Last week I attended the Junos start program training course which is a one day free training session run here in Sydney by ICT Networks. This is a Juniper funded day of training intended to give Cisco engineers an overview of the Junos operating system.
This course has been running for around 2 years now I would guess, the instructor Paul mentioned he had been delivering the course for around 16 months, he is also an engineer (JNCIE SP) not an instructor as he pointed out. He was very knowledgable and did a very good job delivering the material and explaining all the concepts and answering any questions we could come up with as well as engaging with all the students.
The course was held at Christies offices and conference centre in North Sydney, close to the train station (approximately a 4 min walk) with tea and coffee provided on the day.
The course runs from 9am to 5pm, it was a good basic introduction to the Junos operating system touching on the hardware naming convention, features of the Junos OS like command rollback and basic routing along with IOS to Junos comparisons. The great thing about this course is that is is NOT all slide ware either, there is a good mix of theory and hands on labs during the day. You are also provided two workbooks one containing all the labs for the day and the other containing the courseware (slides) with some explanation paragraphs on the slide pages also.
This course was a really good intro to Junos, it won’t teach you everything you ever wanted to know about Junos and Juniper products but if you have never used Junos before it is quite different in some ways to IOS and can be a bit daunting. The fact that the course material is provided and you can take this home with you adds to what is already a pretty sweet deal.
I would defiantly recommend this training course to anyone who wants to check out Juniper and Junos OS but does not really have a good idea where to begin.
For more info check out the link here: Junos Start Program