The MEF-CECP Effectiveness Benchmark Study is the first independent study conducted to measure impact of Carrier Ethernet training and MEF-CECP certification on job performance, personal career achievement and company success in the Carrier Ethernet market.

Conducted by Vertical Systems Group and released in 2016, the study was based on survey responses from 330 MEF-CECPs representing 38 companies throughout the world, including service providers, equipment vendors, software suppliers and others.

The Survey results showed that an overwhelming 87% of MEF-CECP respondents believe that their investment in training and certification has been extremely or significantly worthwhile, including both personally and for their companies. More specifically, the value of MEF-CECP expertise garnered an Effectiveness Rating of 9.0 (out of 10) for helping to improve the typical Carrier Ethernet sales process, and a 9.3 rating for order flow improvements.