The last time I re-certified, it took me three times to pass the CCIE R&S written exam. While that exam is a challenge that many people fail to pass the first time out, I felt like I was getting rusty on some fundamentals. Three times was not the end of the world, but the effort felt forced. I wanted a refresher.
I’ve been working with Juniper SRX firewalls, MX routers, and EX switches for over a year now. I don’t spend a ton of time at the CLI. Mostly, I have some project I need to accomplish, so I do my homework, mock up in a lab what I’m able to, and wing the rest. Usually, that gets […]
From the near-religious fervor still surrounding certifications after all these years, I know that many see achieving a cert as a way to career success. Possibly “the” way. If you believe that, I would counter with this idea: professional certifications are perhaps a means to an end, but are not the goal. The goal is […]
The Cisco Learning Network has posted information about version 5 of the CCIE Routing & Switching program. Key Points If you’re in the version 4 program, 3-June-2014 is your last day to attempt the lab. IPv6 needs to be a part of your life now. As I looked over the blueprints, IPv6 is deeply enmeshed […]
I spotted a tweet earlier this week describing a Junos Genius app. Junos Genius is a free app of flashcards designed to help Juniper certification candidates bolster their knowledge. The app includes several different categories of knowledge and delivers questions in a multiple choice format. The question is presented. You choose your answer. You’re told […]