It is finally official, Juniper has extended their certification expiration from two years to three years.
Originally Juniper certifications where active for 2 years, and then you had 1 year after that to renew. If you did not re-certify prior to the 2–year anniversary, you went into an inactive status for a year with your certification. Then if you did not renew within that two years, your certification became expired and you would have to take the test(s) again to regain that certification. What Juniper has now done is give you three years of active status, and you need to re-certify prior to the 3rd year anniversary – there is no more inactive status. While this does alleviate much pressure on candidates (it can be hard to re-certify every certification every two years), it also means that the motivation factor of “inactive” status is gone.
I just logged into my CertManager portal page to check on my certifications as I know I had one that was in inactive status. It is now active, but now shows Expiring. At least that tells you that you need to re certify soon! Luckily they do also list the date of the Expiration on the page, so you know your drop-dead deadline.
If you have a Juniper certification and want to check its status, you can do that by going to their CertManager page.
You can see the announcement at the following link: