SRC News

Stay informed with the latest news and information about the Service Routing Certification (SRC) program. Just click on any of the news items below to view the latest information.

New Test Service Provider Pearson VUE
(June 15, 2017)

Please see our FAQs for more information on how to register for exams with our new external partner, Pearson VUE.

SRC Learning Essentials video series is now available
(Feb 2, 2017)

The SRC Learning Essentials video series is now available.  The series consists of a collection of short, highly informative video training sessions focused on subjects relevant to courses, exams, and certifications in the SRC program.  The content for each video is adapted from SRC course material and contains a combination of lecture and router CLI demonstrations showing how to configure and provision the equipment.

View all the videos at: https://networks.nokia.com/src/videos

Shipment Delays
(May 26, 2016)

Expect Shipment Delays

Shipments of diplomas, plaques and tiles have currently been suspended as we are transitioning to a new model.  Additional details will be provided as soon as concrete timelines are in place.

New Course: Nokia Network and Service Router Security
(November 17, 2015)

Introducing the Nokia Network and Service Router Security course.

Course number: TTP30096
Duration: 4 days
Exam number: 4A0-111
 
This 4-day course presents the technology, techniques, and best practices for implementing security in an Nokia Service Router based network. The course begins with an introduction to security components, security challenges, and security risks and threats. It then covers in detail various methods, features, and techniques for securing the Nokia Service Router Operating System (SR OS) management plane, control plane, and data plane.  The course includes many practical hands-on lab exercises to ensure participants gain implementation-level knowledge of network and router security.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Security
  • Module 2 – SR OS Management Plane Security
  • Module 3 – SR OS Control Plane Security
  • Module 4 – SR OS Data Plane Security 

Additional information about the course is available at
www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/courses/network-and-service-router-security.
 
Classes are available beginning in January, 2016.  You can register for a class now by visiting www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/courses.   Private, on-site customer deliveries are also available – to make arrangements, contact your Nokia sales representative or send an email request to learning.services@nokia.com.

VPLS Course and Exam Update
(October 27, 2015)

An updated version of the Nokia Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) course and exam content will be released on December 8, 2015. 

If you are planning to write the current version of the VPLS exam (exam number 4A0-105), you must do so on or before December 7, 2015.  The new version of the course and exam will go live beginning December 8, 2015.

The following updates are being made to the course and exam content.  An updated course outline will be published on December 8, 2015.

  • New material has been added on the following topics:
    • BGP VPLS
    • BGP Auto-Discovery
    • Routed VPLS
    • MAC protection techniques like mac-pinning, mac-move, and mac-protect
    • Ethernet CFM as required for Ethernet Rings and Ethernet APS
    • Resiliency Techniques like G.8032 Ethernet Rings, and BGP-MH
    • Shortest Path Bridging (SPB)
  • Detailed coverage of Ethernet OAM has been removed from the course.
  • New LABs were added to cover new topics previously not covered.
    • BGP VPLS and BGP Auto-Discovery
    • MAC Protections and Routed VPLS
    • Existing H-VPLS lab used as a building block to cover Ethernet CFM basics
    • Shortest Path Bridging

If you have specific questions about the VPLS course and exam updates, send your inquiry to learning.services@nokia.com.

Academic Partnership Program – Video Highlights
(September 30, 2015)

The Nokia Academic Partnership Program puts Service Routing Certification (SRC) course material and labs directly in the hands of global colleges and universities to help students prepare for high-demand jobs in the field of network communications and engineering.  Check out the latest video highlights.

Updates to SRA Certification Requirements
(Updated August 6, 2015)

The following updates to the SRA certification requirements are now available to provide candidates with a greater degree of exam flexibility for achieving the SRA certification.

Exam Requirements Update

The Nokia Advanced Troubleshooting exam (4A0-110) has been removed as a requirement for SRA certification as of August 6, 2015.

As a result of this change, the new set of mandatory exams required for SRA certification are provided in Table 1 below. Note that candidates must also have an active NRS II certification as a prerequisite for taking the SRA lab exam.

Table 1. SRA Mandatory Written Exams -- Effective August 6, 2015

Nokia Scalable IP Networks (Exam # 4A0-100)
Nokia Interior Routing Protocols (Exam # 4A0-101)
Nokia Border Gateway Protocol (Exam # 4A0-102)
Nokia Multiprotocol Label Switching (Exam # 4A0-103)
Nokia Services Architecture (Exam # 4A0-104)
Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (Exam # 4A0-105)
Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (Exam # 4A0-106)
Nokia Quality of Service (Exam # 4A0-107)

New SRA Elective Written Exams

In addition to the mandatory exams outlined above, candidates are required to pass one (1) elective exam from the list of options provided in Table 2 below:

Table 2. SRA Elective Written Exams – Effective August 6, 2015

Nokia Multicast Protocols (Exam # 4A0-108)
Nokia Triple Play Services (Exam # 4A0-109)
Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport (Exam # 4A0-M01)
Nokia Mobile Gateways for the LTE Evolved Packet Core (Exam # 4A0-M02)
Nokia SRA Composite Exam (Exam # 4A0-C02)

Candidates have the option to write their elective exam prior to or after completing the SRA lab exam; however, final certification will not be granted until all requirements (mandatory and elective) have been successfully completed.

Note that the content for the SRA lab exam will consist of content from the mandatory exams only. Content from the elective exams is not included.

New SRA Composite Exam

A new, integrated SRA composite exam has been introduced as an optional way to complete the SRA written exam requirements. The SRA composite exam combines content from the four individual SRA exams outlined in Table 3 below into a single, integrated exam. Candidates will have the option to write the single SRA composite exam or write the four individual exams.

Table 3. SRA Composite Exam Content

Nokia Border Gateway Protocol (Exam # 4A0-102)
Nokia Multicast Protocols Virtual Private LAN Services (Exam # 4A0-105)
Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (Exam # 4A0-106)
Nokia Quality of Service (Exam # 4A0-107)

SRA Recertification

To provide candidates with greater flexibility to renew their certification, we are expanding the number of recertification options available to renew their SRA certification.

Candidates will be able to renew their SRA certification by writing any one of the following written exams:

  • Nokia Border Gateway Protocol (Exam # 4A0-102)
  • Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (Exam # 4A0-105)
  • Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (Exam # 4A0-106)
  • Nokia Quality of Service (Exam # 4A0-107)
  • Nokia Multicast Protocols (Exam # 4A0-108)
  • Nokia Triple Play Services (Exam # 4A0-109)
  • Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport (Exam # 4A0-M01)
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways for the LTE Evolved Packet Core (Exam # 4A0-M02)
  • Nokia SRA Composite Exam (Exam # 4A0-C02)

Candidates can renew their certification at any time. When a candidate completes an exam that renews their SRA certification, the certification will be renewed for 3 years from the date on which the candidate passed their exam.

For questions about these updates to the SRA certification, please refer to the SRA Certification Updates FAQ or send an email to learning.services@nokia.com

SRA Recertification Requirements - Important New Updates
(Updated August 6, 2015)

To provide candidates with greater flexibility to renew their certification, we have expanded the number of recertification options available to renew their SRA certification.

Candidates can now renew their SRA certification by writing any one of the following written exams:

  • Nokia Border Gateway Protocol (Exam # 4A0-102)
  • Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (Exam # 4A0-105)
  • Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (Exam # 4A0-106)
  • Nokia Quality of Service (Exam # 4A0-107)
  • Nokia Multicast Protocols (Exam # 4A0-108)
  • NokiaTriple Play Services (Exam # 4A0-109)
  • Nokia Network and Service Router Security (Exam # 4A0-111)
  • Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport (Exam # 4A0-M01)
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways for the LTE Evolved Packet Core (Exam # 4A0-M02)

* Note that the Network and Service Router Security course and exam will become available in late 2015.

Candidates can renew their certification at any time. When a candidate completes an exam that renews their SRA certification, the certification will be renewed for 3 years from the date on which the candidate passed their exam. This is a change to the current rule that renewed an SRA certification based on the candidate’s three year anniversary date.

For questions about these updates to the SRA recertification rules, please send an email to learning.services@nokia.com.

QoS Course and Exam Update
June 29, 2015

This is to inform you that an updated version of the Nokia Quality of Service course and exam content will be released on August 6, 2015.

The SRC team continually evolves our program content to ensure we are providing you with the highest quality, leading-edge training and certification program possible.

Please read the information below to understand how this update may affect you and what planning and actions you may need to take.

Important Dates to Remember

If you are planning to write the current version of the Quality of Service exam (exam number 4A0-107), you must do so on or before August 5, 2015. The new version of the course and exam will go live beginning August 6, 2015.

Course Name Course and Exam Number New Course and Exam Availability Date Last Day to Write the Current Exam
Nokia Quality of Service 3FL30639AAAAZZZZA / 4A0-107 August 6, 2015 August 5, 2015

Description of the Course Updates

Minor updates are being made to the course, including primarily the removal of the packet-byte-offset and virtual ports topics from Module 4.

Useful Web Pages

You can review your SRC program activity from the SRC Student Portal at www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/studentportal.

The SRC global class schedule is available at www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/courses (Note that class schedules are subject to change.)

For more information see here: https://networks.nokia.com/src/exams/new-test-provider

Questions?

If you have specific questions about the Scalable IP Networks course and exam updates, send your inquiry to learning.services@nokia.com.

New SRA Self-Study Guide Now Available
May 15, 2015

Our latest SRC publication, “Nokia Service Routing Architect (SRA) Self-Study Guide: Preparing for the BGP, VPRN and Multicast Exams,” is now available for purchase online in both print and e-book formats at www.wiley.com (Wiley, 978-1-118-87515-5, May 2015, $90 USD)

Whether you are working toward your SRA certification or just interested in expanding your knowledge and skill set, this guide serves as an invaluable learning and reference resource. In addition to the great technical information, the guide contains many practical configuration and troubleshooting examples. Pre- and post-chapter assessment questions are included with all seventeen chapters, along with practical lab exercises to ensure readers gain working knowledge on implementation of the technology. Sample written exam questions are also included to provide readers with guidance and strategies on how to prepare for the Nokia SRA certification exams.

Please note that the SRA Self-Study guide is intended for experienced network professionals who have achieved the Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) certification or have solid experience with IP/MPLS networking technologies.

Learn more about the guide at www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/publications/certification/sra-self-study-guide.

Also, be sure to check out our SRA Self-Study guide special offer at www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/sra-promo.

CALA Region Update
December 2, 2014

SRC Courses Now Available Locally via INDC

We are pleased to announce that INDC (Institute for Networking & Data Center Technologies) has been designated as an Nokia Certified SRC Training Partner in CALA and is fully equipped to deliver official SRC training and certification courses throughout the CALA region. INDC is a globally recognized company specializing in providing advanced training and professional development in high-end technology sectors. Local INDC instructors within CALA are being formally certified to deliver all thirteen of the courses offered in the SRC program with an initial focus on the NRS I and NRS II level courses.

INDC CALA website: http://www.indc.co.cr/

Courses are available in Spanish and Portuguese language from the list of CALA country/city locations below. (Written course content and labs guides are available in English only).

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Lima, Peru

Private courses can also be delivered at customer-specified city/locations throughout the CALA region. Course are available virtually (instructor-led, live, online) beginning in early 2015.

Class Schedules and Pricing

INDC class schedules and pricing information are available from the INDC website at www.indc.co.cr/courses/alu. Written exams will continue to be available on a global basis through our SRC exam delivery partner.

The global SRC class schedules, including INDC delivered offerings in CALA, are available from the SRC website at www.alcatel-lucent.com/src/courses.

Additional Information

To have a local INDC sales representative contact you regarding the SRC program offering and delivery options in CALA, please visit http://www.indc.co.cr/en/contact.

For questions about the INDC/CALA SRC program offering in English, please send an email to learning.services@nokia.com.