MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional)

The revised MEF-CECP certification has been updated to cover key new components of the MEF's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) standard. Topics covered now include the E-Access Service, detailed Service OAM functionality, standardised Classes of Service and resiliency performance metrics.

Perpetual Solutions was one of the first training providers to be awarded MEF Accredited Training Provider and is committed to providing first rate training to the MEF-CECPs of the future. Our Carrier Ethernet Services Explained course takes candidates beyond merely passing the MEF-CECP exam and equips them with real knowledge and skills they can apply in the workplace.

To ensure that as many candidates as possible pass the exam first time, we provide a unique range of prequalification and foundation learning solutions. In addition, we also offer a free place to re-sit the exam should anyone fail to pass the exam first time. Read on to find out more…

Getting MEF-CECP Certified

Successfully completing the MEF-CECP exam demonstrates first class understanding of Carrier Ethernet and MEF standards.

Carrier Ethernet Services Explained is a 5 day course that will give you both the skills to support your day to day work in this exciting industry and the knowledge required to pass the MEF-CECP exam.

Candidates on the course have the option of taking the MEF-CECP exam on the final afternoon of the course.

Are You Ready for MEF-CECP?

Candidates who want to take our Carrier Ethernet Services Explained Course and the MEF-CECP exam require a good understanding of IP, WAN and Next Generation Network principles.

Other course providers prepare candidates purely for the exam, without taking into consideration the dividends a deeper body of knowledge around carrier Ethernet and associated technology can provide to an individual and their organisation. We understand it’s not just about passing an exam, but giving candidates the opportunity to prove their worth by demonstrating a first-class understanding of the relevant technology.

As an experienced provider of multi-level training programs to service providers and vendors around the world, we understand these differences and offer a comprehensive program which offers more than simply the knowledge to pass the MEF-CECP exam. 

Our program reflects the reality that people benefit from a wider understanding of associated technologies, helping them not only to prepare for the exam but to improve productivity and communication between teams in their day-to-day roles.

Taking our MEF-CECP pre-course skills assessment (20 mins) is a great way to quickly find out what your current knowledge level is and whether you are suitable to take the MEF-CECP course and exam.

If the assessment identifies gaps in your knowledge, Perpetual Solutions provides a range of competitively priced, online, self-training modules. These modules are designed to give you the required level of fundamental knowledge in:

  • IP & Transport Layer Technologies
  • Ethernet Principles for the LAN Environment
  • Layer 1 Transport Technologies
  • Layer 2 Transport Technologies
  • Layer 2.5 Transport Technologies
  • Access Technologies 

Delivery Options for MEF-CECP Training and Exam

Public Training Schedule: The Public Training Schedule has dates available globally, please view available dates here.

Onsite training: Perpetual Solutions can deliver MEF-CECP Training and Examination at your company offices or, if you have no training facility onsite, at a third party venue in your city. Onsite training is available globally and is ideal for groups of four or more people. If you have a group of colleagues requiring this program, please send us an enquiry or call to discuss your needs.

The Future

Perpetual Solutions offer more than the average training provider. We are with you for the long term, providing multi-level, multi-technology training programs at the same high level as our MEF-CECP training. We have delivered multi-product training programs to customers who have taken our MEF-CECP training, covering topics such as OTN (Optical Transport Networks), LTE, Mobile Backhaul, MPLS and SDN/NFV. With over 2000 courses to choose from, we aim to be your knowledge partner of choice over the long term.

Exam Expiration Policy (April 2015)


Since the launch of the MEF Certified Professionals program in 2011, the certification exam has been regularly updated to reflect changes and additions to the standardization work of the MEF. These updates resulted in the name change to 'MEF-CECP 2.0' in 2013. However, the accelerated pace and breadth of standardization work in the MEF means that the name change model is now a less suitable approach to recognize those MEF-CECPs who have kept their certifications up to date by passing the current version of the exam.

After considerable discussion within the MEF Certification Committee, an updated expiration policy - aligned with broad certification practice in many industries - has been approved. MEF strongly believes that this will be of benefit to both the MEF Certified Professionals and the organizations in which they use their Carrier Ethernet expertise, as it establishes a standard of knowledge among all MEF-CECPs without regard to when the MEF-CECP certification was issued.

Notification and Renewal

MEF Certified Professionals with certifications dated on or before December 31st, 2012

MEF-CECPs who were issued their certification in 2011 or 2012 will be provided with a grace period until January 1st, 2016 to renew their certification.These individuals will be notified in April, 2015 by email–to the address listed in the individual's personal Ethernet Academy dashboard – informing them that they have 8 months in which to renew their certification before it expires and becomes invalid on January 1st, 2016 (they will also be notified 6 months and 3 months prior as described in the paragraph below). They will be able renew their certification without interruption prior to January 1st, 2016 by taking and passing the current version of the exam.  Individuals who renew their MEF-CECP certification prior to expiration date will be entitled to an exam fee discount of US$100. After their MEF-CECP certification expires, the exam fee discount will no longer be available to that individual.

MEF Certified Professionals with certifications dated after December 31st, 2012

Individuals issued MEF-CECP certifications after December 31st, 2012, will receive early warning notifications by email at the 6-month and 3-month mark prior to the expiration date of their certification.  Email notifications will be sent to the email address listed in the individual's personal Ethernet Academy dashboard. They will be able renew their certification without interruption before the expiration of their certification by taking and passing the current version of the exam. Individuals who renew their MEF-CECP certification prior to expiration date will be entitled to an exam fee discount of US$100. After their MEF-CECP certification expires, the exam fee discount will no longer be available to that individual.

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