Course Overview

MEF-NF is a two-day course will provide you with an overview of MEF’s Software-Driven Network Vision and the important technologies that contribute towards this vision. It also assists in preparing for the MEF Network Foundations Professional Certification Exam (MEF-NF that validates concept-level understanding of key Network terms, processes, and elements.

A transformation in data communications networks accelerates network operators’ abilities t0 deliver self-service, on-demand services over interconnected, multi-operator networks. The MEF’s Software-Driven Network Vision embodies this transformation by combining the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet Services.

Based on Network as a Service (NaaS) principles, the goal is to enable agile networks that deliver assured connectivity services orchestrated across network domains between physical or virtual service endpoints.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$1,795
Duration: 
2 days
Certification: 
MEF-NF
Exam: 
MEF Network Foundations Professional Certification Exam
  • After completing MEF-NF, you will be able to:

    • Define and explain the haracteristics and key benefits of an SDN solution
    • Compare the different characteristics of an SDN solution to those of its network predecessor
    • Understand how the various SDN technologies relate to each other and the major challenges presented by the move to an SDN networks
    • Define and explain the characteristics and key benefits of an NFV solution
    • Compare the different characteristics of an NFV solution to those of its network predecessor
    • Understand how the various NFV technologies relate to each other and the major challenges presented by the move to an NFV networks
    • Define and explain the key characteristics and key benefits of an LSO solution
    • Compare the different characteristics of an LSO solution to those of its network predecessor
    • Understand how the various LSO technologies relate to each other and the major challenges presented by the move to an NFV networks
    • Define and explain the characteristics and key benefits of an Carrier-based Connectivity Services
    • Explain the roles of the organizations/actors involved in buying and selling carrier-based connectivity services
    • Understand the major challenges presented in deploying a carrier-based connectivity solution and how a solution would be implemented to leverage its benefits
    • Define and explain the characteristics and key benefits of the Network Foundations connectivity/functional service
    • Explain the predecessors to the Network Foundations as well as explain the major challenges in deploying the Network Foundations connectivity/functional service
    • Understand how the combinations of SDN, NFV, and LSO/orchestration are leveraged to form the Network Foundations connectivity/functional solutions
  • Module 1: SDN

    • Define SDN
    • SDN Charateristics
    • Comparisons
    • SDN Technologies
    • SDN Benefits
    • SDN Challenges
    • SDN Scenarios
    • Summary

    Module 2: NFV

    • Define NFV
    • NFV Characteristics
    • Comparisons
    • NFV Technologies
    • NFV Benefits
    • NFV Challenges
    • NFV Scenarios
    • Review/Activity/Quiz

    Module 3: LSO/Orchestration

    • Define LSO/Orchestration
    • LSO/Orchestration Characteristics
    • LSO/orchestration Technologies
    • LSO/Orchestration Benefits
    • LSO/Orchestration Challenges
    • LSO/Orchestration Scenarios
    • Review/Activity/Quiz

    Module 4: Carrier-based connectivity services (L1, L2, L3)

    • Define Carrier-based Connectivity Services
    • Buying and Selling Carrier-based Connectivity Services
    • Comparisons
    • Carrier-based connectivity Services Benefits
    • Carrier-based connectivity Services Challenges
    • Carrier-based connectivity Services Scenarios
    • Review/Activity/Quiz

    Module 5: The MEF Software-Driven Network Foundations Vision

    • Define Network Foundations
    • Network Foundations Technologies
    • Network Foundations Benefits
    • Network Foundations Challenges
    • Network Foundations Scenarios
    • Review/Activity/Quiz

    Module 6: Resources

    • List of Terms
    • Glossary
    • Practice Questions
  • A basic understanding of the following topics is recommended:

    • A foundational knowledge of computer networking is assumed, such as a vendor-based “Introduction to networking”, with specific familiarity with various conceptual models of networking (OSI, Internet, etc.) and the technologies required (formally validated by the CompTIA Network+™ certification examination)
    • Familiarity with all the knowledge domains of this certification
    • Routing and Switching principles
    • Cloud Services principles
    • Network Technician (entry level)
    • IT Analyst (entry level)
    • System Administrator (entry level)
    • Consultant – Professional Services Engineer
    • Sales Representatives
    • IT Project & Program Manager
    • Help Desk / NOC Engineer