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Online Testing for Nokia Certification Exams is Now Available!

Become Nokia Certified in the convenience of your home or office with Pearson VUE online proctoring – OnVUE

JULY 20, 2020

OnVUE online testing

Nokia is pleased to announce the introduction of OnVUE online proctoring from Pearson VUE.  Effective Monday, July 20th, 2020, our exams will be available for registration.  OnVUE is an exam delivery solution that allows you to test conveniently from the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor.  Enjoy the ease and flexibility of taking your Nokia exam online and save the time and costs associated with travel. 

With OnVUE online proctoring by Pearson VUE, certification testing can be done conveniently and safely from home. Candidates require a computer and a private room to take the exam, during which they’re monitored by a live proctor through the webcam and microphone to safeguard the integrity of the exam. OnVUE provides a seamless testing experience with a simple download of the application and self-check-in process.

Scheduling is Easy! 

Simply select the option to “take my exam from home or work” during the registration process.  You will need to make sure you have the proper equipment and workspace:
 
  • Make sure you have a functioning home computer with a webcam and strong internet connection
  • Run a system check to test the compatibility of the OnVUE application
  • Roommates or pets? Make sure your space is free from noise or distractions
  • Clear the room of any preparation materials or unauthorized items to avoid exam violations
When it’s exam day, simply login to your account to begin. You will download the OnVUE application. OnVUE will then prompt you to take photos of the following with your smartphone:
 
  • Headshot
  • Government-issued ID
  • Testing environment
Once you pass all the security checks, you’ll be joined by a proctor and the exam will begin.
 

Get Started Today!  

Visit our Nokia OnVUE homepage to run the system test, learn about what to expect for your online exam, and register at  https://home.pearsonvue.com/nokia/onvue

If online proctoring is not for you, you can still schedule your exam in a Pearson VUE test center by visiting our Pearson VUE homepage - https://home.pearsonvue.com/nokia and you can check the status of your test center here https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update.

Begin your certification journey or continue pursuing your certification today. Choose from several available Nokia certifications from the following programs:
 
For any exam-related questions, please contact us – learning.services@nokia.com

 

Updates to the Nokia Network Routing Specialist I (NRS I) Certification Exam, Course, and Self-Study Guide

June 9, 2020

The Nokia Service Routing Certification (SRC) Program is our longest standing certification program and has certified over 10,000 professionals. 

To ensure that Nokia certifications remain current, our certification programs are continually reviewed to ensure that training and certifications reflect the latest in Nokia technologies and solutions. Based on the review, changes to the NRS I and NRS II certifications will undergo significant updates, and the SRA certification will get a minor update.   
 
Changes to the NRS I Certification will be coming on September 4, 2020, and changes to the NRS II Certification and SRA Certification will follow in early 2021, with more communications to follow.  
 
The NRS I certification is our most awarded certification and the starting point for the Nokia Service Routing Certification (SRC) Program. It is designed for students with little knowledge of IP and data networking.  The NRS I Certification covers the fundamentals of TCP/IP, Ethernet, Internet addressing and routing, routing protocols, MPLS tunneling, and virtual private network (VPN) services. 
 
The main updates that will be introduced to the exam and course are model-driven CLI (MD-CLI) replacement of classic CLI and more emphasis on MPLS tunneling and VPN services.  The new course will continue to include CLI and MD-CLI solutions for the labs in the lab guide.  
 
Summary of changes:
 
Are you currently preparing,  planning, or recertifying your NRS I Certification?​
 
  • If you are currently preparing to become NRS I Certified, you have until September 3, 2020, to take the Nokia Scalable IP Networks (4A0-100) exam before it is updated to the new version on September 4, 2020.  Register Now before the exam changes and the existing course and study-guide are no longer adequate to prepare you.
  • ​Effective August 5, 2020, we will retire the Nokia Scalable IP Networks course (3FL30632AAAAZZZZA) and the Nokia Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide for NRS I Certification.
  • Effective September 4, 2020, you will be able to write the new version of the exam, register for the new course, or purchase the self-study course materials to prepare for the new exam
  • If you plan to recertify your NRS I Certification, you can recertify on the existing version by September 3, 2020.  After September 3, 2020, you will need to recertify on the new version of the exam.  Certifications are valid for 3 years.  Review your certification status in the Student Portal.
New NRS I certification path as of September 4, 2020 >
New NRS I Certification Path
New recommended ways to prepare for NRS I Certification as of September 4, 2020 >
New NRS I Recommended Training Options
Check back often for more program updates, including changes to the NRS II Certification and SRA Certification in early 2021 that will be announced at the end of August.  

If you have any questions about the changes coming to the NRS I Certification, contact learning.services@nokia.com 

 

Nokia lengthens timeline to recertify an active certification in programs including the SRC, NN-VCP, ONC, and the CPC 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways including how we participate in training and certification programs such as Nokia’s Service Routing, Optical Network, Cloud Packet Core, and Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification programs.

Flexible learning options

Nokia has taken steps to provide you with flexible learning options during this time. We are adding more virtual classes to ensure you and your teams can continue to develop your skills.  You can also take advantage of self-paced learning options that include accessing: course materials, study guides, web-based training, and remote lab access.

Testing and certification termination date extension

COVID-19 has significantly reduced the number of open Pearson VUE global test sites.  To learn more about impacts to candidates trying to re-schedule or schedule new appointments, please refer to the Pearson VUE COVID-19 update page.

Given the limited open testing sites and to ensure your certifications remain active, we are extending the termination dates for those of you who have an active certification with a termination date from March 1st, 2020 to February 27th, 2021.  If your certification is set to terminate within this timeframe, you will automatically have your certification termination date extended to February 28th, 2021.

For example, if you were certified on January 21st, 2017: 

  • Your certification expired on January 21st, 2020 (three years from the date you were originally certified on) 
  • Your original certification termination date is July 21st, 2020 (six months following the expiry date)
  • Your revised certification termination date is February 28th, 2021

Certifications that terminated before March 1st, 2020 or after February 27th, 2021 are not eligible for an extension.

You can review your certification dates in the Student Portal

Exam voucher expiration date extension

Nokia has also taken steps to extend the validity period for Pearson VUE exam vouchers.  All unredeemed Pearson VUE exam vouchers that were distributed by Nokia have been extended to December 31st, 2020. 

Lab exams

Lab exams are temporarily on hold until September 30th, 2020 with the exception of Shanghai, China.  Lab exam schedules will be available after September 30th, 2020, although this is subject to change based on the evolving COVID-19 situation. To register for a lab exam, use the Lab Exam Registration Tool.

If you had a lab exam that was postponed or canceled as a result of COVID-19, the Nokia Learning Services team will contact you to make new arrangements.  No additional costs will be incurred to reschedule your lab exam.

For questions…

Please review our FAQs and Support section or visit our certification program websites below.

We appreciate your understanding and ongoing commitment to Nokia certifications. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions and Support

Q: Which Nokia certifications does the extension apply to?

A: The extension applies to any certification within the following Nokia certification programs:

Q: What is the effective date for certification extensions?

A: Certifications that terminate on any date from March 1st, 2020 to February 27th, 2021 will automatically be extended to February 28th, 2021.    

Q: What is the difference between my certification expiry date and the termination date?

A: It’s important to keep the following dates in mind when recertifying for any Nokia certification:

Certification date: The day your certification was awarded.

Certification expiry date: The day three years from when your certification was awarded. Note – If you pass a recertification requirement, the expiration and termination dates for your certifications will be reset to the date that you wrote the exam.

Certification termination date: The day your certification terminates if you do not meet the recertification requirements within six months after your expiry date.

We recommend that you review your certification termination date immediately in the Student Portal

Q: My certification terminated on February 15th, 2020.  Does this mean my certification termination date will be extended to February 28th, 2021?

A: No, only certifications that terminate from March 1st, 2020 to February 27th, 2021 will automatically be extended to February 28th, 2021.

Q. I’m unclear on the requirements for recertification

A: Please refer to the respective certification programs listed above to learn more about the requirements for recertification. 

Q: When will the new termination date be reflected in the Student Portal?

A: If you are eligible you will already notice the changes in the Student Portal.  You will also receive an email to confirm that you are eligible.  Please visit the Student Portal to confirm. 

Q: My Pearson VUE exam voucher has already expired.  Am I eligible for an extension?

A: Please contact our Learning Services at learning.services@nokia.com to validate if your exam voucher can be renewed.

Q: I still have questions, who can I contact for support?

A: Please contact Learning Services at learning.services@nokia.com

 
 

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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!   

MAY 13, 2019
 

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 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 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.

 

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