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Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP)

The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) consists of job role and platform specific, multi-tiered tracks that allow participants to demonstrate competence with Juniper Networks technology. Successful candidates demonstrate a thorough understanding of networking technology and Juniper Networks platform configuration and troubleshooting skills.

Note: Remember to read the JNCP Exam Security Policies and the JNCP Candidate Agreement before your exam appointment. You will be required to accept the Candidate Agreement before beginning your exam.

JNCIA-Junos Exam Update

On January 31st, 2014 the Juniper Networks Certification Program will replace the existing JN0-101 Junos, Associate (JNCIA-Junos) certification exam with the JN0-102 Junos, Associate (JNCIA-Junos) exam. This change reflects an update to the exam. However, please note that there is no change to the recommended training courses to prepare for the JNCIA-Junos exam.

What is the impact on candidates?
Candidates preparing for the existing JN0-101 Junos, Associate (JNCIA-Junos) exam should plan to take their exam(s) by February 28th at any Pearson VUE testing center. Once earned, a certification credential remains valid for two years.

Beginning January 31st, candidates working to earn a Juniper Networks Certified Associate Junos (JNCIA-Junos) certification will need to schedule the new JN0-102 Junos, Associate (JNCIA-Junos) exam. Details on the new exam, including topics covered, are available on the Junos, Associate (JNCIA-Junos) page.

JNCP Tracks

The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) consists of Junos-based and platform-specific, multi-tiered tracks, which enable you to demonstrate competence with Juniper's technology in the areas most pertinent to your job function and experience. View the Juniper Networks Certification Program Framework (275 KB pdf)

Junos OS

Junos Support

Product and Technology

These distinct tracks allow candidates to pursue specialized certifications, focusing on the job role and platform type most pertinent to their job functions and experience. Candidates wishing to attain certification on more than one platform family are required to pass exams from each track at the desired level. For more information on these tracks, as well as detailed requirements for certification, please go to www.juniper.net/certification.

Program Updates

Juniper Networks Implements Provisional Exam Scoring

As part of our continuing effort to protect the integrity and value of the Juniper Networks certification, the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) will implement Provisional Exam Scoring for all written exams, effective May 6, 2013.

How does provisional scoring work?
Candidates who achieve a passing score receive a ‘Provisional Exam Score Report’ after completing their JNCP exam at a Pearson VUE test center. Note: The score included on this report is not final. Juniper Networks then performs industry standard statistical analyses on all exam results to ensure compliance with the Juniper Networks Candidate Agreement and JNCP exam security policies.

What happens after the analysis of results?

  • Exam results that are determined valid are available in CertManager (www.juniper.net/certmanager) within three (3) business days of  exam delivery.
  • Exam results that are identified as aberrant and outside an acceptable statistical range are invalidated due to  Juniper Networks inability  to prove with certainty that the candidate has demonstrated valid measures of their ability as sampled by the exam.  The candidate is notified via email of exam retake options, if applicable.

Please direct any questions to certification@juniper.net.

CertManager ID

If you have taken a Juniper Networks exam in the past, please use your existing CertManager ID when registering for an exam at Pearson VUE. To locate your CertManager ID, click here or cut and paste this URL into your browser:
http://www.juniper.net/us/en/training/certification/jncp-customer-service/#certmanager.

Note: The JNCIA-Junos credential is a required prerequisite for the JNCIS-SEC, JNCIS-SP and JNCIS-ENT certifications. While the recommended certification is JNCIA-Junos the following certifications are acceptable alternatives (as long as the certification has not expired): JNCIA-ER, JNCIS-ER, JNCIA-EX, JNCIA-M or JNCIS-M.

Note: To register for a JNCP Lab Exam (JNCIE-SP, JNCIE-ENT, JNCIE-SEC or JNCIP-E), please visit the JNCP Lab Exam Registration & Voucher website.

Exam Scheduling

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options:

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
  • Schedule Test through Local Test Center
Last updated 2014-10-15