My Certification Journey
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My Certification Journey
BLOGGING CHALLENGE: My first juniper certificate…
Oct 23, 2014

 

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.

 

During this three year due to work pressure and finical problem I can’t grow my certification and all certification that I had done earlier gone to inactive status. I had few months left to renew my previous certifications. It difficult me to decide renew my certification as both certifications I had done in different track and for long time I had working in Juniper Firewall and I am very interest on this product line.

One day in the mid year of 2013 my colleague gives golden news that Juniper had posted champion program and providing voucher. After came to home I was searching in Juniper portal for the news. I find that news and started making preparation for every exam of Aspiring. Within 35 days I had completed Aspiring, Innovative and get voucher

 

.Now I decided to start certification from beginning on single track.

I had decided to give JNCIA-Junos exam and enter in juniper security track. I start my preparation with the help of study guide http://www.juniper.net/us/en/training/junos-genius/index.page and successfully pass JUNOS exam. I add this certification in my CertManager ID and get another voucher from Juniper Champion program to complete JNCIS-SEC certification. To prepare for JNCIS-Sec certifications, I had done self-study for the following study material and also given practice test exam in juniper learning portal website.

- Junos Unified Threat Management (JUTM) and JSEC.

-Juniper SRX platform

-JNCIS-SEC Questions.

 

After six month by continuous reading above document I had successfully completed JNCIS- Sec Certification. Now my aim is complete JNCIP certification. Not even that I also looking forward to doing more certification in Juniper as I decide to become Juniper highest certifications holder.