Blueprint ID: CECP-C

CURRENT BLUEPRINT: Supersedes MEF-CECP Certification Exam Blueprint "B"

MEF specifications, as well as links to other SDO documents underpinning MEF-CECP certification, are included in this summary page

ObjectiveDescriptionCitation / Reference                                                                                             

1

 

SERVICES DEFINITIONS

MEF 6.2  and MEF 45 (star)

MEF 10.3 | MEF 33

2

TRANSPORTING CARRIER ETHERNET SERVICES

  • 2.1 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
  • 2.2 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
  • 2.3 (Removed)
  • 2.4 Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet transport technologies
  • 2.5 Describe service protection mechanisms

IEEE 802.1Q–2011 |
IETF RFC 4448 | IETF RFC 4761 | IETF RFC 5921 |
IETF RFC 5960 |
ITU-T G.8031 | ITU-T Y.1415 | ITU-T G.8032 |

MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies
Optimizing Mobile Backhaul

3

CARRIER ETHERNET ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

  • 3.1 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
  • 3.2 Describe the advantages of specific Carrier Ethernet Access technologies
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, identify which Carrier Ethernet Access Technology will meet the stated requirements

Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation |
IEEE 802.3-2005 | IEEE802.16-2009 |
MEF White Paper: Ethernet Services and Access Technologies

4

BASIC DEFINITIONS

  • 4.1 Define 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)
  • 4.2 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)

MEF 10.3  | MEF 26.1 | MEF 33

 

5

KEY UNI, ENNI, OVC & EVC SERVICE ATTRIBUTES

  • 5.1 Define per UNI service attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, CE-VLAN ID/EVC Map, UNI protection)
  • 5.2 Define EVC per UNI service attributes (e.g. ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles)
  • 5.3 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)
  • 5.4 Define OVC End Point per UNI and OVC End Point per ENNI service attributes (e.g., ingress/egress bandwidth profiles)
  • 5.5 Describe bandwidth profiles
  • 5.6 Given a service scenario, describe relevant service attribute settings/parameters
  • 5.7 Define and describe the components of a Service Level Specification and the relationship to Service Level Agreement
  • 5.8 Define and describe ENNI attributes (e.g., physical interfaces, Frame format, Ingress/egress Bandwidth Profiles, End Point Map, ENNI protection)
  • 5.9 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)
  • 5.10 Define and describe the Carrier Ethernet protection mechanisms

MEF 6.2 | MEF 45  (star)

MEF 10.3  |  MEF 20 | MEF 23.1

MEF 26.1 |  MEF 33 | IEEE 802.1AX

6

CERTIFICATION

  • 6.1 Describe the MEF Certification process and requirements for networking equipment
  • 6.2 Describe the MEF Certification process and requirements for services delivered by a service provider
  • 6.3 Describe what is covered by CE 2.0 Certifications
  • 6.4 Describe the deliverables of MEF Certification for equipment vendors, service provider, and Carrier Ethernet certified professionals
 
7

TARGET APPLICATION FOR ETHERNET SERVICES

  • 7.1 Describe wholesale access services, retail commercial/business services, mobile backhaul services, Ethernet access to IP services, and supporting legacy services over Ethernet
  • 7.2 Describe which UNI or ENNI attribute values are selected for a given target application
  • 7.3 Describe which EVC or OVC attribute values are selected for a given target application
  • 7.4 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)
  • 7.5 Given a scenario, determine appropriate Ethernet services.

MEF 6.2  | MEF 8 | MEF 10.3 

MEF 22.1 | MEF 26.1 | MEF 33 |

MEF 45 (star)
Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation |
White Paper: Introduction to CESoETH |
Mobile Backhaul Reference Presentation

8

COMPARING AND POSITIONING ETHERNET SERVICES

  • 8.1 Compare and contrast Ethernet services with L2, IP, and TDM private line services
  • 8.2 Given a scenario, recommend an Ethernet service to meet end user specifications

MEF 6.2  | MEF 8 | MEF 10.3 

MEF 22.1  | MEF 33 |
IETF RFC 4448 | White Paper: Introduction to CESoETH

9

CIRCUIT EMULATION OVER ETHERNET

  • 9.1 Define the purpose and need for Circuit Emulation over Ethernet applications including identifying critical components
  • 9.2 (Removed)
  • 9.3 Define the MEF Service Definitions and EVC service attributes used to deliver emulated circuits
  • 9.4 (Removed)
  • 9.5 Define the three techniques and their uses for delivering synchronized clock over emulated circuits (e.g., Adaptive, 1588v2, Synchronous Ethernet, NTP, PTP)
  • 9.6 Describe how circuit emulation is used in Mobile Backhaul applications
Carrier Ethernet Access Reference Presentation |
MEF 8 | MEF 22.1 
10

SERVICE OPERATIONS, ADMINISTRATION & MAINTENANCE (SOAM)

  • 10.1 Describe the various partitioning of responsibilities for Service Operations Administration and Maintenance (SOAM)
  • 10.2 Describe the basic mechanisms for fault management
  • 10.3 Describe the basic mechanisms for performance monitoring
  • 10.4 Describe the basic metrics for performance monitoring
  • 10.5 Describe the Service Lifecycle

MEF 6.2  | MEF 8 |

MEF 10.3 

MEF 17 | MEF 30.1 | MEF 30.1.1 | ITU-T Y.1731 |

MEF 35 | MEF 35.0.1 | MEF 35.0.2
Carrier Ethernet Interconnect Reference Presentation

 

Notes

  • MEF 10.3  supersedes MEF 10.2 and MEF 10.2.1
  • MEF 6.2  and MEF 45 supersedes MEF 6.1 and MEF 6.1.1
  • 802.1AX replaces 802.3 clause 43
  • (star) MEF 45  anticipates upcoming changes in OVC services. For exams forms governed by this blueprint, MEF 45 related items should focus on EVC services rather than OVC services.
  • MEF 35.0.1, MEF 35.0.2, and MEF 30.1.1 are new


 

 

5 Comments

  1. Subject 10: I believe MEF 35 is now MEF 35.1. I presume we would need to remove the reference to 35.0.1 and 35.0.2.  Please confirm. Thanks.

    1. I agree that MEF 35.0.1 and 35.0.2 are now superseded by MEF 35.1, but I think that should be reconciled in the next blueprint.

       

  2. Yes. That should be on the list for Blueprint "D".

  3. I understand. So, are exam items based on MEF 35, rather than 35.1?