New Juniper forum

WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
Hi all,

In response to some requests in the Comments/Suggestions forums we decided to add a forum for Juniper certs.

For those who don't know about Juniper certs and/or want information about the different tracks:
icon_arrow.gifJuniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP)


I'll try to gather some more info/resources soon, but if you happen to know of any good 'legit' Juniper resources, feel free to post them in a reply to this topic.


Johan

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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    First off, I love this site, so I'm glad the Juniper forum is finally set up.
    Thanks!
    Secondly, I'm currently studying for my JNCIA, and here's what I'm using:

    1. Juniper's website (had to say it once, the documentation is excellent):
    http://www.juniper.net/

    2. The JNCIA Sybex book, which is free on the Juniper site:
    http://www.juniper.net/training/certification/books.html

    (The JNCIS book is free here too!)

    3. The Boson exam set for JN0-201

    4. Some (basic) hands on as I perform my daily duties.
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • sthomassthomas Member Posts: 1,240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Excellent, I don't know anything about Juniper really but maybe I will learn a thing or two.
    Working on: MCSA 2012 R2
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Thanks guys!
    seraphus wrote:
    2. The JNCIA Sybex book, which is free on the Juniper site:
    http://www.juniper.net/training/certification/books.html

    (The JNCIS book is free here too!)
    Cool, thanks for sharing that essential info.


    seraphus, why are you going for the Juniper certs?
  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    I currently work for an ISP that uses Juniper
    routers (M40,M40e, T320s). I'm no expert, but
    I wanted to solidify the little knowledge did
    have. I can't necessarily say I would pursue
    the entire track due to cost, but I do enjoy
    working with the product. JUNOS is very intuitive,
    and the more I used it, the more I liked it and
    wanted to learn more.


    I'd like to setup an Olive (Junos on a pc), to
    gain a little more experience, but I believe Olives
    are no longer endorsed by Juniper (don't quote me),
    so that's kind of out the window. Besides, I need
    to regain my lost certs (CCNP, CCDP), and Cisco
    is ever so affordable.
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Thanks. That's the best application of certs imo. I.o.w. to get a badge for the work you do and add the knowledge and skills you don't 'do'.

    I have a couple of other questions so if you don't mind, some more questions:

    I assume Olive allows you to turn a PC into a Juniper router, sort of. Would Olive still be useful for extending a practice lab? I.e. for Cisco a couple of older 2500 routers are always useful to create a larger, hence often a more realistic, practice network.

    How about Junos versions? How important is it to have the latest for practice? Or do they have a minimal suitable version like Cisco (IOS 12.+)?

    For those who want to built a home lab, is there any particular series/model that is affordable and still useful for practicing most topics?



    I also want to use this topic as an opportunity to point out our 'filtered' Google search again:
    icon_arrow.gifwww.techexams.net/search.shtml
    The problem with somewhat less popular certifications like Juniper is that there are twenty illegal practice test providers for each legit one. Not only because there are so many **** sites these day, but because not many legit practice exams are developed. Our filtered google search blocks and hides 100+ dumpsites. Unfortunately new ones pop-up frequently so you still have to be careful. In general, I recommend staying away from practice exams in PDF format. Another good indication is when they offer exams for pretty much every IT cert. If that's the case you can safely assume they are 'not' legit. (unless it's Boson.com).
  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    I will say this: My understanding is that Juniper
    has no official position on Olives...

    But yes, that's correct; you could turn a
    pc into a Juniper router. (Note: I've never
    set one up, but it looks like Scott Morris
    has two in Rack 2 of that insane lab
    http://smorris.uber-geek.net/lab.htm ).

    Here's an explanation of the Junos/Olive setup:
    http://juniper.cluepon.net/index.php/Olive

    (My understanding is that you could go as far back
    as JUNOS version 5.x, however JUNOS is now up to
    7.6).

    Building a home lab with Juniper equipment would
    probably be more than expensive for most, myself
    included. The low end series routers, J- Series
    are going for $1000 used on Ebay, and are the most
    affordable (other than the Netscreen firewalls).
    The high end routers (M-Series, T-series) go for
    thousands more apiece. Of course, Juniper
    seems to "cater" to ISPs, versus small companies,
    imho. So, if it's possible, the Olive would probably
    be your best bet.

    I am by far, no Juniper guru. I am, however,
    definetely looking to learn more Juniper, and hope
    to obtain at least a JNCIS. If I learn anything
    else about Juniper, I'll be more than happy to
    share it here. [I am taking it slow, because I
    try to work on my home Cisco lab, grad school
    work (MBA), and just work in general, :) ]

    BTW,

    Free Web-Based Training (Scroll to the bottom):
    http://www.juniper.net/training/technical_education/
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Free Web-Based Training (Scroll to the bottom):
    www.juniper.net/training/technical_education/

    That looks like a good intro for anyone interested in Juniper. I'll check those out just for fun. I don't think I'll ever go for a Juniper exam myself but I've been wanting to find out a little bit more about it since Ten9t6 (our former Cisco forums moderator) started the Juniper track.

    And thanks for sharing the info.
  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    Anytime, and thanks again for the forum! icon_cool.gif
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • keatronkeatron Security Tinkerer Member Posts: 1,213 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Webmaster wrote:
    Free Web-Based Training (Scroll to the bottom):
    www.juniper.net/training/technical_education/

    That looks like a good intro for anyone interested in Juniper. I'll check those out just for fun. I don't think I'll ever go for a Juniper exam myself but I've been wanting to find out a little bit more about it since Ten9t6 (our former Cisco forums moderator) started the Juniper track.

    And thanks for sharing the info.

    The tough thing about Juniper is it's a little more difficult to get your hands on the actual equipment. Most people will never even see it unless they work for an ISP. Unlike Cisco equipment. I'm sure there's some on ebay though. icon_wink.gif
  • NetworkGodNetworkGod Member Posts: 236 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Juniper for me, i guess just like a lot of networking hardware/software out there (cisco, nortel networks etc.) is fascinating!
    If there's some guys out there who're curious a bit about juniper do some research on it and i'm sure you'll like it as well :)

    Very excited about this forum!
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  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    Yep! Love IOS, but JUNOS is easy on my fingers...

    (more intuitive, perhaps?) icon_wink.gif
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • SmallguySmallguy Member Posts: 597
    Im' interested in this forumbecause we hacve a juniper at work but I only have red only access to it becasue we have a routing/switching specialist icon_sad.gif
  • NetworkGodNetworkGod Member Posts: 236 ■■■□□□□□□□
    didn't know there were free books available ;)
    What one man can do another can do.

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  • rfult001rfult001 Member Posts: 407
    Let's just make this thread sticky so people will know where to go to get started.

    Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP) - Juniper Networks
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    rfult001 wrote: »
    Let's just make this thread sticky so people will know where to go to get started.

    Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP) - Juniper Networks


    +1 vote to make this sticky
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