08-30-2010 01:53 PM - edited 08-30-2010 01:59 PM
In mid-July the Juniper Networks Certification Team announced enhancements to the certification program. We communicated that Juniper is aligning the Junos OS-based certification credentials with the Juniper Networks portfolio of industry-based solutions. Over the course of 2010 and early 2011 the M Series certification track will be replaced by the Service Provider Routing and Switching certification track.
This transition to the new Service Provider Routing and Switching certification track began on August 6, 2010 when we released the first exam in the series—the JN0-360 Specialist–Service Provider (JNCIS-SP). We will release an exam supporting the JNCIP-SP in Q1 2011 and an exam supporting the JNCIE-SP in Q2 2011.
In an effort to help our partners and customers transition to this new certification track we are extending the life of the exams supporting the JNCIA-M and JNCIS-M certification past a previous EOL date of October 1 to December 31, 2010. We hear that many organizations have active education and certification plans in place for the year of 2010 that are built on the M- Series tracks. Extending the life of these exams to the end of the year will allow partners and customers to complete these training plans, while formulating new training plans for 2011 on the JNCP Service Provider Routing and Switching certification.
New dates for the M-series exams are:
- JN0-202 M Series, Associate (JNCIA-M): Retiring December 31, 2010
- JN0-304 M Series Specialist (JNCIS-M): Retiring December 31, 2010
- Plans for the JNCIP-M and JNCIE-M lab exams remain the same: They will retire in the first half of 2011 — exact dates to be announced at least 3 months in advance
Please note that although the exams are being retired, the M Series certification, once earned, remains active and valid for up to two years from certification date. After two years, when an individual is required to recertify. that individual will recertify on the Service Provider Routing and Switching track.
More information on how to transition and recertify is available on the Juniper Networks Certification Program Update (http://ow.ly/2wYDG) where we are continually providinginformation on the program changes (please note that this change may not be reflected on the website until Aug 31, 2010).
Director, Education Services
Certification and Marketing Programs
Kudos are always appreciated!
02-05-2011 12:15 AM
See this thread on the same topic... http://forums.juniper.net/t5/Training-Certificatio
Tech Lead, JNCP
02-07-2011 06:05 PM
Is it possible that in the future, you can public a study-guide for to do the JNCIS-SP? For example, in the past curriculum of certifications, there are 4 study-guide and they are very good.
02-07-2011 09:05 PM
We are definitely discussing plans for study guides to support the new exams. However, I have no specific availability dates at this point.