Recertification

General Recertification Information
Recertification through Testing
Recertification through Course Attendance
Course Attendance Recertification Process
Course Attendance Recertification Option Requirements
General Recertification Notes

GENERAL RECERTIFICATION INFORMATION

To maintain the high standards of JNCP certifications, and to ensure that the skills of those certified are kept current and relevant, Juniper Networks has implemented the following recertification requirements, which apply to all the certification tracks of the JNCP.
Note: These requirements are subject to change.

RECERTIFICATION THROUGH TESTING

To extend your certification through testing, please follow the recertification guidelines in the table below. Passing any higher-level exam will recertify the corresponding certification listed as well as all lower-level certifications within the same track (note this statement is only true if the corresponding certification is active at the time of the exam).

 

Certification Level Renew by Maintaining Certification Level Renew by Advancing Certification Level

JNCIA-Junos

Pass the current JNCIA-Junos exam

Pass the current JNCIS exam in the Service Provider Routing & Switching, Enterprise Routing & Switching or Junos Security track

JNCDA

Pass the current JNCDA exam

Pass any of the current JNCDS exams

JNCIS

Pass the current JNCIS exam in the same certification track

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same certification track*

JNCDS

Pass the current JNCDS exam in the same certification track

N/A

JNCIP

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same certification track

Pass the current JNCIE Lab Exam in the same certification track

JNCIE

Pass the current JNCIP exam in the same certification track

N/A

* Earning the JNCIP-DC certification will also recertify the JNCIS-ENT certification.

RECERTIFICATION THROUGH COURSE ATTENDANCE

You may recertify your active certifications by attending classes taught by Juniper Networks or any of the Juniper Networks Authorised Education Partners (JNAEPs). To renew your certification through course attendance, please follow the certification-to-course mapping guidelines in the table below. Taking any higher-level course will recertify the corresponding certification listed as well as all lower-level certifications within the same track (note this statement is only true if the corresponding certifications are active when the course was attended). Professional-level courses will also recertify expert-level certifications.

 

Data Center CertificationTrack

Certification

Courses

Data Center, Professional
(JNCIP-DC)

Advanced Data Center Switching (ADCX)

Design Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Design, Associate
(JNCDA)

Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals (JNDF)

Or any of the JNCDS courses listed below

Data Center Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-DC)

Juniper Networks Design—Data Center (JND-DC)

Security Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-SEC)

Juniper Networks Design—Security (JND-SEC)

WAN Design, Specialist
(JNCDS-WAN)

Juniper Networks Design—WAN (JND-WAN)

Enterprise Routing and Switching Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Junos, Associate
(JNCIA-Junos)

Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS)

Or any of the Specialist or Professional courses in the Junos tracks

Enterprise Routing and Switching, Specialist
(JNCIS-ENT)

Junos Enterprise Switching (JEX)

Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR)

Or any of the JNCIP-ENT courses below

Enterprise Routing and Switching, Professional
(JNCIP-ENT)

and Expert
(JNCIE-ENT)

Advanced Junos Enterprise Routing (AJER)

Advanced Junos Enterprise Switching (AJEX)

JNCIE-ENT Bootcamp (JNCIE-ENT)

Firewall/VPN Certification Track (EOL)

Certification

Courses

FWV, Specialist
(JNCIS-FWV) (Active/Unsupported)

Advanced Juniper Networks VPN Implementations (AJVI) (EOL)

Attack Prevention with Juniper Networks Firewalls (APJF) (EOL)

Configuring Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN Products (CJFV) (EOL)

Integrating Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN Products into High-Performance Networks (IFVH) (EOL)

Junos Security Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Junos, Associate
(JNCIA-Junos)

Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS)

Or any of the Specialist or Professional courses in the Junos tracks

Security, Specialist
(JNCIS-SEC)

Junos Security (JSEC)

Or any of the JNCIP-SEC courses below

Security, Professional
(JNCIP-SEC)

and Expert
(JNCIE-SEC)

Advanced Junos Security (AJSEC)

JNCIE-SEC Bootcamp (JNCIE-SEC)

QFabric Certification Track (EOL)

Certification

Courses

QFabric, Specialist
(JNCIS-QF) (Active/Unsupported)

Configuring and Monitoring QFabric Systems (CMQS) (EOL)

Troubleshooting QFabric Systems (TQS) (EOL)

Service Provider Routing and Switching Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Junos, Associate
(JNCIA-Junos)

Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS)

Or any of the Specialist or Professional courses in the Junos tracks

Service Provider Routing and Switching, Specialist
(JNCIS-SP)

Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR)

Junos Service Provider Switching (JSPX)

Junos MPLS Fundamentals (JMF)

Or any of the JNCIP-SP courses below

Service Provider Routing and Switching, Professional
(JNCIP-SP)

and Expert
(JNCIE-SP)

Advanced Junos Service Provider Routing (AJSPR)

Junos Class of Service (JCOS)

Junos Multicast Routing (JMR)

JNCIE-SP Bootcamp (JNCIE-SP)

Junos Layer 2 VPNs (JL2V)

Junos Layer 3 VPNs (JL3V)

Automation and DevOps Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Automation and DevOps, Specialist (JNCIS-DevOps)

Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (JAUT)

Advanced Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (AJAUT)

Cloud Certification Track

Certification

Courses

Cloud, Associate (JNCIA-Cloud)

Juniper Cloud Fundamentals (JCF)

Cloud, Specialist (JNCIS-Cloud)

Network Automation Using (Open) Contrail Cloud (NACC)

Network Automation in the Service Provider Cloud (NASPC)

COURSE ATTENDANCE RECERTIFICATION PROCESS

To recertify with the course attendance option, please follow the process below:

1. Download the course completion certificate from the Juniper Networks Learning Portal for Juniper-led courses or from Metrics that Matter for Juniper Authorised Education Partner-led courses.

2. Log in to CertManager (https://www.certmetrics.com/juniper/).

3. Click ‘Exams’ from the top navigation menu.

4. Click ‘ENTER COURSE QUALIFICATIONS’ from the menu.

5. Use the drop-down menu to select the certification you wish to extend using the course attendance option and click ‘Submit’.

6. Select the course from the drop-down menu.

7. Verify the certification you wish to recertify is displayed on the next screen and click ‘Submit’.

8. Complete the ‘Course Qualifications’ form.

a. Change the ‘Qualification Date’ to the date of the last day of your course.
b. Notes: Enter ‘Recertification’.
c. Document Language: Do not change.
d. Documentation: Click ‘Select’ to attach your course completion certificate.

9. Click ‘Submit’.

10. Your submission will be processed in 2-3 business days.

COURSE ATTENDANCE RECERTIFICATION OPTION REQUIREMENTS
  • All certified individuals, with the exception of Juniper Networks Certified Instructors (JNCIs), are eligible to recertify through the course attendance option.

  • This recertification option is applicable only to courses ending on or after January 1, 2017.

  • Certified individuals cannot use the course attendance option two times in a row to recertify a given certification. After using this option to recertify a given certification, certified individuals are required to take the exam for that certification to recertify it the next time.

  • The course completion certificate must be submitted prior to the expiration date of the certification. If certification holders recertify by passing an exam, then they cannot recertify that same certification through course attendance if the date on the course completion certificate predates the date of the last passed exam.

  • A single course completion certificate can be used to recertify any certification with that course listed as a recertification option, even if the certifications are in different tracks. For example, the Junos Intermediate Routing (JIR) course could be used to recertify both the JNCIS-ENT and JNCIS-SP certifications.

GENERAL RECERTIFICATION NOTES
    • Passing an exam or taking a course at a higher level renews all lower-level certifications on the same track for three years from the date of passing the higher-level exam or from the last day of the course. For example, passing the JNCIP-SP exam will renew the JNCIS-SP and JNCIA-Junos certifications for three years from the date of passing the JNCIP-SP exam.

    • Program participants can view their certification status using CertManager. They will periodically receive e-mail notifications regarding their certifications. It is the responsibility of certification holders to keep their certifications and contact information up to date.

    • All JNCP certifications are active for a period of three years. Certifications that are not renewed during the three year active period will expire. The JNCP certification status categories, timeframes, and eligibilities are as follows:

Status Timeframe Eligibilities

Active

Three Years

  • Eligible for all benefits
  • Qualify under the Partner certification compliance requirements
  • Can be recertified from current level
  • Can be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements
  • Can be used to qualify for lab exams on the same track

Expired

At the end of the Active period

  • Cannot be recertified from current level
  • Candidates with an expired certification must start over at the beginning of the track and re-earn each certification in that track
  • Not eligible for benefits
  • Do not qualify under the Partner certification compliance requirements
  • Cannot be used to fulfill any prerequisite requirements
  • Cannot be used to qualify for JNCP Lab Exams on the same track