The Juniper Junos Associate (JNCIA-Junos) certification is designed to validate the knowledge and skills of networking professionals working with Juniper Networks Junos OS. This certification is the first step in the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) and provides a solid foundation in networking fundamentals and Junos OS essentials.

Course Outline:

1. Networking Fundamentals:
– OSI reference model
– TCP/IP protocol suite
– IP addressing and subnetting
– Ethernet and LAN switching concepts
– Routing fundamentals
– WAN technologies

2. Junos OS Fundamentals:
– Junos OS architecture
– Junos software installation and upgrades
– Junos CLI navigation and basic operational commands
– Configuration files and file systems
– User authentication and access control
– Rescue configuration and high availability

3. Junos Configuration Basics:
– Routing instances and routing tables
– Static routes and dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
– Routing policy and firewall filters
– Class of Service (CoS) basics
– IP addressing and subnetting

4. Operational Monitoring and Maintenance:
– Monitoring and troubleshooting tools (CLI, J-Web, SNMP)
– Network utilities (ping, traceroute)
– Syslog, SNMP, and event script concepts
– Rescue configuration and database management
– Basic Junos OS troubleshooting

5. Networking Protocols and Services:
– Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) basics
– Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) basics
– Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) basics
– Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) basics
– Virtual LANs (VLANs) and Layer 2 switching concepts
– IPv6 addressing and services

6. Security Fundamentals:
– Junos firewall filters and policies
– Network Address Translation (NAT)
– IPSec VPNs and security policies
– Unified Threat Management (UTM) basics
– Security zones and security features