Completing all three courses in the series will help prepare you to pass the related 65-question certification exam, JN0-102.
- OSI vs. TCP/IP models of networking
- Network devices
- IP addressing with IPv4 and IPv6
- Junos architecture
- Installing Junos
Skill Level Beginner
- Hello and welcome to this course on Juniper Networks Certified Associate, also known as JNCIA Junos. My name is Shyam, I'm gonna be your instructor for this course and let me tell you I am super excited to be with you right now. Let's start by talking a little bit about me and then we'll talk about this course. So I'm a technical trainer by profession and I train on networking, network security, firewalls, cloud computing and cloud security.
So far I've had the opportunity and the privilege to train over 6,000 students worldwide on variety of technologies. Let's talk a little bit about this course. So this course is designed to prepare you for the JNCIA exam, however, this course assumes that you have no knowledge on Juniper Networks devices. In fact when I started preparing for this course, I assumed that I'm gonna prepare those students who have absolutely no knowledge even on networking.
So if you've never been to networking, if you've never studied networking or network security, please do not worry because we're gonna start with the absolute fundamentals of networking in this course. If you're just a beginner to networking or if you've got some hands on, this course is gonna be ideal for you. If you're preparing for JNCIA, this is the perfect course for you. I just finished off recording all the videos for this course and right now I have about 67 videos in this course and I'm planning to add more based on your feedback.
So there's a lot of stuff that we're gonna discuss in this course. We're gonna start from the absolute fundamentals of networking and then build block by block and prepare for the JNCIA exam. Why take this course and what can you expect from this course? So this course will help you establish a strong foundation on networking concepts. It will help you understand the fundamentals of Juniper Networks devices. Juniper Networks devices are widely used at enterprises around the world.
It's a very valuable skill to add to your resume. Especially if you are in the field of networking or network security, it's a fantastic skill to have on your resume. At the end of this course you will be able to administer a Juniper Network set up in your home or your office. JNCIA also happens to be the first certification in the Juniper Network certification path. So this is the right place to start. Above all, at the end of this course, you will be ready to pass the JNCIA exam.
Who is this course intended for? Number one, if you are a student who is preparing for JNCIA, this is the perfect course for you. Number two, students who are new to networking, like I just said, this course assumes that you have no knowledge on networking. We're gonna start with the absolute fundamentals. We're gonna discuss things like OSI model, TCPIP model, layer two concepts, layer three concepts, IPv4, IPv6, subnetting. We're gonna start with all these fundamental topics.
In fact these topics are going to be the building blocks of this entire course. This course is also for network administrators. If you are responsible for administrating a Junos device, this is the right course for you. Let's talk about the Juniper certification paths. This course is about preparing you for JNCIA. JNCIA happens to be the starting point for three different certification tracks. Number one is Enterprise Routing and Switching. Number two is Service Provider Routing and Switching, and number three is Junos Security.
Once you complete JNCIA, you can then move on to JNCIS, which is the specialist certification. From there you move on to JNCIP, which is the professional certification, and then you move on to JNCIE, which is the expert level certification. However, JNCIA is the common point for all these certifications and all these three tracks that I just told you. Junipers website contains all the training information and this can be accessed from juniper.net/certification.
In fact I'm gonna take you there right now. Okay so I'm here on Junipers website. As you can see the certification tracks are listed over here. There are three tracks that you can pursue. Number one you have the Junos base tracks. Number two you have Design tracks, and number three you have Product and Technology tracks. We are focusing on this area. So the Junos Tracks are further divided into four types. You have Enterprise Routing and Switching. Service Provider Routing and Switching.
Junos Security. And Data Center. JNCIA happens to be the starting point for these three tracks over here. Enterprise Routing and Switching. Service Provider Routing and Switching. And Junos Security. You click any one of them, you should be able to see the certification path for that and you can see JNCIA is the first certification. To know more about the JNCIA certification we can click on this hyperlink over here, and we have all information for Juniper Networks Certified Associate, also known as JNCIA.
Before you start preparing for this course I am gonna highly recommend to you that you spend some time understanding the requirements for this certification and also by reading the blueprint which can be found over here under detailed exam objectives. This will give you a good understanding of what are the expectations out of this course. Okay let's talk a little bit about the JNCIA exam. Number one, the exam code is JN0 102. There are no prerequisites for this exam, which is fantastic, which means everybody, each one of us can prepare for this exam.
It's a written exam that you take at a Pearson VUE center and these centers are available worldwide. It's a 90 minute exam consisting of 65 multiple choice questions. It used to be 70 questions earlier, they have now reduced it down to 65 questions. The pass or fail status is available immediately and the certification is valid for three years. Okay let's talk about the JNCIA exam objectives. When you look at the blueprint on Junipers website, you'll notice that it's divided into seven sections and that's exactly how this course has been designed.
The videos have been categorized into seven sections exactly the way you'll find it on the blueprint. The first section is on networking fundamentals. When you start preparing for the Junos exam using the documents available on Junipers website, you'll notice that it is assumed that you have a little bit of knowledge on networking. Over here I'm assuming that you have no knowledge on networking which is why we're gonna start with really fundamental topics like the OSI model. After talking about networking fundamentals, we'll move on to the next one which is Junos fundamentals.
We'll then move on to user interfaces, Junos configuration basics, operational monitoring and maintenance, routing fundamentals, and the last section will be routing policy and firewall filters. Okay so how do you prepare for JNCIA? Well there are two ways to prepare for JNCIA. Number one you purchase a physical Juniper appliance from Ebay. What I am gonna recommend to you is, you go onto Ebay's website and look for used Juniper devices and look for Juniper SRX 100B.
Juniper SRX 100 is the most basic network device that they have, the most basic firewall. It's a small box and it has two versions. You have Juniper SRX 100B, the base model, and Juniper SRX 100H. The SRX 100B models are really available for cheap prices on Ebay. That's a really good way to prepare for your exam. If you don't wanna spend on that, the other option is to set up or emulate a Juniper SRX device on VirtualBox. And we will be talking about this as we move along in this course.
The choice is yours, you can go for a physical device, which will not cost you too much, otherwise if you do not want to purchase that, you can obviously set up or emulate a Juniper SRX device for free using VirtualBox. How can you connect with me? Well I'm available on a few social media networks. So you can connect with me on Facebook, you can connect with me on LinkedIn, and we can also talk over email. So what next? Well let me promise you we are gonna have lots of fun. My intention in this course is to prepare you for the JNCIA exam, that's the primary objective, but apart from that we are gonna learn a lot of stuff and we're gonna have lots of fun.
I can promise you that. Let me also tell you that I am gonna be updating this course based on your feedback. As you start preparing using these lectures, if you feel that we need more time or more discussion on specific areas or specific topics, I'm gonna add more videos and more lectures of that. So we're gonna work with feedback. Once again I'd like to congratulate you for taking up this course and adding a valuable skill to your resume. In the next video we'll be starting with the first and the most basic topic, which is the OSI model.
I'd like to thank you again, I'd like to wish you all the best, thank you so much.