Saturday, February 2, 2013
Understanding Juniper Certification Exam TracksPosted by Gagan Masoun in: News
Tracks offered in Juniper certification exams can be confusing if you’re only just beginning to investigate your options for validating your skills and advancing your professional development plan. That’s because Juniper exams are offered in several focus areas, including roll-based competency tests and product or technology specific qualification exams.
What you first need to understand about Juniper certification exams is that tests are designed by experience level or difficulty level. They are divided into four main categories, based on difficulty and the degree of competence one must demonstrate on the exam to earn certification.
These categories are:
Juniper certification exams are also designated by position or career focus, as well as by product or technology. IT professionals have the chance to validate skills and knowledge in the areas of: (1) security, (2) routing and switching for enterprises, and (3) routing and switching as a service provider, which affords the opportunity to validate career or role-specific competencies.
Regarding the product or technology specific Juniper certification exams offered, there are eight different focus areas or subject matter disciplines these exams cover, including everything from E-series to Wireless LAN.
Juniper exams are earned sequentially, which means candidates must first complete associate level exams in their role certification track or in their product or technology focus before advancing to certification exams at a higher difficulty or experience level.
No matter which track of Juniper certification exams may be appropriate for you based on your unique career development needs or professional competency validation requirements, you’ll want to ensure you spend the appropriate time preparing for your exam(s) to promote strong performance. Practice tests, including those offered through Juniper and by providers like TestsLive.com, are an excellent choice for exam preparation.