Certification Tracks

SDN and Automation Certification Track

The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) SDN and Automation Track allows participants to demonstrate competence with software-defined networking principles and associated technologies. Successful candidates demonstrate understanding of the deployment, implementation, and configuration of Contrail Cloud and OpenStack.


Replacement for the SDN and Automation Track

The new Cloud certification track and JNCIS-ENT-Cloud certification will replace the existing SDN and Automation track and the Juniper Networks Certified Specialist SDN and Automation (JNCIS-SDNA) certification, respectively. The new Enterprise Cloud, Specialist (JN0-411) exam will be released on October 23, 2017. Candidates currently preparing for the existing JN0-410 exam should plan to take it at a Pearson VUE testing center prior to release of the JN0-411 exam.

SDN and Automation Certification Track

Certification CredentialPrerequisite Certification

Juniper Networks Certified Specialist SDN and Automation (JNCIS-SDNA)


Test LevelExam InformationDescription

SDN and Automation, Specialist (JNCIS-SDNA)

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Practice Test

Designed for networking professionals with intermediate knowledge of software-defined networking, theory, and best practices, this written exam verifies the candidate's understanding of software-designed networking principles and technologies.

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

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

Detailed Exam Objectives include:

  • SDN Theory and Applications
  • OpenStack
  • Contrail
  • Contrail Service Chaining
  • Contrail Analytics
  • Troubleshooting