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Software Defined Networking (SDN): The Big Picture

Course Summary

In this course, you will learn the basics of SDN and NFV. You'll become familiar with what they are at a conceptual level, and how they aim to solve both business and technical problems. We'll first look at SDN and how it differs from traditional networki

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction to SDN
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Introducing Software Defined Networking (SDN)
        ◦ Introducing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
        ◦ Relationship Between SDN and NFV
        ◦ Introducing Software Defined Storage (SDS)
        ◦ Introducing the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
        ◦ SDN Use Cases 1
        ◦ SDN Use Cases 2
        ◦ Summary
    ● SDN Defined
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Defining SDN
        ◦ Describing the Planes
        ◦ Job Role Analogy
        ◦ Today's Network Problems
        ◦ The Language Barrier
        ◦ Centralizing Command and Control
        ◦ Summary
    ● How Does SDN Work?
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Review: What Is SDN?
        ◦ What Is an SDN Controller?
        ◦ What Does an SDN Controller Do?
        ◦ Terminology Mismatch
        ◦ SDN Management and Control Interfaces
        ◦ Summary
    ● NFV vs. SDN
        ◦ Introduction?
        ◦ What Is NFV?
        ◦ NFV Goals
        ◦ Illustration of SDN vs. NFV
        ◦ Introducing Use Cases
        ◦ Use Cases for Neither SDN nor NFV
        ◦ Use Cases for SDN Alone
        ◦ Use Cases for NFV Alone
        ◦ Use Cases for Both SDN and NFV
        ◦ Summary
    ● NFV Technologies
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Why NFV?
        ◦ What Is an Overlay?
        ◦ Overlay Protocols
        ◦ Switches and Routers
        ◦ Firewalls
        ◦ Load Balancers
        ◦ Antivirus
        ◦ Intrusion Detection Systems
        ◦ Summary
    ● SDN/NFV Vendors
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Understanding the SDN Scene
        ◦ Focus on the Problem to Be Solved
        ◦ Organizing the SDN Marketplace
        ◦ Open Source Projects
        ◦ Certifications
        ◦ SDN Solution Considerations
        ◦ Summary
    ● SDN's Impact on You and the Industry
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ How Does My Role Change?
        ◦ Role Changes: Network Administrators
        ◦ Role Changes: Security Administrators
        ◦ Role Changes: Virtualization Administrators
        ◦ Role Changes: Application Administrators
        ◦ Role Changes: Developers
        ◦ Role Changes: IT Management
        ◦ Impact of SDN on the Data Center
        ◦ Cloud Overview
        ◦ Cloud Computing Types
        ◦ Cloud Computing and SDN
        ◦ Summary
    ● Summary/Action Plan
        ◦ Developing an Action Plan
        ◦ The Course Summary


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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