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UCMCS9K - Understanding and Configuring MEF Certified Services on the Cisco ASR 9000 (UCMCS9K)

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  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 days
UCMCS9K - Understanding and Configuring MEF Certified Services on the Cisco ASR 9000 In this course, you will learn to design, configure, and deploy the industry-standard Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) technologies in a Cisco IOS XR Software environment. This course covers more than 200 MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) knowledge objectives, combined with exclusive access to deploy and implement MEF solutions such as Ethernet-Line (E-Line) and Ethernet-LAN (E-LAN) on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers platform for Cisco IOS XR Software.

Who Should Attend

  • Technical professionals, including system engineers, technical support personnel, and channel partners and resellers, who need to know how to deploy Metro Ethernet solutions in their network environment
  • Students interested in MEF CECP and desiring a hands-on reinforced learning environment

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS XR Software operation and configuration
  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience
  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols
  • Knowledge of MPLS configuration
  • Experience troubleshooting Cisco routers in a large network environment

Course Objectives

  • Five value propositions of Carrier Ethernet
  • Standards support for Carrier Ethernet
  • Configure the Cisco ASR 9000 for various Carrier Ethernet services
  • Six Ethernet services (E-Line, E-LAN, Ethernet-Tree [E-Tree]) and uses that meet various subscriber needs
  • User Network Interface (UNI) attributes common to all services
  • UNI service attributes, including frame format, ingress/egress bandwidth profiles, and Carrier Ethernet VLAN ID/Ethernet Virtual Channel (EVC) map
  • EVC per UNI service attributes, including physical interfaces, frame format, and ingress/egress bandwidth profiles
  • Technologies and standards associated with UNI 1.0 and UNI 2.0
  • Scalability and limitations of Ethernet over plesiochronous digital hierarchy (PDH), Ethernet over bonded copper, Ethernet over Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC), wireless Ethernet, Ethernet over fiber, and Ethernet over Passive Optical Network (PON)
  • Carrier Ethernet architecture and positioning for backbone and access technologies and how Carrier Ethernet services are transported over these technologies
  • Purpose, need, and critical components of Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet (CESoETH) service
  • EVC service attributes required for emulated circuits, including delivering synchronized clocks over emulated circuits, including adaptive, 1588v2, synchronous Ethernet, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Scenarios for common business service applications and the benefits for each, including mobile backhaul (MBH) for cellular services
  • MEF partitioning of responsibilities for service operations, administration, and maintenance (SOAM)
  • Configure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) - Pseudowire
  • Configure L2VPN E-Line - Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
  • Configure L2VPN E-Line - Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
  • Configure Ethernet over MPLS L2VPN E-Line
  • Configure local E-LAN L2VPN - E-LAN
  • Configure local E-LAN L2VPN - EVP-LAN
  • Configure link-based Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (EOAM)
  • Configure service-based connectivity fault management (CFM)
  • New and enhanced services that Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification offers

Course Content

  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Introduction
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Definitions
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Attributes
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Access Technologies
  • Cisco IOS XR Configuration Basics
  • Cisco IOS XR MPLS
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services - E-Line (EPL, EVPL)
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet Transport Technologies
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services - E-LAN (EP-LAN, EVP-LAN)
  • MEF Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet (CESoETH)
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet - Target Applications
  • MEF Service Operations, Administration, and Management (SOAM)
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance
  • MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services Enhancements
  • Appendix: MEF Carrier Ethernet Guidelines

Course ID: UCMCS9K

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