MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF) certification validates the skills necessary for network transformation. A concept-level introduction into SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, and Network Orchestration/LSO, MEF-NF is the place for network and telecom operators to get the skills necessary to upgrade their careers. A concept-level introduction into SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, and Network Orchestration/LSO, MEF-NF is the place for network and telecom operators to get the skills necessary to upgrade their careers.
Introduced in 2017, MEF Network Foundations is the cornerstone of the recently introduced MEF Network Certification Framework, the road map for the skills to equip the next generation of networking professionals. The MEF Network Foundations certification is the starting point for the integrated family of networking technology certifications being built by MEF and leading organizations worldwide. Earning three certifications in the MEF Certification Framework (starting with MEF-NF), earns IT pros the coveted MEF NETWORK EXPERT status. For more information on the MEF Certification Framework, click here.
Network Foundations: Exam Description
Exam Title: MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF 101.1)
Exam Details: 60 questions in 80 minutes and a pass score of 65%.
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 Network Foundations Certified Professional (MEF-NF) upon passing the exam by 65% or higher. Valid for 3 years.
Exam Purpose: Exam attests that the successful candidate has conceptual, vendor-neutral knowledge of the major domains of software-driven networking, including SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, LSO/Orchestration, and use cases in these practice areas, collectively called “The Software-Driven Network Vision.”
Prerequisites: Presupposes foundational knowledge in computer networking practices. CompTIA Network+ is a recommended, but not formally mandated credential.
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
Next Steps: Begin your journey to mastery by learning new technologies that are empowering network transformation, and transform your own career today. You’ll be glad you did!