The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) is a multi-tiered program of written and hands-on Lab exams.Juniper is practically the only alternative, but hey, it’s an option, and a great one at that!
Juniper is Gaining Confidence
During the dot-com bubble, Cisco was worth more than $500 billion, making it the world’s most valuable company. However, Cisco barely had time to rest on their laurels before Juniper Networks came along and cornered over 30% of the service provider market with their line of core routers in the early 2000’s.
And for the past ten years, Juniper has defended that market share valiantly. Although Juniper’s U.S. market share for core routers in 2014 was only 24%, 2015 saw them bounce back up to 28% compared to Cisco’s 49% share.