Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I – NRS I

by Mirek Burnejko

Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist IAlcatel-Lucent has in the offer a few IT certifications. First on the list is Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I – NRS I.

The NRS I certification is designed to give you information about IP/Ethernet technologies and teach you how to implement that on 7750 Service Routers and 7450 Ethernet Service Switches.

It’s also a starting point for more advanced certifications, like Network Routing Specialist II, Triple Play Routing Professional and Service Routing Architect.

What Exams You Must Pass to Become a Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I

You must pass only one exam – Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks – 4A0-100. A training is recommended, but not required.

Format of the Exam

It is a standard test. You have 1,5 hour to answer less than 100.

Where You Can Pass the Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I Exam

You can pass the exam in the nearest Prometric center. Just visit this website and click to a green power symbol and then “Schedule an exam” or “Locate a Test Center”.

How Much Does the Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I Certification Cost

The exam for the NRS I exam costs $125.

How To Renew your Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I Certification

Certification is valid for three years. You will be required to re-write the Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks exam (4A0-100) in order to maintain a valid certification.

Scope of the Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist I Exam

  • Introduction to Networking
  • The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR and 7450 ESS Components and the Command Line Interface
  • Ethernet and Layer 2 Protocols
  • Switched Networks, Spanning Tree, and VLANs
  • IP Addressing
  • IP Forwarding and Services
  • TCP and UDP
  • Introduction to IP Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • MPLS and VPN Services

How To Prepare to the Exam

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Questions and Answers

Q: How can I check I’m ready for the exam?
A: Alcatel-Lucent has in their offer a short pre-assessment test.

Q: Where can I follow a progress of my Alcatel-Lucent’s certifications?
A: You can use this special portal.

Q: Other certifications from Alcatel-Lucent require the NRS I certification. I have some certifications from Cisco and Juniper. Do I need to pass the NRS I exam?
A: No. Alcatel-Lucent allows you to miss the NRS I exam if you have certifications like CCIE RS or JNCIS-SP. More information here.