If you’re ready to get serious about Carrier Ethernet education, you’ve come to the right place! The Carrier Ethernet Academy is the industry’s first and foremost vendor-neutral training institution focused exclusively on Carrier Ethernet and the work of MEF.
We’re not just another technical training center with a list of courses. This is ALL we do. Our instructors have been actively involved in the technical work of the MEF with years of real-world experience deploying Carrier Ethernet. Experience you won’t get anywhere else! In fact, they contributed to the MEF’s Professional Certification committee and helped develop the MEF-CECP exam.
A comprehensive introduction to Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)—two emerging technologies that are poised to transform both Enterprise and Service Provider networks.
All our courses are delivered as private Onsite Training. Our Carrier Ethernet Boot Camp is also offered as a Public Course with classes scheduled throughout the year. Please visit our Register page for dates and times.
Bringing High Quality Carrier Ethernet Training to the Industry
Craig Easley has spent almost a decade as the President and Dean of Academic Affairs of the Carrier Ethernet Academy (CEA) – the leading MEF Accredited Training Provider (ATP). Craig has been a long-term contributor to MEF within the Technical, Marketing and Certification Committees, and has served ten terms on the MEF’s Board of Directors, as well as Co-Chair of the Marketing and Professional Certification Committees.
In an interview with Telecom Review, Craig opened up about the challenges and opportunities awaiting those who sign up for training at CEA.
“Just wanted to say that this course is exactly what I have been missing from my career at Charter. Finally, after 5+ years of only grasping at fundamentals, I can now see the WHOLE picture of what we sell, provide, and monitor at Charter.” Russell Pippin, Sr. NOC Technician, Charter Communications
“This course clarified the terminology of Carrier Ethernet Services and allowed me to better understand the services we provide on our own network. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and rationalized the parameters for each of the different services so I understood each of the parameters, not just memorize them all. This will allow me to use my new skills more efficiently.” Jack Farrer, Lead Engineer, Tier III IP, Level 3
“At Coriant we take the quality of our professional training very seriously, we highly value industry accreditation because it proves we’re serious about what we do. Our desire is to have a team with the strongest understanding of Carrier Ethernet concepts in the industry… but time and resources are scarce. That’s why our partnership with Carrier Ethernet Academy (CEA) has been a huge success story. We are very pleased with the quality and depth of understanding their instructors have sown into our people. We’ve vaulted ahead of competitors in our sector and will continue to partner with CEA for a long time.” Eric Geelen, Senior Product Planner for Carrier Ethernet Products, Coriant
“Our goal in signing up for the boot camp was to bring representatives from several different departments together for one week to establish a common language that we could use to communicate about our Ethernet service offerings. At the beginning of the week each person had a different understanding for each of the concepts covered in the training. By the end of the week we were all communicating clearly and effectively about not only the course material but also our current and planned Ethernet service offerings. The Carrier Ethernet Academy boot camp training exceeded my expectations.” Derek Swanson, Network Architect, Frontier Communications