In Certification, Junos on October 13, 2015 at 19:32
It is finally official, Juniper has extended their certification expiration from two years to three years.
Originally Juniper certifications where active for 2 years, and then you had 1 year after that to renew. If you did not re-certify prior to the 2–year anniversary, you went into an inactive status for a year with your certification. Then if you did not renew within that two years, your certification became expired and you would have to take the test(s) again to regain that certification. What Juniper has now done is give you three years of active status, and you need to re-certify prior to the 3rd year anniversary – there is no more inactive status. While this does alleviate much pressure on candidates (it can be hard to re-certify every certification every two years), it also means that the motivation factor of “inactive” status is gone.
I just logged into my CertManager portal page to check on my certifications as I know I had one that was in inactive status. It is now active, but now shows Expiring. At least that tells you that you need to re certify soon! Luckily they do also list the date of the Expiration on the page, so you know your drop-dead deadline.
If you have a Juniper certification and want to check its status, you can do that by going to their CertManager page.
You can see the announcement at the following link:
In Junos, Opinion, Tech Field Day on April 6, 2015 at 09:00
The other week (3/11/15) I was invited by Juniper Networks to their Sunnyvale, CA HQ location to particiapte in their 2015 Innovation Showcase. I have participated in Tech Field Day events in the past so I had an understanding of what to expect but what Juniper did blew me away – it turned out that this was the launch event for their new QFX10000 series switches, the Converged Supercore Architecture based on the PTX, and Express Path for their SRX5000, and ultimately their Q5 ASIC chip.
The QFX10000 is Juniper Networks latest addition to Data Center networking and it comes with Juniper Networks latest purpose-built ASIC -the Q5. The Q5 chip enables unprecedented performance, port density, and scale as can be seen in the QFX 10000. What is also very interesting is that the Q5 chip uses Memory Cube technology, something that is not found in merchant silicon. The QFX10000 is a high density spine switch optimized for the Data Center (or as many call it, “the cloud.”) How high density? If you look at the image above you will see an image of the QFX100002–72Q switch. Those are 72 – 40 GbE ports in that 2U switch! That equates to 288 – 10 GbE ports! Not enough bandwidth for you? Well, you can also order these boxes with 24 – 100 GbE QSFP28 interfaces instead! That is some serious bandwidth options right there! Still not enough for you? You can get these switches in a chassis design – 8–slot and 16–slot chassis options are available. The 8–slot chassis will support up to 1152 – 10GbE ports and the 16–slot will support up to 2304 – 10GbE ports! You can find out more about the QFX 10000 here – JUNIPER QFX10000. For more information on the Memory Cube / 3-D Memory technology, there is an great post by Chang-Hong Wu on the Juniper forums – 3-D Memory.
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In JNCIE, Junos on October 31, 2014 at 16:43
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