This is a 1-day class that covers the basics of Software Defined Networking (SDN). It is ideal for a beginner audience that wants to obtain an overview of the concepts, definitions and open source initiatives in the SDN arena. It has 75% lecture and 25% lab and is aimed at preparing participants for the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) SDN Associate exam.

Duration                                Learning Credits

1 day-8 hours of                    8 PDU’s


Public Classroom Pricing:    

Early Bird Price: CAD 649.00

Regular Price: CAD 799.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: CAD 549.00

Regular Price: CAD 699.00

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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction 

● Personal Introductions

● ONF Certification Overview

Module 2: Definitions and Standards

● Problems in Networking (that SDN can help solve)

● Making the case for SDN-SDN Flavors

Module 3: OpenFlow

● What is OpenFlow

● How does OpenFlow work of-config

● SDN Related Technologies

● SDN Standards Organizations 

Module 4: Use Cases

● Data center/Enterprise


● Transport Networks 

Module 5: Migration Strategies

● Framework

● Migration Approaches

● Devices and Deployments

● Planning 

Module 6: Security, the ONF and Controller placement

● Security and Availability

● Overview of the ONF Organization

● Controller Placement 

Module 7: SDN Open Source Overview

● Open Source Controllers

● Other Open Source Initiatives

Who can attend?

This course is aimed at beginners who want to grasp basic SDN concepts.

Learning Goals

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

● Identify SDN concepts and architecture as put forth by the Open Networking Foundation.

● Understand the workings of OpenFlow.

● Gain insight into SDN use-cases and migration strategies.

● Understand the ONF as an organization and identify open source initiatives.

● Gain valuable hands-on experience with a Mininet network and the Floodlight Controller.

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