Taking a cue from a colleague of mine, “smart” is very much a relative thing. At times throughout my career I have thought, “I am one sharp dude!” Then I am quickly put back into my place by someone or something that proves just how not sharp I really am.
Wow! That’s the first word that springs to mind. When the team here decided to put together a blogging challenge we really weren’t sure how many entries to expect. Nor did we really have a sense of what type of entries we would get. ‘Wow’ pretty much sums up the response!
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.
I learned computer networking flow / concepts through Juniper CLI. Well I appeared to become specialist and BANG it was not piece of cake. . I am currently studying JNCIP-SEC and I plan to appear for JNCIP-SP and JNCIE. I have taken Juniper STRM & Junos Space classes. From a guy sitting in the market I tell you honestly it’s a GO.
Every second company is going on network based apps and corporate VPNs all across the world. I feel safe perusing my career in Juniper and I know It will pay back and it is.