JNCIA-ER Preparation: HELP PLEASE!!!!

AsteriskAsterisk Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
could anyone please let me know what to start the JNCIA-ER Certification preparation with. The following is one book that is recommended:
Junos Enterprise Routing.

Apart from that one ,I read in one of the threads about the Sybex book which in pdf format is available for free on Juniper's website.
I read the initial pages and it appear that the book is specifically for JNCIA-M track.

Could any of you please guide if at all going through this book is needed.


Thanks in Advance

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  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,313
    Asterisk wrote: »
    could anyone please let me know what to start the JNCIA-ER Certification preparation with. The following is one book that is recommended:
    Junos Enterprise Routing.

    Apart from that one ,I read in one of the threads about the Sybex book which in pdf format is available for free on Juniper's website.
    I read the initial pages and it appear that the book is specifically for JNCIA-M track.

    Could any of you please guide if at all going through this book is needed.


    Thanks in Advance

    Probably best to PM Aldur about that.
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    Hi Asterisk and welcome to the fourms,

    The Junos Enterprise Routing book should be more then enough to pass the JNCIA-ER exam. Actually it's supposed to be enough to take you through the JNCIE-ER as well, so there might be a little "to much" info in there for just passing the JNCIA-ER.

    The pdf's that you found online are indeed for the M series track but can still be very helpful. I believe all topics in the JNCIA-M book are covered in the JNCIA-ER, minus ISIS. I haven't seen the JNCIA-ER exam yet so I can't say for sure, but ISIS isn't covered in the Enterprise Routing book so I'd think your safe to skip ISIS.

    Another very useful resource is Juniper's fast track program, it use to be free, might still be, but I'm not for sure. You can find it at Juniper Networks Certification Fast Track Program - Enterprise Routing Courses - Juniper Networks , would be worth checking out.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    "Bribe is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion. The X makes it sound cool."

    -Bender
  • zoidbergzoidberg Member Posts: 365
    Haha. I see you posted this question in 2 threads. I replied to the other one, and Aldur this one. Nice little tag team. My response was pretty much the same. 3 thumbs up for the JUNOS ER book. Throw the pdf's in there for fun, sprinkle with the Sybex books, bake yourself a nice JNCIA and JNCIS-ER. If you use the Sybex books, as an added bonus, you can do the M/T Series track in parallel with the ER Track. Can't go wrong.
  • AsteriskAsterisk Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Aldur and Zoidberg for your replies.
    I more query that i have is that i have not worked on Juniper routers, does clearing the exam really require you to have practical knowledge, i understand that its always better if one has had hands-on but will the theoretical knowledge gained by studying the suggested book enough to clear the exam.
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    zoidberg wrote: »
    Haha. I see you posted this question in 2 threads. I replied to the other one, and Aldur this one. Nice little tag team.

    lol, I didn't notice the other thread, nice tag team indeed!
    Asterisk wrote: »
    does clearing the exam really require you to have practical knowledge...

    Since it's a IA level exam I wouldn't think it would be necessary to have hands on experience, it would always be helpful but not strictly needed. Whatcha think zoidberg?
    "Bribe is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion. The X makes it sound cool."

    -Bender
  • zoidbergzoidberg Member Posts: 365
    in my experiences, the associate levels focus more on general theory, some device specifics, and basic config. for this one, make sure you're familar with j-web. hmmm, which could be a problem. j-web is not covered by the junos-er book, so you'll need to get your hands on a j-web enabled router, or the Operating Juniper Networks Routers in the Enterprise student guide, or, ideally, both. i think the guide may still be available via the fasttrack program, so be sure to check that out. if you can't play with a j-web enabled router, make sure you familarize yourself with j-web via available documents. j-web sucked for me because i'm all about the cli.

    the specialist level will begin to hit you more with config specific questions and leave stuff about the hardware and j-web behind. specialist is where you need to start knowing the nuances of the config to the level where you can identify the correct config needed or interpert the results a config will have. it doesn't really sound that hard, but when you look at 4 identical configs where only 1 word in each differs, that's where one starts to wonder and second guess. experience and strong understanding here is best, and if you have that, you could walk away thinking it was pretty easy exam. but if you just kinda know how to build a policy or configure ipsec or whatever, you'll likely run into some troubles.
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