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Essential SD-WAN  |    A 1 day training course

Essential SD-WAN training course description

SD-WAN is rapidly growing in use. This vendor neutral course starts with an introduction to what SD-WAN is and when it is useful. Each main area of SD-WAN is then studied in more detail to enable delegates to recognise the technologies used in SD-WAN and then use this information to evaluate SD-WAN products.

What will you learn
  • Describe what SD-WAN is (and isn't).
  • Explain how SD-WAN works.
  • Evaluate SD-WAN products.
  • Compare and contrast SD-WAN with other technologies such as MPLS, Ethernet, SDN, NFV and WAN optimisation.
Essential SD-WAN training course details

Essential SD-WAN training course contents

  • What is SD-WAN?
  • What is SD and SDN? What is WAN? Branch/ Office. MPLS, MPLS vs Internet, Ethernet, Broadband, LTE/4G, Cable, Satellite. The impact of the cloud. Single console, Dynamic path selection, automation. Why SD-WAN?

  • Single console
  • Network management, orchestration, administration. Example GUI interfaces. Northbound and southbound APIs.

  • Dynamic path selection
  • SD-WAN transports, Overlay networks, security. VPNs, IPsec. QoS and prioritization. Policies, traffic path rules. Application specific routing, bonding, optimisation.

  • Automation
  • Time saving, removing errors. Zero touch, ZOOM, ZTP. The role of the orchestrator. Real time monitoring of the network. APIs.

  • Architecture and products
  • Hardware solutions, software solutions, virtual appliances. Clouds. SD-WAN edge devices, SDWAN controllers, Orchestrators. HA and SD-WAN. Riverbed, Cisco, Juniper, others.

  • Summary
  • SD-WAN doesn’t replace MPLS, virtualisation and SD-WAN. Relationship with SDN and NFV. SDWAN versus WAN optimisation.

Learning path


This is a new course

Ratings below are general customer reviews

P. P. - Stemmer Imaging

"Well taught, good pace, content."

R. R. - Stemmer Imaging

"Very good trainers - good explainations and good practical examples"

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.