MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional) – Certification Course **

MEF CECP 2.0 Certification training course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES
On completion of MEF Carrier Ethernet Professional (MEF-CECP) training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of Carrier Ethernet.
  • Learn how to build networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet Services
  • Design optimal applications of Carrier Ethernet for Service Provider markets.
  • Understand Carrier Ethernet deployment solutions.
  • Understand, compare and choose according to application, how 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 and distinguish between the service attributes and how these are used to meet customer demands
  • Compare and position Ethernet services to other alternatives.
  • Examine options for delivery of Next Generation Services over Carrier Ethernet.
  • Identify how services OAM are being performed.
  • Identify how QoS and security can be guaranteed.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Carriers are in the transitioning phase from the traditional Telco 1.0 era to the Telco 2.0 era where data traffic is dominating their networks. A well known technology to provide 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 QoS.

The Metro Ethernet Forum 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 look to customers like 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 a strong insight to Carrier Ethernet technologies, the Metro Ethernet Forum 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.

PRE-REQUISITE
A very 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. Individual who designs Carrier Ethernet Switching solution for service providers or anyone interested in deploying Carrier Ethernet services.

COURSE DURATION
5 days.

COURSE OUTLINE

Next Generation Carrier Network Requirements

  • Carrier Network evolution
  • The need for a different solution – Carrier Ethernet
  • The Five Attributes of Carrier Ethernet and their importance
  • What services carriers need from their infrastructure?

Carrier Ethernet Services

  • Carrier Ethernet Service Types
  • E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree
  • Various Carrier Ethernet Services
  • The difference between service attribute and service definition
  • How service attributes are used to meet user needs – use cases

Transporting Carrier Ethernet Services

  • Primer on the connectivity properties, scalability and limitations of transporting Carrier Ethernet Services
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies
  • Service protection mechanisms for specific CE transport technologies

Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies

  • Operation, scalability and limitations of various Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
  • Advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
  • Practical ways to identify which technology meets best the stated requirements given practical scenarios and use cases.

Carrier Ethernet Basic Definitions

  • Definition and Roles

Key UNI, ENNI, and EVC service attributes

  • UNI service attributes
  • EVC per UNI service attributes
  • Service Attributes per EVC
  • OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes:
  • Description of Bandwidth Profiles
  • CIR, EIR, CBS, EBS, Color Mode
  • Quality of Service
  • Examples of Service Attributes, Settings and Parameters for given service scenarios.
  • Description of the components of a SLS and SLA
  • Description of OVC attributes:
  • Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms (Definition, Description and evaluation)
Carrier Ethernet Certification

  • The Certification process and requirements
  • Analysis and description of MEF Certification:
  • Benefits of MEF Certification

Target Application for Ethernet Services

  • Description of applications with examples

Comparing and Positioning Ethernet Services

  • Comparison of Ethernet Services
  • Given different scenarios which Ethernet service can meet end user requirements.

Circuit Emulation over Ethernet including Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul

  • The purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications
  • Critical components of Circuit Emulation over Ethernet Service
  • MEF Service Definitions used to deliver emulated circuits
  • EVC Service Attributes required for emulated circuits
  • Synchronisation techniques:
  • Circuit Emulation in Mobile Backhaul applications
  • Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul
  • MEF 21 Carrier Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul v, end-to-end services

Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM)

  • Various responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM)
  • Basic Mechanisms

Evaluation & Review

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

 

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