Software Defined Networking Carrier Grade (SDN)

Course Overview

The Software Defined Networking Carrier Grade v1.1 course provides service provider and data center engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to install, operate and troubleshoot an enterprise CPE-facing, SDN-controlled device focusing on a vendor-neutral OpenDaylight solution.

The Software Defined Networking Carrier Grade (SDNCG) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise or customer edge-based software defined network using a controller running OpenFlow. In addition, students will be able to compare existing SDN technologies from a vendor-neutral perspective to prepare them for an industry shift towards NFV driven technologies. With SDNCG, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level SDN support and integration using open-standards. The curriculum covers OpenFlow fundamentals, virtual switching technologies, basic security, clustering and SDN concepts.

2 days
  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • Describe SDN theory and history, governing bodies, and architecture
    • The role SDN plays towards an industry adoption of VNF technologies
    • ODL and other existing vendor solutions and approaches
    • Configuring a live SDN/OpenFlow environment on Open vSwitch
    • Demonstrate northbound REST api calls and southbound OpenFlow flows
    • Install, configure, and verify and troubleshoot the ODL controller
  • The recommended knowledge and skills that a learner should have to attend this course:

    • Basic Linux cli
    • Understand network fundamentals
    • Implement local area networks
    • Implement internet connectivity
    • Manage network device security
    • Implement WAN connectivity
    • Wireshark or any other packet-sniffer
    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • ISP engineers moving to VNF
    • Data Center network administrators supporting multitenancy