My Certification Journey
Share and learn from real life stories of those who are on the path to become Juniper Certified

Wow! That’s the first word that springs to mind. When the team here decided to put together a blogging challenge we really weren’t sure how many entries to expect. Nor did we really have a sense of what type of entries we would get. ‘Wow’ pretty much sums up the response!


My story to get certified in Juniper, this was a mixed combination of failure and success.

In 2010 I got the opportunity to work as a Juniper partner, where certification is essential to introduce yourself. However I had done Cisco certification before I started my professional carrier so I had no focus to work and certify in Juniper. At that time I had taken three certification exams (JNCIA-Junos, JNCIA-ER, and JNCIA-EX) within a month and I had failed to pass one. After few days my supervisor sent me in an ISP NOC, as a L1 engineer. There I saw for the first time Juniper boxes MX 960, MX480, and M120. It encouraged my interest to work and learn Juniper. I suggest myself to start giving certification with JNCIA-ER and JNCIA-EX. Within 4month by continuous readying for 4hours every days in JUNOS Enterprise Routing and JUNOS Enterprise Switching I had successfully pass JNCIA-ER and JNCIA-EX with high percentage. Now my supervisor had given challenging opportunity to work with Juniper SRX series juniper MX series, M Series and EX series devices for the enterprise and ISP customer we had .I take that challenge as my destiny and satisfy my customer by resolving their issues for three year.


I learned computer networking flow / concepts through Juniper CLI. Well I appeared to become specialist and BANG it was not piece of cake. . I am currently studying JNCIP-SEC and I plan to appear for JNCIP-SP and JNCIE. I have taken Juniper STRM & Junos Space classes. From a guy sitting in the market I tell you honestly it’s a GO. 

Every second company is going on network based apps and corporate VPNs all across the world. I feel safe perusing my career in Juniper and I know It will pay back and it is.


BLOGGING CHALLENGE: How I followed white Rabbit

by on ‎10-12-2014 11:47 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 01:59 PM by Administrator Administrator

When I first met Juniper I was confused like Alice in Wonderland. I was pure "Cisco" person and never met any other vendor. It was 3 years ago. I worked that time with MX routers and I didn't like them. It was painful to collect information.


After some time I changed my employer and moved to another ISP. In my team we worked with Cisco and other router, but Juniper devices weren't there. I wasn't satisfied we did not have any Juniper boxes there. I missed copy, insert commit confirm and other cool features of Junos.



BLOGGING CHALLENGE: Journey which will never end, Juniper.

by 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.


AOA (Hi)

My story of getting Juniper certification will be helpful for a common person. For those who cannot afford the costly trainings or courseware, here is a story worth reading.


BLOGGING CHALLENGE: As Juniper affects my life

by cryaker on ‎10-12-2014 12:32 AM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 02:02 PM by Administrator Administrator

I strongly believe that without motivation, people wouldn't go even in WC.


A boost of motivation I got on May 2014 when had a conversation with my boss. At the time I already worked 2 years on position as network engineer and had completed an important project. I expected to grow in my career to Senior Network Engineer, but my boss told me that wouldn't be enough.



I started my career in networking while I was doing my BSC at University. I had some classes about networking and security concepts and I was stunned by it.



Buen día a todos,  esta historia no se trata de un cuento de hadas, o de ciencia ficción, y quiero aclarar, que mi intención no es la de aburrirlos con una historia que hable solo de mi, mi intención es la de motivar a todas aquellas personas que tienen dudas acerca de si es importante o no convertirse en un Certificado en el programa de Juniper Networks.


BLOGGING CHALLENGE little story that must be told

by MarianoItaliano ‎10-08-2014 12:46 AM - edited ‎10-08-2014 12:59 AM

Hmmm … what about me? First of all I am just simple guy from Poland so at the beginning sorry for my English.


My first experience with Juniper devices started in Year 2000. My ex-company, was using M20 to implement an Internet Exchange router which ran BGP with other Global carriers. I did not have much experience with Juniper as most of our gear was Cisco. I went through a Juniper Bootcamp but I did not pick up much skill as my knowledge with Juniper was still in the beginning status.


Juniper is the way to enter into networking, to learn networking and to make a life in networking.


I started networking field with Cisco.I had many certifications in Cisco i.e CCNA,CCNP-
Routing, Switching. However, for basic networking and understanding concepts,

Cisco is good but it was not giving me any excitement in the field of networking. Also Cisco

was very common.


When I began to explore the field of information technology in 2002 I was a giddy and did not know anything about the computer field. My father told me to learn in this industry.



by NileshJncissp ‎10-06-2014 09:43 PM - edited ‎10-06-2014 09:50 PM

I am working with my present organization since last 2 years. Before joining this organization I had never worked on Juniper devices.


Our company network presently has only 3 Juniper core routers. The rest are Ericsson Redback SE800/SE400 routers. The Redback core routers are nearing end of support and it was decided to replace those with Juniper MX480 as new core routers. So it became crucial for me to enhance my Junos knowledge.


I already have a CCNP R&S certification. I work in a service provider environment so I decided to go for Juniper service provider track of certification.


I am JNCIP-SP certified currently working as Senior Network Architect at a service provider organization. It is my knowledge with Junos and Juniper equipment that has helped me in my career to grow and achieve whatever I am today.  I feel proud about it.



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