Cloud, Associate (JNCIA-Cloud)

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The Cloud track enables you to demonstrate competence with cloud networking architectures such as multiclouds, software-defined networking, SD-WAN, and other cloud technologies. JNCIA-Cloud, the associate-level certification in this track, is designed for networking professionals with introductory-level knowledge of Juniper Networks cloud-based networking architectures, theory, and best practices. The written exam verifies your understanding of cloud-based networking principles and technologies.

This track includes four certifications:

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

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.

Exam Objectives

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



Cloud Architectures

Identify the concepts or functionality of various fundamental elements of cloud networking

  • Public, private, and hybrid cloud
  • XaaS components offered as services in a cloud environment
  • Underlay versus overlay


Identify concepts and general features of XML, the XML API, XPath, or NETCONF

  • XML concepts and syntax
  • XPath concepts and syntax
  • NETCONF concepts
  • XML API concepts and syntax

Data Serialization

Identify concepts, benefits, or operation of data serialization

  • YAML 
  • JSON


Identify the use of Ansible for automating Junos tasks

  • Architecture and capabilities
  • Play books
  • Juniper Junos Ansible modules: modifying configurations, operations commands, and software updates
  • Basic inventory files


Identify Python or PyEZ tools for automating Junos

  • Syntax and concepts
  • RPCs
  • PyEZ exception handling
  • Device status and configuration handling


Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of the Junos REST API

  • Configuring the Junos REST API
  • Using the REST API Explorer
  • Using curl to access the REST API

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.


90 minutes

65 multiple-choice questions

  • Junos OS: 18.4
  • Contrail: 5.1
  • Contrail Insights (Formerly AppFormix): 2.18
  • Contrail Service Orchstration: 5.0
  • NorthStar Controller: 5.0


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