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  • Current Tracks

    The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) consists of Junos-based and platform-specific, multi-tiered tracks, which enable you to demonstrate competence with Juniper’s technology in the areas most pertinent to your job function and experience.

    View the Juniper Networks Certification Program Framework [ PDF 44 KB ]

    Junos Certifications

    Junos Tracks Prerequisite

    For all three of the Junos Tracks below, the JNCIA-Junos is the prerequisite credential.

    Three Junos Tracks:

    • Service Provider Routing and Switching: This track is for those working with infrastructure or access solutions in a Juniper Networks routing and/or switching end-to-end environment primarily within the telecommunications arena or a Fortune 100 Enterprise environment.
    • Enterprise Routing and Switching: This track is for those working in small through large Enterprise environments that install and support Juniper Networks technology-based networks in which LAN and WAN routers and switches reside.
    • Junos Security: This track is directed toward those who design and implement Juniper Networks secure networks.

    Junos Support Tracks

    The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) Junos Support Tracks allow participants to demonstrate competence with Juniper Networks technology. Successful candidates demonstrate thorough understanding of troubleshooting on Junos devices.

    Product and Technology Certifications

    The JNCP features seven Product and Technology tracks based on specific Juniper Networks technologies. These tracks are aimed at professionals that make extensive use of these technologies and include E Series, Firewall/VPN, Junos Pulse Secure Access, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), WX Series and Junos Pulse Access Control.

    Curriculum Paths to Certifications

    This new Curriculum Paths to Certifications [ PDF 213 KB ] document is a tool to help you prepare for your JNCP certifications. It maps the curriculum recommended to achieve certification credentials within the individual certification tracks making it easier for you to determine your training and certification needs.

    Level Junos Tracks
    Enterprise Routing & Switching Junos Security Service Provider Routing & Switching
    JNCIE JNCIE-ENT JNCIE-SEC JNCIE-SP
    JNCIP JNCIP-ENT JNCIP-SEC JNCIP-SP
    JNCIS JNCIS-ENT JNCIS-SEC JNCIS-SP
    JNCIA JNCIA-Junos JNCIA-Junos JNCIA-Junos

    Level Junos Support Tracks
    Enterprise Routing & Switching Support Junos Security Support Service Provider Routing & Switching Support
    JNCSP JNCSP-ENT JNCSP-SEC JNCSP-SP

    Level Product and Technology Tracks
    E-Series Firewall/ VPN IDP Junos Pulse
    Access Control
    Junos Pulse
    Secure Access
    QFabric Wireless
    LAN
    WX Series
    JNCIE                
    JNCIP JNCIP-E              
    JNCIS JNCIS-E JNCIS-FWV   JNCIS-AC JNCIS-SA JNCIS-QF JNCIS-WLAN  
    JNCIA JNCIA-E   JNCIA-IDP         JNCIA-WX

    Juniper Partner Certification Requirements

    If you are a Juniper Partner and you have questions on the technical certification requirements to become an Elite or Select Partner or to add a specialization, please contact your Partner Account Manager (PAM) or an inside sales representative at:

    • United States: 866-298-6428
    • International: 978-589-0500

    For additional information, please email the Juniper Partner organization at: learningacademy@juniper.net.

    • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE)

      The JNCIE certification provides you the opportunity to distinguish yourself among the elite of the networking world. The JNCIE is the highest level of certification in the Juniper Networks Certification Program and is a lab-based exam.


    • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP)

      The JNCP validates your ability to configure and troubleshoot common networking scenarios. The exams are written and are a comprehensive validation of the candidate’s skills as they test on a broad range of theoretical and Junos topics. Passing the JNCIP exam is a requirement for attempting the JNCIE-level lab exam.


    • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS)

      The JNCIS includes deeper product knowledge, as well as an understanding of Internet technologies and design principles considered to be common knowledge at the Specialist level. Passing the JNCIS written exam is a requirement for attempting the JNCIP-level exam.


    • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA)

      The JNCIA verifies your basic understanding of Internet technology and related platform configuration and troubleshooting skills. For some tracks, passing the JNCIA exam is a requirement for attempting the JNCIS-level written exams. Consult each track for specific pre-requisite exam requirements.


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  • Transitioning Tracks

    There are currently no certification tracks in transition.

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  • Active but Unsupported / Retired

    The following table lists Juniper Networks Certification Program certifications that are either Active but Unsupported or Retired.

    Active but Unsupported certifications are those that no longer have an exam that can be taken to earn the certification. Active but Unsupported certifications are still valid for the remainder of the credential holder’s two year certification period.

    Retired certifications are those that are no longer supported and past the two-year certification period of all individuals.

    Certification Status Exam EOL Date Replaced By
    JNCIA-FWV Active/Unsupported February 15, 2013 None
    JNCIS-SSL Active/Unsupported October 26, 2012 JNCIS-SA
    JNCIA-SSL Active/Unsupported October 26, 2012 JNCIS-SA
    JNCIA-DX Retired September 3, 2010 n/a
    JNCIA-ER Retired December 3, 2010 JNCIA-Junos
    JNCIS-ER Retired December 3, 2010 JNCIS-ENT
    JNCIE-ER Active/Unsupported October 31, 2011 JNCIE-ENT
    JNCIA-EX Retired December 3, 2010 JNCIA-Junos
    JNCIA-M Retired December 31, 2010 JNCIA-Junos
    JNCIS-M Retired December 31, 2010 JNCIS-SP
    JNCIP-M Active/Unsupported July 31, 2011 JNCIP-SP
    JNCIE-M Active/Unsupported September 30, 2011 JNCIE-SP
    JNCIA-AC Active/Unsupported April 13, 2012 JNCIS-AC

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