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.

3 days
This course includes one exam voucher for the MEF-SDCP Exam.
  • Upon completing this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of the SD-WAN Service.

  • Module 1 Overview of Basic Networking

    •  Network Definitions
    • Network Robustness
    • Network Failures and Performance Issues
    • Traffic Addresses


    Module 2 Assessing, Planning, and Designing

    • Characteristics and Benefits of an SD-WAN Service
    • SD-WAN Components
      •  SD-WAN UNI
      • Underlay Connectivity Services (UCS)
      • Tunnel Virtual Connection (TVC)
      • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC)
      • SD-WAN Virtual Connection Endpoint
      • SD-WAN Edge
    • Internet Breakout
    •  SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC) Service Attributes
      • SWVC Identifier Service Attribute
      • SWVC End Point List Service Attribute
      • Service Uptime Objective Service Attribute
      • SWVC Reserved Prefixes Service Attribute
      •  SWVC List of Policies Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Application Flow Groups Service Attribute
      • SWVC List of Application Flows Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC) End Point Service Attributes
      • SWVC End Point Identifier Service Attribute
      • SWVC End Point Policy Map Service Attribute
    • 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
    • Application Flows and Groups
    •  Policies
      • Policy Criteria
    • Legacy Migration to SD-WAN
    • SOHO or Small Office Branch Type
    • Medium or Larger Offices Branch Type
    • SD-WAN Use Policies


    Module 3 Underlay Connectivity Services

    • Characteristics and Types of Underlay Connectivity Services
      • Ethernet Services
      •  IP Services
      •  L1 Connectivity Services
      • Public Internet
    • Access Methods for Underlay Connectivity Service
      • Copper Access including Bonded Copper
      • Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
      • Fiber Access
      • HFC / DOCSIS
      • Packet Radio Access
      • Passive Optical network
      • PDH
    • Public versus Private Underlay Connectivity Services
      •  Private UCS
      • Public UCS
      • Backup UCS
    • Traffic Requirements and Allocation of Bandwidth across Multiple Underlay Connectivity Services
      • Required Application Flow Criteria
      • Policy Criteria
      • Examples of Application Flows and Policies
      • Allocation of Bandwidth


    Module 4 Network Security

    • Security
      • End-to-End Encryption
      • Security in the SD-WAN Context
    • Firewall Usage With SD-WAN
      • Firewalls
      • Firewalls in SD-WAN Context
    • Security Protocols
      • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
      • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
      • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
    • Encryption
      • IPSec Cryptographic Algorithms
      • WireGuard


    Module 5 SD-WAN 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
    • Understanding the basic structure of the LSO API
      • Benefits of LSO API
      • LSOs with existing SDKs
      • LSOs without SDKs
  • The target audience for this class are networking engineers, service provider architect and engineers, and premise technology engineers looking to expand their understanding of SD-WAN and MEF certification.