MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP)


Carriers are in the transitioning phase from the traditional telco era to the modern telco era where data traffic is dominating their networks. A well-known technology to provider cost efficient connectivity over data networks is Ethernet which is the interface of choice for virtually all applications and services. With Ethernet, carriers can deliver these services at lower operating costs, higher flexibility and scalability to all current and future network technologies, always ensuring Quality of Service.

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has evolved a set of standard service definitions for the kind of Ethernet services customers now require. Service providers can deliver services between sites that appear to customers as end-to-end Ethernet. Network operators can emulate other traditional services (i.e. TDM) over the same infrastructure and deliver all services using Carrier Ethernet.

This training course is intended to provide an in-depth explanation of Carrier Ethernet technologies, the MEF specifications for services, and how these services can be delivered over different carrier core and access networks and transport platform along with other services deployed. It includes all the latest enhancements as per CE 3.0 (Blueprint D) standards defined by MEF.

The comprehensive MEF-CECP training by Telefocal Asia will help prepare candidates for the MEF-CECP examination that will be held at the end of the course. Successful candidates who have passed the exam will be certified as a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certifies Professional and recognized in the MEF Certified Professional Registry.

  • Product Managers
  • Product Planners
  • Pre-sales Managers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Business Solutions Engineers and Managers
  • Individuals who design Carrier Ethernet Switching solution for service providers
  • Professionals who are interested in deploying Carrier Ethernet service
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 5 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 35 hours
  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

30 Oct – 3 Nov 2023 (Mon – Fri), GMT +08:00
22 – 26 Apr 2024 (Mon – Fri), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending any of the above scheduled courses, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of Carrier Ethernet
  • Understand how to build networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet services based on the latest standards
  • Design optimal applications of Carrier Ethernet for service provider markets
  • Describe Carrier Ethernet deployment solutions
  • Describe, compare, and choose according to application, and understand how Carrier Ethernet services can be delivered over different transport technologies
  • Understand how Carrier Ethernet is used as an access technology and its importance to Network Operators
  • Understand how Carrier Ethernet services can be transported over multiple technologies
  • Describe how Carrier Ethernet is implemented in 4G mobile backhaul networks and how circuit emulation is performed
  • Describe Carrier Ethernet synchronization
  • Describe and distinguish between service attributes and understand how these are used to meet customers’ demands
  • Compare Ethernet service with other alternative
  • Understand how Carrier Ethernet services may be provided to a remote subscriber who is not served via Carrier Ethernet network
  • Examine options for the delivery of next-generation services over Carrier Ethernet
  • Identify how Carrier Ethernet service Operation, Administration, and Management (OAM) is being performed
  • Identify how Performance Monitoring (PM) and Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) are being performed and measured
  1. Service and Attributes
  • Understand and define external interfaces, UNI and ENNI
  • Understand and define EVCs and OVCs and their types
  • Understand the details and characteristics of the EVC-based services (ELINE: EPL, EVPL, E-LAN: EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, E-TREE: EP-TREE, EVP-TREE)
  • Understand the details and characteristics of the OVC-based services (O-LINE, O-LAN, O-TREE) and their partitioning into E-ACCESS and E-TRANSIT services. Understand the purpose and important attributes of the Access EPL and Access EVPL services.
  • Know the organization of the service attributes for EVC-based services, and understand, describe, and apply important service attributes for EVC-based services
  • Understand, describe, and apply important service attributes for OVC-based services and the concepts associated with composing EVCs from OVCs.
  • Understand the usage of the EVC and OVC-based services and how they can be applied to solve customer problems.
  • Understand the categories of Service Frames: Data, L2CP, and SOAM.
  • Understand and apply the principles associated with Layer 2 Control Protocol (L2CP) processing and what happens at an L2CP Decision Point.
  • Understand, describe, and apply hairpin switching and OVC endpoint map building
  1. Class of Service and Traffic Management
  • Understand and define Class of Service Names and Class of Service Labels
  • Understand and describe how Service Frames and ENNI frames can be marked for class of service and color
  • Understand Performance Tiers and CoS Performance Objectives
  • Understand and apply the MEF Bandwidth Profile (BWP) Algorithm and the BWP parameters CIR, CBS, CIRMAX, EIR, EBS, EIRMAX, CF and CM.
  • Understand, describe, and apply how Bandwidth Profile Flows are assigned to Envelopes and how the BWP parameters interact within an Envelope.
  • Understand and describe the application of Bandwidth Profiles to Ethernet Services for both Ingress and Egress.
  1. Service OAM
  • Understand and describe basic components of the SOAM infrastructure: Maintenance Entity (ME), ME Group (MEG), ME Endpoint (MEP), ME Intermediate Point (MIP), MEG Level
  • Understand, describe, and apply the messages and indications of SOAM Fault Management – CCM, LBM/R, and LTM/R, RDI, AIS, LCK, TST
  • Understand the SLS and the Performance Metrics defined for EVCs and OVCs
  • Understand, describe, and apply the mandatory SOAM Performance Management solution – PM1 (DMM/R and SLM/R)
  • Understand the optional PM solutions and how they differ from PM1 (1DM and LMM/R)
  • Know the names and scope of the MEF-defined Maintenance Entities (UNI, ENNI, Operator, Service Provider, EVC, Test, Subscriber)
4. Infrastructure, Operations, and Applications
  • Know the primary transport technologies used to implement Carrier Ethernet (Ethernet Bridging, MPLS, Optical) and their characteristics in terms of scalability and their ability to carry different service types
  • Understand the application of various protection mechanisms such as Link Aggregation, Spanning Tree, ITU-T G.8032, and ITU-T G.8031
  • Understand the primary characteristics of the access technologies that can be used to access a UNI (Fiber, PDH, HFC, DSL, Wireless)
  • Understand the concept of Service Lifecycle and important phases of the Service Lifecycle: Configuration, Service Activation Testing, Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Understand the major components of a Service Activation Test (SAT) and how they are used
  • Understand the purpose, basic operation, and Ethernet Service requirements of Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet
  • Understand and describe how Carrier Ethernet is used in Mobile Backhaul (MBH) Networks
  • Understand and describe the three types of synchronization used in Mobile Backhaul Networks (Frequency, Phase, Time)
  • Understand and describe the capabilities and uses of Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 (PTP)
  • Understand and describe the Class of Service and Service OAM requirements defined in the Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement
5. Ethernet, MEF Basics, and MEF Certification
  • Know the basic structure of the MEF organization
  • Know the three types of technical documents produced by the MEF technical committees
  • Know and understand the requirements and benefits for Equipment and Service Provider certification
  • Understand the basic structure and requirements of the CE2.0 certification tests
  • Understand and apply the definitions of Subscriber, Service Provider, Network Operator, CEN, SLA, and SLS
  • Know which IEEE standards define the Ethernet Frame format and VLAN tags and be able to identify and understand the structure and fields of an Ethernet Frame (untagged, single tagged, and double tagged) and the types of Ethernet addresses (Broadcast, Multicast, and Unicast)
  • Understand and apply the basic operation of an Ethernet Bridge including the functions of Learning, Flooding, Forwarding and Discarding
Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

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