The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) Data Center certification track is a program that allows participants to demonstrate competence with advanced data center technologies and related configuration and troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Junos OS used in a data center environment.


Exam Details

  • Exam code: JPR-980
  • Lab Exam (Hands-on Lab)
  • Held at selected Juniper Networks testing centers
  • Exam length: 8 hours
  • Junos Software Release:
    • MX80 3D Universal Edge Router: 17.1
    • QFX5100 Ethernet Switch: 14.1
    • vMX 3D Universal Edge Router: 15.1
    • vSRX Services Gateway: 12.1

Recommended Training

JNCIE-DC Certification Self-Study Bundle
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Data Center, Expert (JNCIE-DC)

At the pinnacle of the Data Center certification track is the 1-day JNCIE-DC practical exam. This exam is designed to validate the networking professionals’ ability to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Junos-based platforms. Throughout this 8-hour practical exam, candidates will build a data center network consisting of multiple MX Series and QFX Series devices. Successful candidates will perform system configuration on all devices including management capabilities, a Clos IP fabric, EVPN/VXVLAN, DCI, and CoS features.

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