Blueprint ID: CECP-B

ObjectiveDescriptionCitation / Reference                                                                                             
1SERVICES DEFINITIONS 
1.1

Describe and distinguish between the service attributes of:- 

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1 

MEF 33

1.2Describe how EPL, EVPL, EP-LAN, EVP-LAN, EP-Tree, and EVP-Tree are used to meet various subscriber needs.MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1
2 TRANSPORTING 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.

IEEE 802.1Q–2011

IETF RFC 4761

IETF RFC 5921

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.

MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies

IEEE 802.1Q–2011

ITU-T Y.1415

IETF RFC 4448

IETF RFC 4761

2.3(Removed) 
2.4Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies.

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

IEEE 802.1Q–2011

IETF RFC 5921 

IETF RFC 5960

2.5Describe service protection mechanisms.

Mobile Backhaul Reference Presentation

IEEE 802.1Q–2011

ITU-T G.8031

ITU-T G.8032

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.MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies
3.2Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access technologies.MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies  
3.3Given a scenario, identify which Carrier Ethernet Access Technology will meet the stated requirements.

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies  

IEEE 802.3-2005

IEEE802.16-2009

4 BASIC 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).

MEF 10.2

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

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).

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

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).

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 20

5.2Define EVC per UNI service attributes (e.g. ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles).

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1

MEF 10.2

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).

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 23.1

5.4Define OVC End Point per UNI and OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes (e.g., ingress/egress bandwidth profiles).

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

5.5Describe bandwidth profiles

MEF 10.2

MEF 26.1

5.6Given a service scenario, describe relevant service attribute settings/parameters.

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

5.7Define and describe the components of a Service Level Specification and the relationship to Service Level Agreement.MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1
5.8Define and describe ENNI attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, End Point Map, ENNI protection).MEF 26.1
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).

MEF 23.1

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

5.10Define and describe the Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms.

MEF 20

MEF 26.1

IEEE 802.1AX

IEEE 802.3 clause 43

6 CERTIFICATION  
6.1Describe the MEF Certification process and requirements for networking equipment 
6.2Describe the MEF Certification process and requirements for services delivered by a service provider 
6.3Describe what is covered by CE 2.0 Certifications 
6.4Describe the deliverables of MEF Certification for equipment vendors, service provider, and Carrier Ethernet certified professionals  
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.

MEF 22.1

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

White Paper Introduction to CESoE

7.2Describe which UNI or ENNI attribute values are selected for a given target application.

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

7.3Describe which EVC or OVC attribute values are selected for a given target application.

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 26.1

MEF 33 

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)

MEF 6.1

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

7.5Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services.

MEF 6.1

MEF 8

MEF 33 

Mobile Backhaul Reference Presentation

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

8 COMPARING AND POSITIONING ETHERNET SERVICES  
8.1Compare and contrast Ethernet services with L2, IP, and TDM private line services.

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1

MEF 8  

White Paper Introduction to CESoE

IETF RFC 4448

8.2Given a scenario, recommend an Ethernet service to meet end user specifications.

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1

MEF 8  

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 22.1  

MEF 33 

9CIRCUIT EMULATION OVER ETHERNET 
9.1Define the purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications.

MEF 8  

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

9.2Define the critical components of circuit emulation over Ethernet service.

MEF 8  

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation

9.3Define the MEF Service Definitions used to deliver emulated circuits.MEF 8  
9.4Define the EVC service attributes required for emulated circuits.MEF 8  
9.5Define the three techniques and their uses for delivering synchronized clock over emulated circuits (e.g., Adaptive, 1588v2, Synchronous Ethernet, NTP, PTP).MEF 22.1
9.6Describe how circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications.MEF 22.1  
10 SERVICE OPERATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & MAINTENANCE (SOAM)  
10.1Describe the various partitioning of responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM).

MEF 17

MEF 30.1

10.2Describe the basic mechanisms for fault management

MEF 17 

MEF 30.1  

ITU-T Y.1731

10.3Describe the basic mechanisms for performance monitoring.

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 17 

MEF 35

Carrier Ethernet Interconnect Reference Presentation

ITU-T Y.1731

10.4Describe the basic metrics for performance monitoring.

MEF 6.1 + MEF 6.1.1

MEF 10.2 + MEF 10.2.1

MEF 35

10.5Describe the Service Lifecycle 

 

Notes

  • IEEE 802.1Q–2011 incorporates amendments to IEEE 802.1Q–2005, including IEEE 802.1ad (Provider Bridging), IEEE 802.1ah (Provider Backbone Bridging), and IEEE 802.1Qay (Provider Backbone Bridging with Traffic Engineering Extensions).
  • MEF 26.1 supersedes MEF 26
  • MEF 22.1 supersedes MEF 22