Certified Metro Ethernet for Technical Professionals – (TR-MET)

Course Information

Certified Metro Ethernet for Technical Professionals from FiberOptic.com covers concepts and technologies behind Metro Ethernet including Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet deployment solutions, Ethernet Relay Service (ERS), Ethernet Wire Service (EWS), Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS), Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS),and combination single and distributed provider edge solutions.

Course Synopsis
Target Audience


This course covers:

  • Relate the importance of Metro Ethernet Switching to service-provider markets
  • Describe, plan, configure, and troubleshoot Metro Ethernet deployment solutions
  • Identify configuration differences between the Layer 2 Metro Ethernet Switching service implementation and Layer 3 MPLS
  • Implement the features and functions of platforms supported by Metro Ethernet Switching, including VLAN IDs, Spanning Tree, quality of service (QoS) mechanisms, and network resiliency and security
  • Understand mechanisms for QoS and Security over Metro Ethernet Networks
  • Understand Ethernet services delivery mechanisms Over MPLS and provider backbone transports

Course Synopsis

Metro Ethernet Basics
• Basics of Ethernet switching
• Bridging functions
• 802.1d Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree
• Ethernet Addressing
• Address characteristics
• MAC address, ARP and IP
• Metro Ethernet Overview
• Metro Ethernet Software Features
• Metro Ethernet Components
• Ethernet Services Model (ESM)
• Circuit bonding Circuit emulation over Ethernet
• Timing considerations
• Virtual LANs (VLANs)
• IEEE 802.1Q standard
• Q-in-Q (VLAN stacking)
• IEEE 802.1ad (Provider Bridges)
• Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)
• EFM over fiber
• EFM over copper
• EFM over passive optical network
• Ethernet First Mile
• Dense Wave Division Multiplex (DWDM) optical networks
• Layer 2 or/and Layer 3 switches or/and routers connected through optical fiber
• Topology
• Ring, hub-and-spoke (star), or full or partial mesh
• Ethernet Transport in the form of 10G or 100G speeds
• Ethernet on the MAN
• Ethernet, Ethernet over SONET/SDH
• Ethernet over MPLS

Carrier Ethernet Services
• Access, Distribution (Aggregation), Edge and Core Network Deployments
• Access Networks
• Carrier Ethernet Aggregation
• Aggregation Network
• Aggregation Nodes
• Distribution Nodes
• Edge
• Multiservice Core
• IP/MPLS backbone

Overview of Metro Ethernet
• What is Metro Ethernet?
• Native Ethernet
• Ethernet as a Carrier-Grade technology
• Ethernet-Based backhaul solutions
• Deploying and Maintaining Carrier Ethernet Services Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN)
• Ethernet Relay Service (ERS)
• Ethernet Wire Service (EWS)
• Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS)
• Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
• Single and distributed provider edge solutions
• Ethernet over SONET / SDH (EoS)
• Link Access Procedure (LAPS)
• Over IP and MPLS
• Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
• L2TPv3
• Virtual Private Wire service (VPWS)
• Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
• Layer 2 MPLS VPN (L2VPN)
• MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
• Set ingup point-to-point Pseudo Wire Ethernet links
• Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
• 100GbE
• PLS-TP or MPLS Transport Profile
• MPLS as a connection-oriented packet transport networking technology
• Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
• Label-Switched Paths (LSPs) merge
• Equal Cost Multi Path (ECMP)
• Integration of IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP

Metro Ethernet Service Definitions
• Service definitions
• Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Service
• Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Service
• Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN) Service
• Ethernet Virtual Private LAN (EVP-LAN) Service
• Ethernet Private Tree (EP-TREE) Service
• Ethernet Virtual Private Tree (EVP-TREE) Service
• Service OAM Requirements
• Continuity check
• Link trace
• Loopback

Metro Ethernet Transport Methods
• Transport for Ethernet – Methods
• Resilient Packet Rings (RPR)
• Hybrids
• Optical Ethernet
• High-Speed Ethernet and Other Technologies
• 10 Gb/s Ethernet
• Switched Ethernet
• Wireless Ethernet
• Ethernet-Over-VDSL
• Aggregation Network Technology
• Microwave wireless
• IP/MPLS Technology
• QoS support
• Application in backhaul

Metro Ethernet Network Architecture
• Metro Ethernet Services Definitions
• Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection
• Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks
• The Client/Server Layer Network Model
• Adaptation & Termination Functions
• Relationships between Connection-Oriented vs Connectionless Components
• Physical Components
• Customer Edge (CE) Equipment
• Provider Edge (PE) Equipment
• Provider (P) Core Equipment
• Network Termination (NT) Equipment
• Transport Edge (TE) Equipment

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Design Considerations
• IP network routing/operations
• Layer 2 and 3 design aspects
• Redundancy in the backhaul network
• Availability and resiliency

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Backhaul Network Planning
• Network planning overview
• Capacity planning issues
• Backhaul technology selection criteria
• Traffic forecast and modeling
• Bandwidth/capacity computation

Metro/Carrier Ethernet Technology and Operations

• Key benefits
• Circuit over Ethernet
• Synchronization over Ethernet
• QoS support
• Application in backhaul
• Ethernet over MPLS
• Point-to-Point Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS
• QoS in Metro Ethernet Services
• PTP, EVCS Service
• Metro Ethernet Security Issues
• Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
• Extending VLANs across the Metropolitan Area Network
• Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
• Point-to-Point Transparent LANS
• Multipoint-to-Multipoint Transparent LAN Service
• DPT Fundamentals
• EVCS PTP Trunks Single and Distributed Provider Edge Service
• Operations, Administration and Management
• IEEE 802.1ag and ITU Y.1731 Management solutions
• Future Metro Ethernet Services and Features

Pure Metro Ethernet
• SONET/SDH-based Metro Ethernet
• MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
• Pure Ethernet MANs
• Layer 2 switches for all of its internal structure
• Simple and cheap design
• Relatively simple initial configuration
• Shared-media network
• Transparent tunneling of traffic through the use of Virtual LANs
• Point to point circuits
• Multipoint to multipoint circuits
• VLAN Stacking (also known as VLAN Tunneling)
• VLAN Translation
• IEEE 8021ad (Provider Bridges)
• QinQ or stacked VLANs
• IEEE 8021ah (Provider Backbone Bridges) (also known as MAC in MAC or PBB)
• IEEE 8021Qay (Provider Backbone Transport) (also known as PBT or PBB-TE)
• Provider Backbone Bridging Traffic Engineering (PBBTE)
• Spanning-tree, broadcast packets and dynamic
• 50ms failover features
• Shortcomings with a pure non PBT/PBB enabled Ethernet MAN

SONET/SDH-Based Metro Ethernet
•A SONET/SDH based Ethernet MAN
• Transport high-speed Ethernet connections
• High level of reliability
• Native SDH protection mechanisms
• Typical recovery time of 50 ms for severe failures

MPLS-Based Metro Ethernet
• MPLS in the Service Provider Network
• Ethernet interface on Copper
• Ethernet interface on fiber
• Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) signaling
• Resource reSerVation Protocol-Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
• LDP may be used as Network signaling for the outer label
• Restoration mechanisms used in an MPLS based Metro Ethernet Networks
• Fast ReRoute-FRR (MPLS local protection)
• The main advantages of an MPLS-based Metro Ethernet
• Scalability
• Resiliency
• End to End OAM

Metro Ethernet Implementation
• Building a Network Core
• Building an Access Network
• Point-to-Point Ethernet virtual connection (EVC): E-Line Service
• Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVC: E-LAN Service
• Scaling and Extending Ethernet Services
• Increasing the Availability of Ethernet Services
• Securing a Carrier Ethernet Network
• Deploying QoS in a Carrier Ethernet Network
• Managing Services in a Carrier Ethernet Network
• Building a hub-and-spoke access network, building an Ethernet-to-the-X (ETTX) access ring
• Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service
• Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service
• E-LAN services
• TLS using VPLS, configure EVCS using VPLS, configure EVCS using H-VPLS
• VPLS autodiscovery using BGP
• H-VPLS with VPLS autodiscovery MPLS Overview
• Implementing Service #1-Point-to-Point Ethernet
• Virtual Circuit Service over MPLS Intra-autonomous system pseudowire switching
• Implementing QoS for Service #1-PTP, EVCS Service
• Implementing Service #3-Ethernet Virtual Circuit Service with Access to MPLS VPN
• Pseudo wire redundancy to redundant CPEs
• Implement security
• Implement QoS

Overview of MPLS-TP (Transport Profile of MPLS)
• Transport like Operation
• Static provisioning via NMS as a default
• Dynamic provisioning optional via control plane respectively
• Traffic Engineering rules
• Transport like OAM using in-band OAM channels
• Support performance monitoring for SLA verification
• Alarms and AIS
• Transport-like Resilience
• Sub 50ms protection
• Linear protection
• Ring protection

Advanced Topics
• Pseudo Wire Emulation edge to edge (PWE3)PE-POP Aggregation with VLAN trunks
• PE-CLE with VLAN trunks
• CoS on PTP, EVCS Service
• Security for the PTP, EVCS Service
• EVCS with Access to MPLS VPN
• BGP Route Filtering
• Multihoming
• Intra- Autonomous System MPLS VPNs
• MPLS Traffic Engineering
• QoS, Timing and SLA
• End-to-end QoS support
• Timing and synchronization
• OAM and performance metrics
• SLA administration and monitoring
• Design and implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching services

Industry Players
• Service Providers
• Networks
• Standards

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Standards
• MEF Virtual Private Wire Services (VPWS) services
• Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
• Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
• Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) or Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) service
• E-Line also known as Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS)
• Virtual Leased Line (VLL), Point-to-Point
• Ethernet Private Wire Service (EPVS)
• E-LAN also known as Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS)
• Transparent LAN Services and MultiPoint-to-MultiPoint
• E-TREE or Rooted-MultiPoint High Speed Internet access and IP/VPN access

Target Audience

This course is intended for those who design Metro Ethernet Switching solutions for service providers or those who implement end-to-end Metro Ethernet Switching services and/or deploy networks Metro Ethernet Switching services.

Hands-On Labs

This course does not require labs.


Certificate: Metro Ethernet – TFS – (TC-MET)

Identifies you as a Technician, Engineer or other professional who understands Metro Ethernet.


Note: Additional fees may apply. The available locations for this course are visible in the Schedule section.

Description Item Code Price
Certified Metro Ethernet for Technical Professionals – Metro Ethernet training from The Fiber School covers concepts and technologies behind Metro Ethernet including Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet deployment solutions, Ethernet Relay Service (ERS), Ethernet Wire Service (EWS), Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS), Layer 2 VPNs over Multi protocol Label Switching (MPLS),and combination single and distributed provider edge solutions. TR-MET $1,995.00
Certified Metro Ethernet for Technical Professionals – TFS – Awarded to students who pass the exam and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Metro Ethernet Training. TC-MET $150.00
Certificate:  MEF CECP 2.0 Awarded to students who pass the exam and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Metro Ethernet Training. TC-MEF-MET $350.00

Schedule & Registration

Feb 19 – Feb 21, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,145.00
May 13 – May 15, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,145.00
Oct 12 – Oct 14, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,145.00
Dec 2 – Dec 4, 2020 Quakertown, PA $2,145.00

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