New ONAP Certification and Beta Sign-Up Announced

By December 18, 2018 November 8th, 2019 Announcements

The Linux Foundation worked with ONAP expert volunteers to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and competencies applicable to the Certified ONAP Professional (COP), scheduled to launch in late Q1 2020.

Are you interested in participating in the Beta and receiving an early attempt at the exam? If so, complete the COP Beta Sign-up Form by  February 15, 2020.  If you pass you will be COP Certified!

The COP exam assumes knowledge of, but may not test for, a baseline understanding of the underlying cloud platform (e.g. Kubernetes and OpenStack) and minimal familiarity with modeling languages (e.g. Heat and TOSCA)

The COP exam curriculum includes these general domains and their weights on the exam:

  • Service Design 20%
  • Service Deployment 25%
  • Service LCM 15%
  • Troubleshooting 20%
  • Closed Loop Automation 20%

Service Design – 20%

  • Configure ONAP e.g. creating users, assigning privileges using both CLI and GUI
  • Create a Vendor License Model (VLM) to meet a specific licensing approach
  • Inspect a VNF package and understand key parameters
  • Onboard a VNF by i) creating a new Vendor Software Product (VSP) from the local machine and VNF marketplace, ii) importing VSP and iii) submitting VSP for testing
  • Create a Network Service (NS), inspect TOSCA network service model, and submit it for distribution
  • Inspect and modify HPA/OOF policy

Service Deployment 25%

  • Onboard ESTI NFV compliant VNF/NS packages onto VF-C via UUI
  • Validate and confirm Network Service is successfully distributed and ready for deployment
  • Add VNF profile to SDNC and preload the profile
  • Create homing and placement policy and associate it with VNFs
  • Create Network Service instances
  • Mount APP-C interface to VNF

Service LCM 15%

  • Design VNF configuration template using CDT
  • Run LCM commands via REST API or CLI to APP-C, including:
    • Scale VNF
    • Change Management
    • Start/Stop VNF
    • Healthcheck
    • Reboot
    • Attach Volume

Troubleshooting 20%

  • Perform Kubernetes (k8s)/OpenStack platform health checks
  • Review ONAP k8s POD healthchecks, memory usage and logs
  • Check HPA capabilities in OpenStack by inspecting VM flavors
  • Check OpenStack for VNF failures
  • Access and review VNF logs and status
  • Audit DMAAP events via dashboard
  • Audit SO workflow execution
  • Conduct an audit using POMBA
  • Conduct service topology verification via A&AI
  • Conduct Closed-Loop checks

Closed Loop Automation 20%

  • Create DCAE template using microservices for CLAMP consumption
  • Define a Policy for governing network service/resource behavior (Actor/Recipe Policy to invoke for closed loop action)
  • Deploy and validate Policies for a Network Service
  • Ensure that a specific closed loop action is taken on receipt of a corresponding event
  • Perform Closed Loop configuration and deployment using CLAMP

Thanks to the ONAP subject matter expert volunteers from Ericsson, Tech Mahindra, Huawei, Intel, Vodafone, and China Mobile who helped shape the COP Domains and Competencies.