MEF-CECP: A Guide to Advanced Industry Networking

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of Carrier Ethernet technologies, the MEF specifications for services and how these can be delivered over carrier core. In addition, this course provides information on metro and access networks along with other services deployed over a range of core transport and access technologies. It also provides a solid introduction to the principles of network and service design.  While carriers have offered connectivity services based on traditional TDM, Frame Relay, ATM, DSL, and even SDH for many years, customers now use Ethernet as the interface of choice for virtually all services and applications. The cost of operating separate networks to provide each service, as well as the need to sell higher bandwidth services than can be offered with traditional networks, is forcing carriers to move to newer, more cost-effective technologies such as Ethernet, Backbone Bridging, IP, and MPLS.


4 days
MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional
This course includes one exam voucher for the MEF-CECP Exam.
  • The path to becoming a MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) is a rewarding one in terms of job opportunity, knowledge, and prestige. MEF-CECPs worldwide, have increased five-fold since 2015. The benefits of certification include increased opportunities for career advancement and earnings and a documented way to demonstrate knowledge, experience and competency to employers and the industry. New MEF-CECPs join an elite set of professionals and thought leaders who have proven expertise in Carrier Ethernet and through networking with them gain significant industry contacts. Certification can also demonstrate commitment to professional development and overall dedication to the industry.

    This course will cover the major areas tested on the MEF-CECP certification exam including:

    • Carrier Ethernet services and their attributes
    • Implementation of Class of Service
    • Traffic management
    • Service OAM over those services
    • Infrastructure and the applications they support
    • Details on MEF certifications
    • New MEF specifications:
      • MEF 6.2
      • MEF 10.3
      • MEF 26.2
      • MEF 30.1.1
      • MEF 35.1
      • MEF 45
      • MEF 50
  • Module 1: Ethernet and MEF Basics

    Module 2: Services and Attributes

    Module 3: Class of Service and Traffic Management

    Module 4: Service OAM

    Module 5: Infrastructure, Operations and Applications

    Module 6: MEF Certification

  • A basic understanding on the following topics is needed for class:

    • Networking background such as a vendor-based “Introduction to Networking”
    • Ethernet
    • TCP/IP and WAN principles
    • VLAN technologies
    • Class of Service (CoS)


  • The primary audience for this course is:

    • Anyone needing a professional level, in-depth knowledge of Carrier Ethernet
    • Network engineers involved in designing, maintaining, or troubleshooting Carrier Ethernet Networks
    • Anyone wanting an understanding of MEF standards and specifications
    • Pre-Sales Engineers, Product Specialists, and other job roles