CCNP put on hold, tackling JNCIA

StaunchyStaunchy Member Posts: 180
Just been told today by my new employer who I will be joining next week that the 1st of 4 certifications that they want me to get is JNCIA so that they can move up with their Juniper partnership status so I will have to put my CCNP route studies on hold for now...

Who is busy studying for JNCIA?
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  • mikeybikesmikeybikes Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm starting to. Been reading some of the material on Juniper's website. We've got a few unused Juniper devices at work that I can play with.
  • StaunchyStaunchy Member Posts: 180
    mikeybikes wrote: »
    I'm starting to. Been reading some of the material on Juniper's website. We've got a few unused Juniper devices at work that I can play with.

    Nice, so far how do you find Juniper devices?
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I think if you were in the middle of working on the CCNP and have a networking-intensive job the JNCIA would most likely be a breeze and something you can get thru fairly quickly before going back to the CCNP.

    I don't have the JNCIA, but I was studying for it early last month. (Put it down when I transitioned to another role.)

    I tried the Junos for Dummies book. Didn't really like it. Put it down eventually.
    Tried the JNCIA CBT Niggets. Didn't like that either. CBT Nuggets IS in the middle of redoing their JNCIA series with another instructor, but last I checked it was still in progress.

    I'd recommend getting Olive working in GNS3 or play with some work equipment. That coupled with the 2 fast track pdfs, (possibly some of their free Day 1 resources if you think it's needed), and their free practice test would probably be all you need to know.

    Juniper also has a "Junos for IOS Engineers" series, which I believe they also offer for free.
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  • StaunchyStaunchy Member Posts: 180
    Thanks DoubleNNs, I was planning on doing the JNCIA once the new CBT nuggets is finished but due to work my plans changed. My new company is pushing Juniper quite heavy so I'm guessing I will be focusing on Juniper for a while JNCIA/JNCIS-Sec/ENT/SP/Wireless but that will be discussed after I have officially joined but I'm hoping they will allow me to finish CCNP 1st before focusing completely on Juniper.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    It seems like a majority of the Juniper commands are identical, or extremely close, to the Cisco counterparts. Regardless of whichever you do 1st, Cisco or Juniper, your added knowledge would undoubtedly help you with the other vendor. (The only thing is, Cisco has a lot of proprietary protocols and their naming conventions can differ.)
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  • wizkid01wizkid01 Member Posts: 22 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I passed the JNCIA exam in January (The previous version) and primarily used the 2 free Fastrack PDF's from Juniper which basically cover everything you need to know and more.

    Aside from that I also watched the CBT vids which were 'ok' but as previously mentioned the new ones are coming out soon (10 have already been completed in the new series and can be viewed now), also read through a few of the Juniper Day One ebooks which helped too.

    Seeing you already have CCNA and were studying towards CCNP it should just be a matter of adjusting to the way Juniper approach various things and the command differences between the two, also would definitely recommend labing if you have access to any equipment.
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