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In this intermediate Juniper skills training, Anthony Sequeira explains Juniper’s Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol — an essential protocol to understand if you’ll be working on Juniper networks and operations.
The beauty of OSPF is that it can be simple or very complex depending on the application. In either case, OSPF is a core networking topic that every networking professional should know — and Anthony explains the protocol in an easy-to-understand way. For Juniper engineers, this Juniper covers how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot OSPF on Juniper networks.
For anyone with network engineers on their team, 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.
OSPF: What You Need to Know
This Juniper OSPF training covers intermediate networking topics including:
- Definitions, concepts, and functionality of OSPF
- Differentiating OSPF packet types
- Manipulating OSPF adjacency formation
- Configuring designated routers (DR) and backup designated routers (BDR)
- Managing OSPF areas, router types and OSPF LSA Types
- Troubleshooting OSPF realms
Who Should Take OSPF Training?
This OSPF training is considered engineer-level Juniper training, which means it was designed for network engineers. This OSPF skills course is designed for network engineers with three to five years of experience with network infrastructure.
New or aspiring network engineers. Even the most junior network engineer should already know that understanding the fundamentals of routing protocols is essential to a future career in networking. The Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol is a central pillar of Juniper network operations, and knowing how to configure routers with the protocol in mind can not only make a great network faster, but it can set you up for advanced positions and responsibilities.
Experienced network engineers. Experienced network engineers with years of experience can be forgiven for being shaky on the detailed specifics of OSPF in Juniper networks. Not everyone has been configuring routers or been on a Juniper network their entire career, so knowing how to optimize for OSPF isn’t universal knowledge among all network engineers. Nevertheless, it’s the most senior network engineers who are familiar with the protocol and can deploy it to great effect — with this training, you’ll be one of them.