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JNCP Increases Active Status For Technical Certifications

This is good news :) from Juniper about Inactive Certifications

Hello Champions,

 

We have some good news. The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) is increasing the Active status for all Juniper Networks technical certifications from 2 years to 3 years, and eliminating the 1 year Inactive status grace period. This includes t certifications. This is good news for partners as it means the recertification cycle will be 3 years rather than 2 years, and certification benefits such as Champions Program compliance are aligned with certification Active Status. This also means that partner certifications that are currently Inactive or due to turn Inactive will be converted to Active to align with the new 3 year certification life.

 

Here is How it Works:

 

  • Today a certification is Active for 2 years, Inactive for 1 year and on the 3rd year it expires if not renewed. The Inactive status has provided a 1-year grace period to recertify, however, in the Inactive status the candidate receives no certification benefits, including lack of Champion Program compliance. If a certification expires, the candidate is required to start again at the JNCIA level.
  • With this change, a certification will be in the Active status for 3 years with candidates receiving all benefits including Champion Program compliance for the entire time. The grace period has been removed, so before the end of the 3rd year, the candidate is required to recertify, or their certification will expire and they’ll be required to start again at the JNCIA level. To provide advance notice to candidates, CertManager (JNCP Certification database) does send automatic 90, 60, and 30-day notices when certifications are about to expire.

 

When Does This Occur?

  • In early October all certifications that are in the Inactive status now will be converted to the Active status and those that will turn Inactive in the next 12 months will have their expiration date extended by one year in CertManager.
  • In roughly a week’s time after the change occurs in CertManger, the new Active statuses will then be imported into the Learning Academy to update the certification records for partners, including those partaking in the Champion Program.

 

What does this mean for Champions and JPA Compliance?

  • Once the conversion into the Learning Academy is complete, partner administrators from Elite and Select partners should re-run their JPA compliance tool. There may be instances where Champions who have an Inactive certification today, may return to Active, and this may have a positive impact on JPA compliance.

 

For questions about this change, or for assistance with the JPA compliance tool, please email champion@juniper.net.

Become an ingenious Champion with Juniper

I was not aware of this program from Juniper (only partners), but after know about it and decided to grab it! The benefit is understanding deeply about Juniper and his products, also become a member of Juniper Elite, meet Juniper SEs, attend JuniperU: Tech Summits, Beta exams, exam vouchers, an Open Lab, and much more…and off course recognized by Networking Folks and friends. If you are a Systems Engineer (or another mysterious “title”) and work closely (even not!) with customers is your job know how you can help them!

The Juniper Partner Training give everything you need such a Courseware, Student guides, Practise Exams for free. No extra cost for your Employer or for you! So why not make yourself an expert step up your career?

So, go to the Juniper Partner Training website and check the Juniper Champion Program. Well if you don´t have access ask you Employer to give you it!

What are the Champion Levels?

If you have an active JNCIP-SP, JNCIP-ENT, or JNCIP-SEC will be manually granted the Champion Aspiring level. Don´t forget to read the Champion Program Policies!

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 How to become a Champion?

A few steps to land there…

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 What OpenLab offers?

Juniper Networks OpenLab, the Junos® Center for Innovation, is located in central New Jersey and is the embodiment of the company’s commitment to lead and deliver networking technology innovation. With OpenLab, Juniper invites customers, partners, and other third parties to engage with this first-of-its-kind resource. It represents a versatile, multidimensional “tool” to spark and facilitate the development of new “network integrated” software applications and solutions that utilize Juniper’s leading SDN/network programmability and automation functionality.

OpenLab’s mission is aimed squarely at software innovators, such as our Champions, in building new software-oriented solutions that harness network intelligence and programmability/automation and enhance the value of the network as a strategic asset for competitive differentiation. Visitors/users of OpenLab gain access to polished briefing and collaboration space, a suite of locally and remotely accessible lab software and hardware resources, and educational programs and expertise to accelerate application development and minimize direct costs in creating their own infrastructure.

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My Aspiring Level

First level achieved! So i received a ebook and a voucher. I chose the Junos High Availability and redeem the voucher for my next exam Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Service Provider Routing and Switching (JNCIS-SP)

Juniper Champion Aspiring

Next stop…Innovative Level!

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 References:

OpenLab, the Junos® Center for Innovation

Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Service Provider Routing and Switching (JNCIS-SP)

Juniper Partner Training

Juniper Champion Program