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: USD 595.00

Regular Price: USD 795.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: USD 495.00

Regular Price: USD 695.00

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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


Migration Approaches

Devices and Deployments


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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