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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!

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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.

 

 

White box with Cumulus Networks

Probably you heard about “white box” term or Open Networking, which is a new move in the Networking Industry. It’s pretends decouple hardware from software in network device sold by vendor. Have you imagined running NX-OS in x86 server for a network fabric (leaf?) purpose? What do you earn doing this? It would be cheaper off course but you will need Network/Ops teams evolve with that (skill gap?). Some Service Providers like AT&T are moving on white box solutions, they are testing Provider Edge (PE) modes in  MPLS network, replacing expensive boxes from vendors which doing basic functions. At the moment Cisco is not getting there with any product! Juniper is doing some advances, his new product OCX 1100 you can run Cumulus. But what is Cumulus? It’s full-featured Linux OS for networking hardware!
I’ve had an opportunity to play with Cumulus (2 spines/leafs with OSPF, BGP, VXLAN, Bridging), and it seems interesting, but i would expect a more readable CLI. Are we be able to learn another CLI? Absolutely!

Recently Cumulus Networks launch a Virtual Edition called Cumulus VX , it’s available for different Hypervisors, so Network Engineers  will not be in the dark any more. Another benefit with Virtual editions is run a demonstration to customers is a few clicks.

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Juniper vSRX 2.0 is out

Juniper released a new version of vSRX (formerly known as Firefly Perimeter) running Junos OS 15.1X49-D15) with more features, and forwarding capacity. The latest version was Junos 12.1 , so moving to 15.1 code is a big jump…I hope it doesn’t hurt!

New Features

The following features are new in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D15 for vSRX:

  • Naming update: the product formerly known as Firefly Perimeter is now vSRX.
  • vSRX includes DPDK packet I/O support for higher throughput.
  • SCSI virtual disk support has been added to existing IDE support for improved performance and to permit network-attached storage (NAS) integration.
  • vSRX includes SR-IOV vNIC and VMXNET3 vNIC support for greater performance and hypervisor compatibility.
  • vRAM has been increased to 4 GB and vDisk to 16 GB.
  • vSRX includes KVM Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7.0 support to take advantage of Linux improvements and tools enhancements.
  • KVM images are downloaded in qcow2 format instead of the self-extracting .jva script used in previous releases.
  • vSRX includes VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 support to take advantage of ongoing VMware improvements.
  • vSRX includes new architecture based on Linux and Junos OS for performance and flexibility.

vsrx_arch

References:

vSRX Tech Library Release Notes

SRX Series Features Not Supported on vSRX

Junos Genius 2.0 is out

Juniper redesign the interface of Junos Genius, and looks great.  There are other features included on this version: user profiles, fetch test exam questions, Sync Offline Data and much more
I really recommend it to practise before jump to a live exam, and it’s free!

Download the app now in the Apple AppStore or Google Play:

iPhone
iPad
Android

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junos_genius5

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References:

Juniper Junos Genius

Juniper vMX Update about QoS, Application Packages and Bandwidth Licenses

This was presented on Q115 Education and Certification webcast from Juniper, bringing it to my Lab for 90 days with all features is awesome!

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vmx_qos

vmx_licenses

vmx_bandwidth_sku   vmx_products

References:

Juniper vMX

Juniper Networks Redefines Networking Industry With First Carrier-Grade Virtual Router

Juniper Networks doubles down on virtualization

Q115 Education and Certification webcast

Juniper bring in Design Track Certification

I´m excited with the latest announcement from Juniper about Design Track Certification, probably one of the most wanted and was until here a gap in Juniper Program (JNCP).
This will have two levels like the others Professional and Specialist, and split in Data Center, WAN and Security Track.

Design exam track
• JNCDA is the entry-level (Q2 release) certification to a larger certification track focused on network design, no prerequisite certification required (highly recommend JNDF, network
design background)
• Data center Specialist level exam coming in Q3

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Shall we expect a JNCIE-DES(ign) for 2018?

Reference:

Q115 Education and Certification webcast

Half voucher for JNCIS-SP JN0-360

After do the preassessment for JNCIS-SP (FastTrack Program) exam i received the message below with the voucher code (50% off price), and because i used another voucher to do this exam i will not use it.

Feel free to use it :) and happy new year!

Congratulations on passing the JNCIS-SP Pre-assessment Exam! Your next step is to visit the Pearson VUE website to find one of 5,000 test sites near you, schedule your live exam and redeem your discount voucher during the registration process.

Voucher ID: JNFT8E445544

Voucher valid for 90 days

Expiration Date: Friday, March 27, 2015, you will need to register and sit for your exam before this date.

Exame JNCIS-SP JN0-360

Ontem realizei o exame JN0-360 da Juniper, este exame é também abrangido pelo “Fast track Program” e como tal 50% desconto se passar no assessment. Terei que aprofundar os conhecimentos em alguns dos tópicos tais como:IS-IS, Layer 2 VPNs

Pré-Requisitos

É necessário ter o JNCIA-Junos

Material de Estudo

Como material de estudo usei os documentos disponibilizados pela Juniper, para realizar o download será necessário realizar o registo no Learning Portal, este passo é importante pois o Pre-assessment que irá garantir o voucher será realizado apartir deste.

Para testar tecnologias como routing o Juniper Olive é perfeito, basicamente  é um junOS virtualizado/emulado. As relacionadas com Switching/High Availability/ Layer 2/3 VPNs entre outras usei os Virtual Labs (acho que só os partners têm acesso), o único senão é que a release dos EX/MX é a 11.x e a recomendada para estudo é a 14.1.

Deixo aqui as minhas notas para download, não estão tão resumidas como gostaria….

Em suma os passos foram:

Importante:É necessário estar autenticado no Learning Portal para aceder aos conteúdos

Após autenticar, abrir Fast Track Portal, são exibidas 2 colunas, abaixo encontra-se representada a coluna da direita. Escolher os recursos de estudo “Review study resources”

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Nota: Caso contenha um cadeado significa que ainda não se encontra autenticado

1. Praticar através dos 3 guides disponibilizados no Fast Track Portal

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2. Day One Guides

3. Rever alguns dos Learning Bytes

4.Praticar os 2 testes de conhecimento
4.1  Practise Test
4.2  Pre-assessment Oficial (para obter o voucher)

Nota: Neste caso como realizei com sucesso aparece o resultado, mas deverá aparecer um link

Após passar o Pre-assessment Oficial, o voucher será enviado para o email registado no Learning Portal.

De seguida, agendar o Exame final em www.pearsonvue.com e usar o voucher :)

Objectivos Exame inclui:

  • Protocol-Independent Routing
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Layer 2 Bridging and VLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and MPLS VPNs
  • IPv6
  • Tunnels
  • High Availability
**Clique para expandir/colapsar os objectivos em detalhe**

Exame

A prova tem a duração de 90 minutos com 70 questões. O minimo para passar é de 64%

Resultado

Como é hábito o resultado é provisório, mas recebi há minutos atrás o resultado final e Passei!

Para não haver dúvidas segundo o CertManager, é oficial. Agora é hora de descansar por uns dias!

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Este é o logo oficial

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Referências:

Juniper Fast Track

Juniper Learning Portal

Juniper JNCIS-SP

Junos documentation

Junos documentation for EX Series switches

Junos documentation for MX Series

Juniper Certificações Junho 2013

Exame JNCIA-Junos JN0-102

Become an ingenious Champion with Juniper

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?

So, go to the Juniper Partner Training website and check the Juniper Champion Program. Well if you don´t have access ask you Employer to give you it!

What are the Champion Levels?

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!

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 How to become a Champion?

A few steps to land there…

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 What OpenLab offers?

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.

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My Aspiring Level

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)

Juniper Champion Aspiring

Next stop…Innovative Level!

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 References:

OpenLab, the Junos® Center for Innovation

Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Service Provider Routing and Switching (JNCIS-SP)

Juniper Partner Training

Juniper Champion Program

Exame JNCIP-ENT JN0-643

Hoje realizei o exame JN0-643 da Juniper, este exame não é abrangido pelo “Fast track Program” :(. Depois de realizar as formações Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER) e Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching (AJEX) foi rever as notas e praticar mais a componente de Multicast e QoS.

Pré-Requisitos

É necessário ter a certificação JNCIA-Junos e JNCIS-ENT

Material de Estudo

Como referi anteriormente as formações foram uma base muito importante bem como os materiais disponibilizados. Além dos Labs durante as formações,  usei posteriormente o Juniper Olive , Virtual Labs e o JunosSphere.

Junos Software Release

  • 12.3
  • 12.1 for SRX Series Devices

Treinamento recomendado

Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER)

Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching (AJEX)

Download Notas Estudo Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER)

Download Notas Estudo Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching (AJEX)

Objectivos Exame

  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • IP Multicast
  • Ethernet Switching and Spanning Tree
  • Layer 2 Authentication and Access Control
  • IP Telephony Features
  • Class of Service (CoS)
**Clique para expandir/colapsar os objectivos em detalhe**

Exame

A prova tem a duração de 120 minutos com 70 questões. O minimo para passar é de 65%

Resultado

Como sempre o resultado é temporário, mas desta vez as as boas noticias chegaram mais depressa que o previsto. Passei!
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Aqui fica o logo oficial

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Referências:

Juniper Learning Portal

Juniper JNCIS-ENT

Junos documentation

Junos documentation for EX Series switches

Juniper Certificações Junho 2013

Exame JNCIA-Junos JN0-102

Exame JNCIS-ENT JN0-643

Notas estudo Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER)

Um dos cursos recomendados para obter o JNCIP-ENT é o Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER). Aqui ficam as minhas notas para download.

Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the various OSPF link-state advertisement (LSA) types.
  • Explain the flooding of LSAs in an OSPF network.
  • Describe the shortest-path-first (SPF) algorithm.
  • Describe OSPF area types and operations.
  • Configure various OSPF area types.
  • Summarize and restrict routes.
  • Identify scenarios that require routing policy or specific configuration options.
  • Use routing policy and specific configuration options to implement solutions for various scenarios.
  • Describe basic BGP operation and common BGP attributes.
  • Explain the route selection process for BGP.
  • Describe how to alter the route selection process.
  • Configure some advanced options for BGP peers.
  • Describe various BGP attributes in detail and explain the operation of those attributes.
  • Manipulate BGP attributes using routing policy.
  • Describe common routing policies used in the enterprise environment.
  • Explain how attribute modifications affect routing decisions.
  • Implement a routing policy for inbound and outbound traffic using BGP.
  • Identify environments that might require a modified CoS implementation.
  • Describe the various CoS components and their respective functions.
  • Explain the CoS processing along with CoS defaults on SRX Series Services Gateways.
  • Describe situations when some CoS features are used in the enterprise.
  • Implement some CoS features in an enterprise environment.
  • Describe IP multicast traffic flow.
  • Identify the components of IP multicast.
  • Explain how IP multicast addressing works.
  • Describe the need for reverse path forwarding (RPF) in multicast.
  • Explain the role of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and describe the available IGMP versions.
  • Configure and monitor IGMP.
  • Identify common multicast routing protocols.
  • Describe rendezvous point (RP) discovery options.
  • Configure and monitor Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse modes.
  • Configure and monitor RP discovery mechanisms.
  • Describe the basic requirements, benefits, and caveats of source-specific multicast (SSM).
  • List the address ranges used for SSM.
  • Illustrate the role of Internet Group Management Protocol version 3 (IGMPv3) and PIM sparse mode (PIM-SM) in an SSM implementation.
  • Configure and monitor SSM.

Intended Audience

This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring devices running the Junos OS.

Course Level

AJER is an advanced-level course.

Prerequisites

Students should have basic networking knowledge and an understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students should also have working experience with basic routing principles.

Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS), Junos Routing Essentials (JRE), and Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) courses prior to attending this class.

Course Contents

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: OSPF

  • OSPFv2 Review
  • Link-State Advertisements
  • Protocol Operations
  • OSPF Authentication
  • OSPFv3
  • Lab 1: Configuring and Monitoring OSPF

Chapter 3: OSPF Areas

  • Review of OSPF Areas
  • Stub Area Operation
  • Stub Area Configuration
  • NSSA Operation
  • NSSA Configuration
  • Route Summarization
  • Lab 2: Configuring and Monitoring OSPF Areas and Route Summarization

Chapter 4: OSPF Case Studies and Solutions

  • IGP Transition Overview
  • Transition Case Study
  • OSPF Multiarea Adjacencies
  • External Reachability
  • Virtual Links
  • Lab 3: Configuring and Monitoring Routing Policy and Advanced OSPF Policy

Day 2

Chapter 5: BGP

  • Review of BGP
  • BGP Operations
  • Load Balancing Options
  • Path Selection and Configuration Options
  • Lab 4: Implementing BGP

Chapter 6: BGP Attributes and Policy

  • Policy and BGP
  • BGP Attributes
  • Details and Manipulation of Common BGP Path Attributes
  • Lab 5: BGP Attributes

Chapter 7: Enterprise Routing Policies

  • Enterprise BGP Core Network Design
  • Enterprise External Network Deployment
  • Lab 6: Implementing Enterprise Routing Policies

Day 3

Chapter 8: Introduction to Multicast

  • Overview of Multicast
  • Multicast Addressing
  • RPF
  • IGMP

Chapter 9: Multicast Routing Protocols and SSM

  • Overview of Multicast Routing Protocols
  • PIM-SM Using the ASM Model
  • Lab 7: Implementing PIM-SM
  • PIM-SM Using the SSM Model
  • Lab 8: Implementing SSM

Chapter 10: Class of Service

  • CoS Components Review and Case Study
  • CoS Processing and CoS Defaults on the SRX Series Device
  • Policing
  • Virtual Channels
  • Monitoring with Resource Performance Monitoring
  • Lab 9: Implementing CoS Features in the Enterprise

Appendix A: BGP Route Reflection

  • Route Reflection Operation
  • Configuration and Routing Knowledge
  • Lab 10: BGP Route Reflection (Optional)

 

Finally vMX on x86 from Juniper for the masses

We were waiting for this for a long time, and Juniper gave us a big surprise. After so many years developing and improving the MX box finally was born the vMX. This will be a amazing for Service Providers where sometimes to deploy a new box is a nightmare regarding delivery/deploy time. vMX will be available on 1Q2015

No shame to be a Virtual Route Reflector!

Architecture

The vMX scales to a minimum of 160 Gbps of unidirectional forwarding capacity that can be distributed among multiple customer and service instances.
The vMX consists of the following:

  • Virtual Control Plane (VCP), which is Junos OS hosted on a virtual machine (VM).
  • The Virtual Forwarding Plane (VCP) runs the packet forwarding engine, which is the    programmable Junos Trio microcode optimized and compiled for x86 environments.
    Juniper also leveraged Intel toolkits, including DPDK and Single Root IO Virtualization (SR-IOV), to further enhance forwarding performance.vmx_architecture

 

Specs

System Capacity 160 Gbps
Switch Fabric Capacity per slot N/A
DPCs and/or MPCs per chassis N/A
Chassis per rack N/A
Dimensions (W x H x D) N/A
Maximum Weight N/A
Mounting N/A

Features

  • Carrier-grade routing implementation optimized for the x86 environment.
  • Rapid service enablement by leveraging virtualization technology.
  • Leverages current and future Junos OS and Junos Trio R&D efforts.
  • Pay-as-you-grow licensing model for granular network scale-out.
  • Consistency with physical MX Series portfolio simplifies operations.
  • Enables new service introductions without reconfiguring current routing infrastructure.

References:

Juniper vMX

Juniper Networks Redefines Networking Industry With First Carrier-Grade Virtual Router

The New ‘Virtual’ Reality

Juniper Networks doubles down on virtualization

The Revolution is Here – Are You In? Because every Cloud needs an engine