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MEF-CECP 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional) Certification**

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this “MEF-CECP 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)” training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of Carrier Ethernet
  • Understand how to build networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet Services base on CECP 2.0 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 synchronisation
  • Describe and distinguish between the service attributes and understand how these are used to meet customers demands
  • Compare Ethernet service with other alternatives
  • Understand how Carrier Ethernet services may be provided to a remote subscriber who is not served via Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Examine options for delivery of Next Generation Services over Carrier Ethernet
  • Identify how CE Service OAM is being performed
  • Identify how PM and CFM is being performed and measured

Course Overview:

Carriers are in the transition phase – between the traditional Telco 1.0 era and the Telco 2.0 era where data traffic dominates their networks. A well-known technology that provides cost-efficient connectivity over data networks is Ethernet, and it is the interface of choice for virtually all applications and services. With Ethernet, Carriers can deliver services at lower operating costs, higher flexibility and scalability to all current and future network technologies, ensuring QoS at all times.

The set of standard service definitions by the Metro Ethernet Forum have now evolved to meet the kind of Ethernet services that customers now demand. 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 aims to provide a strong insight into Carrier Ethernet technologies and the Metro Ethernet Forum specifications for services. It will also examine how these services can be delivered over different carrier core and access networks, transport platforms along with other services deployed. It includes all the latest enhancements as per CE 2.0 (blueprint C) standards defined by MEF.

Pre-Requisite for Participants:

A good understanding of IEEE802.1 standards, principles of internetworking, IP, Ethernet, WAN design and concepts.

Who Should Attend?

Product managers, product planners, Pre-sales managers, sales engineers, engineers, technical solutions architects, business solutions engineers and managers. Individuals who design Carrier Ethernet Switching solution for service providers or anyone interested in deploying Carrier Ethernet services.

Course Duration:

5 days.

Course Outlines:

Section 1: Service Definitions

  • Describe and distinguish between the service attributes of EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, EVP-Tree, Access EPL, Access EVPL.
  • Describe how EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree are used to meet various subscriber needs.

 

Section 2: Transporting Carrier Ethernet Services

  • Describe the connectivity properties of bridging, provider bridging, provider backbone bridging (PBB), provider backbone bridging with traffic engineering extensions (PBB-TE), Ethernet over SONET/SDH, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS VPWS, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS VPLS, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS TP, Carrier Ethernet over OTN, and Carrier Ethernet over WDM.
  • Describe the capabilities of the bridging, provider bridging, provider backbone bridging (PBB), provider backbone bridging with traffic engineering extensions (PBB-TE), SONET/SDH, MPLS VPWS, MPLS VPLS, MPLS TP, OTN and WDM with regards to delivery of Carrier Ethernet services.
  • Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies.
  • Describe service protection mechanisms.

 

Section 3: Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies

  • Describe the capabilities of Ethernet over PDH, Ethernet over bonded copper, Ethernet over HFC, Ethernet over packet radio, Ethernet over fiber and Ethernet over PON.
  • Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access technologies.
  • Given a scenario, identify which Carrier Ethernet Access Technology will meet the stated requirements.

 

Section 4: Basic Definitions

  • Define Ethernet User-to-Network Interface (UNI), Ethernet External Network-to-Network Interface (ENNI), Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC), Service Provider, Operator, and Operator Virtual Connection (OVC).
  • Describe the role of Ethernet User-to-Network Interface (UNI), Ethernet External Network-to-Network Interface (ENNI), Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC), Service Provider, Operator, and Operator Virtual Connection (OVC).

 

Section 5: Key UNI, ENNI, OVC, and EVC Service Attributes

  • Define per UNI service attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CE-VLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection).
  • Define EVC per UNI service attributes (e.g. ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles).
  • Define per EVC service attributes (e.g., CE-VLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification, Class of Service).
  • Define and describe ENNI attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, End Point Map, ENNI protection).
  • Define OVC End Point per UNI and OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes (e.g., ingress/egress bandwidth profiles).
  • Define and describe OVC attributes (e.g., CE-VLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification, Class of Service, hairpin switching).
  • Describe bandwidth profiles.
  • Given a service scenario, describe relevant service attribute settings/parameters.
  • Define and describe the components of a Service Level Specification and the relationship to Service Level Agreement.
  • Define and describe the Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms.

Section 6: Certification

  • Describe the Certification process and requirements for networking equipment.
  • Describe the Certification process and requirements for services delivered by a service provider.
  • Describe what is covered by CE 2.0 Certifications.
  • Describe the deliverables of MEF Certification for equipment vendors, service provider, and Carrier Ethernet certified professionals.

 

Section 7: Target Application for Ethernet Services

  • Describe wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet.
  • Describe which UNI or ENNI attribute values are selected for a given target application.
  • Describe which EVC or OVC attribute values are selected for a given target application.
  • Describe how specific service requirements of a target application (e.g., frame relay, Dedicated Internet Access, DSL or Cable Internet access, TDM Private Lines, WDM private network) are met using Ethernet services.
  • Given a scenario determine appropriate Ethernet services.

 

Section 8: Comparing and Positioning Ethernet Services

  • Compare and contrast Ethernet services with L2, IP, and TDM private line services.
  • Given a scenario, recommend an Ethernet service to meet end user specifications.

 

Section 9: Circuit Emulation over Ethernet

  • Define the purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications.
  • Define the critical components of circuit emulation over Ethernet service.
  • Define the MEF Service Definitions used to deliver emulated circuits.
  • Define the EVC service attributes required for emulated circuits.
  • Define the three techniques and their uses for delivering synchronised clock over emulated circuits (e.g., Adaptive, 1588v2, Synchronous Ethernet, NTP, PTP).
  • Describe how circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications.

 

Section 10: Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM)

  • Describe the various partitioning of responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM).
  • Describe the basic mechanisms for fault management.
  • Describe the basic mechanisms for performance management.
  • Describe the basic metrics for performance management.
  • Describe the Service Lifecycle.

** This course leads to certification as an MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional 2.0 (MEF-CECP 2.0) and candidates are expected to sit for the MEF CECP Examination within a stipulated period after taking the course.

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