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groque
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Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

Hi all,

I am looking to build myself a small test lab to get ready to take on the Juniper routing, then switching then firewall exams. What type of equipment would you guys recommend.

I would like to go for my JNCIA as soon as possible for those who have Juniper and Cisco certifications is there a big difference betwen JNCIA and CCNA except for the proprietary commands?

Thanks for the reponses


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muttbarker
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Re: Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

I would say you could get by with a single J series router - J2350 as an example. The router supports virtual-routers so within the one box you can build out an entire network. Then pick up a couple of low end firewalls 5GT, or SSG5 and you would be set. You can build out one heck of a network with that simple setup, and then if you wanted to go forward on switching a EX3200 would be a lot of fun.

 

Juniper provides the "Fast Track" program which gives you access to the training documentation for the JNCIA-ER, JNICS-ER, JNICS-ES (JUNOS Enhanced Services) and JNCIA-EX exams.

 

These training docs and lab guides will get you 85% - 90% of the way towards the exams in routing and switching.

 

 

Kevin Barker
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groque
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Re: Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

Sweet thanks I signed up for the fast track can't wait to nail down these certs. Are J series routers the lowest end. Does Juniper have routers equivalent to a Cisco 2621?
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muttbarker
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Re: Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

The J series routers are the lowest end. The lowest of the low is the J2320 which replaced the J2300. It is not in the same price point as a 2621 in the grey/aftermarket but if you work with your reseller (saw your other post about your network buildout) they should be able to get you a very sweet price. That is a nice firewall order :smileyhappy:

 

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JNCIS-ENT, FWV, SSL, WLAN
JNCIA-ER, EX, IDP, UAC, WX
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pasindu
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Re: Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

let me know the location which is Junos os are locate and how to use and do the lab.....

 

 

 

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muttbarker
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Re: Looking to build a test lab for JNCIA

You have replied to a several year old post. The world of Juniper has changed a lot. If you are looking to build a lab today you have many different options. 

 

The Juniper SRX FW is available as a very low cost device and you can also ge the virtual version of it (Junos-V Firefly Host). You can run the SRX is either flow mode or packet based.

 

Then there is JunosSphere which lets you build very complex networks, all in a virtual environment but is fee based from Juniper.

Kevin Barker
JNCIP-SEC
JNCIS-ENT, FWV, SSL, WLAN
JNCIA-ER, EX, IDP, UAC, WX
Juniper Networks Certified Instructor
Juniper Networks Ambassador

Juniper Elite Reseller
J-Partner Service Specialist - Implementation

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