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Ericsson Technical Certification Program (ETCP)

Ericsson Technical Certification Program (ETCP)

Important information

On September 28th Ericsson will begin utilizing a new tool called Clarus for Ericsson Credential Management. From September 20-27, candidates who do not already have a profile created in Pearson VUE will be unable to create a new profile and register for exams. If you are an existing Ericsson candidate, you will be unable to make any edits to your profile during this time. Candidates with existing profiles will be able to register for and take exams during this period, however, any existing exam appointments can not be rescheduled. If a change needs to be made to your appointment location or time please cancel the current appointment and schedule a new one. For exams taken during this period, certification data can not be accessed and will only be available after launch of the new system.

Candidates will receive internal communication from Ericsson with more details. For more information and support options, please visit ETCP SharePoint site.

Ericsson Academy sponsors the Ericsson Technical Certification Program (ETCP), an ICT industry standard certification program that gives measurable recognition within diverse areas of technical competence.

ETCP includes entry-level product agnostic technology exams as well as certification tracks with three defined levels of technical competence: Associate, Professional, and Expert.


Updated Exams Announcement
The following exams have new versions available for testing:

  • Ericsson Certified Associate – IP Networking (ECP-206)
  • Ericsson Certified Associate – 5G RAN (ECP-402)
  • Ericsson Certified Associate – Ericsson 5G Core (ECP-412)
  • Ericsson Certified Professional – VoLTE End-to-End (ECP-733)

New Exam Announcement
The following new exams are now available for testing:

  • Ericsson Certified Associate - Data Science (ECP-451)
  • Ericsson Certified Associate – Orchestration (ECP-421)
  • Ericsson Certified Associate – CENX (ECP-431)
  • Ericsson Certified Associate – Swap and Modernization, NRO & NDO Services (ECP-441)
  • Ericsson Certified Professional – vEPC (ECP-821)
  • Ericsson Certified Professional – Ericsson 5G Cloud Unified Data Management, Policy Control and Exposure (ECP-831)
  • Ericsson Certified Professional – 5G Packet Core and Policy (ECP-841)

Target Audience for ETCP

At present ETCP is designed primarily to meet the needs of Ericsson employees, although in some cases certain exams and exam tracks are made available to external candidates. Ericsson is currently evaluating the development of a comprehensive certification program for customers, partners, and university students.

The primary target audience for ETCP is technical engineers and solution architects who directly or indirectly support one or more of the following: Technical Sales, Design, Configuration, Integration, Operation and Support, or related activities. Others in a technical function who are required to have a solid understanding of the Ericsson portfolio and underlying technologies may also benefit from earning ETCP certification.

Exam Delivery Methods

Ericsson currently supports exam delivery through three mechanisms:

  1. OnVUE online proctoring gives you the opportunity to take an exam almost wherever and whenever, while being watched by a remote invigilator through your webcam. Read more about OnVUE to learn about the process and decide if this option is right for you. Note that writing utensils and paper are not allowed during OnVUE exams, but you will have the option to use the inbuilt whiteboard feature while taking the exam online.

    Note: There are some restrictions to which countries OnVUE exams are allowed. OnVUE exams are allowed in all geographies, except the following countries: Slovenia, China, and embargoed countries (North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, and Iran).

    If you are uncomfortable with any of these requirements, we recommend you schedule an in-person exam at either an ECD or a Pearson VUE Test Center.
  2. The preferred way of taking exams for Ericsson employees is through internal Ericsson Certification Days (ECDs). Learn more about the Ericsson Certification Days (ECDs) process.
  3. All exam candidates may take their exams through Pearson VUE’s worldwide network of testing centers.

Exam Security and Candidate Agreement

Ericsson takes the security of its certification exams seriously and requires all candidates to accept the terms of a Candidate Agreement. By accepting these agreements, candidates agree to the terms and conditions of ETCP, by maintaining the confidentiality of the content of all exams.

For more information about the program and certification offerings, internal exam candidates can visit the ETCP website (Ericsson employees only at this time).

Last updated 2021-09-17