Nortel Certified Design Expert (NCDE)

April 28, 2011 by
Filed under: NCDE, Nortel 

This Nortel Certified Design Expert (NCDE) certifies that the successful candidate can apply an intermediate to advanced level of technical proficiency required to plan, design and/or engineer a solution using multiple Nortel Networks products. It builds upon the specialist level competencies and focuses on advanced solution engineering and may involve multiple products and internetworking functionalities.

Target Audience:

Pre-sales, intermediate to advanced level individuals worldwide who are responsible for:

  • Planning, designing and/or engineering a progressive solution consisting of a suite of Nortel Networks products based upon customer requirements
  • Determining the right technology for the customer’s network focusing on the interoperability of all products involved
  • Providing a quote
  • Providing assistance where necessary in the development of an implementation plan
  • Supporting design specialists in planning, designing and/or engineering a baseline solution
Demonstrated Skills:

A candidate who is minimally qualified has these characteristics. In general it represents approximately six months to one year of relevant or related work experience.

  • Has quantifiable experience designing a comprehensive network solution using Nortel Networks products
  • Can, with minimal assistance, plan, design, and/or engineer network solutions with intermediate to advanced complexity
  • Can apply knowledge of the topics tested to help solve customer design issues (multi-product, and/or multi-site) in most situations
  • Can work alone, without close supervision, although he or she may be part of a team
  • Acts in a consultative role to entry/intermediate individuals

All NCDE Certifications:

  1. NCDE – CallPilot Rls. 5.0 Unified Messaging
  2. NCDE – Communication Server 1000 Rls. 6.0 Advanced Engineering
  3. NCDE – Nortel Converged Campus ERS Rls. 4.x/5.x/6.x Solution Advanced Design
  4. NCDE – Nortel Unified Communications – Converged Office for CS 1000 Rls. 6.x Planning & Engineering


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