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A MEF Certified Professional designation demonstrates a company’s commitment to excellence through professionals with vendor-neutral knowledge and expertise in the areas of SD-WAN, SDN/NFV, or Carrier Ethernet. MEF’s new program and portal supports companies and individuals to attain these designations and specifically recognizes those who undertake the challenging path of earning dual certifications, as MEF Network Experts—a highly regarded industry status.
MEF-SDCP Self Study Portal
The new MEF-SDCP Self Study Portal enables individuals with at least two years of foundational networking skills to quickly access the most relevant content in preparation for the MEF-SDCP (SD-WAN) Professional Certification exam. This new offering provides a valuable initial preparation stage for those individuals entering a training program with MEF Accredited Training Providers.
Offered at no cost, the Portal takes the SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services standard (MEF 70), and other supporting references incorporated into the exam’s development, and categorizes the required sections into clear, specific learning areas. As MEF 70, related standards and other reference materials evolve, MEF subject-matter experts will continue to improve and implement self-study content via a rigorous process.
MEF Professional Certification Corporate Program
The MEF Professional Certification Corporate Program provides cost incentives for those organizations that are significant consumers of MEF standards and wish to adopt MEF Professional Certifications as an important element of their go-to-market strategy. A tiered volume discount structure reduces per-exam costs as more professionals are certified, and further financial incentives are provided when individuals participate in two exams to achieve MEF Network Expert status.
A monthly analytics package provides valuable managerial information related to an individual’s use of self-study content and scoring against specific categories and questions after exams are written. The monthly package also helps companies track their inventory and the status of their MEF Certified Professionals.
The MEF-SDCP Self Study Portal and the MEF Professional Certification Corporate Program combine to create an excellent opportunity for companies and individuals to attain designations in the areas of SD-WAN, SDN/NFV, or Carrier Ethernet. It specifically recognizes those who undertake the challenging path of earning dual certifications and achieve the unique distinction of MEF Network Expert.
Kirby has been with MEF for 12 years as its Director of Professional Certification. Prior to that, Kirby worked in multiple roles at Lucent Technologies, Ascend Communications, Cisco Systems, and Advanced Computer Communications, and holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Pepperdine University.