Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) Update

2020-03 25 March Important Changes

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak now classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), Juniper, effective immediately, has made the following changes to the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP).

Extension of certification expiration dates:
Any certification that has expired or will expire between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 will be extended by 6 months from its expiration date.

Certifications that expired on or after March 1, 2020 will first be reactivated before the expiration date is extended.

Extension of vouchers:
All Pearson VUE exam voucher expiration dates will be extended by 6 months. Pearson VUE is working on a timeline to implement this change.

Increase in approved courses to re-certify:
The number of courses that you may take to re-certify has been increased. This applies to all delivery options, including instructor-led online and on-demand training courses.

Take your written exams remotely:

  • You are able to take our associate, specialist, and professional-level (JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP) exams remotely from your home or office. To see if your home or office environment meet the testing requirements, click here.
  • Pearson VUE is working to keep their test centers open wherever possible and to ensure your safety at those centers.

Lab exam availability:

  • You may continue to register for our JNCIE exams. To check availability and to register for a lab exam, go to our JNCP Lab Exam Scheduling website.
  • You can now cancel and receive a refund or reschedule your lab exam without facing additional fees outside of 15 days prior to your exam date. Contact [email protected] if you need assistance canceling or rescheduling your lab exam.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: My certification is going to expire on May 15, 2020. Does that mean the new expiration date is September 30, 2020 or November 15, 2020?
A: Your certification was extended 6 months from the date of its expiration date. Thus, the new expiration date is November 15, 2020.

Q: When will I see the new expiration date in my CertManager account?
A: All changes should be completed by mid-April 2020 and then reflected in the related systems shortly thereafter.

Q: Will my extended certification count toward partner compliance?
A: Yes, if applicable.

Q: Will my Acclaim badge be updated to reflect the change to my certification’s expiration date?
A: Yes, all Acclaim badges will be automatically updated. Note you will not be issued a new badge as a result of the expiration date change.

Q: My Pearson VUE exam voucher expired prior to March 25, 2020. Will the expiration date also be extended?
A: Unfortunately, we are only able to extend the expiration date for exam vouchers that were initially configured to expire on or after March 25, 2020.

 Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
A: Please send an email to [email protected]