Exam Blueprints

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-SDN/NFV exam is regularly updated to ensure that MEF-SDN/NFV certification tracks current standards. Below is a list of MEF-SDN/NFV exam blueprints and its current status. Remember that the blueprint remains in DRAFT mode until the 1.0 version of the SDN/NFV Certified Professional examination is available, usually a month or so after the beta exam period concludes.

BlueprintStatusStart DateEnd DateNoteComments

BETA

Feb 2018 Mar 2018Current DRAFT blueprint for studyCleaned up a few typos on April 3, 2018, version v.0.40







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BETA

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  1. I would use a yellow tag with something like Beta rather than Current

    1. I co-authored a book on SDN. If it is aligned with your purpose, you can put it into the reference list.

      https://www.amazon.com/Virtualized-Software-Defined-Networks-Services-Qiang/dp/1630811300

      Mehmet

      1. Wow, $3.48 hardcopy, $108 kindle... But hardcopy doesn't ship to NZ

  2. Enclosed is the latest draft of the certification exam blueprint for our latest certification exam, MEF-SDN/NFV Certified Professional. We could not have even attempted this work without the help of the Clyde Seepersad, Arpit Joshipura, and the folks working in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, the expertise of members of Open Networking Foundation, including ONF Board Member Fabian Schneider, and the helpfulness of Don Clarke and the great people from ETSI-NFV. We continue to add to a framework of open-standard exams, built to ISO-level rigor and intellectual respectability for our ecosystem, that also complement the vendor-specific tool skills that many of our network operators already possess.

    Most of all, and we can't brag about this too much, the volunteers at MEF really came up big. We'll have an opportunity to thank them more formally, but we have been really focused on this effort since the 2017 meetings in Raleigh, and are almost there. Thanks, MEF champions, for your expertise and hard work. 

    It was sheer genius for the subject matter experts to create a skills hierarchy for this certification under 3 major domains—PLAN, BUILD, and OPERATE. Simple yet comprehensive; it may help us structure future certifications if it works for us.  The launch this week of our new exam platform site (which can accommodate both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific certifications hosted as a service) located at http://www.MEFProCERT.com is exciting, too. We look forward to building a vibrant, open community of educators, network operators, and hiring managers who will learn about how we are addressing the skills and training challenges in our software-centric network ecosystem.

     We will be ready to launch the beta on April 10 in Paris at the MPLS Event. The beta exam will be priced at $225, which is a significant discount for the $420 list price. Please send me an e-mail to rick@mef.net if you are interested in taking the beta. There are restrictions on how long you have to take the exam (short ramp!), so we are looking for folks who already have the core knowledge on these domains down pretty well. Look over the blueprint and it should give you a send of whether you are ready. 

    It’s amazing what we can do when we work together. Thanks again for all your help. We have a lot of work to do in order to launch on 4/10, but we will be ready. We are greatly encouraged by training providers in the entire SDO, industry, and academic ecosystem coming together to work on these credentials. Even more promising is the interest that is starting to develop around groups wishing to create training and certifications for their projects under this common framework. Real intellectual interoperability!

    Regards,

    Rick Bauer

    Director of Certification, MEF

  3. Agreed......Larry, can you ping Kirby to change that, please? Our normal color scheme is Yellow, Green, Red, and we should keep that for all of the blueprints. 

  4. Tag looks good, thanks, folks

  5. Acronym list on page 25 is a bit out of order. 

    While I would be keen to do the cert, I have a lot of reading that I need to do first. 

    1. Thank you Richard. We will address that issue.