Carrier Ethernet Associate Certification
Course Description
The CE-A Introduction to Carrier Ethernet course is a five-day course designed for anyone seeking a firm understanding of Carrier Ethernet (CE) standards, terminology, concepts, and applications. In addition, CE-Associate certification provides the prerequisite knowledge for the next level of certification, CE-Professional.

Prior Knowledge Recommendations

  • Awareness of digital communications technology and telecommunications systems
  • Knowledge of Ethernet or CE concepts
  • Understanding of basic network operations and terminology

Instructional Hours   
Five-day course, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm

Performance Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify the basic concepts of Ethernet and define CE
  • Identify the technology of CE
  • List the types of services provided by CE
  • Differentiate among the network topologies
  • Identify the service topologies
  • Identify service attributes and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) services
  • Identify the standards used for services and network monitoring
  • Identify the resiliency features of CE
  • Identify the interoperability features of CE
  • Identify the CE reference models

Course modules include:

  • Carrier Ethernet Certification Program Overview   
  • Ethernet Basics   
  • Carrier Ethernet Technology   
  • Carrier Ethernet Services   
  • Network Topologies   
  • Connectivity-Based Services    
  • Service Attributes   
  • Carrier Ethernet Reliability   
  • Carrier Ethernet Interoperability   
  • Carrier Ethernet Reference Models   

Completion and Post-Course Examination

There is an online, post-course examination associated with this course. The post-course examination is a 2-hour session, administered separately from the training course.  Students taking the Carrier Ethernet Associate Level training have two options for completion:

  • The student opts to receive a “Certificate of Completion” and is, therefore, not required to complete the examination.
  • The student completes the examination with a passing grade and receives a “Carrier Ethernet Associate” certificate. (Please note: It is expected that the student will complete the post-course examination within 30 days of completing the course. If the time period between course completion and post-course examination exceeds 30 days, or should the student need to re-take the examination, the cost is $250.)

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