MEF Network Expert

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The Standard of Excellence and Recognition in Software-Driven Networking

MEF recognizes the IT professionals who undertake the challenging path of earning skills certification in the MEF Professional Certification Framework. For those who persevere and earn three certifications in the MEF Framework, we award the designation of MEF NETWORK EXPERT. We look forwarding to honoring these individuals in significant ways in the near future.


What are the Requirements of MEF Network Expert?
The requirements are simple: pass all three of the MEF Professional Certification exams (MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF), MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP), and the brand-new MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional (MEF-SDN/NFV), and who maintain their active exam status. There will be more ways to attain MEF Network Expert with the release of future exams (click here to view the MEF Professional Certification Framework, to see our ambitious plans), and they happen, we’ll pass that information along.


What is the Cost of the MEF Network Expert?
MEF recognizes the effort that has already been expended (hard study, on-the-job training and experience, taking and passing exams, keeping your skills sharp and up-to-date, starting at the beginning and working your way up in technology achievement), and so there will never be an additional charge to be a MEF Network Expert—period.

What are the entitlements and rewards associated with the MEF Network Expert designation?
Here’s what the MEF Network Expert receives (and we are just getting started!):

  • A beautiful certificate, suitable for framing proudly in your office or posting online, honoring your achievement
  • A special numeric designation for your certificate, lowest to highest, so everyone will know what a pathfinding champion you have been. When that number hits the thousands, all will know that you led the vanguard in software-driven network certifications.
  • Special registration in MEF’s Certification Honors Registry, where all of these designations will be listed online (what a job endorsement)

  • A signed letter from MEF management to your manager in honor of your accomplishment
  • A custom-designed golf shirt letting the world know of your unique accomplishment
  • Premier access in MEF’s ProCERT community website (coming soon), and an opportunity to serve in leadership roles in community activities.
  • And more to come—keep checking back to see other entitlements, discounts, and benefits will accrue to all of those who proudly wear the designation “MEF Network Expert.”

The MEF Professional Certification Framework indicates there are separate levels of the MEF Network Expert designation. Tell me more!


We know that some networking experts love to learn and want to excel in their career. As MEF makes new certifications, or recognizes certifications in the Framework from other organizations, there will be ways to indicate progress. When a MEF Network Experts has additional certifications to the level of “Expert 3” and has a vendor-specific collection of certifications, we move up to the highest level—the MEF Network Master. Imagine the honor—and the opportunities—associated with that designation


If you have any questions about this new MEF Network Expert designation, please email MEF Certification Director Rick Bauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to chat about it.

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