This past summer, I started studying and taking Juniper Associate certifications. After passing my JNCIA-JUNOS, JNCIA-SEC , JNCDA, and JNCIA-Cloud exams, I started working on the final cert in my Juniper Networks certification challenge. I knew that this was going to be the hardest test for me, because it dealt with something that I had very limited experience with: programming and automation. The JNCIA-DevOps cert covers things like API configurations, XML, JSON, YAML, python and tools such as Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. This was part of the Juniper Networks Associate certificate challenge I had laid out earlier this year. I challenged myself to go after all 5 of the certs and this was the fifth one that I attempted to pursue utilizing their free training resources and, at the time, free exam voucher (it’s now discounted 75% off). I thankfully did pass the exam and the below content will help you as well. If you’ve been following along with this challenge, I hope it’s been helpful, as I have now earned the mythical badge of the JNCIAx5!

In the above video, I provided a review of the study content, the layout of the exam, and the testing from home experience with Pearson Vue. Juniper Networks provides great resources for their free training (through Junos Genius) & labs (Juniper vLabs), and discounted exam vouchers. These certifications include the JNCIA-Junos (focused on routing and switching), JNCIA-SEC, JNCIA-Cloud, JNCIA-DevOps, and JNCDA (focused on design). Below I will also post a practice exam walkthrough I recorded. The purpose of this was to go through Juniper’s sample test, and explain why the answers I chose are (or are not) correct.

Network Knowledge Wrap Up

The below resources from Juniper will give you all you need to succeed in your Juniper associate certification studies!

My Juniper Network Certification Challenge:

My JNCIA-JUNOS Experience:

My JNCIA-SEC Experience:

My JNCDA Experience:

My JNCIA-Cloud Experience:

Juniper Certification Paths:…

Junos Genius (Free Training and Discounted Exam Certifications Vouchers)…

Juniper Virtual Labs (FREE and AWESOME!!!)