, Professional. For details, see the sections below.
  • JNCIE-SP: Service Provider Routing and Switching, Expert. For details, see JNCIE-SP.

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 JNCIP-SP certification exam.

Exam Objective

Description

OSPF

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of OSPFv2 or OSPFv3

  • OSPF area types and operations
  • LSA flooding through an OSPF multi-area network
  • DR/BDR operation
  • SPF algorithm
  • Metrics, including external metric types
  • Summarize and restrict routes
  • Virtual links
  • OSPFv2 versus OSPFv3

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor single-area or multi-area OSPF

  • Implement OSPF routing policy

IS-IS

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of IS-IS

  • IS-IS areas/levels and operations
  • LSP flooding through an IS-IS multi-area network
  • DIS operation
  • SPF algorithm
  • Metrics, including wide metrics
  • Route summarization and route leaking

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor single-area or multi-area IS-IS

  • Implement IS-IS routing policy

BGP

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of BGP

  • BGP route selection process
  • Next hop resolution
  • BGP attributes: concept and operation
  • BGP communities
  • Regular expressions
  • Multipath
  • Multihop
  • Load balancing
  • Advanced BGP options
  • BGP route damping
  • FlowSpec
  • Multiprotocol BGP

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of BGP scaling mechanisms

  • Route reflection

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor BGP

  • Implement BGP routing policy

Class of Service (CoS)

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of Junos CoS

  • CoS processing on Junos devices
  • CoS header fields
  • Forwarding classes
  • Classification
  • Packet loss priority
  • Policers
  • Schedulers
  • Drop profiles
  • Rewrite rules

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor CoS

IP Multicast

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of IP multicast

  • Components of IP multicast, including multicast addressing
  • IP multicast traffic flow
  • Any-Source Multicast (ASM) versus Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)
  • IGMP
  • PIM dense-mode and sparse-mode
  • Rendezvous point (RP): concept, operation, discovery, and election
  • SSM: requirements, benefits, address ranges
  • Anycast RP

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor IGMP, PIM-DM, or PIM-SM (including SSM)

  • Implement IP multicast routing policy

Layer 3 VPNs

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of Layer 3 VPNs

  • Traffic flow: control and data planes
  • Full mesh versus hub-and-spoke topology
  • VPN-IPv4 addressing
  • Route distinguishers
  • Route targets
  • Route distribution
  • Site of origin
  • Sham links
  • vrf-table-label
  • Next-generation MVPNs
  • Flow of control and data traffic in an MVPN
  • Layer 3 VPN scaling
  • IPv6 Layer 3 VPNs
  • Layer 3 VPN Internet access options

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure or monitor the components of Layer 3 VPNs

Describe Junos support for carrier-of-carriers or interprovider VPN models

Layer 2 VPNs

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of BGP Layer 2 VPNs

  • Traffic flow: control and data planes
  • Forwarding tables
  • Connection mapping
  • Layer 2 VPN NLRI
  • Route distinguishers
  • Route targets
  • Layer 2 VPN scaling

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of LDP Layer 2 circuits

  • Traffic flow: control and data planes
  • Virtual circuit label
  • AutoDiscovery
  • Layer 2 interworking

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of VPLS

  • Traffic flow: control and data planes
  • BGP VPLS label distribution
  • LDP VPLS label distribution
  • Route targets
  • VPLS Multihoming
  • Site IDs

Describe the concepts, operation, or functionality of EVPN

  • Traffic flow: control and data planes
  • MAC learning and distribution
  • EVPN Multihoming
  • BGP EVPN label distribution

Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot Layer 2 VPNs

  • BGP Layer 2 VPNs
  • LDP Layer 2 circuits
  • EVPNs
  • VPLS

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.

JN0-663

120 minutes

Written exam, plus 65 multiple-choice questions

Junos OS 20.1

Recertification

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