JNCIS – Epic Win!

I quit my job…by design.  I start a new gig on Tuesday and am getting back to the world of Cisco.  As a last nod to Juniper, I decided to use an exam voucher I had and take the JNCIS-ENT exam.  Easy pass.

The content was right along with the exam objectives, so there were no surprises.  Most of the topics are things I’ve done a thousand times on the job.  There were some things, though, that were beyond my experience.  IS-IS was the big one.  The very first question I got was about IS-IS metrics, and I had absolutely no clue what the answer was.  Nor did I have any clue about the other IS-IS questions.  I went 0-for-3 on those guys.  The only other problematic topic was HA, which didn’t really surprised me.  I was able to answer the VRRP questions, but  I’ve never done any GRES, ISSUe, RTG, etc., at any point in my career.  It wasn’t surprising that I didn’t do too well on those.  Everything else was cake, and I only missed 6 questions in my comfort zone.

The exam was yet another top-notch effort from Liz and the group, but there was one questions that didn’t meet the standard set by the others.  It was a VRRP question, but it used some awkward wording that that I read over and over.  I just used the context of the questions to give an answer and moved on.

There was really nothing else to report.  It was a great exam, so don’t be afraid to take it if it’s next on your list.

Send any Cisco refresher courses questions my way.

Aaron Conaway

I shake my head around sometimes and see what falls out. That's what lands on these pages. If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is through Twitter at @aconaway.

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