Are you looking to get started with Juniper certification but having a hard time finding the time to travel to a test location, get signed in, and actually take the test?  Is your closest testing location too far for you?  Or are you just too lazy to go take the test (always have an excuse)?  Well, Juniper has a solution to that problem!
Juniper has finally announced that they now support Online Proctoring for Certification Exams.  You can take your Juniper certification exam in the comfort of your own home or office.  The currently eligible exams are their associate level exams:

  • JNCIA Junos
  • JNCIA Cloud

                                     UPDATE 4/20/18
Juniper Education reached out to me and informed me that ALL JNCIP exams are available via Online Proctor

“Note we also opened up the online proctored (OP) environment to all of our written exams, which went into effect March 15. Candidates can now take associate, specialist, and professional-level exams from home or the office. “

The big question you probably have is how does all this work?  For detailed information, you can visit the Juniper Pearson Vue website at the following link: I will try to summarize some of the information for you.

  • The test is scheduled on-line like any normal certification test, just select the online delivery method.
  • Must have a webcam 640×480 @ 10fps
  • Must be alone in a closed room that is without distractions
  • Must have ID (just like taking the test in-person).
  • Proctor will do a work-area scan to check the environment.  Your desk should be clean and clear, nothing within arms-reach (like books, notes, etc).
  • You are unable to leave your desk or the area during the test.

Basically, it is like any other Pearson Vue exam, just at home versus in their testing centers.
Now you have one less excuse to get Juniper Certified!