I'm going through Vol 1 Labs and I'm having flashbacks from the R&S track... specifically the same complaints I had then, I have now.
Where are the explanations in the answer guide?!?!?! If Vol 1 is supposed to be the beginning of the prep for CCIE SP, I would think they would give you at least some verbiage on the solution. Nope, nothing but configuration and verification.
I find that without reiteration of what everything means, I don't learn but I end up memorizing which isn't going to help me in the long run.
60 questions, passing is 70%. Multiple guess and was pretty easy. I understand about getting the word out about Juniper networking products and can see why it would be beneficial to have Juniper certified people out there in the industry, but do you have to make the test THAT easy?
I get that making it hard would be discourage people, they'll think "why study for this when I can use my time to study for CCNA or something else?" but there's got to be a better solution then making it easy to the point where you question whether it has any merit at all...
I like JUNOS, I like J-WEB, and I liked using the Netscreens in the past and I think competition is a great thing. I would've liked to come out of the test feeling like I accomplished something challenging, but that's just my opinion.