05-28-2009 01:19 PM
05-28-2009 01:33 PM
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.
05-28-2009 03:17 PM
05-28-2009 05:13 PM
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
02-06-2014 05:32 AM
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.