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Introducing our Fan-of-the-Month for February

by Administrator Administrator on ‎02-02-2016 10:28 AM

Kashif Nawaz Juniper Fan-of-the-MonthWe are pleased to announce our February Fan-of-the-Month, Kashif Nawaz. Kashif is very active on our Facebook community, in J-Net and on LinkedIn. He has an impressive number of certifications and is also a member of our Ingenious Champion Community.


We asked Kashif to tell us a bit more about himself in this interview:


How long have you been using Juniper products?

I have been working on Juniper products since 2009.


What was the first Juniper product you worked with?

The SSG5 and EX3200 Switch were the first two devices I worked on.


What is your favorite thing about working with Juniper products?

The good thing about Junos based devices, is the rich feature set and many ways to implement the required business needs. The Junos hierarchical configuration style is amazing.


What advice would you give to others considering Juniper certifications?

By following the Juniper Certification track I found myself much more organized in my work and it always gives me an edge whether it is a troubleshooting situation or new solution consideration. Of course, my JNCIE-SEC has paid off for me and my family, as after passing my JNCIE-Sec lab exam I got a very good job with much enhanced emoluments. 


What Juniper product(s) do you dream of working with?

I dream to work on Service provider Super Core devices (PTX & T Series)


What advice would you give to others considering Juniper certifications?

I recommend that you follow the certification track, it will help you to organize your knowledge and let you think and work more scientifically during troubleshooting and designing/implementation of new solutions.


One amazing thing about my certifications is that for the last 3 years I signed up to take a certification exam on the 31st of December. After passing the exam around noon I was able to spend quality time with my kids and wife. They deserve much more quality time from me because without their support I could not focus on my passion to explore Junos and Juniper Products. I dedicate all my humble achievements to my wife because her continuous support enabled me to do all this.  Right now I am preparting for my JNCIE-SP lab exam.


Thank you for sharing your story Kashif and congratulations for being chosen as our Fan-of-the-Month!


by Asssasssin
on ‎02-02-2016 09:30 PM

Proud of you 1st team lead....Smiley Happy

by anawaz
on ‎02-03-2016 08:36 AM

I'd like to extend my congratulations to Kaashif for gaining continued recognition.


Well done sir !

by itx.ali
on ‎02-04-2016 09:26 PM

Good work

on ‎02-08-2016 08:53 AM

wow!  great job.All the best for next exam !


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About the Author
  • Hiroaki Kato is a Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks and is responsible for managing the Systems Engineering organization in Japan. Before he joined Juniper Networks, Kato served as Japan Country Manager for Red Bend Software. Kato was responsible for overall business operation of Red Bend Software Japan K.K and grew the business in Japan further in mobile and into other industries. Prior to Red Bend, he was with Avaya Japan Ltd. During his time at Avaya Japan, the roles he took include overall operation of Avaya Japan as its Representative Director, Director of Solutions and Engineering and number of other leadership roles in strategy creation and business development. He also spent time at Avaya’s headquarters in New Jersey, USA, working as strategy and operations prime for one of the Avaya’s business units as well as some leadership role for global sales operations organization. Prior to Avaya, he served as the Unit Manager of Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Information Systems and Services Group, providing carrier grade telephony systems and associated support to major telecom carriers in Japan. He also served as a board member of MC Techno-Serve Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation which provided post sales maintenance of the carrier grade telephony systems Mitsubishi Corporation sold. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University and EMOT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Tony Ng is an APAC Demo coordinator with Juniper Networks and is responsible for maintaining inventory of lab equipment in Hong Kong, assist with PoC lab projects, and Demo loan shipment.
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