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Juniper Certifications now good for 3 years!

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:






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Juniper NXTWork 2015

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2015 at 15:03



Coming this November, Juniper has finally jumped into the Customer Summit bandwagon.  This is something that has been asked for for many years now, a way for Juniper customers and advocates to get together and talk Juniper.  This event will allow you to connect with your peers in the industry, meet current and potential new customers, and connect with Juniper leadership.  Some of the primary topics of the inaugural event this year is:

  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Cloud-Enabled Enterprise
  • Secure Networking
  • Data Center Virtualization

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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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