Being a highly certified Juniper engineer in the Routing/Switching, Security and Service Provider tracks [JNCIA, JNCIS-SEC, JNCIP-SEC, JNCIS-SP, JNCIP-SP], I feel this design certification will give me more credibility when presenting solutions to clients.
With the previously existing certification tracks, I feel they were geared towards building excellent, high level technical engineers [which is great!] but not geared so much towards building design architects or sales engineers. These roles can be just as pivotal in a company, and are needed much more in a pre-sales capacity which then drives the revenue pipeline. This all means that I have made myself more versatile within the industry while also providing more value to both my company and my clients!
This once again shows Juniper’s efforts to continuously evolve in order to “Be The Best”.