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MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

A 5 day training course

MEF Carrier Ethernet training course description

A five day course leading to the MEF Carrier Ethernet certification. The course progresses from the basics of what Carrier Ethernet is, how it works and how to set it up on to in depth Carrier Ethernet concepts. Also covered are Service attributes and management of carrier Ethernet.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Discuss and understand key Carrier Ethernet Concepts.
  • Understand tasks related to designing, deploying and maintaining a Carrier Ethernet network.
  • Offer effective solutions to implementing a Carrier Ethernet enterprise network given available customer resources and requirements.
  • Carry out informed discussions using industry Carrier Ethernet ‘vocabulary.
  • Pass the MEF CECP 2.0 professional accreditation exam.

MEF Carrier Ethernet training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with Carrier Ethernet
The course attendees need to be conversant with data networks, as well as Ethernet and IP technologies.
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

MEF Carrier Ethernet training course contents

Section one: Understanding Carrier Ethernet
At the end of this section, course attendees will have a thorough understanding of what is involved in the setting up of a Carrier Ethernet service, in order to understand subsequent course matter in context. Specific examples of actual equipment, management systems and architectures typically implemented in actual real-life deployments are used to explain these concepts. The animated presentation further helps the attendees identify how various aspects of a Carrier Ethernet service are practically provisioned.
Introduction to Carrier Ethernet
What is Carrier Ethernet? Brief outline of Carrier Ethernet Evolution; Advantages of Carrier Ethernet, Why is Carrier Ethernet so successful? The MEF - The Work of MEF, Key MEF Specifications; High Level Definitions, UNI, EVC, OVC, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/EVP-LAN, EP-Tree/EVP-Tree, etc, overview (detail in Section Two).
How Carrier Ethernet Works
Service Frame Handling Overview, Carrier Ethernet at the Customer Premises, Carrier Ethernet in the Metro (metro rings, aggregation and homing nodes, etc), The Carrier Ethernet Core (regional, national and global architectures and interconnects); Animated overview of how Carrier Ethernet Works, Where UNI attributes are positioned, Where Service Attributes (EVC and EVC per UNI attributes), are positioned, How and where Bandwidth Profiles are applied, Where tagging and service multiplexing is applied, Where L2 protocol processing takes place; Examples of Carrier Ethernet equipment, Customer premise equipment, aggregation and homing nodes, core equipment; Examples of Carrier Ethernet management systems.
The Setting Up of a Carrier Ethernet Service
Step 1: Choose service type, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/EVP-LAN, EP-Tree/EVP-Tree, EVLine, etc.;
Step 2: Customer Premise equipment tasks, UNI-C tasks (UNI attributes, service attributes (EVC and EVC per UNI) and bandwidth profiles), UNI-N tasks (L2 protocol handling);
Step 3: Non-CPE tasks, Access, metro and core connections set up.
Section Two: Carrier Ethernet Concepts in depth
In this section, Carrier Ethernet concepts are studied in depth, with the aim of enabling the student to master these ahead of their application to the Attributes section next. A thorough understanding of these concepts will enable the student to carry out complex Carrier Ethernet job tasks with ease, and also to pass the exam without ‘cramming’ text.
Carrier Ethernet Definitions in Depth
UNI, UNI I & II, UNI-N and UNI-C, etc.; NNI/ENNI; EVC; OVC, OVC type (P2P, M2M, Rooted MP), OVC end point (root, leaf, trunk), OVC end point map, OVC end point bundling; Carrier Ethernet Service types in detail, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/EVP-LAN, EP-Tree/EVP-Tree, EVLine, Access EPL and Access EVPL.
Carrier Ethernet Service Frame Handling
Frame Delivery, Unicast, multicast and broadcast frame delivery (Conditional/unconditional delivery, etc.), Tagged, untagged and priority; Tagging, C and S-Tags, 802.3, 802.1d, 802.1q, 802.1ad, 802.1ah evolution, VLAN ID translation/preservation. Also contrast with CoS preservation.
Other Key Carrier Ethernet Concepts
Carrier Ethernet MTU, MTU at UNI, MTU at ENNI; Physical Layer Attributes, FastEthernet, Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet IEEE Std 802.3 – 2005; Service Multiplexing and Bundling Concept and detail, rules and implications; Hairpin Switching
Managing Bandwidth in a Carrier Ethernet Network
The Token Bucket Algorithm and the Concept of Frame Colors, Token Bucket Algorithm in the Context of Carrier Ethernet; (EIR, CIR, CBS, EBS, Coupling Flag, etc.); Color concepts, Color in relation a service frame's status, Frame Handling/Delivery (recoloring), Color Awareness attribute, Color Forwarding; Bandwidth Profiles, Bandwidth Profile rules and concepts (Ingress, Egress, Max no. classes of service, etc.), MEF permissible CoS identifiers, DEI bit value (in S-Tag), PCP bit value (in C-Tag or S-Tag), or DSCP value (in IP header), • Multi-flow bandwidth concepts (Token share, etc); CoS, CoS rules and concepts (CoS Labels, Performance Tiers, Geographical Tiers, etc.); CoS Label and Color Identification Using PCP Bits, DEI Bit, and/or EVC/OVC End Point.
Section Three: Carrier Ethernet Service Attributes
The ‘meat and bones’ of Carrier Ethernet. At the end of this section, course attendees will have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of specific attributes of Carrier Ethernet components. This knowledge is absolutely essential for designing, deploying and otherwise implementing Carrier Ethernet network solutions.
Carrier Ethernet 2.0; Blueprint C
Service Attributes
Per UNI, Physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CE-VLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection, etc.; EVC per UNI, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, etc.; Per EVC, CE-VLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification, Class of Service, etc. OVC, ENNI, OVC End Point per UNI and OVC End Point per ENNI, Ingress/egress bandwidth profiles, etc.
Section Four: Managing Carrier Ethernet Networks
At the end of this section, course attendees will have the tools and knowledge to manage, monitor and troubleshoot Carrier Ethernet networks.
MEF Service Lifecycle.
Carrier Ethernet Maintenance Concepts
Port, Link and NE failure, Service Protection Technologies, Fault Identification and Recovery, LAG, Active/Standby EVC, Single EVC with transport protection, G.8031, G.8032, MPLS Fast Re-route (FRR).
Connectivity Fault Management, Connectivity Monitoring, Loopback and Linktrace (CCM, AIS, LSK, LBM, LTM, etc.); Performance Management Frame Delay (Mean Frame Delay, Frame Delay Range), Inter Frame Delay Variation, Availability, Frame Loss Ratio, Resiliency (High Loss Interval (HLI), Consecutive HLI )), DMM, DMR, SLM, SLR, etc.; Key Concepts, Single vs dual ended, ordered UNI pair calculations, etc.
Link discovery, link monitoring, etc.
Terminology and Concepts
MEG, MIPs, MEG Levels, etc.
Section Five: Practical Carrier Ethernet
At the end of this section, course attendees will be able to discuss, understand and offer viable Carrier Ethernet network deployment solutions to varying customer network requirements. These will include wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet.
Carrier Ethernet Transport Technologies
Layer 1 transport technologies: Connectivity, capabilities and advantages, SDH/SONET; Layer 2 transport technologies: Connectivity, capabilities and advantages , Bridging, provider bridging, provider backbone bridging (PBB), provider backbone bridging with traffic engineering extensions (PBB-TE), Layer 2.5 transport technologies: Connectivity, capabilities and advantages, MPLS VPWS (Virtual Private Wire Service), MPLS Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), MPLS-TP (Transport Profile).
Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
Ethernet over fiber, Ethernet over SDH/SONET, Ethernet over active fiber, Ethernet over Passive Optical Network (PON, GPON, 10G PON), Carrier Ethernet over OTN, and WDM; Ethernet over copper, PDH, bonded copper, G-SDSL, 10Pass-TS, etc.; Ethernet over HFC; Ethernet over packet radio.
Optimising mobile backhaul with Carrier Ethernet
Key Backhaul Challenges and Mobile Backhaul Solutions: Market pressure, LTE evolution, elements and architecture (RAN BS, NC, GWIF, resilience etc.), synchronizatio, bandwidth management and CoS, etc.
Circuit Emulation over Ethernet
Overview: Purpose, needs and applications; How circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications Synchronization: Phased, ToD, External Reference source, SynchE ,NTP (Network Time Protocol) is defined in RFC 1305 (NTPv3) or RFC 5905 (NTPv4 IEEE-1588 v2/ PTP (Precision Time Protocol) ,ACR (Adaptive Clock Recovery); MEF Service Definitions and EVC service attributes used to deliver emulated circuits.
Applying what you know
Wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet; Carrier Ethernet practical examples and scenarios, Simple Carrier Ethernet solution; Carrier Ethernet with service multiplexing, Carrier Ethernet complex bandwidth profile scenarios, Carrier Ethernet solution for multiple Access Technologies, Carrier Ethernet Enterprise with global reach, Mobile backhaul for Carrier Ethernet; Practice Scenarios, Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services

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