I've been preparing for the JNCIS-SP exam, and I need to tailor my study for the exam and ensure I'm well prepared for what's expected to be tested on. But I'm confused on what to study for exactly.
Example: Based on the Exam Objectives, the MPLS part, it mentions:
- Understanding and configuring LDP/RSVP MPLS
- Understanding the components of Layer 2 VPN and Layer 3 VPN
Does that mean I don't need to know how to actually configure Layer3 and Layer 2 VPNs? only understand their concepts?
Confirmation on this would be greatly appreciated.
JNCIS-SP study guide has a chapter on layer 2 and layer 3 VPNs and I think that should be enough to understand the concepts. The book is very explanatory and presents the technology with relevant configuration knobs and examples.
Please mark my solution as accepted if it helped.
Thanks for the response. I couldn't mark your answer as accepted, as it'd be a lie if I said it helped.
I asked a question that needs an answer, not a reference to some guide which you didn't even know whether I've had.
Basically JNCIS-SP exam does not cantains labs or stimulator based question so you won't be asked to configure anything in exam, conceptual knowledge would be enough to pass the exam, but in real production environment you need to know the configuration part, so make hands on practice you can use VMX or Olive images in GNS3.
Hope this answers your query.
.Also to access free labs on juniper you can use www.sharontools.com/online-lab/ .
BTW, did you already take your exam and passed? Even though this question is completed and old, just to add a little helpful tip for others like me who rad these forums, you can also use the exam topics to help prepare for your exams, in this case https://www.juniper.net/us/en/training/certification/resources/jncis-sp/
It used to be very helpful, because sometimes you cover some topics and the exam does not cover, and that was pretty helpful. However, since of late, I have noticed that there a lot of questions on these exams that are not even convered in the courseware. Some you have to just know outright by expereince while others you sometimes can figure out with the aid of another related question or via process of elimination. The other thing I do, is also to look for key words in the courseware that is mentioned but not dealt with in depth, then search the website for information which you find in a lot of cases. Aso if any Appendix is attached, then they are source of test questions. The good thing is that you can mark a question for review and then go back. Exam tip, don't get worked by a question that beats you as you read it. If you dont know the answer by the time you finish reading the question carefully and completely and cannot figure it out in say 30 seconds, mark it and move on to the next. Answer the easiest questions first so you can lock up those points. Hope you pass!
You do need to know how to configure and troubleshoot the topics in the exam. You won't be doing any configuration or simulations but they do ask mutiple choice questions that include needing the knowledge of the configuration commands, hierarchy and troubleshooting process.
You can take the sample exam here to get a feel for how these questions work.
And you can download the Junos Genius app for your iPHone or iPad to get more experience with the format of these questions along with explanations on why answers are correct and incorrect.
I've been going over both of the JNCIS-SP practice exams on Genius, but I don't recall seeing a single MPLS related question. Is there some other source for practicing these questions?
The JNCIP-SP exam only covers MPLS VPN the lower level MPLS topics are all hit in the JNCIS-SP exam.
That is the right order. You can see the exam topic outlines on the Service Provider track page here.
Remember that in the Juniper system you cannot skip levels but have to go from Associate > Specialist > Professional in order to get the certifications. One of the advantages of this consecutive approach is that they don't need to duplicate exam topic areas in upper level exams. Instead if a topic is deep enough they cover basics in lower exams and more detail in the higher one. And for many topics a single entry suffices for testing purposes.