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Juniper Password Recovery

In Junos on August 7, 2014 at 13:17


I recently purchased a Juniper J2320 from eBay for a fair price.  I know it is an older router, but it has the features I need in order to test and write a few things.  When I received the router it was not sent with a wiped config, so I was unable to log into it upon booting.

Since I need to recover the device, figured might as well write and share how to do it!

Obviously the first thing you will need will be a Serial connection to the device.  I am assuming you have a USB -> Serial adapter, if not this is the one I have and I got it from Amazon here LINK.

1. Make sure the power to the device is turned off.  If it is turned on, please use the power button to force the system to shut down cleanly.  If you do not do this and just yank the power, you risk corrupting the OS and having more fun later.

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In Uncategorized on June 24, 2014 at 19:36


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Cisco Exam Policy Changes and Cost Increases

In CCIE, Certification on June 24, 2014 at 14:15



There has been some talk on the twitter-verse and at Cisco Live around some of the changes that Cisco is making to the CCIE/DE written and lab policies.  Last month they posted those changes to their Certification Exam Policies website to let everyone know and read.  The ones that are key to CCIE/DE candidates (and some will be effective August 2, 2014) are:


  • Candidates who fail the CCIE/DE written must want 15 calendar days, beginning the day after the fail, before retaking the exam
  • Once passed, you cannot retake the same written exam within 180 days
  • Candidates may attempt the CCIE/DE written exam up to four (4) times per rolling calendar year.

Lab (here is the big one):

  • Candidate must wait 30 days between CCIE lab attempts (30 days starts the day after the failed attempt)
  • For your 1st  attempt there is no wait time.
  • For your 2nd  attempt, there is a 30 day wait time
  • For your 3rd, 4th, and 5th attempt, there is a 90 wait time between each
  • For your 6th , 7th  and onward, the there is a 180 day wait time between each.

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