Juniper Networks announced Juniper Design Training and Certification curriculum, a new offering that teaches best practices and new techniques across network design, including software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For APAC, the first course in the Design Curriculum, Juniper Networks Design Fundamentals, is available now in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. The new programme is available to all existing customers, partners and IT professionals considering network changes or looking to enhance their skillset.
The first certification, Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate (JNCDA), is now available for registration.
There will be three levels of certifications available: design associate, specialist and professional.
Personally, this good for Juniper because one of the critical success factor which led Cisco to champion the computer networking industry has been through the latter's certification program such as CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) which offers young graduates and new comers to jumpstart their networking career where conventional computer and IT degrees often fail to delivery.