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The Service Routing Certification (SRC) Program evolves as Nokia introduces the Cloud Packet Core (CPC) Certification and Evolution to 5G Program!     

As Nokia leads the journey to 5G, we have introduced several changes to our training and certification portfolio. 

As of July 10, 2019, the SRC Program changed in the following ways:

  • Components of the SRC Program are transitioned to a new program featuring the Cloud Packet Core that will be the foundation for 5G networks. 
  • We have made it easier to achieve the Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) and Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certifications by removing a mandatory requirement from each.
  • The Nokia Mobile Routing Professional (MRP) Certification along with the related course and exams are now retired.
  • The Nokia Triple Play Routing Professional (3RP) Certification along with the related course and exam are now retired.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be in the industry.  Establish yourself as a leader by developing and validating your skills while charting your path to 5G with Nokia Learning Services.

What does this mean for you?

Expand the sections below to learn more about each update:

Cloud Packet Core (CPC) Certification Program and Evolution to 5G Curriculum 

Develop and validate your Cloud Packet Core skills and evolve to 5G with confidence. 
 
The Cloud Packet Core is your path to delivering a wider range of services and leveraging your existing wireless investment to support the evolution to 5G Core.

You will develop a working knowledge of the virtual network function (VNF) architecture, Cloud Mobility Manager (CMM), Cloud Mobile Gateway (CMG), and their cloud-native characteristics in the Cloud Packet Core architecture.  

Learn more about the program

Changes to the Service Routing Certification (SRC) Program

With the creation of the new CPC and Evolution to 5G program, the following courses and exams from the SRC Program are now part of our new CPC and 5G program with the written exams still remaining as electives for the Service Routing Certification (SRC) program:

  • Nokia Mobile Gateways course (TTP36003)
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways written exam (4A0-M02)
  • Nokia Mobility Manager course (ER00648-V-1712)
  • Nokia Mobility Manager written exam (4A0-M03)

Apply Existing SRC Exams to the New Cloud Packet Core Expert Certification

If you’ve passed one or both of the following exams, then you’ve already started your path towards our Cloud Packet Core Expert Certification.  Both written exams can be applied to this new certification:

  • Nokia Mobile Gateways written exam (4A0-M02)
  • Nokia Mobility Manager written exam (4A0-M03)

Be one of the First to Certify as Cloud Packet Core Expert!

The new Nokia Cloud Packet Core Expert Certification proves that you have the skills and practical experience to implement Nokia's Cloud Packet Core to deliver today's 4G/LTE services while positioning you and your organization with the foundation to evolve to 5G.  

Get started today!

Updates to the Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) and Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certifications

Our NRS II and SRC certifications are closer than you think!  
 
We’ve simplified our popular Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) and Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certifications and retired our MRP and 3RP Certifications.
 
The following three certifications remain in the program with no changes being made to the NRS I:
 
Updates to the Nokia Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) Certification as of July 10, 2019
 
As of July 10, 2019, the NRS II Certification no longer requires the Network Routing Specialist I (NRS I) Certification. This means participants are no longer be required to take the Nokia IP Scalable Networks written exam (4A0-100), requiring one less exam to achieve NRS II Certification.
 
Updates to the Nokia Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certification as of July 10, 2019
 
The required exams and elective exams for the SRA Certification are updated.
 
As of July 10, 2019, the Service Routing Architect (SRA) Certification no longer requires the Network Routing Specialist I (NRS I) Certification.  As a result, participants are no longer need to take the Nokia IP Scalable Networks written exam (4A0-100), requiring one less exam to achieve SRA Certification.
 
With the creation of the new CPC and Evolution to 5G program, the following courses and exams from the SRC Program are now part of our new program with the exams still  remaining as elective options for the Service Routing Certification (SRC) program:
 
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways course (TTP36003)
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways written exam (4A0-M02)
  • Nokia Mobility Manager course (ER00648-V-1712)
  • Nokia Mobility Manager written exam (4A0-M03)
We updated the SRA Certification elective written exams.  The following are the new elective written exams:
 
  • Nokia Multicast Protocols (4A0-108)
  • Nokia Network and Service Router Security (4A0-111)
  • Nokia Mobile Gateways (4A0-M02)
  • Nokia Mobile Manager (4A0-M03)
  • Nokia Cloud Packet Core (4A0-M03)

Frequently Asked Questions:

I am SRA Certified or I am working towards SRA Certification, and I have passed the Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport exam (4A0-M01). Is my elective still valid?

Yes. Your exam will not expire and will still apply as an elective towards your SRA Certification, whether you are fully certified or still in progress.  

I am SRA Certified or I am working towards SRA Certification, and I have passed the Nokia Triple Play Services exam (4A0-109).  Is my elective still valid?

Yes. Your exam will not expire and will still apply as an elective towards your SRA Certification, whether you are fully certified or still in progress.  

Have the Recertification Requirements changed for NRS I, NRS II, and SRA Certifications?

Yes.  Please review the updated recertifications requirements in the table below:

Service Routing Certification (SRC) Recertification Requirements

 

Retirement of the Nokia Mobile Routing Professional (MRP) Certification 

As Nokia leads the journey to 5G, we’ve evolved our training and certifications to align with 5G initiatives that focus on the cloud, the packet core, and its components.  As of July 10, 2019, we’ve retired the MRP Certification along with following course and exams:

  • Mobile Routing Professional (MRP) Certification
  • Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport course (TTP36002)
  • Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport written exam (4A0-M01)
  • Nokia MRP Lab Exam (MRP4A0)

Frequently Asked Questions:

I hold or I am currently working towards a Nokia Mobile Routing Professional (MRP) Certification.

The MRP Certification is retired as of July 10, 2019.  You will no longer be able to earn MRP Certification after this date.  Any MRP Certification that you earn prior to this date will change to “Retired” status instead of “Expired” once the normal 3-year certification period ends.
You will not be able to recertify and your MRP Certification status will maintain the “Retired” status indefinitely.
 
For Example: 
 
  • You attained your MRP Certification on August 14, 2017
  • You will maintain a “Certified” status until August 13, 2020
  • On August 14, 2020, your status will change from “Expired” to “Retired”
  • Your MRP Certification status will remain “Retired” indefinitely

Frequently Asked Questions:

I am currently scheduled to take the Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport course (TTP36002), written exam (4A0-M01), or Nokia MRP Lab Exam (MRP4A0) after July 10, 2019.

This course, written exam, and lab exam will no longer be available. Please contact learning.services@nokia.com for any questions.
 

Can I still take the Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport course (TTP36002), written exam (4A0-M01), or Nokia MRP Lab Exam (MRP4A0) before July 10, 2019?

Yes. You will still be able to attend training or take exams before July 10, 2019.

I’ve passed the Nokia Mobile Gateways written exam (4A0-M02) and/or the Nokia Mobility Manager written exam (4A0-M03).

If you’ve already passed one or both exams, you have two ways that you can apply them towards certification:

Retirement of the Nokia Triple Play Routing Professional (3RP) Certification.

As Nokia leads the journey to 5G, we’ve evolved our training and certifications to align with 5G initiatives that focus on the cloud, the packet core, and its components.  As of July 10, 2019, we’ve retired:

  • Triple Play Routing (3RP) Certification
  • Triple Play Service course (3FL30641AAAAZZZZA)
  • Triple Play Services written exam (4A0-109)

Frequently Asked Questions

I hold or I am currently working towards a Nokia Triple Play Routing Professional (3RP) Certification.

This 3RP Certification has been retired as of July 10, 2019.  You will no longer be able to earn 3RP Certification after this date.  Any 3RP Certification that you earn prior to this date will change to “Retired” status instead of “Expired” once the normal 3-year certification period ends.

You will not be able to recertify and your 3RP Certification status will maintain in  “Retired” status indefinitely.

For Example:

  • You attained your 3RP Certification on August 14, 2017
  • You will maintain a “Certified” status until August 13, 2020
  • On August 14, 2020, your status will change from “Expired” to “Retired”
  • Your 3RP Certification status will remain “Retired” indefinitely

I am currently scheduled to take the Nokia Triple Play Services course (3FL30641AAAAZZZZA) or written exam (4A0-109) after July 10, 2019.

This course and exam will no longer be available.  Please contact learning.services@nokia.com for any questions.

Can I still take the Nokia Triple Play Services course (3FL30641AAAAZZZZA) or written exam (4A0-109) before July 10, 2019?

Yes.  You will still be able to attend training or take written exams before July 10, 2019.

 

Other News
 

We Are Simplifying How You Schedule Exams

May 13, 2019

Nokia is simplifying its written exam scheduling and management services.  Nokia uses the Pearson VUE test delivery service to provide our candidates with global access to schedule and complete our written exams supporting the Service Routing Certification program.  As of July 17, 2019, candidates will be able to schedule written exams via the Student Portal.  You will no longer need two separate accounts to manage your written exam scheduling and to view your certification status.  You will be able to use your Student Portal account to complete all of your written exam and certification tracking activities from a single tool, all connected to your Nokia Extranet Portal Login profile.

The SRC Student Portal provides all of the following functionality:

  • View the current status of all of your certifications
  • Quickly see a summary of remaining requirements to achieve additional certifications 
  • Confirm your recertification requirements to keep your hard earned certifications active
  • View completed written exams
  • Schedule or reschedule upcoming written exams
  • See upcoming program news from Nokia on new programs and program updates
  • Purchase soft copy SRC courseware for our full suite of courses
  • Open an inquiry and connect with a program certification specialist to answer all of your questions about our certification programs