Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert Data Center (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.

Exam topics may include:

  • Management
  • Layer 2 Underlay
  • Layer 3 Underlay
  • Controllerless Overlay
  • Date Center Interconnect (DCI)
  • Security
  • Class of Service (CoS)



Exams and recommended training

  • 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:

  • As for JNCIP-DC plus additional training as individually required.


The certification is valid for three years. To view the recertification options, go to the Recertification webpage.