Certification Tracks

Intrusion Detection & Prevention (IDP) Certification Track

The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) IDP certification track allows participants to demonstrate competence with Juniper Networks NetScreen IDP products and their deployment.


Notice: The JNCIA-IDP exam will End of Life (EOL) on May 31, 2016 and will not be replaced. Certifications earned before the exam EOL date will remain active for three (3) years from the date earned. The Intrusion Prevention and Detection certification track will remain active but unsupported until May 31, 2019.

Certification CredentialPrerequisite Certification

Juniper Networks Certified Associate IDP (JNCIA-IDP)


Test LevelExam InformationDescription

IDP, Associate (JNCIA-IDP)

Exam Registration

  • Exam code: JN0-541
  • Written exam administered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide
  • Exam length: 90 minutes
  • Exam type: 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Passing grade: 70%
  • Scoring and pass/fail status is available immediately
  • Prerequisite certification: none
  • Recommended Training:

Designed for experienced networking professionals with beginner to intermediate knowledge of the Juniper Networks IDP products and their deployment. JNCIA-IDP exam topics are based on the content of the Implementing Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IIDP) instructor-led training course.

The JNCIA-IDP certification is valid for three years. Recertification is achieved by passing the current version of the JNCIA-IDP exam.

Exam topics include:
Intrusion detection concepts, initial configuration of an IDP Sensor, configuring and fine-tuning policies, configuring other IDP-related rulebases, configuring and using the profiler, Sensor operation and Sensor command-line utilities, managing attack objects and creating custom signatures, maintenance and troubleshooting.