Important Update – Juniper Enterprise Routing and Switching Learning Path

Enterprise Routing and Switching Learning Path

In conjunction with our recent announcement relating to the Changes to Juniper Networks Certified Professional (JNCIP-ENT) exam requirements, some recent Juniper Networks announcements in terms of course changes in the Enterprise Routing and Switching Learning Path have been somewhat confusing to say the least.

So in order to make heads or tails of the confusion we’ve summarised the changes that will take effect on October 1, 2017, below:

If you prefer to see things pictorially, please refer to the updated Juniper Networks Routing and Switching Learning Path.

Important: Changes to Juniper Networks Certified Professional

Enterprise (JNCIP-ENT) Certification Exam Objectives (JN0-647)

Announcement by Robert Watson, Operations Manager, Crystal Echo

Juniper Networks has recently released a new professional-level certification exam (i.e. JN0-647) leading to the Juniper Networks Certified Professional – Enterprise (JNCIP-ENT) qualification and has also announced that this new exam will become the only exam (replacing the remaining JN0-643 exam) leading to the JNCIP-ENT qualification as of 1st October 2017.

This announcement also outlined information that the JN0-643 certification exam will become End of Life (EOL) on 30th September 2017.  As announced last month, the ELS version of the JNCIP-ENT certification exam (i.e. JN0-646) has already been superseded by the incoming JN0-647 certification exam.  The JN0-646 certification exam became EOL on 1st September 2017.

So what are the differences?

In anticipation that you may ask this question we’ve done a comparison of the Exam Objectives between the incoming JN0-647 exam and outgoing JN0-643 & JN0-646 exams.

Click here to see our full comparison and differences.  A summary of the main changes are as follows:

  • Exam objectives related to OSPF have effectively been replaced by Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) objectives covering topics such as IS-IS, RIP and Routing Policy and only a small section remaining allocated to OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  • Junos Fusion Enterprise is a new exam topic under the Ethernet Switching and Spanning Tree objective.

The following topics will no longer tested under certification exam JN0-647:

  • OSPF LSA types.
  • OSPF area types and operations.
  • LSA flooding through an OSPF multi-area network.
  • DR / BDR operation.
  • SPF algorithm.
  • Metrics, including external metric types.
  • Authentication options.
  • Route summarisation and restriction.
  • Overload.
  • Virtual links.
  • Implement OSPF routing policy.

Juniper Education Services Announce OnSecure 3.0

New Juniper Online Training Manuals

Juniper Education Services Announce OnSecure 3.0 – Go live date July 2017.

Juniper’s new digital courseware platform Kortext provides students with access to all their material in one convenient PC or Tablet location simultaneously across multiple platforms (PC, Apple OS device, Android).

Unlike the previous method of delivery using Watchdox, student manuals will no longer expire in 12 months and now the ability to have all course materials in a virtual bookshelf is a delight to manage.

There’s user enjoyment to be had in a long list of new features, including:

  • A more modern look-and-feel bookshelf with in contrast to a classic file-based workspace.  A sortable library of book covers is replacing a sequenced list of file folders.
  • The authorisation and access features are now provided within a single app download.
  • No separate plug-in to manage authorisation.
  • Annotation, book marking, note-taking, are all provided in a more intuitive interface. Syncing between all devices is automatic
  • Users will now also be able to establish groups for specific courses and collaborate with others on (only those) commonly accessible courses (only sharing notes).
  • E-Pub files are now supported instead of pdf files, for an improved “book” experience.
  • Printing is still allowed in the on-line viewer, within a predetermined page count limit.

To view a tutorial introducing the platform or how to operate please refer to these 2 documents.

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We are still able to offer students a printed manual for a small fee, which equates to USD$20/day extra per day of training plus delivery costs.  If you’re unable to attend training we are able to provide you with the following services:

AJSPR 2017 Course Change

The course name of Advanced Juniper Service Provider (AJSPR) will remain, however new additional content takes the course from 4 to 5 days.

Course Code: AJSPR

Applicable Certification: JNCIP-SP

Description: Advanced Junos Service Provider Routing

New Full Course Outline:

Days: 5 (formerly 4) as of 23 June 2017

New Chapters:

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting OSPF

  • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Lab: OSPF Troubleshooting

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting IS-IS

  • Troubleshooting IS-IS
  • Lab: IS-IS Troubleshooting

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting BGP

  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • Lab: BGP Troubleshooting

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Policy

  • Troubleshooting Policy
  • Lab: Policy Troubleshooting

All the above chapters are from the old AJSPT course was end of life (EOL) March 2017

Here’s the OLD AJSPR course outline for comparison reference:

Mirantis OpenStack Training Now Available Australia and New Zealand

Australia is hosting the world OpenStack Summit in November 2017.  It will be a timely arrival for Australian companies who have already considered, experimented or deployed OpenStack, to come and partake in this world event here in Sydney.

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacentre, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

An OpenStack distribution available today comes from Mirantis Inc who are a pure-play OpenStack vendor that focuses on supporting and selling OpenStack-related products and services.  Mirantis builds its own distribution of OpenStack which users can implement on their own, or with the support of Mirantis engineers.

The Mirantis Cloud Platform includes a pure play distribution of Kubernetes for enterprise-grade container orchestration.  Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.” (source:  The reasons to choose the Mirantis distribution of Kubernetes rests on four pillars; 1) Lifecycle Management 2) Unified Open Cloud 3) Hardened Software, 4) Included Infrastructure reference –

Crystal Echo now offers Mirantis OpenStack training with the availability of OS50 and OS100  courses in Australia and New Zealand, below are the following course descriptions and outlines.