Introduction to Juniper Data Center Networking (IJDC)


Course Overview

This three-day course provides introductory instruction on data center switching using Juniper products. This course does not cover Ethernet VPN– Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN) architecture, but lays the foundational knowledge necessary to understand a data center that is built upon an IP fabric. In addition, this course covers Ethernet switching, VLANs, Layer 2 security features, routing policies, link aggregation, load balancing, filterbased forwarding (FBF), routing instances, BGP, graceful restart, and bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD).

Who should attend

This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and managing network equipment in data centers.


The following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Knowledge of basic TCP/IP networking
  • Understanding basic layer 2
  • Familiarity with Data Center technologies
  • Completion of the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) course or equivalent Junos OS configuration experience

Course Objectives

  • Identify and describe how to configure a typical data center layout, including spine and leaf placements
  • Describe an IP fabric architecture
  • Explain and configure basic Ethernet switching
  • Explain and configure virtual networks (VLANs)
  • Describe layer 2 security
  • Implement link aggregation
  • Describe and implement protocol independent routing and routing instances with Junos OS
  • Configure load balancing within Junos OS
  • Implement FBF using Junos OS
  • Describe and deploy OSPF
  • Describe and deploy BGP
  • Implement graceful restart and BFD using Junos OS

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • US$ 3,000.—
Classroom Training

3 days

  • Germany: US$ 3,000.—
  • Switzerland: US$ 3,000.—
  • Germany: 3,000.— €


Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.


Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

Online Training 4 days Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)