Software Defined Networking Fundamentals v1.0

Course information
Price: £ 995.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 2
Course Code: SDNF
GTC: 15 Incl. VAT
Version: 1.0
Delivery Method: Virtual Learning


For the past 20 years, networking has not been able to quickly respond to changing business demands. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to change this. SDN empowers the business to control network behavior by emphasizing the application instead of the network infrastructure.

Regardless of your hardware or software environment, this vendor-neutral course offers a clear picture of how SDN: Allows more efficient provisioning of new services and applications, Realises cost savings, Reduces configuration time and errors,Enhances security, Relates to/enhances cloud computing

    Virtual Learning

    This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.


    Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

    • A basic understanding of infrastructure and networking terms is helpful but not required.


    Identify and dispel the myths surrounding SDN

    Determine the basic feature sets offered by different vendors and identify each vendor's style

    • Physical
    • Virtual
    • Firewall

    Define SDN

    The Evolution of SDN

    Compare a traditional network and a SDN network

    SDN terminology

    • Controllers
    • Devices
    • Applications
    • APIs (northbound and southbound)
    • Planes (mgmt, ctrl, data)

    Draw a conceptual diagram of SDN

    SDN enabling tools and technologies

    Apply SDN to your organizational challenges

    Business and technical challenges solved by SDN

    Relationship between SDN and cloud computing

    Roles and responsibilities in SDN

    • IT Management
    • Security and compliance
    • Network administration
    • Server and virtualization administration

    How roles in an SDN network differ from a traditional network

    How roles change, merge, and re-task for SDN

    The need for collaboration between roles


    After attending this course you should be able to :

    • Differentiate between SDN and its myths
    • Recognise the current SDN solution providers
    • Understand the Business and technical challenges that SDN solves
    • Understand how SDN enhances cloud computing
    • Recognize howSDN impacts your organization, your team, and you

    Target Audience

    This course has been designed for individuals interested in gaining a high-level understanding of SDN

    Follow on Courses

    The following courses are recommended for further study:

    • SDNPW - SDN Planning Workshop

    Virtual Learning Schedule

    It is possible to increase our virtual classroom deliveries so if you require a date please contact us

    Course description

    Download a PDF document of the complete course description: Software Defined Networking Fundamentals v1.0

    Dates for all Delivery Methods
    Date & Location Language Ver Delivery Method
    04 Dec - 05 Dec, 2017 Wokingham Public Classroom
    12 Mar - 13 Mar, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom
    18 Jun - 19 Jun, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom

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