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MEF-NF-LogoMEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional skills certification is the first ISO-standard that validates knowledge, skills, and abilities in the domains of SDN and NFV. Expertly designed to validate the practitioner-level technical skills of SDN and NFV network/telecom operators and engineers, this exam is currently in development and will be released to the public in March of 2019. The certification exam blueprint is available as training companies, authors, and curriculum developers prepare training materials.

MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional will validate that s/he has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to leverage a complete range of solutions in both SDN & NFV. The examination blueprint is arranged into the three major steps of networking deployment (see below). A complete detailed version of the exam blueprint, including links to self-study resources, is available here.


MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional: Exam Descriptionn

Exam Title: MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional (MEF-SDN/NFV 202.1)

Exam Availability: Beta exam available in February 2018; 1.0 release in late March 2018

Exam Details: 70 questions in 90 minutes and an estimated passing score of 65% (determined after beta exam).

Exam Delivery: Delivered electronically via secure login, on-site proctoring by qualified proctor or through remote proctor (additional fee). Exam currently available in English only.

Credential Awarded: MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional (MEF-SDN/NFV) upon passing the exam. Valid for 3 years.

Exam Purpose: Exam validates that the successful candidate has practitioner-level knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, build, and operate complex SDN and NFV solutions. Exam validates areas listed on the examination blueprint, available here.

Prerequisites: Presupposes foundational knowledge in computer networking practices, and concept-level awareness of SDN and NFV technologies. Recommended certification: MEF Network Foundations Certified Professional.

Preferred Candidates: IT professionals including the following:

  • Telecom and Network Operators
  • System Administrators
  • Technical Support Professionals
  • Technical Marketing and Technical Sales Professionals
  • IT Pros who need vendor-neutral, technology expensive skills to complement their vendor-specific network certifications

Training & Study Available: Several MEF Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATP’s) are currently offering training and certification exams. Click here for more details

Cost: US$420.00

Next Steps: Begin your journey to mastery by learning SDN and NFV, and transform your own career today. You’ll be glad you did!

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