Certification Tracks

Data Center Certification Track

The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) Data Center certification track is a program that allows participants to demonstrate competence with advanced data center technologies and related configuration and troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Junos OS used in a data center environment.

Data Center Certification Track

Certification CredentialPrerequisite Certification

Juniper Networks Certified Professional Data Center (JNCIP-DC)


Juniper Networks Certified Expert Data Center (JNCIE-DC)


Test LevelExam InformationDescription

Data Center, Professional

Exam Registration

Practice Test on Junos Genius

Designed for experienced data center networking professionals with advanced knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos software and data center devices, this written exam verifies the candidate’s understanding of data center technologies, related platform configuration, and troubleshooting skills.

JNCIP-DC exam topics are based on the content of the recommended instructor-led training courses, as well as the additional resources.

JNCIP-DC certification is valid for three years. To view the recertification options, go to the Recertification webpage.

Detailed Exam Objectives include:

  • Data Center Deployment or Management
  • Multichassis LAG
  • Mixed Virtual Chassis
  • Virtual Chassis Fabric
  • IP Fabric
  • EVPN VXLAN Signaling
  • Data Center Interconnect

Test LevelExam InformationDescription

Data Center, Expert

Exam Registration

  • Exam code: JPR-980
  • Lab Exam (Hands-on Lab)
  • Held at selected Juniper Networks testing centers
  • Exam length: 8 hours
  • Prerequisite certification: JNCIP-DC
  • Junos Software Release:
    • MX80 3D Universal Edge Router: 17.1
    • QFX5100 Ethernet Switch: 14.1
    • vMX 3D Universal Edge Router: 15.1
    • vSRX Services Gateway: 12.1
  • Recommended Training:
    • Above plus additional training as individually required.
  • Additional Resources:

At the pinnacle of the Data Center certification track is the 1-day JNCIE-DC practical exam. This exam is designed to validate the networking professionals’ ability to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Junos-based platforms. Throughout this 8-hour practical exam, candidates will build a data center network consisting of multiple MX Series and QFX Series devices. Successful candidates will perform system configuration on all devices including management capabilities, a Clos IP fabric, EVPN/VXVLAN, DCI, and CoS features.

The JNCIE-DC is valid for three years. To view the recertification options, go to the Recertification webpage.

Exam topics may include:

  • Management
  • Layer 2 Underlay
  • Layer 3 Underlay
  • Controllerless Overlay
  • Date Center Interconnect (DCI)
  • Security
  • Class of Service (CoS)