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In this intermediate Juniper skills training, Anthony Sequeira covers Layer 2, the second data link layer in the seven-level OSI model — essential knowledge for Juniper network engineers maintaining local area networks.
The material on this course is relatively advanced when compared to more fundamental networking material about Juniper. Nevertheless, mastering Layer 2 is essential for Juniper network professionals. Juniper has advanced Layer 2 security, DHCP, STP, and VLAN features that every network engineer should know. Once you're done with this Juniper skills training, you'll know how to configure, monitor and troubleshoot Layer 2 features on Juniper network.
With at least one year of Juniper experience, network engineers who complete this network infrastructure course will have proven they have what it takes to step into more senior networking roles.
For anyone who manages Juniper or JUNOS training for their workplace or company, this Juniper training can be used for on-boarding new network engineers, as a Juniper reference resource, or curated into individual or team training plans.
Layer 2: What You Need to Know
This Juniper Routing and Switching training details Layer 2 learning objectives, including topics on:
- Understanding, configuring and managing Layer 2
- Configuring accesses through Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and controlling DHCP snooping
- Using Layer 2 firewall features
- Deploying and using Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Implementing Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and STP protections
- Reading and understanding Juniper documentation
Who Should Take Layer 2 Training?
This Layer 2 training is considered engineer-level Juniper training, which means it was designed for network engineers. This Layer 2 skills course is designed for network engineers with three to five years of experience with network infrastructure.
New or aspiring network engineers. New network engineers have a lot to learn and prepare for — one place you can begin is with Layer 2 functionality. If the networks in your workcenter or business use Juniper software and hardware, they rely on someone with Layer 2 expertise to make sure that transfers in between nodes on the same LAN, or network nodes on the same WAN, run smoothly. In other words, after this training, you’ll be the one in the office who gets relied on not just to secure networks with Layer 2 firewalls, but to set up and control access to VLANs and more.
Experienced network engineers. Most network engineers with several years of experience will already have some experience working in Layer 2, but mastery of it takes dedicated work and study. After this training, you won’t just be deploying frames for error detection and control plane activities, you’ll be managing security for your LANs and WANs with Layer 2 firewalls, and more. Experienced network engineers will find this training reinforces their on-the-job familiarity with Layer 2 and shores up anything they’ve happened to miss or overlook.