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ONAP Fundamentals (LFS263) + COP Exam Bundle

Who Is It For

This certification is for engineers at service providers and enterprises who develop, deploy, and scale their networks and next-generation services, especially in light of the growth in 5G and edge computing.
The exam expects baseline understanding of the underlying cloud platform (e.g. Kubernetes and OpenStack) and minimal familiarity with modeling languages (e.g. Heat and TOSCA).
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What You’ll Learn

This course provides conceptual and hands-on skills around ONAP, including the basics of Network Function Virtualization (NFV); an overview of ONAP architecture, subprojects, and use case blueprints; ONAP modeling overview; interfacing with ONAP; network service design, orchestration, and lifecycle management; the ONAP Policy framework; closed control loop automation; and troubleshooting. This is an online proctored exam that can take up to three hours to complete. The exam is performance-based and includes items simulating on-the-job scenarios.
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What It Demonstrates

A successful COP candidate will demonstrate the ability to onboard Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), design and deploy network services, and configure VNFs. Additionally, candidates must have baseline understanding of closed-loop automation in terms of closed-loop design and runtime behavior. A candidate will also possess elementary troubleshooting capabilities to find issues with network services and closed-loops.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. NFV and ONAP Basics
Chapter 3. ONAP Scope and Key Concepts
Chapter 4. ONAP Architecture
Chapter 5. Basic Modeling Overview
Chapter 6. ONAP Subprojects
Chapter 7. Network Service Design
Chapter 8. Interfacing with ONAP
Chapter 9. ONAP Blueprints and Getting Involved
Chapter 10. Network Service Orchestration and Life Cycle Management
Chapter 11. ONAP Policy Framework
Chapter 12. Control Loop Automation
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting in ONAP
Chapter 14. Course Completion

Exam Domains & Competencies
Service Design20%
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
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 Deployment25%
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 LCM15%
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
Troubleshooting20%
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 Automation20%
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

Exam Details & Resources
This is an online, proctored exam.
Registration for this exam, is for a SINGLE ATTEMPT at the Certified ONAP Professional Exam.
The environment provisioned for your exam includes a Remote Desktop Linux Environment and nested virtualized infrastructure to support  a limited ONAP deployment.
Learning Path
This is a general course that targets designers, architects, and operators at Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and IT architects and administrators at enterprises. The course is also relevant for technologists at technology vendors.

  • This course requires a basic understanding of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
  • It also requires a basic knowledge of Linux equivalent to that obtained from the Introduction to Linux (LFS101x) course, which the Linux Foundation makes available on edX.

Lab exercises will be conducted on seven custom VMs (six VMs for setting up ONAP, and 1 VM for OpenStack cloud) on GCP. The approximate cloud cost will be < $4/hour paid directly to GCP.

There are no pre-requisites for this exam.