The Carrier Ethernet Professional (CE-P) course is a five-day, practical lab-based course focusing on how Carrier Ethernet (CE) devices are provisioned and maintained to support CE services. Using a lab-based environment, the students learn to configure CE devices to provision, implement, and troubleshoot CE services.
- Describe the concepts of CE technology
- Identify the CE service models that include Ethernet Line (E-Line), Ethernet Local Area Network (E-LAN), and Ethernet Tree (E-Tree)
- Discuss network resiliency protocols, such as Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS).
- Explain the operation of packet transport protocols, such as Q-in-Q, Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB), Provider Backbone Bridging – Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE), and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).
- List and describe Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) protocols, such as Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) and International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Y.1731.
- Discuss the concepts of Quality of Service (QoS)
- Explain the need for and implementation of network synchronization protocols, such as Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP).
- In a lab environment, implement examples of:
- E-Line service using Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- E-LAN service using Q-in-Q
- E-LAN service using PBB-TE tunnels and services
- E-Line service using MPLS tunnels
- ERPS protection rings