Security, Associate (JNCIA-SEC)

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The Security track enables you to demonstrate a thorough understanding of security technology in general and Junos OS software for SRX Series devices. JNCIA-SEC, the associate-level certification in this track, is designed for networking professionals with beginner-intermediate knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos OS for SRX Series devices. The written exam verifies your understanding of security technologies and related platform configuration and troubleshooting skills.

This track contains four certifications:

  • JNCIA-SEC: Security, Associate. For details, see the sections below.
  • JNCIS-SEC: Security, Specialist. For details, see JNCIS-SEC.
  • JNCIP-SEC: Security, Professional. For details, see JNCIP-SEC.
  • JNCIE-SEC: Security, Expert. For details, see JNCIE-SEC.

Exam Preparation

We recommend the following resources to help you prepare for your exam. However, these resources aren't required, and using them doesn't guarantee you'll pass the exam.

Recommended Training

Exam Resources

Additional Preparation

Exam Objectives

Here’s a high-level view of the skillset required to successfully complete the JNCIA-SEC certification exam.

Exam Objective


SRX Series Devices

Identify concepts or general features of SRX Series devices

  • Interfaces
  • Hardware
  • Initial configuration
  • Traffic flow/security processing
  • vSRX

Junos Security Objects

Identify concepts or general functionality of security zone, screen, address, or services objects

  • Zones
  • Screens
  • Addresses/address books

Security policies

Describe the concepts, benefits, or operation of security policies

  • Zone-based policies
  • Global policies
  • Application firewall
  • Unified security policies
  • Integrated user firewall

Juniper Advanced Threat Protection

Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of Juniper ATP Cloud

  • General operation
  • Blocking mechanisms

Network Address Translation

Describe the concepts, benefits, or operation of NAT

  • Source NAT
  • Destination NAT
  • Static NAT


Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of IPsec VPNs

  • IPsec tunnel establishment
  • IPsec traffic processing
  • IPsec site-to-site VPNs
  • Juniper Secure Connect

Unified Threat Management

Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of UTM

  • Content filtering
  • Web filtering
  • Antivirus
  • Antispam

Monitoring/Reporting and Troubleshooting

Describe methods for monitoring, reporting, or logging for Juniper security solutions

  • J-Web
  • Sky Enterprise
  • Junos Space Security Director

Exam Details

Exam questions are derived from the recommended training and the exam resources listed above. Pass/fail status is available immediately after taking the exam. The exam is only provided in English.

Exam Code


Prerequisite Certification


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Exam Length

90 minutes

Exam Type

65 multiple-choice questions

Software Versions

Junos OS 21.2


Juniper certifications are valid for three years. For more information, see Recertification.