SDN Engineer

This courseware is available in a Virtual Classroom configuration.

This is a 2-day event with 50% lecture and 50% lab that showcases several vendor solutions in the practical component of the class. It also…

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Certificate ONF Certified SDN Engineer
Duration 2 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor Open Networking Foundation
Languages English

What is included in SDN Engineer

Course Description

This is a 2-day event with 50% lecture and 50% lab that showcases several vendor solutions in the practical component of the class. It also allows attendees to gain valuable insight into how the industry is progressing, learn about OpenFlow and discover the details about the different Use Cases where SDN is making its mark.

Course Information

Certification: ONF Certified SDN Engineer

Duration: 2 Days

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: Open Networking Foundation

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


The SDN Engineer course will be of interest to:   

  • SDN Sales Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Technical Marketing Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • IT Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Consultant/Professional Services Engineer
  • Network Engineer/Architect
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Security/Assurance Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Solution Architect
  • Technical Trainer

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply SDN to solve network issues and implement use cases.
  • Use the OpenFlow® Protocol message structures, features, and headers.
  • Use SDN architectural component design, API principals, and SDN network design.
  • Apply SDN migration strategies, deployment options, and considerations.
  • Configure, monitor, and test an SDN Network.
  • Secure SDN controllers and switches. 
  • Successfully work on SDN future projects and developments.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Definitions and Standards

  • Problems in Networking
  • Making the Case for SDN
  • SDN flavors
  • What is OpenFlow?
  • How does OpenFlow work?
  • Friends of SDN
  • SDN Definers

Lab 1 – NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller

Module 3: Open SDN

  • Pica8
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Brocade

Lab 2a – Pica8

Lab 2b – BSN BCF

Lab 2c – Brocade Vyatta Controller


Module 4: SDN via APIs

  • Cisco

Lab 3 – Cisco APIC-EM


Module 5: SDN via Overlays

  • Juniper Contrail

Lab 4 – Juniper Contrail

  • PLUMgrid ONS

Lab 5 – PLUMgrid ONS


Module 6 – Cases Studies

  • SDN Environments
    • Data Center
    • WAN
    • Transport Networks
  • JOIN/VMWare 
  • Cloudwatt/Contrail
  • Kanazawa University State Hospital
  • Ballarat Grammar


Module 7: OpenStack v/s OpenDaylight

  • OpenStack
  • OpenDaylight

Available Courseware For SDN Engineer


Instructor Package

Includes a slide deck suitable for Classroom and Virtual Classroom delivery, instructor notes to guide the trainer through the course delivery, and a version of the Coursebook.


Learner Coursebook

Coursebook with all the relevant information required for the learner to take and pass the exam.


Course Agenda

Sample agendas for running successful Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Blended Classroom sessions.

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