Mist AI, Associate (JNCIA-MistAI)

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The Mist AI track enables you to demonstrate a thorough understanding of WLAN technology in general and the Mist AI features and functionality. JNCIA-MistAI, the associate-level certification in this track, is designed for Wireless LAN networking professionals with introductory knowledge of wireless networking using the Mist AI. The written exam for the certification verifies your basic understanding of WLAN and Mist AI technology, features, and functionality.

This track contains two certifications:

  • JNCIA-MistAI: Mist AI, Associate. For details, see the sections below.
  • JNCIS-MistAI: Mist AI, Specialist. For details, see JNCIS-MistAI.

Exam Preparation

We recommend the following resources to help you prepare for your exam. However, these resources aren't required, and using them doesn't guarantee you'll pass the exam.

Exam Resources

Additional Preparation

Exam Objectives

Here’s a high-level view of the skillset required to successfully complete the JNCIA-MistAI certification exam. 

Exam Objective


General WLAN Concepts

Identify general concepts about WLANs

  • Wi-Fi channels and frequencies
  • Channel reuse
  • Signal Strength
  • Contention and Interference
  • Client capabilities
  • MIMO concepts
  • Modulation types and techniques

Wi-Fi Standards

Identify concepts of Wi-Fi standards

  • IEEE 802.11
  • Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Security and authentication
  • Physical Layer

WLAN Lifecycle

Identify the concepts or components of WLAN lifecycles

  • Define
  • Design considerations
  • Diagnose
  • Deployment migration strategies

Mist AI Components

Identify the components or functionality of MistAI

  • Cloud
  • Subscriptions
  • Mist Edge
  • Location services (e.g., directional antenna)
  • Access points

Mist AI Configuration

Identify the concepts or functionality of Mist AI configurations

  • Organizations
  • Sites
  • Templates
  • Policies
  • WLANs

WLAN Monitoring

Identify the concepts or operation of WLAN monitoring

  • Location Services (e.g., directional antenna)
  • Service level expectations (SLE)
  • Automation
  • Insights
  • Marvis

Exam Details

Exam questions are derived from the recommended training and the exam resources listed above. Pass/fail status is available immediately after taking the exam. The exam is only provided in English.

Exam Code


Prerequisite Certification


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Exam Length

90 minutes

Exam Type

65 multiple-choice questions


Juniper certifications are valid for three years. For more information, see Recertification.