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Certification Profile: Junior Networks Certified Internet Associate

September 22, 2015

A multi-tiered program, Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP), provides a platform to increase the value of your network, technical training, and knowledge in the industry.  Their mission: to validate the Juniper skill set among the world’s leading networking professionals. According to Global Knowledge of the 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2015, JNCIA is ranked number 10 at $96,734. Having this certification is a benefit for your personal and professional growth, and also creates additional value for your organization.  Here is a deeper view of the JNCIA credential.


There are many benefits of the Juniper Networks Certification Program. As you progress through the program, your understanding of network technologies will enhance.  JNCIA-Junos is the entry-level Junior Networks Certification required if you are interested in continuing your Junos credentials. The program offers three tracks, and the JNCIA-Junos sets the foundation for the path, and is valid for two years. Those who master the program are said to be knowledgeable of the Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals, basic routing and switching, hardware and software products.

According to Juniper, when surveyed, of those customers who are Juniper trained and certified:

  • 98% recognize greater benefits from their Juniper products
  • 50% realize multiple areas of performance improvement in individual performance
  • 80% of managers realize up to 40% improvements in the job performance in their certified engineers

Exam Details

There is not a prerequisite certification to take the exam. The exam consist of a written exam with a 90 minute time frame, and 70 multiple choice questions. More information about practice tests, exam description, and recommended training can be found here.

Juniper offers a Fast Track Program which offers free exam prep materials; and if you pass the pre-assessment exam you earn a 50% discount exam voucher! Payscale provides key stats for JNCIA that may be a helpful tool as you research this credential.

If you are an experienced networking professional with beginner-to-intermediate knowledge, JNCIA-Junos is designed for you! Take a deeper look into the resources provided in this blog to start you preparation today for this credential.

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Posted By: Anastasia Hoosman


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