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Definitive SDN for engineers

A 2 day training course

Definitive SDN training course description

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has become one of the industries most talked technologies. This training course cuts through the hype and looks at the technology, architecture and products available for SDN along with looking at the impact it may have on your network.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how SDN works.
  • Describe the architecture of SDN.
  • Explain the relationship between SDN and OpenFlow.
  • Recognise the impact SDN will have on existing networks.

Definitive SDN training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to know more about SDN.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Definitive SDN training course contents


Introduction
What is SDN? What is OpenFlow? SDN benefits. The SDN stack and architecture.

SDN architecture

SDN applications, SDN switches, SDN controllers, Network Operating Systems. Control plane, data plane. Control to Data Plane Interface (CDPI), Northbound interfaces. SDN components, control and data plane abstractions.

Network Operating Systems
Finding the topology, Global view, control program, configuration based on views, graph algorithm.

OpenFlow
Just one part of SDN. Open Networking Foundation, OpenFlow ports, Flow tables, OpenFlow Channels. The OpenFlow protocol, OpenFlow header, OpenFlow operations. OpenFlow versus OpFlex.

SDN and open source
OpenDaylight, OpenVSwitch, Open Networking Forum, Open Network Operating System. OpenStack Neutron.

SDN implications
Separation of control and data plane, NOS running on servers, Emphasis on edge complexity, core simplicity, OpenvSwitch, Incremental migration, importance of software. SDN vs NVF.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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