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General Recertification Information
Recertification through Testing
Recertification through Course Attendance
Course Attendance Recertification Process
Course Attendance Recertification Option Requirements
General Recertification Notes

General Recertification Information

To maintain the high standards of the JNCP certifications, and to ensure that the skills of those certified are kept current and relevant, Juniper Networks has implemented the following recertification requirements, which apply to all the certification tracks of the JNCP.
Note: These requirements are subject to change.

Recertification through Testing

To extend your certification through testing, please follow the recertification guidelines on the table below. Passing any higher-level exam will recertify the corresponding certification listed as well as all lower-level certifications within the same track (note this statement is only true if the corresponding certification is active at the time of the exam).


Certification Level Renew by Maintaining Certification Level Renew by Advancing Certification Level

JNCIA-Junos

Pass the current JNCIA-Junos exam

Pass the current JNCIS exam in the Service Provider Routing & Switching, Enterprise Routing & Switching or Junos Security track

JNCIA

Pass the current JNCIA exam in the same track

Pass the current JNCIS exam in the same track

JNCDA

Pass the current JNCDA exam

Pass any of the current JNCDS-xx exams

JNCIS

Pass the current JNCIS exam in the same track

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same track*

JNCDS

Pass the current JNCDS exam in the same track

N/A

JNCIP

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same track

Pass the current JNCIE Lab Exam in the same track

JNCIE

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same certification track

N/A

* Earning the JNCIP-DC certification will also recertify the JNCIS-ENT certification.

Recertification through Course Attendance

You may recertify your active certifications by attending classes taught by Juniper Networks or any of the Juniper Networks Authorized Education Partners (JNAEPs). To renew your certification through course attendance, please follow the certification-to-course mapping guidelines on the table below. Taking any higher-level course will recertify the corresponding certification listed as well as all lower-level certifications within the same track (note this statement is only true if the corresponding certifications are active when the course was attended). Professional-level courses will also recertify expert-level certifications.

Data Center Track

Certification

Courses

Data Center, Professional
(JNCIP-DC)

Data Center Switching

Troubleshooting Data Center Switching

Advanced Data Center Switching

Design Track

Certification

Courses

Data Center Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-DC)

Juniper Networks Design—Data Center

Security Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-SEC)

Juniper Networks Design—Security

WAN Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-WAN)

Juniper Networks Design—WAN

Enterprise Routing and Switching Track

Certification

Courses

Enterprise Routing and Switching, Specialist
(JNCIS-ENT)

Junos Enterprise Switching

Junos Intermediate Routing

Or any of the JNCIP-ENT courses below

Enterprise Routing and Switching, Professional
(JNCIP-ENT)

and Expert
(JNCIE-ENT)

Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing

Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching

Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing Troubleshooting

Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching Troubleshooting

JNCIE-ENT Bootcamp

Firewall/VPN Certification Track

Certification

Courses

FWV, Specialist
(JNCIS-FWV)

Advanced Juniper Networks VPN Implementations

Attack Prevention with Juniper Networks Firewalls

Configuring Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN Products

Integrating Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN Products into High-Performance Networks

Junos Security Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Security, Specialist
(JNCIS-SEC)

Junos Security

Junos Unified Threat Management

Or any of the JNCIP-SEC courses below

Security, Professional
(JNCIP-SEC)

and Expert
(JNCIE-SEC)

Advanced Junos Security

Junos Intrusion Prevention Systems

Advanced Junos Enterprise Security Troubleshooting

JNCIE-SEC Bootcamp

QFabric Certification Track

Certification

Courses

QFabric, Specialist
(JNCIS-QF)

Configuring and Monitoring QFabric Systems

Troubleshooting QFabric Systems

Service Provider Routing and Switching Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Service Provider Routing and Switching, Specialist
(JNCIS-SP)

Junos Intermediate Routing

Junos Service Provider Switching

Junos MPLS Fundamentals

Or any of the JNCIP-SP courses below

Service Provider Routing and Switching, Professional
(JNCIP-SP)

and Expert
(JNCIE-SP)

Advanced Junos Service Provider Routing

Junos Class of Service

Junos Multicast Routing

Advanced Junos Service Provider Troubleshooting

JNCIE-SP Bootcamp

Junos Layer 2 VPNs

Junos Layer 3 VPNs

SDN and Automation Certification Track

Certification

Courses

SDN and Automation, Specialist

Juniper Networks SDN Fundamentals

Network Automation using Contrail Cloud

Course Attendance Recertification Process

To recertify with the course attendance option, please follow the process below.

1. Download the course completion certificate from the Juniper Networks Learning Portal for Juniper-led courses or from Metrics that Matter for Authorized Education Partner-led courses.

2. Log in to CertManager (https://www.certmetrics.com/juniper/).

3. Click ‘Exams’ from the top navigation menu.

4. Click ‘ENTER COURSE QUALIFICATIONS’ from the menu.

5. Use the drop-down menu to select the certification you wish to extend using the course attendance option and click ‘Submit’.

6. Select the course from the drop-down menu.

7. Verify the certification you wish to certification is displayed on the next screen and click ‘Submit’.

8. Complete the ‘Course Qualifications’ form.

a. Change the ‘Qualification Date’ to the date of the last day of your course.
b. Notes: Enter ‘Recertification’.
c. Document Language: Do no change.
d. Documentation: Click ‘Select’ to attach your course completion certificate.

9. Click ‘Submit’.

10. Your submission will be processed in 2-3 business days.

Course Attendance Recertification Option Requirements
  • All certified individuals, with the exception of Juniper Networks Certified Instructors (JNCIs), are eligible to recertify through the course attendance option. JNCIs should visit the Juniper Networks AEP microsite to view the recertification requirements and options available to them.

  • This recertification option is applicable only to courses ending on or after January 1, 2017.

  • Certified individuals cannot use the course attendance option two times in a row to recertify a given certification. After using this option to recertify a given certification, certified individuals are required to take the exam for that certification to recertify it the next time.

  • The course completion certificate must be submitted prior to the expiration date of the certification. If certification holders recertify by passing an exam, then they cannot recertify that same certification through course attendance if the date on the course completion certificate predates the date of the last passed exam.

  • A single course completion certificate can be used to recertify any certification with that course listed as a recertification option, even if the certifications are in different tracks. For example, the Junos Intermediate Routing course could be used to recertify both the JNCIS-ENT and JNCIS-SP certifications.

General Recertification Notes
  • Passing an exam or taking a course at a higher level renews all lower-level certifications on the same track for three years from the date of passing the higher-level exam or from the last day of the course. For example, passing the JNCIP-SP exam will renew the JNCIS-SP and JNCIA-Junos certifications for three years from the date of passing the JNCIP-SP exam.

  • Program participants can view their certification status using CertManager and will periodically be notified via email regarding changes in their status. It is the responsibility of certification holders to keep their certifications and contact information up to date.

  • All JNCP certifications are Active for a period of three years. Certifications that are not renewed during the three year Active period will Expire.The JNCP certification status categories, timeframes and eligibilities are as follows:

  • Status Timeframe Eligibilities

    Active

    Three Years

    • Eligible for all benefits
    • Qualify under the Partner certification compliance requirements
    • Can be recertified from current level
    • Can be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements
    • Can be used to qualify for lab exams on the same track

    Expired

    At the end of the Active period

    • Cannot be recertified from current level
    • Candidates with an expired certification must start over at the beginning of the track and re-earn each certification in that track
    • Not eligible for benefits
    • Do not qualify under the Partner certification compliance requirements
    • Cannot be used to fulfill any prerequisite requirements
    • Cannot be used to qualify for JNCP Lab Exams on the same track