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ECI Joins Short List of MEF Accredited Training Providers
[May 10, 2017]

ECI Joins Short List of MEF Accredited Training Providers

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, announced today that it is now an officially accredited MEF Training Provider. ECI joins the prestigious short list of training providers which have been approved by MEF to help train and prepare industry professionals towards the MEF-CECP certification test.

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In connection with its new status, the company also announced that it is now offering a series of preparation courses for the MEF-CECP test. This exam certifies professionals who 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. The exam covers the fundamentals of Carrier Ethernet including MEF technical specifications, access technologies, MEF certification, target applications, circuit emulation over Ethernet, SOAM and comparison with other network services.

"Eighty percent of our MEF-CECP candidates prefer to prepare for the exam by means of instructor-led training with one of our accredited training partners. We continuously audit each of these providers to verify that their training courses meet our stringent requirements. Taking into account the long line of cooperation between ECI and MEF, this additional accreditation was an obvious step forward for both sides," said Ric Bauer, Director of Certification, MEF.

"For years, we have received excellent feedback about our professional training course offering from our customers. It is an honor to have been approved as an Accredited Training Partner (ATP) following a robust MEF audit. Noting that the preparation courses are known to increase the chances of passing the MEF-CECP certification test by more than 400%, we look forward to doing our part to help eligible candidates properly prepare and meet success," said Assaf Tiran, Head of the Global Services Division at ECI.

There are two types of ECI's preparation courses: an eight-day seminar and an intensive 5-day workshop for experienced professionals. Click here to find out more about ECI MEF courses or contact us here to find out about the available sessions near you.

About ECI

ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today while being flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit us at

About MEF

MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the internet with the assurance and security of CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.). Third Network services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

MEF leverages its global 210+ network operators and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.  See for more information.

Press contact on behalf of ECI:
Marjie Hadad - MH Communications

MEF Media Contact:
Ashley Schulte
Witz Communications for MEF


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