Worth it to pick up a J2320

ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
I am finishing my CCNA and CCNA Security and was contemplation to go for the JCINA and possible the JCINS-ENT. I have the opportunity to pick up a J2320 with 1GB Flash/RAM and a Dual T1 card for $240, I know they are well worth more but do you think one would be OK for those exams? I really don't want to put too much money into it but I see how many issues people run into with the Olives and really don't want the headache :) What do you Juniper Guru's think? Will that one get me familiar with the differences between the Juniper and Cisco hardware for some hands on and be able to use it to study those two exams?

Cheers :)
Working on currently:
Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1

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  • terenteren Member Posts: 30 ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's not a bad price, but I'd keep your eyes out for a SRX100 or SRX210. Overall, that's not a terrible price at all, I just personally like the SRX platform better than the J's. At the end of the day, a J series or SRX100/210 will definitely get your feet wet and give you some solid Junos experience. Hope that helps
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    Thx for the heads up. I built an Olive right now with GNS3, I guess that will suffice for now and I will just put those funds to getting a SRX later down the road as I play the security track anyway :)

    Thanks again
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    I'd pick up the J2320, AFAIK you can do anything with a j2320 that you can do with the branch SRX.
    "Bribe is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion. The X makes it sound cool."

    -Bender
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    Thanks Aldur, do you think the Olive would provide the basics for the JCNIA? I love the hardware and I am a Lab Junkie but I don't want to spend the money if it is not needed :)
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    Definitely, olives are more than enough to get your hands dirty to pass the JNCIA.
    "Bribe is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion. The X makes it sound cool."

    -Bender
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    U rock, thank you kind sir!
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • terenteren Member Posts: 30 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Between Olives and Juniper's Fast Track program, you'll be in great shape for the JNCIA
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    Thank you teren ;)
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    Well the inner geek in me made me do it. I picked up the J2320 :) I have been playing around with the GNS3 Olives and I am finding it hard to not play around with them all day. I have even pushed off my Cisco exams to take the JCNIA in a few weeks :)
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • terenteren Member Posts: 30 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Nice, glad to hear you're liking it, it gets easier and easier the more you work with it.
  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    teren wrote: »
    Nice, glad to hear you're liking it, it gets easier and easier the more you work with it.

    That's what I am seeing as well. I am quite impressed so far. ;)
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
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