MEF-SDCP Highlights (June 2022 Update)

MEF-SDCP SD-WAN Certified Professional

MEF-SDCP (SD-WAN) Professional Certification has been updated! 

MEF-SDCP is a professional level specialization certification within the MEF Professional Certification Framework. Designed to test an individuals knowledge and skill in the implementation and operation of SD-WAN solutions in multi-vendor environments. it's a technical certification recognizing SD-WAN expertise from a cross section of professionals including pre-sales, consulting, design/architecture, program, developer, project, network and operations personnel at multiple levels including engineers, managers and directors. 

Based on MEF 70.1, the new MEF-SDCP for 2022 incorporates a significant number of improvements including, but not limited to: SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC) Zones, virtual topologies, performance and policy criteria, SD-WAN UNI routing protocols, UCS UNI, UCS end-point service attributes, performance metrics etc. MEF 88 adds SD-WAN Security functions, policies supporting application flows, middle box functions, certificate authority and validation functions, Transport Layer Security (TLS), IP, DNS, URL filtering, Malware detection/removal, then MEF W105 adds SD-WAN performance measurements, monitoring, service readiness, Measured Information Rate for application flows, zones, but there's much more.

Description: MEF-SDCP SD-WAN Certified Professional (Launched June 2022)

Title: MEF-SDCP SD-WAN Certified Professional (Exam Blueprint: B)

Questions: 50 questions in 90 minutes

Delivery: Delivered electronically via secure login, on-site proctoring by qualified proctor or through remote proctor.

Language: English only

Credential Awarded: MEF-SDCP SD-WAN Certified Professional. Valid for three years.

Re-Certification: Within three years of certification, prior to certificate expiration.

Learning Domains (Topics) Covered:

  • SD-WAN Concepts, Business Benefits and Value Proposition
  • Planning, Design, and Architecture
  • Deploy, Optimize, Maintain
  • Securing an SD-WAN Service
  • Monitoring an SD-WAN Service

Minimally Qualified Candidate

  • Has technical and business knowledge of SD-WAN and the ability to apply that knowledge to common SD-WAN challenges in design, deployment, security, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Has an understanding and knowledge of MEF standards and terminology, relating to SD WAN (MEF 70.1, MEF 88, MEF 105).

Preferred Candidates and Companies

As a technical certification, preferred network professionals for MEF-SDCP include:

  • Sales Engineers
  • Network Engineer who can demonstrate their ability to manage SD-WAN systems/ Operation Engineers
  • System Engineers (e.g., Application Engineers etc.)
  • Network Engineer Managers
  • Network Consulting Engineers
  • Product Developers
  • Enterprise Solution Designers
  • Network Architects
  • Product Support and IT Directors

Companies to benefit by training and certifying their employees as MEF-SDCP include:

  • Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all Tiers
  • Technology solution providers for network services
  • Large enterprise consumers of Ethernet Business Services
  • System Integrators and Consultants supporting CSPs

Study Resources:

The following study resources are currently available for preparation:

Exam Cost: Retail $420 (Bulk quantity corporate or regional pricing may be available)

2nd & 3rd Retry Cost: $100 each

Re-Certification Cost: $300

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