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.

Audience: 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.
Course Duration: 3 Days
Prerequisites:

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.

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.

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.
Course Outline:

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

Day 2

  • 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
  • Chapter 6: Building the Design: Campus
    • Following Design Best Practices
    • Campus Design
    • Building the Design: Campus Lab
  • Chapter 7: Building the Design: Wide Area Networks
    • Following Design Best Practices
    • WAN Design and Applications
    • Building the Design: WAN Lab
  • Chapter 8: Building 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 and Automation
    • Designing for Network Management
    • Designing for Network Automation
    • Enhancing the Design Lab
  • Chapter 11: Putting it to Practice
    • Foundational Elements Review
    • Executive Summary
    • Capstone Lab: Putting it into Practice

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

Day 2

  • 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
  • Chapter 6: Building the Design: Campus
    • Following Design Best Practices
    • Campus Design
    • Building the Design: Campus Lab
  • Chapter 7: Building the Design: Wide Area Networks
    • Following Design Best Practices
    • WAN Design and Applications
    • Building the Design: WAN Lab
  • Chapter 8: Building 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 and Automation
    • Designing for Network Management
    • Designing for Network Automation
    • Enhancing the Design Lab
  • Chapter 11: Putting it to Practice
    • Foundational Elements Review
    • Executive Summary
    • Capstone Lab: Putting it into Practice