The Juniper Networks Certified Associate - Junos (JNCIA-Junos) is the entry-level credential required to continue to the advanced certifications in the Junos certification tracks. Successful candidates demonstrate knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals, and basic routing and switching.

The Junos Routing Essentials (JRE) course provides students with foundational routing knowledge and configuration examples and includes an overview of general routing concepts, routing policy and firewall filters.

The course provides a brief overview of the Junos device families and discusses the key architectural components of the software. Key topics include user interface options with a heavy focus on the command-line interface (CLI) configuration tasks typically associated with the initial setup of devices, interface configuration basics with configuration examples, secondary system configuration, and the basics of operational monitoring and maintenance of Junos devices.