SDN/NFV Certifications for Professionals

Intermediate-level validation of SDN/NFV knowledge.

MEF’s SDN/NFV Certified Professional designation (MEF-SNCP) is the first ISO-standard exam that validates knowledge, skills, and abilities in the domains of SDN and NFV, including:

  • Planning, building, and operating SDN and NFV networks.
  • Knowledge of architecture, testing, solution design, and security.
  • Metrics and management of a deployed SDN/NFV solution.

80 Questions
120 Minutes
Exam Fee: 420 USD


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What Can I Achieve with an SDN/NFV Professional Certification?

MEF training and certification provides proven benefits to professionals and the companies who invest in upskilling their workforce. Workers who participate in upskilling earn an average of 8.6% higher, with annual economic benefit to certified employees greater than $10,000.*

Join the 8000+ MEF Certified Professionals. View the Professional Certification Registry

Advantages of MEF-SNCP Certification for Professionals:

  • Gain significant technical knowledge on terminology and service attributes.
  • Increase job proficiency and effectiveness with less reliance on technical support.
  • Enhance credibility among peers.
  • Improve technical communication with customers, prospects, and co-workers.
  • Be validated as an industry expert—an advantage for career advancement.

Who should take the MEF-SNCP Exam?

The MEF SDN/NFV Certified Professional designation is especially useful to professionals in the service provider, vendor, and enterprise communities:

Pre-sales, applications/solutions teams.

Product management and marketing.

Design, engineering and development.

Operations, service and support.

Prepare for the Exam

MEF offers SDN/NFV resources and reference materials to help you prepare for the MEF-SNCP Professional Certification Exam.

Exam Blueprints outline the content areas covered on the examination, including the topics, levels of competence, learning objectives, and weightings.

Exam Blueprints & Resources

Exam study resources are available in the MEF-SNCP Professional Certification Exam section of the MEF Wiki.

MEF Premier Accredited Training Providers

Get a quick start on your MEF professional certifications with instructor-led education.

MEF has developed a network of Accredited Training Providers (ATPs) to provide MEF-SNCP training in preparation for certification.

These industry subject-matter experts are audited through MEF’s accreditation processes to ensure their courseware meets or exceeds the requirements for students to achieve success.

Why study with a MEF Accredited Training Provider?

  • MEF-ATP training programs range from three to five days, significantly reducing your study time.
  • Learn from the subject-matter experts audited for their experience and monitored by MEF.
  • Nothing beats an interactive, instructor-led learning experience.

The Academy provides core training in all of MEF’s areas of technical standardization, including its defining work in Carrier Ethernet and new applications of Software Defined Networking (SDN), SD-WAN, Orchestration and SASE security. We have one purpose and it’s our passion. We provide the highest caliber, most complete and insightful telecommunications technical training anywhere to help you achieve MEF’s Network Expert Certification.

For more than 25 years, Lumious (formerly known as Tech 2000) has worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop and deliver solutions to support their IT training needs.

Their unique solutions take you from MEF’s self-study materials into a Digital Mentoring Program for those looking for a self guided approach. Or choose classroom delivery in open enrolment classes or private training for your team with course customization.

With a complete range of MEF certified live virtual classes and self-paced online learning, Perpetual Solutions will keep your learning and development plans on track.

Founded in 1999, Perpetual Solutions is an inaugural member of the MEF-ATP program with unrivalled experience delivering SD-WAN (MEF-SDCP), SDN/NFV (MEF-SNCP), and Carrier Ethernet (MEF-CECP) to service providers, operators, vendors, systems integrators and enterprises in 60+ countries.

You’re In Good Company

Gain Validation as an Industry Expert

MEF recognizes industry professionals who undertake the challenging path of earning skills certification in the MEF Professional Certification Framework.  Those who persevere and earn two or more MEF professional certifications earn the designation of MEF Network Expert. View the MEF Network Expert Registry

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