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Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF)


Course Content

This three-day course is designed to cover best practices, theory, and design principles for overall network design and will serve as the prerequisite course for other design subject areas — data center, security, and WAN.

Who should attend

This course is targeted for Juniper Networks system engineers, partner sales engineers (including Champions), and services partners. However, the course is also applicable to a general audience of Juniper customers with a desire to learn more about network design.


This course is part of the following Certifications:


The following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Knowledge of routing and switching architectures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of Juniper Networks products and solutions.
  • Understanding of infrastructure security principles.
  • Basic knowledge of hypervisors and load balancers.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of network design needs and common business requirements.
  • Describe key product groups related to campus, WAN, data center, and security including both Juniper Networks product groups and some key competing solutions.
  • Analyze and interpret common RFP requirements.
  • Scope a network design by gathering data and working with key stakeholders.
  • Organize the data that has been collected from the customer.
  • Define boundaries so they can properly structure the design scope.
  • Provide an overview of network security and common vulnerabilities.
  • List high-level design considerations and best practices for securing the network.
  • Formulate Campus design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for design in the campus network.
  • Formulate WAN design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for WAN design in the network.
  • Formulate data center design proposals using industry and organizational best practices.
  • Describe design considerations and best practices for design in the data center.
  • Define business continuity and its importance in a network.
  • Describe high availability design considerations and best practices.
  • Provide an overview of high availability solutions.
  • Provide an overview of environmental considerations in network design.
  • List design considerations and best practices for managing the network.
  • Provide an overview of Juniper Networks and third party options for network management.
  • List design considerations and best practices for network automation.
  • Describe the foundational topics that have been taught throughout the course.
  • Create a network design proposal that satisfies customer requirements and business needs.
  • Provide an overview of the steps involved in migrating a network.
  • Describe best practices used in network migration.

Outline: Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF)

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Network Design Fundamentals

  • A Need for Design
  • Knowledge is King
  • A Proposed Design Methodology
  • A Reference Network

Chapter 3: Understanding Customer Requirements

  • RFP Requirements
  • Scoping the Design Project
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Understanding Customer Requirements Lab

Chapter 4: Organizing the Data

  • Analyze the Data
  • Understanding Boundaries

Chapter 5: Securing the Network

  • Why Secure the Network?
  • Where to Secure the Network
  • Security Design Considerations
Day 2

Chapter 6: Creating the Design: Campus

  • Following Design Best Practices
  • Campus Design
  • Building the Design: Campus Lab

Chapter 7: Creating the Design: Wide Area Networks

  • Following Design Best Practices
  • WAN Design and Applications
  • Building the Design: WAN Lab

Chapter 8: Creating the Design: Data Center

  • Following Data Center Design Best Practices
  • Data Center Design
  • Building the Design: Data Center Lab

Chapter 9: Business Continuity and Network Enhancements

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • High Availability Design Considerations and Best Practices
  • Offerings and Solutions
  • CoS and Traffic Engineering Considerations
  • Environmental Design
Day 3

Chapter 10: Network Management

  • Designing for Network Management

Chapter 11: Automation

  • Designing for Network Automation
  • Enhancing the Design Lab

Chapter 12: Putting Network Design into Practice

  • Network Design Recap
  • Responding to RFP
  • Final Lab Introduction
  • Lab: Putting Design into Practice

Appendix A: Network Migration Strategies

  • Migration Overview
  • Migration Approaches
  • Migration Examples

Appendix B: Sample Campus Designs

  • Campus Topology Examples

Appendix C:Sample Response to RFP

  • Example of an Actual Juniper Networks RFP Response
Online Training

Duration 3 days

Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

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Instructor-led Online Training:   This is an Instructor-Led Online (ILO) course. These sessions are conducted via WebEx in a VoIP environment and require an Internet Connection and headset with microphone connected to your computer or laptop.
United States

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.  You can schedule a private, onsite training session or request a public date by emailing info@fastlaneus.com.