Important: Changes to Juniper Networks Certified Professional

Enterprise (JNCIP-ENT) Certification Exam Objectives (JN0-647)

Announcement by Robert Watson, Operations Manager, Crystal Echo

Juniper Networks has recently released a new professional-level certification exam (i.e. JN0-647) leading to the Juniper Networks Certified Professional – Enterprise (JNCIP-ENT) qualification and has also announced that this new exam will become the only exam (replacing the remaining JN0-643 exam) leading to the JNCIP-ENT qualification as of 1st October 2017.

This announcement also outlined information that the JN0-643 certification exam will become End of Life (EOL) on 30th September 2017.  As announced last month, the ELS version of the JNCIP-ENT certification exam (i.e. JN0-646) has already been superseded by the incoming JN0-647 certification exam.  The JN0-646 certification exam became EOL on 1st September 2017.

So what are the differences?

In anticipation that you may ask this question we’ve done a comparison of the Exam Objectives between the incoming JN0-647 exam and outgoing JN0-643 & JN0-646 exams.

Click here to see our full comparison and differences.  A summary of the main changes are as follows:

  • Exam objectives related to OSPF have effectively been replaced by Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) objectives covering topics such as IS-IS, RIP and Routing Policy and only a small section remaining allocated to OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  • Junos Fusion Enterprise is a new exam topic under the Ethernet Switching and Spanning Tree objective.

The following topics will no longer tested under certification exam JN0-647:

  • OSPF LSA types.
  • OSPF area types and operations.
  • LSA flooding through an OSPF multi-area network.
  • DR / BDR operation.
  • SPF algorithm.
  • Metrics, including external metric types.
  • Authentication options.
  • Route summarisation and restriction.
  • Overload.
  • Virtual links.
  • Implement OSPF routing policy.