After a bit of struggle, finally I have passed JNCIE-SEC exam. It was a bit long journey for me. I studied every topic in detail, read thousands of pages and did hundreds of labs. If I should do a self-criticism; when I look back now, I can tell you that I over complicated the things and studied way more than what the exam requires but the bright side is that I learned a lot during my studies. However I must also add that exam isn’t that really easy and completing the tasks requires really meticulous work. I have also completed all official Juniper trainings including JNCIE-SEC bootcamp so if you can take these trainings they really help.
What I am saying now might look so trivial but believe me I have a reason to list below items but since there is NDA, I won’t give any details but only tell you;
- Listen to your proctor before starting the exam VERY carefully.
- Read every pages, every paragraph, each word VERY carefully without assuming anything on your head. I mean literally everything.
Although having a good sleep is also very crucial, on this succesful attempt I was 30 hours awake when I started the exam due to which by the end of the exam my brain almost stopped working hence do something and have a good sleep!
Lastly, I wish perseverance and a bit of luck to those who prepare for this exam.