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My boss has 3 Juniper 10/100 switches (not sure of the exact model) that he's willing to let go for $25 for all 3.

Should I pick these up and learn Juniper hardware? Or should I pass on it and focus on learning Cisco equipment first?
    
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It depends, if it is just switches it wont do much other than to learn the difference on the IOS, but it is still Cisco-esk. Remember Juniper will be standards based primarily. Cisco will be standards and proprietary. For $25 for all 3 sure it will help if your working on either your CCNP or CCIE lab.
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My boss has 3 Juniper 10/100 switches (not sure of the exact model) that he's willing to let go for $25 for all 3.

Should I pick these up and learn Juniper hardware? Or should I pass on it and focus on learning Cisco equipment first?
Depends on which way you want to go.
Just the fact that you want to learn them, either choice is great

Juniper has its own certs as does Cisco.But, IMHO, Cisco has a larger install base and you would run into Cisco equipment more frequently on the job.

Some links:

http://www.juniper.net/us/en/training/certification/

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...type_home.html
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Go for it. Diversity rules..
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I'd pick it up if you're going to admin any sort of network.
Never know when you're going to run into another JunOS device.
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