Examinations are constructed using an examination blueprint — a widely accepted tool used within professions to design examinations. The blueprint, also referred to as the test specifications, identifies the content areas covered on the examination. For each content area, the blueprint outlines the weighting of the area, the topics, levels of competence, and learning objectives and competencies examined. The blueprint also provides information on the proportion of each question type presented in the examination (for example, multiple-choice, short-answer).
Students should use the examination blueprint to prepare for the examination. The blueprint may not include all topics listed in the course materials; however, students are responsible for acquiring a broad-based knowledge of all topics, including those not listed in the blueprint, since their understanding of these topics will be tested in assignment and self-test questions. The topics not listed in the blueprint will also provide a greater depth of understanding of the course.
The MEF-SNCP (SDN/NFV) Certified Professionals exam will be updated regularly to ensure that the exam developments track specifically identified related standards.
The MEF-SNCP launched June 2018 is based on Blueprint 'A'. It is an 80 question exam and the candidate is given 120 minutes to complete the exam.
Each exam contains 70 scored questions 10 unscored questions. The passing grade is 45 correct out of 70 (64%).
- Scored questions are the ones that the candidate's score is based on. The section weighting in the blueprint is based on the scored questions.
- Unscored questions provide an ongoing beta test of new or re-worked questions. They do not count for or against a candidate's score. Each candidate is given 10 random unscored questions from a pool of unscored questions.
- The candidate does not know which questions are scored and which are unscored. The time provided for the exam takes into account the total number of questions (scored and unscored).
Below is the identification of status of each MEF-SNCP exam Blueprint and MEF-SNCP Forms.