Carrier Ethernet 2.0

3 Day Course
Code PDN046

This course has been superceded by PDN043 Carrier Ethernet Services Explained which also prepares students for the MEF-CECP exam.


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Introduction of Second Generation Carrier Ethernet (3 topics)

  • So what was CE 1.0?
  • Characteristics of CE 2.0 (Multi-CoS, Interconnected, Managed)
  • Value of CE 2.0 to Service Providers, Equipment Vendors, Mobile Backhaul, Access Providers, SMBs & Enterprise Users

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification (5 topics)

  • What was tested in Equipment & Services Certification in CE 1.0
  • Equipment & Services Certification Availability
  • What is in scope for certification
  • What is not in scope
  • CE 2.0 Certification Blueprint

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services (5 topics)

  • CE 1.0 Services & Service Types
  • CE 2.0 Services & Service Types (EPL; EVPL; EP-LAN; EVP-LAN; EP-Tree; EVP-Tree; Access EPL; Access EVPL)
  • CE 2.0 Service Characteristics (Multi-CoS: Standardised Performance, 3 CoS Label Model; Managed: Fault Management (FM) & Performance Monitoring (PM) for Services; Interconnected: Services spanning multiple Operator networks)
  • MEF Technical Specifications applicable to CE 2.0
  • CE 2.0 Enabled Applications (4G MBH Migration & Optimisation; Business services: local, regional, national, global, Private Cloud; Wholesale Access Services)

Service Attributes for E-Line, E-LAN, & E-Tree Services (MEF 6.1, MEF 6.1.1 & MEF 10.2, MEF 10.2.1) (2 topics)

  • Review of Service Attributes for each service type
  • CE 2.0 Services Technical Foundation Document (Highlighting enhanced service attributes & new attributes introduced in specific Technical Specifications)

Ethernet Services across External Network-Network Interfaces (MEF 26.1) (6 topics)

  • Multi-Operator Service Model
  • Definition & Role of External Network-Network Interface
  • Operator Virtual Connections & End Points
  • Service Attributes & Parameter Values
  • Link OAM Requirements
  • Use case examples

Ethernet Access Services (MEF 33) (5 topics)

  • Constructing EVCs using Access EPL & Access EVPL services
  • Use case examples
  • Service Attributes & Parameter Values
  • CE 2.0 Technical Foundation Document
  • SOAM-FM Requirements

Ethernet Access Services (MEF 33) (5 topics)

  • Constructing EVCs using Access EPL & Access EVPL services
  • Use case examples
  • Service Attributes & Parameter Values
  • CE 2.0 Technical Foundation Document
  • SOAM-FM Requirements

Mobile Backhaul (MEF 22.1 & MEF 23.1) (8 topics)

  • Mobile Backhaul Service Model
  • Applying MEF Service Definitions to Mobile Backhaul
  • Use Cases
  • Management Model for MBH Service
  • EVC Resiliency-related Performance Attributes
  • UNI Requirements for MBH
  • EVC Requirements for MBH
  • Synchronisation

Carrier Ethernet Class of Service (MEF 23.1) (9 topics)

  • CoS Model
  • CoS Terminology and relationships
  • Performance Tiers & Ethernet Network Sections Model
  • Performance Attributes and Metrics
  • Bandwidth Profile & Color
  • CoS Label Model
  • CoS Performance Objectives Per Performance Tier
  • CoS Mapping (PCP & DSCP; UNI, ENNI, L2CP)
  • Requirement Sets

Service OAM Fault Management (MEF 30) (5 topics)

  • Range & Scope of Service OAM
  • OAM Architecture & Domains
  • Maintenance Entities (Generic MEG Requirements; MEG Security Considerations; Requirements for each MEG type)
  • Fault Management Protocols (MEG ID/MAID; Continuity Check; Remote Defect Indication Signal;
  • Loopback; Linktrace; Alarm Indication Signal; Locked Signal; Test Signal)


Candidates should be familiar with current MEF Certification requirements. This can be gained by attending the Carrier Ethernet Services Explained course.

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