Software Defined Networks Training (SDN)

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live

In this Software Defined Networks Training (SDN) course you’ll learn what SDN is, what led to it, how it’s deployed, and its benefits. We’ll take a close look at how it works, the OpenFlow protocol, SDN in the datacenter and the WAN, deployments of SDN in the real world, equipment manufacturers, and the future of SDN.  Also covered is the interaction of SDN with optical networking technologies such as OTN, ASON, and GMPLS.

  • 2 days of Software Defined Networks Training (SDN) with an expert instructor
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN) Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this Software Defined Networks Training (SDN) course, students will be able to:

  • Principles of Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Operation of networks using SDN
  • OpenFlow protocol use and its place in SDN
  • How SDN is deployed and the benefits it brings
  • How software-defined networks are put together
  • How SDN fits in with other network technologies


  • We can adapt this Software Defined Networks (SDN) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Software Defined Networks (SDN) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Software Defined Networks (SDN) around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Software Defined Networks (SDN)course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.


The target audience for this SDN training course:

  • Managers and professionals, both corporate and Government, whose work requires an overview of SDN


Software Defined Networks Training (SDN)

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Software Defined Networks Training (SDN) course are:

  • General familiarity with TCP/IP
A quick review of essential TCP/IP principles
The genesis of SDN: What problem is it trying to solve?
  • Definition and description of SDN
  • The problem with modern networks
  • How SDN will solve the problem
  • Understanding networks in terms of planes
Flavors of SDN
  • WAN
  • Datacenter
  • Other applications
How SDN works
  • Characteristics
  • The controller
  • Equipment: White boxes and bare metal
  • SDN applications
OpenFlow protocol
  • Overview
  • Basic functionality
  • OpenFlow as a fundamental protocol for SDN
  • OpenFlow limitations
  • Protocols competing with OpenFlow
Alternative definitions of SDN
  • Disadvantages of open source software for networking
  • SDN via APIs
  • SDN via Hypervisor
  • SDN via opening up the device(s)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and SDN
SDN in the data center
  • Datacenter definition
  • Data center needs and demands
  • Tunneling and path technologies in the data center
  • Ethernet and SDN
  • Real-world implementations
  • SDN cockpit
  • Service provider and carrier networks
  • Campus networks
  • SDN and optical networks
  • SDN vs P2P/Overlay networks
SDN equipment and building a software-defined network
  • SDN ecosystem
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • White box switches, bare metal, and merchant silicon
  • OpenDaylight and OpenDaylight controllers
  • Other controllers marketed
  • Putting it together
  • Standards bodies
Deployments of SDN
  • Overview
  • Google’s SDN
Business ramifications
  • SDN and everything as a service
  • SDN vendors
  • Impact on Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs)
  • Impact on networking vendors
  • Effect on end-users
Future of SDN
  • Evolving standards
  • Novel applications
Course wrap-up
  • Course recap
  • Evaluations
Software Defined Networks Training (SDN)Software Defined Networks Training (SDN) Course Wrap-Up