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[TPR1012] Software-Defined Networks *NEW*

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This half day Technology Primer introduces the audience to the concept of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). SDN proposes to take the traditional implementation of the networking and dis-assemble it. SDN is a collection of technologies that split the data, control and management planes of the network. The course starts off with an introduction to the SDN Architecture. After that it deconstructs the SDN architecture and describes the architecture and function of each of the three key planes. The Forwarding Plane, the Control Plane and the Application Plane are described in relation to current packet routing technologies. We wrap up the course with a simple example of how SDN may be used in a typical Wireless network and how it interworks with NFV to connect Network Services.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe Software-Defined Networking
• Sketch the SDN architecture
• Illustrate the SDN Forwarding Plane
• Describe the SDN Control Plane
• Describe the SDN Application Plane
• Discuss an example of SDN in the wireless network

Intended Audience

This technology primer is designed for a wide range of audiences including operations, engineering, and performance personnel, as well as other personnel requiring a technical introduction to the application of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Suggested Prerequisites

• A working knowledge of wireless networks
• [NWV_116] Welcome to SDN and NFV I - Introductions (eLearning)
• [NWV_117] Welcome to SDN and NFV II - Foundations (eLearning)

Course Length

0.5 day

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Software-Defined Networking
1.1. SDN principles
1.2. SDN architecture
1.3. Northbound and southbound interfaces

2. SDN Forwarding Plane
2.1. Traditional routers technology
2.2. Functions
2.3. SDN traffic flow

3. SDN Control Plane
3.1. Functions
3.2. SDN controller options

4. Putting It All Together
4.1. Examples: Service Function Chaining in a virtualized network
4.2. Interworking with NFV


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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