Nokia SRA (Service Routing Architect Certification) is the top certification of Nokia SRC. After NRS I and NRS II, you have three options to go further. And the most valuable one is Nokia SRA. This certification is focus on designing, building and troubleshooting of Nokia Service Router based networks. It is similar to Cisco CCIE, Juniper JNCIE and Huawei HCIE in Service Provider area.
To have Nokia SRA Certification, from the Beginning Nokia NRS I Certification to Nokia SRA Certification, you need to pass 10 mandatory exams. Beside, you can take 5 other optional exams.
Which Courses do I Need To Get To Have Nokia SRA Certificate?
After NRS II trainings and exams, for Nokia SRA Certification, there are four courses and four theorical exams in front of you. But do not forget, to have this certification, firstly, you need to have NRS II Certification.
So, what are the Nokia SRA Trainings? These Nokia SRA Training are given below:
Nokia Border Gateway Protoco l
Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services
Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks
Nokia Quality of Service
Nokia SRA Lab Exam
All of these trainings are focus on a specific lessons that is required for designing, building and troubleshooting detailly on Nokia Service Routers and the networks based on them.
What I Will Learn in Nokia SRA Courses?
In Nokia SRA Trainings and Certification period, you will learn BGP details, VPRN and VPLS Service Concept Details and Quality of Service beside the lessons you have learned in NRS I and NRS II Trainings.
In “Nokia Border Gateway Protocol Training”, you will learn the details of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) with advanced features.
In “Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services”, you will learn the details of Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS).
In “Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks Training”, you will learn the details of Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (VPRN).
In “Nokia QoS Training”, you will learn QoS Basics, Traffic Classification, Marking, Queuing and Buffer Management, Scheduling, Rate Limiting, QoS Monitoring and OAM Tools.
Beside these trainings, there are also other optional trainings in Nokia SRA. These are not mandatory but important trainings for a Network Architect. These Optional Trainings are given below:
Nokia Multicast Protocols
Nokia Triple Play Services
Nokia Network and Service Router Security
Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport
Nokia Mobile Gateways
Nokia Mobility Manager
As I mentined before, you do not have to get these trainings to become an SRA. But to have a deep knowledge of these specific areas, these trainings will also give you an extra experience on Service Router networks.
Which Exams Should I Take to Become Nokia SRA Certified?
To become Nokia SRA Certified, you should take four theorical and one practical exam of Nokia SRC after NRS I and NRS II Exams. This Nokia SRA Exams are given below:
Nokia Border Gateway Protocol (Exam 4A0-102)
Nokia Virtual Private LAN Services (Exam 4A0-105)
Nokia Virtual Private Routed Networks (Exam 4A0-106)
Nokia Quality of Service (Exam 4A0-107)
Nokia SRA Lab Exam (Exam ASRA4A0)
The first four exams of Nokia SRA Certification, are theorical exams and there is no practical configurations required for them. But some theorical configuration commands can be asked.
The last exam is the Practical SRA Lab Exam. In this exam, there are some topologies are given to you and the required configurations are expected. Here, your whole certification period will be tested practically. In this exam, all the lessons will be covered and you will be asked configuration questions from each lessons.
Beside these exams, there are also other optional exams in Nokia SRA. These are not mandatory but important exams for a Network Architect. These Optional Exams are given below:
Nokia Multicast Protocols (Exam 4A0-108)
Nokia Triple Play Services (Exam 4A0-109)
Nokia Network and Service Router Security (Exam 4A0-111)
Nokia IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Transport (Exam 4A0-M01)
Nokia Mobile Gateways (Exam 4A0-M02)
Nokia Mobility Manager (Exam 4A0-M03)
What is the Price of Nokia SRA Exams?
The price of each theorical Nokia SRA Exam (Exam 4A0-102, Exam 4A0-105, Exam 4A0-106, Exam 4A0-107) is 125$. This price is the similar price for all the theorical exams of Nokia SRC. The Total cost of four exams is 500$.
The Composite Exam (Exam 4A0-C02) is 400$.
On the other hand, the Practical lab Exam of SRA (Exam ASRA4A0) is 1275$.
From the Beginning Nokia NRS I Certification to Nokia NRS II Certification, the Total cost of 10 Exams is 2650$ if you take the exams one by one.
How many Questions Are There in Nokia 3RP Exams?
There are 60 Questions in each theorical Nokia SRA Exam (Exam 4A0-102, Exam 4A0-105, Exam 4A0-106, Exam 4A0-107). These questions are random questions that are asked from a question pool.
The number of questions in the Nokia SRA Practical Lab Exam (Exam ASRA4A0) can be different, but the number of these questions will not be as much as the theorical exams.
What is the Duration of the Nokia SRA Exams?
The complete duration of each Nokia SRA Exam (Exam 4A0-102, Exam 4A0-105, Exam 4A0-106, Exam 4A0-107) is 90 minutes. If you get required trainings for each Nokia SRA Exam and you are ready, this time will be long enough for you.
The Practical Exam (Exam ASRA4A0) duration is 8 hours. This time is long enough for your configurations if you have learned how to configure the key concepts in SRA trainings.
What is the Language of Nokia SRA Exams?
The language of Nokia SRA Exams is only English. To understand and solve the questions correctly, you should know required technical network engish.
What is the Passing Degree for Nokia SRA Exams?
The passing score of any Nokia SRA Exam is %80. This means that you should have at least 48 true answers from 60 questions to pass an Nokia SRA Exam.
How Can I Take Nokia SRA Exams?
When you are ready, you can schedule one of the Nokia SRA Exams from a valid Exam Center and you can take this exam. After completing one exam, when you are ready, you can take another.
For computer based Nokia exams, you can use the global exam partner, Pearson VUE. To schedule your exam from a valid exam center, you can use Pearson VUE’s Website.
How Will I Get my Nokia SRA Certificate?
After completing the exam, your score will appear on the exam computer. In the screen your score and the result will be showed. If you pass the exam, this result will sent to Nokia in a couple of weeks and after a while your certifications will be sent to you. After that you can paste your blue passed certification squares to the certification progress sheet.
How Long Does Nokia SRA Certification Valid?
Nokia SRA Certification is valid for 3 years. In these 3 years, you can have further SRC trainings and take other exams. But after 3 years, if you do not pass any further SRC exam during this period, you need to recertify by taking recertification exams.