Proficiency Level 1
Describes basic IP concepts and functions.
Describes the OSI seven-layer model and the relevant IP-related protocols.
Understands common transport-layer protocols utilizing IP (TCP, UDP, RUDP, etc.).
Configures and operated basic IP networks on common commercial router/ and switch platforms (Cisco, Juniper, ALU, etc).
Proficiency Level 2
Understands multi-AS IP network design, peering, and associated routing protocols.
Configures and implements basic routing policy across multiple autonomous systems.
Understands basic multicast and anycast technologies, protocols and implementations.
Understands and articulates IPv6, MPLS, virtual private networking concepts, protocols and technologies.
Guides troubleshooting and resolution of IP-related network service issues.
Proficiency Level 3
Configures and operates complex, multi-AS IP networks supporting VPN, multicast, anycast, and diverse routing policy.
In-depth understanding of IPv6, routing policy and protocols; OSPG, IS- IS, BGP, route maps, BGP peering, etc.) In-depth understanding of one or more NOS platforms: Cisco, IOS and NX- OS, Juniper Junos, ALU SR OS, etc.
Understands common application-layer protocols and implementations and IP network operational considerations (DNS, NTP, LDAP, RADIUS, etc.).
In-depth understanding of load-balancing, link aggregation and IP multipath technologies and implementations.
Leads troubleshooting and resolution of complex IP network-related issues.business or functional specialty.
Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert
Trains others on the use of IP technologies in multiple and diverse networks.
Understands state-of-the-art virtualization concepts and technologies (NFV, SDN).
Develops best practices and guidelines for operating complex IP service networks.
In-depth understanding of MPLS-TE and traffic engineering concepts.
In-depth knowledge of IPv6 standards and implementations.
Contributes to industry forums and standards bodies, RFCs, and publications.