So I've been selected by my company to go through Juniper JNCIA training, and that generally means that want me to get JNCIA certified. We'll be doing a week long course towards the end of May.
I'd like to get a jump start on this stuff though. Do you have any recommended books or resources for JNCIA? How's the test difficulty? I've got a CCNA R/S and halfway through CCNA Collab myself, so I'm just trying to gauge how difficult this will be. My Route/Switch knowledge is a bit rusty since I've been mainly working with telephony junk over the last two years, roughly.
Thanks in Advance
I think I'm about to pull the trigger on a new machine (coming from a 2500k), but wanted some input to make sure there was nothing goofy with this list:
Edit: Now with PC Part Picker List:
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GVR
MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop
Noctua NH-L9i 92mm SSO2 CPU Cooler
Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
VGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 Power Supply - ATX12V/EPS12V - 120 V AC, 230 V AC Input Voltage - 3.3 V DC, 5 V DC, 12 V DC, -12 V DC, 5 V DC Output Voltage - 1 Fans - Internal - Modular - ATI CrossFire
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E500BW
Other Junk: Win 10 Home 64 bit, 1 TB HD, DVD Drive, Arctic Silver, and will be importing my Nvidia 1060 into this machine.
My only real concern is moving to a micro-atx size, since I've only ever built Full ATX machines. I'm basically looking to build a gaming rig that will last me a few years with some upgrade leniency.
So I [31 M] posted a while back about coming out at work (about mid-May). Things have been extremely awful and I think today was the first day since then that I haven't gotten some nasty remark or overheard an anti-LGBT comment because I believe management has severely cracked down, but I'm not entirely positive on what the message is, but I've also witnessed other employees saying that they will report another to HR if comments continue - there is a huge anti-LGBT sentiment in my department, which is weird, because the other major department has a few LGB folk. I haven't really gotten much support or than a few people being indifferent otherwise. Anyways, on that front, things have gotten better.
I went through about a month and a half of therapy with a gay therapist and got my head straightened out a bit as well. I realized it wasn't doing me too great since we left off at "So what? go live your life and date".
I've been single for an extremely long time due to work constraints and coming to terms with things. I live in a small hick kind of town with my almost life long friend and roommate, whom I've told. I'm pretty sure the word has gotten out one way or another either through him or others that know what's up. I got home from work today and buddy was hanging out with one of his friends, whom I'm not crazy about but friendly to. They were talking about me briefly and my buddy/roommate, commenting about me, said in a mocking tone that "Nobody wants to date me because I also want the D". It pretty much hurt since I got stood up by a bi-woman these last few weeks and he knows about that as well. I'll talk to him when he gets home later for sure, but damn did that sting.
I'm pretty close to just saying "Fuck it", leave this area, and start all over again - which may actually be for the best. I'm just hanging in there for now, because I really don't feel like I should have to pack up just to live my life - I'll still run into the same issues elsewhere.
Thank you for listening to my rant. I've been good at not venting to the internet but I really felt it necessary tonight.