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spuluka
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Some Comments On Learning Bytes

I've been flipping through the Learning Bytes selections and do like the format.

 

https://learningportal.juniper.net/juniper/user_activity_info.aspx?id=5853

 

I have some suggestions.  I would like to see the description include two addition pieces of information that I found myself hunting to confirm after watching the segment on interface ranges and configuration groups and the review of proxy-arp.

 

  • The version of firmware where the feature was introduced i.e. the minimum version requirement
  • The hardware platforms that support the procedures demonstated

It might also be nice to see a credit for the presenters and maybe a page with some mini bios.

 

I also noticed two technical glitches.

 

There is a small editing error in the Proxy-arp byte.  Between 3-4 minutes into the program Zach says he needs to start the slide again, then does start again at an early part of the script.  The editor just missed snipping out that small first partial take.

 

There are also two bytes (6PE & Wireless LAN CLI) that use the embedded mp4 format for the video.  On our corporate machines that lack codecs for this the video prompts for download and just leaves and empty frame.  I'm not sure what the other modules are built in for video but they are more forgiving for the slightly older computers.

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Lawrence_R
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Re: Some Comments On Learning Bytes

Thanks Steve for the great feedback! Your comments will help us improve the Learning Bytes program.

 

I’ve notified the appropriate folks about the items that need immediate attention…the edit on the Proxy ARP byte, the issues with mp4, etc.

 

As for your suggestions, I’ll take them to the team here and we’ll see how to weave them in to the program. Our goal is to provide focused, concise learning ‘bytes’ so we’re often walking the line between keeping the bytes short and simple and providing too much info that adds length. But your suggestions seem doable and probably wouldn’t add much length to the bytes. And I’m pretty sure our presenters wouldn’t mind a little more credit for their work. :smileywink:

 

Keep the feedback coming. And if you have a suggestion for a Learning  Byte topic, let us know.

 

- Lawrence Rust

Marketing Manager,

Juniper Networks Education Services

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spuluka
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Re: Some Comments On Learning Bytes

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As far as my content suggestions above go, I am refering to the web page where the Bytes are launched from and not the live content of the video.  I do understand and appreciate the time restrictions.  I think your format has a strong mix of upfront theory and context with pratical how-to demonstration.

 

For example, this might be the box holding the Byte link and I'm making up the platforms and versions because I don't know the answer.

 

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    Using Interface Range and Configuration Groups Features Learning Byte


The Using Interface Range and Configuration Groups Features Learning Byte shows some basic examples of both features as well as using them both in tandem to simplify your device configurations and reduce your configuration time of Junos based devices.

This Byte is most appropriate for new or intermediate users of the Junos OS or anyone looking to become more efficient using the Junos OS CLI.

 

Presented by Jeff Flaherty - Education Services Lab Support Team (link to a bio page)

 

Introduced in Junos 10.2

Applies to SRX, EX, MX series platforms

Documentation: Configuring Interface Ranges

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos10.2/topics/task/configuration/interface-ranges.html

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Lawrence_R
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Re: Some Comments On Learning Bytes

Hello Steve,

 

I just wanted to let you know we've started implementing the additional language you suggested on our Learning Bytes descriptions (starting with the Firewall Filter Basics learning bytes https://learningportal.juniper.net/juniper/user_activity_info.aspx?id=6158). We'll have speaker details, Junos OS version relevance, and Juniper platform relevance information in all subsequent learning bytes.

 

Thanks again for the excellent feedback!

 

-Lawrence

Marketing Manager,

Juniper Networks Education Services

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spuluka
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Re: Some Comments On Learning Bytes

Thanks, this looks good.

 

How about adding those references from the last slide for further study? 

 

The classes and documention links. The the web page you have more room than the slide to actual show the different links and terminology by platform that is mentioned in passing.

 

And in this particular topic there is also a "Day One" book covering policy and firewall filters.

Steve Puluka BSEET
Juniper Ambassador
Senior Network Engineer - UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
JNCIA-ER JNCIA-EX JNCIS-SEC JNCIP-SEC
JNCIS-FWV JNCIS-SSL
MCP - Managing Server 2003 MCP - Windows XP Professional
MCTS Windows 7
http://puluka.com/home
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