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Renewing my JNCIP-ENT

Once you got the email from the vendor saying something like “Your certification is about to expire”, the only thing which come to my mind is “Dam it! Again…..”

So long story short, the exam is 120 minutes, 65 questions  and the same blueprint from last time. The only change i noticed was the Junos Software release, it is 15.1 now
I used my notes here from my previous studies.
There is another exam to achieve the JNCIP-ENT (JN0-646) which has the same blueprint but uses an Enhanced Layer 2 Software (ELS). The CLI it’s slightly on switching configs.

I got 73%, so it’s a pass! Maybe i get energy to face the JNCIE before i receive again the famous email “…about to expire”

I don’t remember the price of the JNCIP exam because i did it 3 years ago, but by the priced published by PearsonVue it increased apparently

Juniper New SDN and Automation Track

Juniper updated their Certification Program with a new Track, SDN and Automation. A Specialist exam (JN0-410) is only available for now,  JNCIA is a pre-requirement, but the Professional level should be expected next year (2017). This exam covers SDN foundations, NFV, Contrail and OpenStack Platforms.


This list provides a general view of the skill set required to successfully complete the specified certification exam. Topics listed are subject to change.

  • SDN Theory and Applications
  • OpenStack
  • Contrail
  • Contrail Service Chaining
  • Contrail Analytics
  • Troubleshooting

SDN Theory and Applications

  • Identify SDN concepts.
    • SDN definitions
    • SDN versus NFV
    • SDN applications (data center, enterprise, WAN, transport networks)


  • Identify OpenStack concepts.
    • Components (Nova, Neutron, and so on)
    • VM creation
    • Tenancy
    • Network policies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or implementing OpenStack.
    • VM creation
    • Snapshots


  • Identify Contrail architectural concepts.
    • Controller versus orchestration
    • Node types
    • vRouters
    • Layer 2 versus Layer 3 overlay networks
    • Contrail API
    • Storage
    • Route distribution, protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or implementing Contrail.
    • Traffic path verification
    • Configuration process, dependencies
    • Analytic node configuration

Contrail Service Chaining

  • Identify Contrail service chaining concepts.
    • In-network service chain
    • Transparent service chain
    • Source NAT
    • Heat templates
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or implementing Contrail service chaining.
    • Analyzer service virtual machine
    • Third-party services
    • Traffic path verification

Contrail Analytics

  • Identify Contrail analytics concepts.
    • Infrastructure workspace
    • Networking workspace
    • Traffic analysis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuring, monitoring, or implementing Contrail analytics.
    • Underlay and overlay monitoring
    • Event monitoring
    • Traffic monitoring


  • Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting Contrail.
    • Route availability in the controller
    • Virtual router programming
    • Contrail CLI commands
    • Fabric scripts
    • Contrail Introspect
    • vRouter commands
    • Top of rack service node (TSN)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting OpenStack.
    • Log monitoring
    • Privilege, authentication
    • Component interaction


Juniper Networks Certified Specialist SDN and Automation (JNCIS-SDNA)

Renew your Expired Juniper Certification until March 2017

The JNCP is offering a recertification grace period to candidates whose certifications expired in 2016. Expired certifications may be renewed between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 by taking the same or higher level exam or using the Continuing Education option. This means candidates with Specialist through Expert-level certifications that have expired do not have to start at the JNCIA-level.

To renew an expired certification, candidates must pass the appropriate exam or attend an appropriate course by March 31, 2017. See the Recent News section of the Certification Website for instructions on how to take advantage of this offer

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.

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


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”


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

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


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**


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


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!


Este é o logo oficial



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

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.


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**


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


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




Juniper Learning Portal


Junos documentation

Junos documentation for EX Series switches

Juniper Certificações Junho 2013

Exame JNCIA-Junos JN0-102

Exame JNCIS-ENT JN0-643