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 networking, then investigate NFV and how the combination of virtualization and networking have provided us some considerable automation benefits. We'll discuss how to evaluate these technologies and how they will impact you, your organization, and the industry at large. Finally, we'll help you develop an action plan so that you can take the next steps on your SDN journey.