Monthly Archives: September 2015

JNCP Increases Active Status For Technical Certifications

This is good news :) from Juniper about Inactive Certifications

Hello Champions,

 

We have some good news. The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) is increasing the Active status for all Juniper Networks technical certifications from 2 years to 3 years, and eliminating the 1 year Inactive status grace period. This includes t certifications. This is good news for partners as it means the recertification cycle will be 3 years rather than 2 years, and certification benefits such as Champions Program compliance are aligned with certification Active Status. This also means that partner certifications that are currently Inactive or due to turn Inactive will be converted to Active to align with the new 3 year certification life.

 

Here is How it Works:

 

  • Today a certification is Active for 2 years, Inactive for 1 year and on the 3rd year it expires if not renewed. The Inactive status has provided a 1-year grace period to recertify, however, in the Inactive status the candidate receives no certification benefits, including lack of Champion Program compliance. If a certification expires, the candidate is required to start again at the JNCIA level.
  • With this change, a certification will be in the Active status for 3 years with candidates receiving all benefits including Champion Program compliance for the entire time. The grace period has been removed, so before the end of the 3rd year, the candidate is required to recertify, or their certification will expire and they’ll be required to start again at the JNCIA level. To provide advance notice to candidates, CertManager (JNCP Certification database) does send automatic 90, 60, and 30-day notices when certifications are about to expire.

 

When Does This Occur?

  • In early October all certifications that are in the Inactive status now will be converted to the Active status and those that will turn Inactive in the next 12 months will have their expiration date extended by one year in CertManager.
  • In roughly a week’s time after the change occurs in CertManger, the new Active statuses will then be imported into the Learning Academy to update the certification records for partners, including those partaking in the Champion Program.

 

What does this mean for Champions and JPA Compliance?

  • Once the conversion into the Learning Academy is complete, partner administrators from Elite and Select partners should re-run their JPA compliance tool. There may be instances where Champions who have an Inactive certification today, may return to Active, and this may have a positive impact on JPA compliance.

 

For questions about this change, or for assistance with the JPA compliance tool, please email champion@juniper.net.

Blaming myself!Failed JNCDA

The first feeling i have in mind is frustration! After read Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF) courseware, and did practise test (passed with 80%) i was confident to take exam JNCDA (JN0-1100) and pass.
I reviewed my exam twice, before submit it i closed my eyes !After i read Failed, i closed and opened my eyes again looking for a different result, but it didn’t come. But against the odds i failed, Yes! I failed with 66% (70% to pass).

Something went wrong at Pearson VUE Center, because i was not able to see my detailed report or received a printed copy about my weaknesses (areas). After open a ticket requesting a detailed report, Pearson VUE spoke out saying it’s not possible have a detailed report and this is not a case of a future enhancement!

pearsonvue_com

Sorry, but this is what i call a bad user experience!

Anyway, I would like to say thank you Julie Wider for the opportunity.

Now it’s time to wait 14 days to take this exam again. I leave my notes here if you want take this exam soon.

 

 

Cisco CCNA Security v3

After Cisco redesign CCNP Security now it brings CCNA Security to v3. This change raises me a question… Shall we expect a CCIE Sec v5 soon?

What topics were added/removed?

ccna_security.v3

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
640-554 IINS
Last day to test:
November 30, 2015
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
OR
210-260 IINS Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS)

Cisco is raising up CCDA and CCDP to v3

Cisco is moving CCDA and CCDP to v3.

What topics were added/removed?

DESGN

Topics Removed from the DESGN Exam:

  • Describe developing business trends
  • Describe network management protocols and features
  • Describe network architecture for the enterprise
  • Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities

Topics Added to the DESGN Exam:

  • Describe the Cisco Design lifecycle – PBM (Plan, Build, Manage)
  • Describe the importance and application of Scalability in a network
  • Describe the importance and application of Resiliency in a network
  • Describe the importance and application of concept of Fault Domains in a network
  • Design a basic branch network
  • Describe the concepts of virtualization within a network design
  • Identify network elements that can be virtualized
  • Describe Data Center components
  • Describe the concepts of Network Programmability within a network design

ARCH

Topics Removed from the ARCH Exam:

  • Design for infrastructure services
  • Identify network management capabilities in Cisco IOS Software
  • Create summary-able and structured addressing designs
  • Describe IPv6 for campus design considerations
  • Describe the components and technologies of a SAN network
  • Create an effective e-commerce design
  • Create remote access VPN designs for the teleworker

 

Topics Added to the ARCH Exam:

  • Create stable, secure, and scalable routing designs for IS-IS
  • Determine IPv6 migration strategies
  • Design data center interconnectivity
  • Design data center and network integration
  • Select appropriate QoS strategies to meet customer requirements
  • Design end to end QoS policies
  • Design a network to support Network Programmability (SDN)
  • Describe network virtualization technologies for the data center

CCDA Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
640-864 DESGN
Last day to test: December 14, 2015
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1
OR
200-310 DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0

CCDP Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
642-874 ARCH
Last day to test: December 14, 2015
OR300-320 ARCH
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)ORDesigning Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

 

Upgrade HP Blade Switch

6120XG-Blade-Switch# show flash
—– ———- ——– ——-
Primary Image : 7865855 10/23/13

Z.14.46

Secondary Image : 7785535 06/20/11

Z.14.28

Boot Rom Version: Z.14.09
Default Boot : Primary

Copy Primary to Secondary Image. This is CPU intensive operation and takes a few seconds

6120XG-Blade-Switch# copy flash flash secondary
—– ———- ——– ——-
Primary Image : 7865855 10/23/13 Z.14.46
Secondary Image : 7865855 10/23/13

Z.14.46

Boot Rom Version: Z.14.09
Default Boot : Primary

Copy from tftp to flash (primary image) using oobm interface

6120XG-Blade-Switch# copy tftp flash 10.1.0.103 Z_14_52.swi primary oobm
The Primary OS Image will be deleted, continue [y/n]? y
00009K
(omitted)
07509K
Validating and Writing System Software to FLASH…
6120XG-Blade-Switch# reload
Device will be rebooted, do you want to continue [y/n]? y

After blade come up, if you need reuse the old image just do the following

6120XG-Blade-Switch(config)# boot system flash secondary
Device will be rebooted, do you want to continue [y/n]?