The Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) has been making great strides in accelerating the adoption of carrier Ethernet across the nation, and much of that success is attributed to the talent of its members.
Now, the Metro Ethernet Forum is taking sign-ups for its MEF (News - Alert) Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional exam. This new registration period follows the announcement of the first professionals to pass the carrier Ethernet exam and be certified as MEF-CECPs.
“My congratulations to our first group of 61 MEF-CECP certified professionals around the world as the MEF reaches another milestone in accelerating the adoption of Carrier Ethernet” said Nan Chen, president of the Metro Ethernet Forum. “With Ethernet Business Services revenues forecast to be $40 to $50 billion by 2015, service providers, equipment vendors and enterprises are now able to recruit talent to internationally recognized carrier Ethernet knowledge and skill levels. Individuals also now have a path to varying levels of professional recognition and accomplishments.”
In order to be eligible as a MEF-CECP, candidates must pass a 105-minute multiple-choice exam focusing on the basics of carrier Ethernet, including Metro Ethernet Forum technical specifications, access technologies, Metro Ethernet Forum certification, target application, circuit emulation over Ethernet, SOAM and the comparison with other network services.
Candidates may take the exam online at home or at the office, or in a Metro Ethernet Forum-approved facilitiy. A Metro Ethernet Forum-approved training course, provided by the Metro Ethernet Forum Accredited Training Partners, is also available to individuals prior to taking the exam.
Those professionals interested in taking the exam may do so at the Metro Ethernet Forum website or EthernetAcademy.net. Stay tuned to the Metro Ethernet channel, exclusively on TMCnet, for news related to connectivity in metropolitan areas.
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Edited by Chris DiMarco