Blueprint ID: CECP-A

MEF-CECP Exam Blueprint

 

 

ObjectiveDescription
1SERVICES DEFINITIONS
1.1Describe and distinguish between the service attributes of EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree.
1.2Describe how EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree are used to meet various subscriber needs.
2TRANSPORTING CARRIER ETHERNET SERVICES
2.1Describe 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.
2.2Describe 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.
2.3(Removed)
2.4Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies.
2.5Describe service protection mechanisms.
3CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
3.1Describe the capabilities of Ethernet over PDH, Ethernet over bonded copper, Ethernet over HFC, Ethernet over packet radio, Ethernet over fiber and Ethernet over PON.
3.2Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access technologies.
3.3Given a scenario, identify which Carrier Ethernet Access Technology will meet the stated requirements.
4BASIC DEFINITIONS
4.1Define 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).
4.2Describe 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).
5KEY UNI, ENNI, OVC & EVC SERVICE ATTRIBUTES
5.1Define per UNI service attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CE-VLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection).
5.2Define EVC per UNI service attributes (e.g. ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles).
5.3Define 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).
5.4Define OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes (e.g., ingress/egress bandwidth profiles).
5.5Describe bandwidth profiles.
5.6Given a service scenario, describe relevant service attribute settings/parameters.
5.7Define and describe the components of a Service Level Specification and the relationship to Service Level Agreement.
5.8Define and describe ENNI attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, End Point Map, ENNI protection).
5.9Define 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).
5.10Define and describe the Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms.
6CERTIFICATION
6.1Describe the Certification process and requirements for networking equipment.
6.2Describe the Certification process and requirements for services delivered by a service provider
6.3Describe what is covered by MEF 9, MEF 14, and MEF 18 Certifications.
6.4Describe the benefits of MEF Certification for equipment vendors, Service Provider, and end users.
7TARGET APPLICATION FOR ETHERNET SERVICES
7.1Describe wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet.
7.2Describe which UNI or ENNI attribute values are selected for a given target application.
7.3Describe which EVC or OVC attribute values are selected for a given target application.
7.4Describe 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.
7.5Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services.
8COMPARING AND POSITIONING ETHERNET SERVICES
8.1Compare and contrast Ethernet services with L2, IP, and TDM private line services.
8.2Given a scenario, recommend an Ethernet service to meet end user specifications.
9CIRCUIT EMULATION OVER ETHERNET
9.1Define the purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications.
9.2Define the critical components of circuit emulation over Ethernet service.
9.3Define the MEF Service Definitions used to deliver emulated circuits.
9.4Define the EVC service attributes required for emulated circuits.
9.5Define the three techniques and their uses for delivering synchronized clock over emulated circuits (e.g., Adaptive, 1588v2, Synchronous Ethernet, NTP, PTP).
9.6Describe how circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications.
10SERVICE OPERATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & MAINTENANCE (SOAM)
10.1Describe the various partitioning of responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM).
10.2Describe the basic mechanisms for fault management.
10.3Describe the basic mechanisms for performance management.
10.4Describe the basic metrics for performance management.