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I´m stun! See the full article here.
I was not aware of this program from Juniper (only partners), but after know about it and decided to grab it! The benefit is understanding deeply about Juniper and his products, also become a member of Juniper Elite, meet Juniper SEs, attend JuniperU: Tech Summits, Beta exams, exam vouchers, an Open Lab, and much more…and off course recognized by Networking Folks and friends. If you are a Systems Engineer (or another mysterious “title”) and work closely (even not!) with customers is your job know how you can help them!
The Juniper Partner Training give everything you need such a Courseware, Student guides, Practise Exams for free. No extra cost for your Employer or for you! So why not make yourself an expert step up your career?
If you have an active JNCIP-SP, JNCIP-ENT, or JNCIP-SEC will be manually granted the Champion Aspiring level. Don´t forget to read the Champion Program Policies!
A few steps to land there…
Juniper Networks OpenLab, the Junos® Center for Innovation, is located in central New Jersey and is the embodiment of the company’s commitment to lead and deliver networking technology innovation. With OpenLab, Juniper invites customers, partners, and other third parties to engage with this first-of-its-kind resource. It represents a versatile, multidimensional “tool” to spark and facilitate the development of new “network integrated” software applications and solutions that utilize Juniper’s leading SDN/network programmability and automation functionality.
OpenLab’s mission is aimed squarely at software innovators, such as our Champions, in building new software-oriented solutions that harness network intelligence and programmability/automation and enhance the value of the network as a strategic asset for competitive differentiation. Visitors/users of OpenLab gain access to polished briefing and collaboration space, a suite of locally and remotely accessible lab software and hardware resources, and educational programs and expertise to accelerate application development and minimize direct costs in creating their own infrastructure.
First level achieved! So i received a ebook and a voucher. I chose the Junos High Availability and redeem the voucher for my next exam Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Service Provider Routing and Switching (JNCIS-SP)
Next stop…Innovative Level!
Good news from F5! F5 refreshed his WBTs on F5 University using 11.x code. They called this the “F5 Getting Started Series” and each section has interactive questions to do a check up of your knowledge. This Series covers the following products:
Just click on the product and that will open automatic a new window.
As before you can have hands-on on a virtual lab for 11.x code with the following topology. After you login on F5 University click on F5 Training Lab menu and get you Lab guide. Unfortunately you can´t play HA features on this lab but you can try the F5 BIG-IP LTM virtual edition (request a trial licence 90 days) for your own lab.
I was a guinea pig for F5 101v2 beta and i did it well i guess. After answer 140 questions in 150 minutes + extension of 30 minutes (not english native, but was not necessary) the hard part of this was review all my answers, yes again 140! I didn´t find this hard as mention by other guys who did the 101v1. After you submit the exam you can comment the questions (no chance to change answers at this point), personally i did it to give the F5 Team my understanding of what they can improve! But they could give the cert away for the guys who passed this exam, yes it´s Christmas! :)
And yes, against other exams you can go back and forwarded!
All 5 sections have the same score, so i got 75%
I wrote a post about my Study Notes for this exam so check it out!
This exam is one of the pre-requirements for the Exam 201 – TMOS Administration to achieve the F5 BIG-IP Certified Administrator
And even virtually i have my logo!
As i said before i got an opportunity to test my knowledge (101v2 beta) and off course learn more about F5 ADC and other stuff. The information you need to learn is published in the official Blueprint Application Delivery Fundamentals. This new version will be available on Q1 2015.
A good tool is F5 University where you have free WBTs of LTM&APM (and more!!!), and hands-on on a virtual lab (code 10.x and 11.x). I think the most important are:
A few facts:
I took the followed information from http://veritablenetworks.blogspot.pt/(Rich Hill) and change a few things for the renewed exam (101v2).
You can download my personal notes here.
Section 1 – OSI
Most of this information is common knowledge in the networking industry, but you probably don´t a few things especially when you get to the application layer protocols (sorry if i undervalue you!). The Wikipedia articles play a big role here, and yes Wikipedia Rulez!
MTU / MSS
TCP Connection Setup by Virtual Server Type
TCP Profile Settings (Tunables)
UDP Profile Settings (Tunables)
TCPDUMP on F5
Functionality of ports in general
Process of a reset
Application Layer Traffic Managment on F5
HTTP Status Codes
F5 HTTP White Paper
DNS Record Types
F5 SIP White Paper
My Name is URL
Section 2 – F5 Solutions and Technology
In this section, we get into the actual F5 Solutions. Most engineers taking this exam will be experienced with LTM and iRules, but little else. Hopefully, the familiarity gained from the F5 datasheets and white papers shown below will help you to understand the breadth of the F5 offerings. Prepare to take the first step into a larger world.
Section 3 – Load Balancing Essentials
This section is a short one compared to the previous two. If you’re going after an F5 certification, you’re probably already familiar with much of this material, so you probably won’t have to study as much for this section. It never hurts to brush up on the algorithms and persistence methods.
Load Balancing Wiki
Load Balancing 101
Load Balancing Algorithms (Devcentral)
More on Load Balancing Algorithms
Another Load Balancing Algorithm Article
Yet Another Load Balancing Algorithm Article
Client / Server on Wiki – Yes, I’m surprised this is even a question.
Section 4 – Security
Section 5 – Application Delivery Platforms
This is everything you need to know, but try learn deep something more!