Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Junos Service Provider Switching (JSPX)


LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 days)

PRICE: £1,700.00


This two-day course is designed to provide students with intermediate switching knowledge and configuration examples.

The course includes an overview of switching concepts such as LANs, Layer 2 address learning, bridging, VLANs, provider bridging, VLAN translation, spanning-tree protocols, and Ethernet Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM).

This course also covers Junos operating system (OS) specific implementations of integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interfaces, routing instances, virtual switches, load balancing, and port mirroring.

Furthermore, this course covers the basics of Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP), link aggregation groups (LAGs), and multichassis LAG (MC-LAG).

This course is based on Junos OS Release 22.1R1.10.

Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring Junos OS operations.

This course uses MX Series 3D Ethernet Universal Edge Routers for the hands-on component.

Course Level

Junos Service Provider Switching (JSPX) is an intermediate-level course.

Relevant Juniper Product

• Automation

• Switching

• EX Series

• Junos OS

• MX Series


• Describe the different Ethernet standards organizations.

• Describe the Layer 2 services that are available on the MX Series 3D Ethernet Universal Edge Routers.

• Describe the function of an Ethernet LAN.

• Describe learning and forwarding in a bridging environment.

• Describe Ethernet frame filtering.

• Implement VLAN tagging.

• Describe and implement MVRP.

• Implement IRB.

• Implement a Layer 2 firewall filter.

• Describe the use of a routing instance.

• Describe the function of a virtual router.

• Describe the function of a virtual switch.

• Describe the usage of logical systems.

• Implement a virtual switch.

• Describe interconnecting routing instances.

• Describe the different IEEE VLAN stacking models.

• Describe the components of provider bridging.

• Configure and monitor provider bridging.

• Explain the purpose of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

• Describe the basic operation of STP, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (VSTP).

• Configure and monitor STP, RSTP, MSTP, and VSTP.

• Explain the purpose of bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), loop, and root protection.

• Explain typical OAM features.

• Describe the basic operation of link fault management (LFM).

• Describe the basic operation of connectivity fault management (CFM).

• Configure and monitor Ethernet OAM.

• Describe the basic operation of Ethernet ring protection (ERP).

• Configure and monitor ERP.

• Describe the basic operation of LAGs and MC-LAGs.

• Configure and monitor LAGs and MC-LAGs.

• Describe the basic functionality of MX Series Virtual Chassis.

• Describe a basic troubleshooting method.

• List common issues that disrupt network operations.

• Identify tools used in network troubleshooting.

• Use available tools to resolve network issues.


This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring, managing, and monitoring devices running Junos OS.


  • Basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Completion of the Introduction to the Junos Operating System course prior to attending this class


Course Introduction

Ethernet Switching and Layer 2

• Learn the Junos OS nomenclature

• Learn the functions of an Ethernet LAN

• Describe learning and forwarding in a bridging environment

• Implement Layer 2 address learning and forwarding

• Implement Layer 2 firewall filters

VLANs and IRBs

• Configure and monitor VLANs

• Automate VLAN administration

• Configure and monitor IRBs

Lab: Ethernet Switching and VLANs

Virtual Switches

• Describe the use of a routing instance

• Configure and monitor virtual switches

• Interconnect different routing instances

• Explain the purpose of logical systems

Lab: Virtual Switches

Provider Bridging

• Expanding the Bridged Network

• Explaining How Provider Bridging Works

• Configuring and Monitoring Provider Bridging

Lab: Provider Bridging

Spanning-Tree Protocols

• Summarize Spanning-Tree Protocols

• Explain How Rapid STP Works

• Review the Functions of Multiple STP

• Identify VLAN STP Improvements

Configuring Spanning-Tree

• Configuring and Monitoring Spanning-Tree Protocols

• Understanding BPDU, Loop, and Root Protection


Day 2

Ethernet OAM

• Summarize Ethernet Operation, Administration, and Maintenance

• Identify Capabilities in Link Fault Management

• Review the Features of Connectivity Fault Management

Configuring OAM

• Configuring and Monitoring Ethernet OAM

Lab: Ethernet OAM – LFM and CFM


• Summarize What ERP Does

• Explain How to Configure and Monitor ERP

• Provide an Overview of LAG

• Explain How to Configure and Monitor a LAG

Lab: High Availability and Network Optimization – ERP and LAG

MC-LAG and Virtual Chassis

• Provide a Brief Overview of MC-LAG

• Explain How to Configure and Monitor an MC-LAG

• Give a Brief Synopsis of the MX Virtual Chassis


Troubleshooting and Monitoring

• Identify Basic Approaches to Troubleshooting and Monitoring

• Introduce Troubleshooting and Monitoring Tools

• Review Troubleshooting Case Study: Network Congestion

Lab: Troubleshooting and Monitoring J

Follow on courses

  • Junos Layer 2 VPNs (JL2V)
  • Junos Layer 3 VPNs (JL3V)
  • Advanced Junos Service Provider Routing (AJSPR)
  • Junos Class of Service (JCOS)
  • Junos Multicast Routing (JMR)

Test and Certification

JNCIS-SP exam topics are based on the content of the recommended instructor-led training courses, as well as the additional resources.

    • Exam code: JN0-363
    • Written exam
    • Administered by Pearson VUE
    • Exam length: 90 minutes
    • Exam type: 65 multiple-choice questions
    • Pass/fail status is available immediately
    • Junos OS 21.2

The JNCIS-SP certification is valid for three years.

Exams can be purchased via Arrow ECS at an additional charge and scheduled at

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