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BLOGGING CHALLENGE: Journey which will never end, Juniper.

by nupur.kanoi on ‎10-12-2014 11:44 AM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 02:01 PM by Administrator Administrator

It all started with Cisco. It was my engineering days when I first learnt about how things worked in network domain. The technologies fascinated me and I started developing interest in it. It was then suggested by one of my professors to take CCNA course. I researched about the course and joined a renowned training institute during my college days.

As days passed my engineering days came to an end and so did my CCNA course. Meanwhile, I made up my mind to go ahead with CCNP training. After completing CCNP I got myself CCNA certified and here was a turning point for me. A friend from my training institute suggested me to go for Juniper courses. During that time he was preparing for JNCIP-ENT. This gave me a never ending journey, Juniper. Here’s when I started researching on Juniper and their courses. At the same time I had started with my professional career in network operations.

 

Hash!! Now I had managed to get all the self-study materials for JNCIA-Junos (IJOS and JRE) from Juniper site- https://learningportal.juniper.net/juniper/user_fasttrack_home.aspx

At the start it was a little tough with IJOS but then my friend was always there to get me through it. Thanks to him! I studied myself and practiced on office labs for the same; this gave me a good hands on experience on Juniper basics. And ultimately I got JNCIA-Junos certified.

 

Thereafter I joined an authorized Juniper training partner Spectrum to get trained in JIR, JEX, AJER and AJEX. Days passed in learning and discovering things in Juniper which grew my love for Juniper more. And here I was now all set to get JNCIS-ENT certified and was even almost prepared for JNCIP-ENT.

 

Scheduled.. Cleared.. 84%.. and here I was a JNCIS-ENT certified. Smiley Happy

 

And then I set a JNCIP-ENT exam date for a month later. In this one month I referred all related documents from Juniper site to get myself well prepared. Some of the links which helped me are mentioned below. May be these can be helpful to you too! Smiley Happy

BGP-Route Reflector: https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos13.2/topics/topic-map/bgp-route-reflection-different-clu...

BGP in depth: http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos13.1/information-products/pathway-pages/config-guide-rou...

IP sourceguard: http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos13.3/topics/task/configuration/port-security-ip-source-gu...

STP: http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/implementation-guides/8010002-en.pdf

 

Here comes the exam day and..

It flashed 92%...Hooray!! Smiley Happy

The two things about Juniper I like the most are:

1. The course material contains in detail explanation of technologies.

2. Juniper encourages people by giving various opportunities to showcase their skills and get rewarded too,

Eg. JunosCup, JuniperTrivia and etc.

 

Currently I’m preparing for JNCIS-SP. This is a road which has no dead end; Endless things to learn and many more certifications are lined up.

Comments
by Jason_
on ‎10-13-2014 07:30 PM
There is a big gap from JNCIP to JNCIE, I'm suffering from this.
by chaochenglin
on ‎10-13-2014 09:08 PM

One month from JNCIS to JNCIP?

Is it doable?

by nupur.kanoi
on ‎10-13-2014 10:03 PM
@chaochenglin As I mentioned.. I was alreday almost prepared for JNCIP . I just had to brush up.. So that took me a month.
by Snakeye007
on ‎10-15-2014 12:22 PM

great going @Nupur !!!!

Yes, this is a Journey which will never end Smiley Wink

 

- Rush!

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  • Senior Network Engineer / Architect working for a large ISP in New Zealand. JNCIE-SP#2204, JNCIE-ENT#458.
  • I'm a Network Security Engineer working with Vodafone in their Cloud and Hosting Services team based in Leeds, UK. My role is to implement, test and deliver secure cloud based solutions to external customers.
  • I am a Senior Systems Engineer for NEC, based in Auckland, New Zealand. My main focus for NEC is all things Juniper, ranging from the smallest SRX platform to the PTX5K and everything in between, including the QFX and MX series. In addition to looking after the Juniper Networks equipment, I am also deeply involved in the SDN and compute platforms from NEC and Netcracker (an NEC company). Next on my certification list is the JNCIP-DC, having already completed the JNCIP-SP, JNCIP-ENT, JNCIP-SEC and the JNCDS-DC, SEC and WAN. Outside of work I enjoy the great outdoors: Mountaineering, bouldering, rock or ice climbing, tramping (hiking to non-Kiwis) and snowboarding. My partner and I own a lifestyle farm South East of Auckland, overlooking the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. We have 13.5Ha and keep Highland Cattle, horses and the chickens but also have a compliment of wild ducks, geese, peacocks and pheasants roaming through the land. Outside of work I enjoy the great outdoors: Mountaineering, bouldering, rock or ice climbing, tramping (hiking to non-Kiwis) and snowboarding. My partner and I own a lifestyle farm South East of Auckland, overlooking the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. We have 13.5Ha and keep Highland Cattle, horses and the chickens but also have a compliment of wild ducks, geese, peacocks and pheasants roaming through the land.
  • I am one of a small team of Network Engineers working for Lumison Ltd, a UK ISP/MSP based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been with the company for almost 6 years moving from frontline support to the Managed Services team dealing with customer network design and implementation before talking up the role of Network Engineer. As well as the JNCIE-ENT certification.
  • Triple CCIE #21946 (R&S / Service Provider / Storage), JNCIE-SP #851, Technical Consultant at Telindus-ISIT
  • Networking & Security nerd (geek overall), Hockey fanatic, and Junos junkie! Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, with a few years of my life out in MN. Been in the IT field since I got out of High School. I've used Juniper products since around 2007, and really enjoy working with them. I currently work for a large retailer based in MI, with a footprint all across the Midwest.
  • Steve Puluka is a Senior IP Engineer with DQE Communications in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a BSEET along with the professional level certification in Junos Security & Security Support Professional and specialist level in ScreenOS and SSL VPN, JNCDA Design Associate and his original associates in ER & EX. He holds the Palo Alto ACE certification in PanOS 6. He also has certification and extensive experience in Microsoft Windows server, along with strong Vmware skills starting with with version two. He has enjoyed supporting networks for more 20 years.