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.
Junos Tracks Prerequisite
For all three of the Junos Tracks below, the JNCIA-Junos is the prerequisite credential.
Multiple Junos Tracks:
- Data Center: This track is directed toward those who work with modern data center architectures, technologies, and interconnects, including small-to-medium enterprise data centers up to large cloud providers.
- 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 Firewall/VPN and QFabric.
The newest addition to the JNCP, the Design Certification Track allows participants to demonstrate competence with Juniper Networks design principles and associated technologies.
Curriculum Paths to Certifications
This new Curriculum Paths to Certifications [ PDF 494 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 Firewall/VPN QFabric JNCIS JNCIS-FWV JNCIS-QF
Level Design Tracks Data Center WAN Security JNCDP In Development In Development In Development JNCDS JNCDS-DC JNCDS-WAN JNCDS-SEC JNCDA JNCDA JNCDA JNCDA
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: 866-298-6428866-298-6428 FREE
- International: 978-589-0500978-589-0500
For additional information, please email the Juniper Partner organization at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following table lists Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) certifications that are currently Active and supported by exams that will EOL soon.
Certifications will remain Active for the standard period of time from the date earned even if the supporting exam is EOL. See ‘Replaced By’ column below for recertification options.
Certification Status Exam EOL Date
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-E Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIS-E Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIP-E Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIA-WX Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIS-WLAN Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIA-IDP Active/Unsupported May 31, 2016 N/A JNCIS-AC Active/Unsupported July 31, 2015 Pulse Secure JNCIS-SA Active/Unsupported July 31, 2015 Pulse Secure JNCIA-FWV Active/Unsupported February 15, 2013 None JNCIS-SSL Active/Unsupported October 26, 2012 Pulse Secure JNCIA-SSL Active/Unsupported October 26, 2012 Pulse Secure 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 Pulse Secure