Proficiency Level 1
Cites examples of common network problems and resolutions.
Describes SS7 engineering principles.
Highlights the purpose of and common use of Access Control Lists and variable subnet masking.
Understanding of IP Protocols, Service Applications and Multicast.
Proficiency Level 2
Works with design and implementation of signaling architectures.
Demonstrates proficiency in post processing platforms.
Discusses common design problems and how to avoid them.
Effectively manages vendor Action Item Register and timely resolution of open issues.
Leads investigation and management of all follow-up activities needed to determine root cause.
Proficiency Level 3
Demonstrates experience implementing and supporting complex SS7 technologies.
Addresses integration and implementation issues including changes into the network.
Compares and contrasts IPv6, VoIP, and VPN technologies.
Mentors and provides technical guidance and explains advanced concepts to others.
Leads network and service improvement and maintenance projects.
Develops tools to extract forensic data from network elements and analyze to identify potential patterns.
Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert
Is considered a subject-matter and/or industry expert for SS7 Signaling.
Monitors organization and industry experience and identifies network improvement opportunities.
Orchestrates the resolution of high-impact and cross-functional problems.
Gains agreement on the problem-solving process, risk assessment, decision points, and criteria.
Articulates and presents information on the availability, reliability and effectiveness of critical, multi-vendor networks.
Monitors industry trends; evaluates, recommends and implements SS7 services.