Describe and distinguish between the service attributes of EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree.
Describe how EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree are used to meet various subscriber needs.
TRANSPORTING CARRIER ETHERNET SERVICES
Describe the connectivity properties of bridging, provider bridging, provider backbone bridging (PBB), provider backbone bridging with traffic engineering extensions (PBB-TE), Ethernet over SONET/SDH, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS VPWS, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS VPLS, Carrier Ethernet over MPLS TP, Carrier Ethernet over OTN, and Carrier Ethernet over WDM.
Describe the capabilities of the bridging, provider bridging, provider backbone bridging (PBB), provider backbone bridging with traffic engineering extensions (PBB-TE), SONET/SDH, MPLS VPWS, MPLS VPLS, MPLS TP, OTN and WDM with regards to delivery of Carrier Ethernet services.
Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies.
Describe service protection mechanisms.
CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
Describe the capabilities of Ethernet over PDH, Ethernet over bonded copper, Ethernet over HFC, Ethernet over packet radio, Ethernet over fiber and Ethernet over PON.
Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access technologies.
Given a scenario, identify which Carrier Ethernet Access Technology will meet the stated requirements.
Describe the role of Ethernet User-to-Network Interface (UNI), Ethernet External Network-to-Network Interface (ENNI), Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC), Service Provider, Operator, and Operator Virtual Connection (OVC).
KEY UNI, ENNI, OVC & EVC SERVICE ATTRIBUTES
Define per UNI service attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CE-VLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection).
Define EVC per UNI service attributes (e.g. ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles).
Define per EVC service attributes (e.g., CE-VLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification, Class of Service).
Define OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes (e.g., ingress/egress bandwidth profiles).
Describe bandwidth profiles.
Given a service scenario, describe relevant service attribute settings/parameters.
Define and describe the components of a Service Level Specification and the relationship to Service Level Agreement.
Define and describe ENNI attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, End Point Map, ENNI protection).
Define and describe OVC attributes (e.g., CE-VLAN ID Preservation, CoS ID Preservation, Relationship between Service Level Agreement and Service Level Specification, Class of Service, hairpin switching).
Define and describe the Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms.
Describe the Certification process and requirements for networking equipment.
Describe the Certification process and requirements for services delivered by a service provider
Describe what is covered by MEF 9, MEF 14, and MEF 18 Certifications.
Describe the benefits of MEF Certification for equipment vendors, Service Provider, and end users.
TARGET APPLICATION FOR ETHERNET SERVICES
Describe wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet.
Describe which UNI or ENNI attribute values are selected for a given target application.
Describe which EVC or OVC attribute values are selected for a given target application.
Describe how specific service requirements of a target application (e.g., frame relay, Dedicated Internet Access, DSL or Cable Internet access, TDM Private Lines, WDM private network are met using Ethernet services.
Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services.
COMPARING AND POSITIONING ETHERNET SERVICES
Compare and contrast Ethernet services with L2, IP, and TDM private line services.
Given a scenario, recommend an Ethernet service to meet end user specifications.
CIRCUIT EMULATION OVER ETHERNET
Define the purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications.
Define the critical components of circuit emulation over Ethernet service.
Define the MEF Service Definitions used to deliver emulated circuits.
Define the EVC service attributes required for emulated circuits.
Define the three techniques and their uses for delivering synchronized clock over emulated circuits (e.g., Adaptive, 1588v2, Synchronous Ethernet, NTP, PTP).
Describe how circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications.
SERVICE OPERATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & MAINTENANCE (SOAM)
Describe the various partitioning of responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM).
Describe the basic mechanisms for fault management.
Describe the basic mechanisms for performance management.
Describe the basic metrics for performance management.