The most advanced level of Junos certification available from Juniper Networks in the routing and switching for service providers discipline is the JPR-960 exam. This test is the expert level certification test that validates highly advanced skills in dealing with complex service provider-oriented internet routing and switching projects.

The test, which is formally titled the Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert Exam, confers a JNCIE-SP certification upon achievement of a passing score. Preparation is the key to success on this test and sites like that offer exam engines, tutorials, and full length practice tests should certainly be among the resources utilized during test preparation activities.

The JPR-960 exam, as an expert level skill validation test, is an all day exam that is administered only at certain Juniper Network testing centers. The test is presented in lab format and lasts 8 hours. Candidates must hold prior certification at the professional level in routing and switching for internet service providers prior to registering for the JPR-960 exam. To achieve the prerequisite certification, you must best the JN0-660 exam in the same discipline.

The JPR-960 exam covers the 10.4 Junos Software Release and all lab-based exam work pertains to this version of Junos. Juniper Network recommends targeted training for passing the JPR-960 exam, including participation in formal Juniper Networks training programs like the JNCIE Service Provider Bootcamp. Also highly recommended prior to taking the JPR-960 exam is gaining as much hands-on experience with the Junos 10.4 release, including the completion of complex routing and switching projects in the 10.4 Junos environment.