MEF-SDCP: SD-WAN Certified Professional (B)

Course Overview

This class reviews requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks irrespective of the underlay technologies or service providers who deliver them.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$3,195
Duration: 
4 days
Version: 
B
Exam: 
This course includes one exam voucher for the MEF-SDCP Exam.
  • Upon completion of this course, you will have knowledge and skills to:

    • Assess, plan and design scenarios of size and scale, implementations, applications, strategy and business requirements
    • Implementation of MEF 70 related to business requirements, application flow, policy, underlay services, characteristics and migrations strategy
    • Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): service impacting issues, diagnostics, performance metrics and troubleshooting
    • Components and features: fundamentals and characteristics of SD-WAN solutions, service components and service attributes.
    • Transport-independence of the Underlay Network
    • Service assurance of SD-WAN connections
    • High Availability of SD-WAN Services
    • Applying Policy-based Packet Forwarding for SD-WAN
  • 1: Overview of Basic Networking

    • Network Definitions
      • Node
      • Endpoint
      • Local Area Network (LAN)
      • MAC Address
      • Ethernet
      • Ethernet Frame
      • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
      • IEEE 802.1ad, Q-in-Q
      • Wide Area Network (WAN)
      • Subscriber
      • Service Provider
      • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
      • Routing
      • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
      • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
      • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
      • Intermediate System – Intermediate System (IS-IS)
      • Source Packet Routing in Networking (SPRING)/Segmented Routing (SR)
    • Network Robustness
      • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
      • Fast Reroute (FRR)
    • Network Failures and Performance Issues
      • Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP)
      • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
      • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
      • Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6)
      • Ping
      • Ping6
      • Traceroute
      • Traceroute6
    • Traffic Addresses
      • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
      • IPv4 Address
      • Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR)
      • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      • Internet Protocol version 5 (IPv5)
      • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
      • IPv6 Packet
      • Stateless Address Auto Configuration (SLAAC)

    2: Assessing, Planning, and Designing

    • Characteristics and Benefits of an SD-WAN Service
    • SD-WAN Components
      • SD-WAN UNI
      • Underlay Connectivity Service, UCS UNI, and UCS End Point
      • Tunnel Virtual Connection (TVC)
      • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC)
      • SD-WAN Virtual Connection End Point
      • SD-WAN Edge
    • Virtual Topology
    • Zone
    • Internet Breakout
    • Introduction to Application Flow Specification Groups and Policies
      • Application Flows
      • Application Flow Specifications and Application Flow Criteria
      • Application Flow Specification Groups
      • Policies and Policy Criteria
    • Matching Traffic to Application Flows
    • Legacy Migration to SD-WAN
      • SOHO or Small Office Branch Type
      • Medium or Larger Offices Branch Type
      • SD-WAN Use Policies

    3: Attributes and Policy Criteria

    •  SWVC Service Attributes
      • SWVC Identifier Service Attribute
      • SWVC End Point List Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of UCSs Service Attribute
      • Service Uptime Objective Service Attribute
      • SWVC Reserved Prefixes Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Zones Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Virtual Topologies Service Attribute
        • vtType=multipoint-to-multipoint
        •  vtType=rooted-multipoint
      • SWVC Performance Time Intervals Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Security Policies Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Policies Service Attributes
      • SWVC List of Application Flow Specifications Groups Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Application Flows Specifications Service Attribute
      • SWVC End Point Service Attributes
        • SWVC End Point Identifier Service Attribute
        • SWVC End Point Associated UNI Service Attribute
        • SWVC End Point List of UCS End Points Service Attribute
        • SWVC End Point Policy Map Service Attribute
          • Ingress Policy Assignment
          • Ingress Policy Examples
          • Egress Policy Assignment
      • SD-WAN UNI Service Attributes
        • SD-WAN UNI Identifier Service Attribute
        • SD-WAN UNI L2 Interface Service Attribute
        • SD-WAN UNI L2 Maximum Frame Size Service Attribute
        • SD-WAN UNI IPv4 Connection Addressing Service Attribute
        • SD-WAN UNI Ipv6 Connection Addressing Service Attribute
        • SD-WAN UNI Routing Protocols Service Attribute
          • Static Routing Protocol
          • BGP Routing Protocol
          • OSPF Routing Protocol
    •  Policies
      • Policy Criteria
      • Policy Criteria Specification and Interaction
        • Ingress Policy Criteria
          • ENCRYPTION Ingress Policy Criterion
          • INTERNET-BREAKOUT Ingress Policy Criterion
          • PUBLIC-PRIVATE Ingress Policy Criterion
          • BACKUP Ingress Policy Criterion
          • VIRTUAL-TOPOLOGY Ingress Policy Criterion
          • ALLOWED-DESTINATION Ingress Policy Criterion
          • BILLING-METHOD Ingress Policy Criterion
          • PERFORMANCE Ingress Policy Criterion
          • PERFORMANCE Scenario
          • BANDWIDTH Ingress Policy Criterion
          • AF-SECURITY-INGRESS Ingress Policy Criterion
        • Egress Policy Criteria
          • BLOCK-SOURCE Egress Policy Criterion
          • AF-SECURITY-EGRESS Egress Policy Criterion

    4: Underlay Connectivity Services

    •  Types of Underlay Connectivity Services
    • Characteristics of Underlay Connectivity Services
      • Carrier Ethernet Services
      • IP Services
      • L1 Connectivity Services
      • Public Internet
    • Underlay Connectivity Service Attributes
      • UCS Service Attributes
        • UCS Identifier Service Attribute
        • UCS Type Service Attribute
        • UCS Billing Method Service Attribute
      • UCS UNI Service Attributes
        • UCS UNI Identifier Service Attribute
      • UCS End Point Service Attributes
        • UCS End Point Identifier Service Attribute
        • UCS End Point Backup Service Attribute
        • UCS End Point Breakout Service Attribute
    • Public versus Private
      • Private UCS
      • Public UCS
      • Backup UCS
    • Traffic Requirements and Allocation of Bandwidth across Multiple Underlay Connectivity Services
      • Allocation of Bandwidth
      • BANDWIDTH Policy Effect on Packets
      • BANDWIDTH Policy Application

    5: SD-WAN LSO Components

    • Using an SD-WAN Gateway to Interconnect an SD-WAN Service to an External Service
      • Defining an SD-WAN Gateway
      • SD-WAN Gateway Use Case
    • Defining the SD-WAN Controller and SD-WAN Orchestrator
      • SD-WAN Controller
      • SD-WAN Service Orchestrator

    6: SD-WAN Security

    • Security
      • End-to-End Encryption
      • Cyberthreats
      • Security in the SD-WAN Context
    • Firewall Usage with SD-WAN
      • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
      • Firewalls in SD-WAN Context
    • Security Protocols
      • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
      • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
      • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
    •  Encryption
      • IPSec Cryptographic Algorithms
      • WireGuard
    • Security Functions
      • Middle-Box Function (MBF)
      • Required Capabilities in Support of Security Functions
        • Security Action Lists
          • Block List
          • Allow List
          • Quarantine List
          • Requirements Pertaining to All of the Lists
      • IP, Port and Protocol Filtering
      • DNS Protocol Filtering
      • Domain Name Filtering
      • URL Filtering
      • Malware Detection and Removal
      • Security Functions Example Scenarios
    • Service Readiness Testing for SD-WAN Services
      • Service Readiness Testing Terms and Components
      • Service Readiness Measurement Point Locations
      • Service Readiness Measurement Point Requirements
      • SRT Attribute Reporting
    • SD-WAN Performance Monitoring
      • Performance Monitoring Metrics
      • Application Flow PM Metrics
      • TVC PM Metrics
      • Performance Monitoring Framework
      • PM Metric Configuration
      • PM Metric Calculation and Reporting
      • Threshold Crossing Alerts (TCAs)
        • Stateful Threshold Crossing Alerts
        • Stateless Threshold Crossing Alerts
  • The following prerequisites are recommended:

    • Basic understanding of L2 switching and L3 routing and commonly implemented protocols (BGP, UDP, OSPF, etc.)
    • Basic understanding of security concepts.
    • Experience in the deployment, design, maintenance, and troubleshooting of networks in a traditional WAN environment including, but not limited to: MPLS, Ethernet, and mobile technologies.
    • Two years of general networking experience.
  • The target audience for this class is networking engineers, service provider architect and engineers, and premise technology engineers looking to expand their understanding of SD-WAN and MEF certification.