Linux or Juniper cert first
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Hi, I’m new to Linux & Juniper but need to learn the fundamentals of both in short order. I plan to study and get certifications to help structure my learning. The chosen learning paths and exams are:
Any recommendations on which to pursue first?
What is your current level of expertise? Do you have any other certifications or training (e.g., Network+)? That will help determine what my recommendation would be.
Good point, I failed to mention that I did achieve A+ & Network+ years ago. My most recent cert was AWS Cloud Practitioner but I'm completely new to Juniper and Linux is not my strong suit.
If networking is more interesting to you then Linux I'd say go for Cisco not Juniper as their certs have more general networking concepts then Juniper certs.
If you are working with Juniper then go for Juniper certs but if you are just going for general networking knowledge Cisco does a better job than Juniper does.
Thanks for the reply! I should have stated earlier: I applaud your desire to keep learning.
It sounds like it's urgent that you get both. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably go for whichever I was most likely to achieve first ("low-hanging fruit"), since momentum can really carry over. Sounds like that might be Juniper, given your Network+ cert.
Another way to look at it: In your current job, which will be more immediately useful to your employer? Is there a gap in your team's expertise that you're trying to fill? Focus on that area first.
Hope that helps.