Juniper tries to pound spike into Cisco's heart

Targeting Cisco's 1 million certified individuals, Juniper relentlessly hammers away at Cisco's achilles' heel.

I believe that the vendor who wins over the hearts and minds of Cisco's 1 million certified individuals will eventually become victorious in networking, and it certainly appears Juniper Networks concurs. This week Juniper launched a new streamlined Fast Track web portal to make it even easier for Cisco certified individuals to navigate the JUNOS certification process. According to Juniper, anyone who passes the pre-assessment test, gets a voucher for 100% off a JUNOS certification exam. Network World readers may recall that 2 months ago I blogged Juniper was offering 50% off coupons for its certification exam at Prometric centers. Well, Juniper is now automatically increasing the value of its former 50% off vouchers to 100% off and extending its offer to the end of 2009. JUNOS Software with enhanced services and Enterprise Switching include:

In the video below, Juniper's Jeff Mattan discusses the advantages of JUNOS as well as the challenges facing the distributed enterprise:

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