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Software Defined Networking Fundamentals


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Software Defined Networking or SDN enables holistic network management, and intelligent use of network resources, both physical and virtual. In this course, you will explore a vendor neutral overview of SDN and how it works.

Target Audience
IT and business decision makers, network managers, and anyone who wishes to get a technical overview of Software Defined Networking

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.5

Lesson Objectives

Software Defined Networking Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • recognize the need for Software Defined Networking
  • describe how Software Defined Networking works and the problems that it solves
  • describe the relationship between network function virtualization and Software Defined Networking
  • describe software defined storage and autotiering
  • describe how virtualization, Software Defined Networking or SDN, and software defined storage combine into a software defined data center
  • recognize the major use cases for Software Defined Networking and the benefits that it brings
  • describe the components and architecture of a Software Defined Networking or SDN system
  • recognize the data, control, and management planes, and how they are separated in Software Defined Networking or SDN
  • describe how Software Defined Networking or SDN enables centralized command and control, and the benefits this brings
  • define data flow in the data center, recognize east-west and north-south data flow, and describe how Software Defined Networking can manage flow when a problem presents
  • describe the northbound and southbound interfaces of an Software Defined Networking or SDN controller, and how these differ from north-south data flow
  • describe the goals and benefits of network function virtualization
  • recognize the major use cases for network function virtualization without Software Defined Networking or SDN, and the benefits that it brings
  • recognize the major use cases for network function virtualization and Software Defined Networking combined, and the benefits they bring
  • recognize the main overlay protocols used in network function virtualization systems
  • describe the operation of virtual switches, routers, and firewalls in a network function virtualization system
  • describe the operation of network load balancers, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention, and antivirus devices in a network function virtualization system
  • describe the current state of the software-defined market
  • recognize the main open source Software Defined Networking products
  • list the certifications available for Software Defined Networking professionals
  • describe the decision process when choosing a Software Defined Networking solution
  • describe the impact of Software Defined Networking on job roles in network administration and management
  • describe the benefits of Software Defined Networking or SDN and network function virtualization or NFV over traditional network management
  • Course Number:
    dt_sdne_a01_it_enus