MEF Network Foundations

Schedule

Start End Duration Location Details
January 03, 2022 January 05, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 04, 2022 April 06, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
July 04, 2022 July 05, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 03, 2022 October 04, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

MEF Network Foundations

Duration: 3 Days

Course Code: NF

Prerequisite:

A basic understanding on 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

Course Description:

MEF-NF is a three-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.

Course Objective:

•    Define and explain the characteristics 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.

 Intended Audience:

•    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

Course Outline:

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