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MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification  |    A 5 day training course

MEF Carrier Ethernet training course description

The course progresses from a overview of the Carrier Ethernet service and how it works onto looking at the concepts in depth. Service attributes and management follow with the course finishing with studies of practical Carrier Ethernet.

What will you learn
  • 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

  • Prerequisites:
  • The course attendees need to be conversant with data networks, as well as Ethernet and IP technologies.

  • Duration
  • 5 days

  • Dates & prices
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MEF Carrier Ethernet training course contents

  • Section One: Introduction to Carrier Ethernet
  • Introduction to Carrier Ethernet:
  • What is Carrier Ethernet? Evolution, advantages, The MEF, MEF specifications; UNI, EVC, OVC, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/ EVP-LAN, EP-Tree/EVP-Tree, etc, overview.

  • How Carrier Ethernet Works:
  • Service Frame Handling. Carrier Ethernet at Customer Premises, metro and core. Carrier Ethernet Workings, UNI attributes, Service Attributes (EVC and EVC per UNI attributes), Bandwidth Profiles, service multiplexing, L2 protocol processing; Carrier Ethernet equipment, CPE, aggregation and homing nodes, core equipment; management systems.

  • The Setting Up of a Carrier Ethernet Service:
  • Step 1:
    Choose service type, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/EVP-LAN, EPTree/EVP-Tree, EVLine...;
    Step 2:
    CPE 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
  • 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; Service types in detail, EPL/EVPL, EP-LAN/EVP-LAN, EP-Tree/EVP-Tree, EVLine, Access EPL, Access EVPL .

  • Carrier Ethernet Service Frame Handling:
  • Unicast, multicast and broadcast frame delivery, Tagged, untagged and priority; Tagging, C and S-Tags, 802.3, 802.1d, 802.1q, 802.1ad, 802.1ah evolution, VLAN ID translation/preservation. CoS preservation.

  • Other Key Carrier Ethernet Concepts:
  • MTU, MTU at UNI, MTU at ENNI; Physical Layer Attributes, FE, GbE and 10GbE, Service Multiplexing and Bundling Concept and detail, rules and implications; Hairpin Switching

  • Managing Bandwidth in a Carrier Ethernet Network:
  • Token Bucket Algorithm, EIR, CIR, CBS, EBS, Coupling Flag; Frame Colors, recoloring, Color Awareness attribute, Color Forwarding; Bandwidth Profiles, rules and concepts. MEF CoS identifiers, DEI bit (in S-Tag), PCP bit (in C-Tag or S-Tag), or DSCP (in IP header), Multiflow bandwidth concepts; CoS Label/Color Identification.

  • Section Three: Carrier Ethernet Service Attributes
  • Overview: Carrier Ethernet 2.0; Blueprint C
    Service Attributes: Per UNI, Physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CEVLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection. EVC per UNI, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, etc.; Per EVC, CEVLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between SLA and SLP, 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
  • Overview: MEF Service Lifecycle.
    Carrier Ethernet maintenance: Port, Link & NE failure, Service Protection Technologies, Fault Identification and Recovery, LAG, Active/Standby EVC, Single EVC with transport protection, G.8031, G.8032, MPLS FRR.

  • SOAMs:
  • Connectivity fault management, connectivity Monitoring, Loopback, Linktrace; Performance Management, Frame Delay, Inter Frame Delay Variation, Availability, Frame Loss Ratio, Resiliency, HLI, DMM, DMR, SLM, SLR; Key Concepts, Single vs dual ended, ordered UNI pair calculations.

  • LOAMs:
  • Link discovery, link monitoring, etc.

  • Terminology and Concepts:
  • MEG levels, MIPs.

  • Section Five: Practical Carrier Ethernet
  • Carrier Ethernet Transport Technologies:
    Layer 1: SDH.
    Layer 2: Bridging, provider bridging, PBB, PBBTE.

  • Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies:
  • fiber, SDH, active fiber, PON, GPON, 10G PON, OTN, WDM; copper, PDH, G-SDSL, 10Pass-TS, HFC; packet radio.

  • Optimising mobile backhaul with Carrier Ethernet
  • Key challenges solutions: Market pressure, LTE evolution, elements and architecture (RAN BS, NC, GWIF.), synchronization, bandwidth management.

  • Circuit Emulation over Ethernet:
  • Purpose, needs and applications. Synchronization: Phased, ToD, External Reference source, SynchE ,NTP, IEEE-1588 v2/ PTP, ACR; MEF Service Definitions for emulated circuits.

  • Applying what you know:
  • Practical examples and scenarios, Carrier Ethernet solutions; Practice Scenarios, Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services

Learning path



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J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply"

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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.