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: Secuirty, 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.

Exam Objectives

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

Exam Objective

Description

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
  • IPS/IDP
  • Integrated user firewall

Sky Advanced Threat Prevention

Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of Sky ATP

  • General operation
  • Blocking mechanisms

Network Address Translation

Describe the concepts, benefits, or operation of NAT

  • Source NAT
  • Destination NAT
  • Static NAT

IPsec

Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of IPsec VPNs

  • IPsec tunnel establishment
  • IPsec traffic processing
  • IPsec site-to-site VPNs

Unified Threat Management

Identify the concepts, benefits, or operation of UTM

  • Content filtering
  • Web filtering
  • Antivirus
  • Antispam

Monitoring/Reporting

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.

Recertification

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