It is great to see another person ready to get their Jr. L1. I got my Jr. L1 on an H128 this spring. I will try to answer your questions in order. First off, yes, you can launch the rocket before using it for your certification attempt. You can also build it as far ahead of time as you would like to. Depending on where you live, you may want to choose a different rocket, as the one you have picked will go very high on that engine, and it would be very easy for it to drift a lot at that altitude. I would look for a rocket that is 4" diameter. Also, the engine that you picked fits the 29/180 case, not the 360 case. That means that you will not need the seal disk. You would need the 180 case and the closures only. I am sure someone else will be able to give you an even more in-depth explanation soon, but I hope this will help until then.
Total Impulse for 2013: 169 N... An 11% H
A:0, B:0, C:0, D:0, E:0, F:0, G:0, H:1, I:0
Total Impulse for 2012: 1293 N... D:2, E:1, F:2, G:4, H:4
Total Impulse for 2011: 945 N... A:4, B:5, C:13, D:4, E:7, F:5