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MEF, LF, ETSI Collaborate to Launch SDN/NFV Professional Certification

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MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) has introduced a new SDN/NFV professional certification developed in collaboration with the Linux Foundation and ETSI.

MEF-SDN/NFV is the first industry-wide certification that validates professionals’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in the domains of software defined networking and network functions virtualization. 

MEF now offers three certifications as part of a comprehensive Professional Certification Framework. These include the MEF-SDN/NFV, MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP), and MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF) certifications. Individuals who obtain all three of these certifications qualify for the coveted MEF Network Expert certification.   

The MEF Professional Certification Framework is designed to create a global ecosystem of certified professionals with leading-edge skills required to support agile, assured, and orchestrated MEF 3.0 services for the digital economy.

Currently available and planned professional certifications will cover the concepts and skills needed to build automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE. Development of these advanced networks will accelerate the worldwide transition to dynamic services that provide user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities, said MEF.

Nan Chen, President, MEF
The MEF-SDN/NFV certification is the newest in a planned family of essential, professional, expert, and master level certifications that comprise the MEF Professional Certification Framework. 

Don Clarke, Chair ETSI NFV Network Operator Council
ETSI welcomes the MEF NFV skill certification initiative. This will encourage formal skills development as well as raise awareness of the important role of standards in the evolution of NFV technologies and operations.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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