On May 27th 2015 the networking industry got the long awaited good news that Juniper will create a new design track. As a Cisco CCDE the first question that popped in my mind was, will Juniper’s design track rival Cisco’s design track, or will it be completely different? I soon found myself daydreaming of being a Juniper Networks Certified Design Expert (JNCDE); Wait, what if Juniper never takes it that far and ends up treating their design track the same as their support track, which only goes up to the professional level?
I couldn’t wait to have the answer I craved. I hastefully typed up an email to my Juniper Rep. and pleaded for any inside info on if/when a JNCDE would be decided on. The answer I received was “We haven’t decided on a JNDE level yet and are currently focusing on the development of the JNDS courses.” My frantic excitement to open and read the response turned to disappointment. As I walked out of my office to get something to drink I thought, hey its still possible! and my mind was back to daydreaming of what challenges the JNCDE could bring.
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