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Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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:
    • RSTP
    • E-Line service using Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • E-LAN service using Q-in-Q
    • CFM
    • E-LAN service using PBB-TE tunnels and services
    • E-Line service using MPLS tunnels
    • ERPS protection rings

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.