Software Defined Networking (SDN) Planning Workshop v1.0

Course information
Price: £ 1,395.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 3
Course Code: SDNPW
GTC: 21 Incl. VAT
Version: 1.0
Delivery Method: Virtual Learning


Due to the multi-vendor nature of networking, it can be difficult to see how to apply Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in your environment. Do you need to buy anything? Can you implement SDN yourself? Do you need to hire someone? Are you locked into a specific vendor? What options are there in choosing a vendor or implementing a multi-vendor solution? Through an analysis of the SDN landscape, you will gain the confidence to begin building your SDN design and migration strategy.

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.

  • Attended SDN Fundamentals or Comptia Network +


SDN diagram

Roles and responsibilities in SDN

Networking and SDN terms and technology

  • Network
  • Server
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Controllers
  • APIs
  • Overlays

Business and technical objectives in designing SDN

  • Requirements
  • Constraints
  • Assumptions
  • Risks
  • Scope
  • Vision

Simplifying configuration

  • Command-line operation on a network
  • GUI interface on an SDN network

Current SDN vendors

Differences and overlaps in multiple vendor offerings

Researching vendor solutions

Questions to ask during an SDN vendor interview

Interviewing an SDN vendor

Gap analysis of SDN vendor solution

Business and technical requirements to go from current state to desired state

Complete a conceptual design of a proposed SDN network

Defend your proposed SDN network design


After attending this course you should be able to:

  • Recognize your role and responsibility in SDN
  • Understand the underlying technologies that enable SDN, including OpenFlow, north and southbound APIs, controllers, and overlays
  • Be aware of thedifferent vendor's approaches to SDN
  • Resources, tools, and templates to evaluate SDN solutions

Target Audience

Technical network administrators, server administrators, security and compliance managers, virtualization administrators, presales technical engineers, and system and network architects involved in the planning and design of an SDN Network.

Virtual Learning Schedule

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

Course description

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