MEF-CECP Recertification Fast Track

3 Day Course
Code PDN050

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This Fast-track program is intended for certified MEF-CECPs who wish to renew their certification with the latest understanding of the MEF specifications and services.


Upon completion candidates will be able to:

  • Describe in detail Carrier Ethernet Services and Functions
  • Identify how to build networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet Services
  • Describe how Ethernet services can be delivered over MPLS and Provider Backbone Transports with service protection
  • Compare operational alternatives for service delivery
  • Examine options for delivery of next generation services over Carrier Ethernet
  • Identify how quality of service and security can be guaranteed
  • Understand Ethernet OAM (LOAM & SOAM) and the requirements of Fault Management and Performance Monitoring
  • Be able to define Carrier Ethernet service solutions, across single and multiple CENs, that will meet the requirements of the Subscriber

Target Audience

Current MEF-CECP qualified professionals who wish to renew their certification.

Additional Information

The main changes between MEF Blueprint C and Blueprint D:

  • MEF Blueprint D introduces MEF-51 which includes new wholesale services and their constructs, the new wholesale services are different from the MEF-33 Access Services (Access EPL, and Access EVPL). With the new exam, students need to fully understand the concept of O-LINE, O-LAN, and O-TREE, as well as, the new wholesale service (Access E-LINE, Access E-LAN, Transit E-LINE, and Transit, E-LAN).
  • MEF Blueprint D included MEF-23.2 which describe a new concept for Class of Service with Token Sharing among classes inside an envelop 
  • MEF Blueprint D tests on MEF-35.1 which enhance the SOAM PM testing and capacities
  • MEF Blueprint D also tests on SAT (Service Activation and Testing - MEF-48) methodologies 
  • MEF Blueprint D added the concept of Service Lifecycle (MEF-50)

The Main changes between MEF Blueprint B and Blueprint C:

  • MEF Blueprint B is based on MEF 6.1 Services and MEF-10.2 service Attributes, while Blueprint C is based on MEF based on MEF 6.2 Services and MEF-10.3 service Attributes. MEF-6.2 and MEF-10.3 changed significantly the MEF services and added many new attributes to each service
  • MEF Blueprint C added the concept of multi-CoS to the MEF services 

Based on the above we recommend that students who originally certified under MEF-CECP Blueprint A or B exams would recertify with the regular PDN043 MEF-CECP Certification Workshop, while students that previously passed MEF-CECP under Blueprint C exam would take this PDN050 MEF-CECP Fast Track Recertification workshop and optional 1-day for Exam Readiness workshop which includes hints, tips, and guided practice exam. This offers the best opportunity to pass your recertification exam.


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Carrier Ethernet Services & Attributes (67 topics)

  • EVC & OVC Types and Service Definitions:
  • What is Carrier Ethernet?
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Terminology
  • Definition & Role of the User-Network Interface (UNI)
  • Supported Frame Types at the UNI
  • Carrier Ethernet Architecture
  • Definition & Role of the Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC)
  • UNI Types & supported features: Type 1 (1.1 & 1.2), Type 2 (2.1 & 2.2)
  • MEF 10.3 Service Model
  • Carrier Ethernet Service Definitions & Service Types
  • Difference between Private (Port-based) and Virtual Private ( VLAN-based) service
  • E-Line (Point-to-Point) Service
  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Service and its usage
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Service and its usage
  • E-LAN (Multipoint-to-Multipoint) Services
  • Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN) Service and its usage
  • Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (EVP-LAN) Service and its usage
  • E-Tree (Rooted-Multipoint) Service
  • Definition & Capabilities of Root (single & multiple) and Leaf UNIs
  • Ethernet Private Tree (EP-Tree) Service and its usage
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Tree (EVP-Tree) Service and its usage
  • Multiple Operator Service Model (MEF 26.1)
  • Definition and Role of Service Provider, Operator, Ethernet Virtual Connection, and External Network-Network Interface
  • MEF defined ENNI Requirements
  • Definition and Role of the Operator Virtual Connection (OVC)
  • OVC Endpoints
  • Mapping Service Frames to OVC Endpoints at the UNI
  • Mapping ENNI Frames to OVC Endpoints at the ENNI
  • Creating EVCs from the concatenation of OVC Endpoints
  • OVC Types: Point-to-Point OVC; Multipoint-to-Multipoint OVC; Rooted-Multipoint OVC
  • Rooted-Multipoint across the ENNI
  • Forwarding behavior and Trunk Identifiers
  • Service examples using Trunk OVC Endpoints
  • O-Line, O-LAN, O-Tree Service Definitions MEF 51
  • E-Access Services MEF 33/MEF 51
  • Access E-Line Service Definition & Access E-LAN Service Definition MEF 51
  • Transit E-Line Service Definition & Transit E-LAN Service Definition MEF 51
  • EVC Service Attributes and Parameter Values:
  • What Service Attributes describe
  • MEF 6.2 revisions and changes from MEF 6.1 & MEF 6.1.1
  • UNI Service Attributes: UNI ID; Physical Layer; Synchronous Mode; Number of Links; UNI Resiliency; Service Frame Format; UNI Maximum Service Frame Size; Service Multiplexing; CE-VLAN ID for Untagged & Priority tagged frames; Maximum Number of EVCs; Bundling; All to One Bundling; Token Share; Envelopes; Ingress/Egress Bandwidth Profile per UNI; Link OAM; UNI MEG; E-LMI; UNI L2CP Address Set; UNI L2CP Peering
  • EVC Per UNI Service Attributes: UNI EVC ID; Class of Service Identifier for Data Service Frame; Class of Service Identifier for L2CP Service Frame; Class of Service Identifier for SOAM Service Frame; Color Identifier for Service Frame; Egress Equivalence Class Identifier for Data Service Frames; Egress Equivalence Class Identifier for L2CP Service Frames; Egress Equivalence Class Identifier for SOAM Service Frames; Ingress/Egress Bandwidth Profile per EVC; Ingress Bandwidth Profile per Class of Service Identifier; Egress Bandwidth Profile per Egress Equivalence Class; Source MAC Address List; Test MEG; Subscriber MEG MIP
  • EVC Service Attributes: EVC Type; EVC ID; UNI List; Maximum Number of UNIs; Unicast/Multicast/Broadcast Service Frame Delivery; CE-VLAN ID Preservation; CE-VLAN CoS Preservation; EVC Performance; EVC Maximum Service Frame Size
  • Specific Service Attribute Requirements for port-based E-line, E-LAN, and E-Tree services
  • Specific Service Attribute Requirements for VLAN-based E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Tree services
  • OVC Service Attributes and Parameter Values:
  • Operator Service Attributes and associated attributes
  • ENNI Service Attributes MEF 26.1: Operator ENNI Identifier; Physical Layer; Frame Format; Number of Links; Protection Mechanism; ENNI MTU Size; End Point Map; Maximum Number of OVCs; Maximum Number of OVC End Points per OVC
  • OVC End Point per ENNI Service Attributes MEF 51: OVC End Point Identifier; Trunk Identifiers; Class of Service Identifiers; Ingress/Egress Bandwidth Profile per OVC End Point; Ingress/Egress Bandwidth Profile per ENNI Class of Service Identifier; Maintenance End Point List; Maintenance Intermediate Point
  • OVC per UNI Service Attributes MEF 51: UNI OVC Identifier; OVC End Point Map; Class of Service Identifiers; Ingress/Egress Bandwidth Profile per OVC End Point at a UNI; Ingress Bandwidth Profile per Class of Service Identifier at a UNI; Egress Bandwidth Profile per Class of Service Identifier at a UNI; Maintenance End Point List; Subscriber MEG MIP
  • Common OVC Service Attributes MEF 51: OVC Identifier; OVC Type; OVC End Point List; Maximum Number of UNI OVC End Points; Maximum Number of ENNI OVC End Points; OVC Maximum Transmission Unit Size; CE-VLAN ID Preservation; CE-VLAN CoS Preservation; S-VLAN ID Preservation; S-VLAN CoS Preservation; Color Forwarding; Service Level Specification; Unicast/Multicast/Broadcast Service Frame Delivery; OVC Available MEG Level
  • Constrained OVC Service Attributes and Requirements for O-Line, O-LAN, and O-Tree Services
  • Constrained Attributes and requirements for Access E-Line and Access E-LAN Services
  • Constrained Attributes and requirements for Transit E-Line and Transit E-LAN Services
  • Multi-CEN L2CP:
  • Basic Terminology: Discard; Filter; Pass; Peer
  • Summary of some L2CP Protocols and their usage
  • L2CP Frames and L2CP Addresses
  • L2CP Behavioural Model
  • L2CP Decision Point
  • The Subscriber/Service Provider view of L2CP Behavioural Model
  • The Operator/Service Provider view of L2CP Behavioural Model
  • L2CP Service Attributes: L2CP Address Set Service Attribute; L2CP Peering Service Attribute
  • Service Requirements for L2CP

Class of Service and Traffic Management (18 topics)

  • Class of Service:
  • CoS Basic Definitions
  • CoS Identifiers
  • MEF 23.2 CoS Terminology: Frame Set; CoS Name; CoS Label;
  • MEF Standardized CoS
  • Performance Tiers (PT0.3, PT1 - PT4) and their CoS Performance Objectives
  • Bandwidth Profiles and Bandwidth Profile Flows:
  • Bandwidth Profiles
  • Token Share
  • Envelopes
  • Bandwidth Profile Flow Criteria
  • Bandwidth Profile Parameters
  • Effect of each Bandwidth Profile Parameter
  • Bandwidth Profile Algorithm
  • Bandwidth Profile Algorithm for an Envelope
  • Bandwidth Profile Parameters for a MEF 6.1 Service
  • Examples of Bandwidth Profile Operation for different Token Sharing configurations

Service Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (30 topics)

  • What is Service OAM?
  • Range and scope of Service OAM
  • Service OAM Framework
  • OAM Domains
  • Maintenance Entities, Maintenance Entity Group, Maintenance Entity Group Levels
  • MEF 17 Terminology
  • Comparison of IEEE/ITU-T Terminology
  • Life Cycle of an Ethernet Service
  • Elements of an Ethernet Service
  • Fault Management: Link OAM; SOAM
  • Connectivity Fault Management (IEEE 802.1ag)
  • Continuity Check: Operation and usage; PDU Structure and Parameters
  • Loopback: Operation and usage
  • Linktrace: Operation and usage
  • Remote Defect Indication
  • Alarm Indication Signal
  • Lock Indication
  • Test Messages: In-service; out-of-service
  • SOAM Fault Management Implementation Agreement (MEF 30.1)
  • Performance Management
  • Multi-CoS performance metrics
  • Ordered UNI Pairs, Subsets of Ordered UNI Pairs; Ordered OVC End Point Pairs; Subsets of Ordered OVC End Point Pairs
  • Performance Metrics: One Way Frame Delay Performance; One Way Frame Delay Range Performance; One Way Mean Frame Delay Performance; Inter-Frame Delay Variation Performance; One Way Loss Performance; Availability Performance; Resiliency Performance (High Loss Interval, Consecutive High Loss Interval); Group Availability; Multiple EVC Availability
  • SOAM Performance Monitoring Implementation Agreement (MEF 35.1)
  • PM Definitions
  • Definition of PM Solution, PM Function, PM Tool, and PM PDU
  • SOAM PM Solutions: PM-1, PM-2, PM-3, PM-4. Which metrics are associated with each PM
  • Synthetic traffic versus Real traffic measurement
  • One Way and Two Way Loss Measurement
  • Single-ended Loss Measurement

Infrastructure, Operations, and Applications (7 topics)

  • Summary of Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 2.5 Transport Technologies and their characteristics
  • Service Protection Technologies: MEF Protection Reference Model; MEF Protection Requirements at the UNI and ENNI; MEF Protection of the EVC/OVC; Summary of Protection mechanisms; ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching structure and operation; ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching structure and operation
  • Summary of Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
  • Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle: Service Lifecycle Management; Product Lifecycle Management; Service Operations Lifecycle
  • Service Activation Testing: Configuration Verification; Performance Verification; Benefits of Service Activation Testing; SAT Use Case for E-Access Service; Ethernet Test Equipment; Service Measurement Points and Functions; SAMP Locations; SAMP Use Cases
  • Circuit Emulation Service over Ethernet: Purpose of CESoETH; MEF 3 Service Definitions; Service Attributes and Parameter values for CESoETH
  • Mobile Backhaul including Synchronization, and MBH Implementation Agreement: Mobile Backhaul Services; MBH for 2G, 3G, LTE; Service Requirements and configuration for TDM-based Base Stations; Use Cases 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B as defined in MEF 22.1;Why Synchronization is needed; Synchronization Types and methods; SyncE; Ethernet Synchronization Messaging Channel (ESMC); Packet-based Synchronization; Adaptive Clock Recovery; Differential Clock Recovery; IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol Protocol (PTP); Network Time Protocol (NTP); Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement MEF 22.1; Class of Service for Synchronization Traffic; Class of Service and traffic bundling for MBH; SOAM Requirements for MBH

Ethernet, MEF Basics, and MEF Certification (10 topics)

  • Structure of MEF and its Committees
  • MEF Attributes of Carrier Ethernet
  • Technical Documents produced by MEF Technical Committee
  • MEF Specification Summary
  • MEF Definitions, Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification
  • MEF Certification: MEF Certification Programs; Requirements for MEF Certification; Benefits of Certification to the Vendor; Benefits of Certification to the Service Provider; Professional Certification Deliverables;
  • MEF Equipment Certification; Testing Process for Vendor Certification; What is Tested; MEF Service Provider Certification; What is tested; Testing Process for Service Provider Certification
  • Ethernet: Service Frame Format and Size; MAC Addresses; Tagged/Untagged Service Frames
  • Basic Ethernet Principles: Address Learning; Flooding of Unlearned MAC Address Frames; Forwarding/Filtering Decisions


You must have already passed the MEF-CECP qualification and wish to renew. In order to determine whether you can attend this Fast Track program, you are required to pass this pre course test.

Relevant Certifications

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification Professional (MEF-CECP) certification is a vendor neutral, technical certification recognizing Carrier Ethernet (CE) expertise in professionals from a cross secti...

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