Ciena provides certification in below two categories: -

  1. Carrier Ethernet Certification (CE Certification)
  2. Optical communication certification (OC Certification)

These certifications are further sub-categorized into different levels basis on expertise and prior certification. Details of the levels are as given below: -

Entry Level

Associate

Professional

Consultant

Pre-Assessment for CE 

CE-A

CE-P

CE-C

Pre-Assessment for OC

OC-A

OC-P

OC-C

 

 

 

Carrier Ethernet Certification Exam Path guidelines as follows: 

Course Level

Entry Level

 (Pre-Assessment for CE)

Associate Level Exam Requirements  (CE-A) 

Professional (CE-P)

Consultant (CE-C)

Requirements

No-Prerequisite required


The pre-assessment is not required for the CEA course, however, is required if a learner wants to skip directly to the OCA exam

Pre-Assessment for CE with 90% or more grades

          OR

5-days instructor-led (CE-A ILT) training

          OR

CE-A WBT (e-learning) course

 

CE-A Certified                 

        +

5-days instructor-led (CE-P ILT) training

 

(Cannot test out to take the CEP exam, must take training and be CEA certified)

CE-P Certified                 

        +

5-days instructor-led (CE-C ILT) training

 

(Cannot test out to take the CEC exam, must take training and be CEP certified)

 


                                                                            

 

Optical Communications Certification Exam Path guidelines are as follows: 

 

Exam Level

Entry Level 

(Pre-Assessment for OC)

Associate Level Exam Requirements

 (OC-A) 

Professional Level Exam Requirements 

(OC-P)

Consultant Level Exam (OC-C)

Requirements 

No-Prerequisite required.  


The pre-assessment is not required for the OCA course, however, is required if learner wants to skip directly to the OCA exam

Pre-Assessment for OC with 90% or more grades

          OR

5-days instructor-led (OC-A ILT) training


OR 


OC-A Web-based Course

          

OC-A Certified                          +

5-days instructor-led (OC-P ILT) training

 

(Cannot test out to take the OCP exam, must take training and be OCA certified)

OC-P Certified                             +

5-days instructor-led (OC-C ILT) training

 

(cannot test out to take the OCC exam, must take training and be OCP certified)

Optical Communication Certification Exam Path

 

 

Rules for these certifications: -

Ciena Customer- 

  • User must take the exam within 30 days of attending 5days ILT course classes.
  • The user gets two attempts to clear the exam and can reset the attempt himself once not able to clear the exam for the first time.

 

  • The user needs to come back for a second attempt within 30 days of the first attempt. Post that attempt will have lapsed.
  • If the user fails in both attempts of the exam, he needs to purchase the exam again.
  • Once completed, the user can download the certificate. The user must clear the exam with a minimum of 80% or more to get a certificate.

 

Ciena Employee- 

  • Ciena Employee may self-enroll for exams without undergoing any pre-assessment or 5-day ILT certification classes.
  • Ciena Employee gets two attempts to clear the exam. 
  • In case an employee is not able to clear the exam, he needs to undergo a Certification course (ILT/WBT). Post that he needs to purchase an exam. (Exam can be purchased at company cost if concern manager approves)
  • Once completed, Employee can download a certificate. The user must clear the exam with a minimum of 80% or more to get a certificate.