MEF Professional's Training and Certification

At MEF17 we are offering the opportunity for you to get trained and certified in MEF’s professional networking certifications.

Delivered by MEF Accredited Training Providers (MEF-ATP), utilizing approved curriculum in MEF’s popular Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification and recently announced Third Network Foundations (MEF-TNF) certification, MEF17 will not only infuse you the latest technologies and solutions shaping the telecommunications landscape, but get you trained and certified all at one time!

About MEF Training & Certification

MEF employs a rigorous process to approve training providers and instructors. We want your training and certification experience to be top notch, delivered by experienced professionals who know the content areas in ways that will prepare you for the MEF certification exams. The course begins on Thursday, November 16 at 8:30 am and exams will take place at 4:30 pm the same day.  Exams are taken using your own computer with a proctor monitoring all examinees and providing assistance as needed.  All attendees will help themselves to lunch and snacks at the MEF17 event.  We know that sometimes it’s often easier to get corporate permission to attend a training event than simply “a convention in Orlando”—so why not do both!  Return from Orlando having enjoyed the complete MEF experience—learning, networking, being a part of meetings and seeing what’s going on—plus the added benefit of renewing your MEF-CECP certification or earning the brand-new MEF-TNF exam. What a tremendous opportunity!

About MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) - (re-certification primer course)

The MEF-CECP Program was created to recognize those same leadership qualities in the many people within those companies who design, sell, deploy and support Carrier Ethernet services and products their companies provide. It is the industry’s first vendor-neutral certification program and demonstrates that the professionals who have passed this rigorous certification have acquired the key competency and skills to design, market, deploy and support Carrier Ethernet equipment, networks, and services that represent the next generation of telecommunications technology.

MEF-CECP is a technical certification that recognizes the Carrier Ethernet expertise in professionals from a cross section of job functions including Product Management, Sales Engineering, Product Development, Network Engineering, Network Architecture, Product Support and Network Operations.

This course requires that you must have taken and passed the MEF-CECP certification exam previously as this is a re-certification course only.

About MEF Third Network Foundations (MEF-TNF)

MEF Third Network Foundations certification, a part of the Third Network Certification Framework, is a major concept-level exam that will debut in early Q3 of 2017. Third Network Foundations will be the foundation certification in a line-up of new MEF professional-level certifications. In time, a full suite of professional, practitioner-level certifications in SDN/NFV, Advanced Network Security, LSO/Automation/Orchestration, in addition to MEF-CECP, will form the knowledge validation standard for advanced networking professionals. This is a perfect first-time certification for those in technical sales, or for those networking pros who have a vendor-specific certification and want to learn more about the software-driven networks that are increasingly becoming part of the IT landscape. More information about this valuable certification can be found on the MEF-TNF website.

Cost of Training & Certification

We've created a special opportunity for those who want to attend the training and certification made available at MEF17.

As a registered participant of MEF17, you will receive training and certification at a special discounted price.  If you do not intend to participate in any of the MEF17 specific talks or events, you may still attend the certification training courses and take the exams at their standard price.

How to Sign Up   Registration is now Open!

You will have the option to sign up for one of the following courses and certifications:

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification/re-certification course and exam
  • MEF Third Network Foundations (MEF-TNF) certification course and exam

For questions before you register, please contact MEF’s certification guru, Rick Bauer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MEF 2017 Awards - MEF Certified Professional of the Year

The MEF 2017 Award for MEF Certified Professionals recognizes the individual who exhibited professional excellence and advanced the work of the MEF and the development of Third Network solutions.  For more details and to participate in the MEF 2017 Awards program click here.