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All the Reasons to Learn Juniper Firewalls

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Published on July 1, 2016

This week, we've taken a look at many of the reasons why you might want to learn Juniper, and how to learn Juniper in a lab environment, online training, and other great resources.

With the IT security industry increasing exponentially every year, the need for highly-skilled IT professionals and cutting-edge security systems has become a high priority for companies looking to protect themselves from cyber disasters.

From helpdesk tech to CIO, every IT pro should strive to learn as much about security as they can, which includes getting hands-on experience with as many security products as possible.

Here are all the reasons why you should learn Juniper firewalls:

Job Market: Forbes estimates that the cybersecurity market reached $75 billion in 2015 and expects the market to reach $170 billion by 2020. With numbers like that it is pretty clear that it's a great time to get into the IT security field. Knowing how to implement a Juniper firewall properly will make you an asset as more companies are forced to invest in securing their networks. Take a look at our recent blog post Cisco versus Juniper for more about job prospects. (See the section titled "Niche skills = dollar bills.")

IT Skills: The prerequisites to start taking the introductory courses for Juniper are CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+. From there, you will progress through Juniper Networks certifications, giving you all of the knowledge and tools to implement and run Juniper tech for any company, and confidently show them that you can help them with any of their cybersecurity needs. Check out our IT Security Learning Path.

Protection: Juniper Networks is known in the industry as having a reliable firewall for companies of all sizes and needs. With its advanced integrated threat intelligence, scalability, and resilient platform, it is definitely a firewall you should investigate. Our recent post How to Choose Your Firewall might help you decide which solution is right for you.

Juniper Community: Juniper is always innovating with a focus on helping their customers overcome their toughest challenges. As you work on getting familiar with Juniper, you will be able to learn from Juniper's J-Net Community, where you can see the challenges other IT experts are dealing with and how to overcome them. You also should consider joining the CBT Nuggets Learners Community.

Power Under the Hood: Juniper develops their technology from the ground up to be hyperfast. This is important as you recommend Juniper as part of your security solution because you want to be confident it can handle the workload. For more about what's under the hood in a Juniper appliance, take a look at this Crossing over to Juniper blog post.

On-going Training: You want to be certified in Juniper firewalls because they are always evolving and innovating; they know that hackers are always creating new viruses and strategies to penetrate companies' networks. That is why when you keep up with your Juniper certifications you will be an asset to companies or clients who are investing in securing their networks.

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