Learn the Network of the Future

Software defined networking (SDN) provides a whole new way to approach networking that enables you to programmatically control network operations for a central point with far greater efficiency that ever before. Using SDN, one can get the access of network switches and routers that typically would use closed and proprietary firmware. SDN use open protocols, such as OpenFlow™, as an open, generic way to communicate to a wide range of vendor platforms and device types and apply globally aware software control at the edges of the network.

ONF -Certified SDN Associate (OCSA-110)
This Vendor Neutral SDN Certification course covers knowledge of the major domains of networking practices that support the theory and practice of Software Defined Networking (SDN) You will learn fundamentals of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) including its motivation, basic building blocks , architecture, use cases and applications, and most importantly hands-on illustrations. This course will serve as a foundation for your explorations in this rapidly advancing dynamic field.

Intended audience
Anyone looking to understand this important revolution in IT needs to attend. Both technical and non-techie staff will benefit from this opportunity to develop core competencies and prepare themselves and their teams for this emerging shift in core IT networks. Cloud focused professionals, IT Consultants, IT Managers, IT Security personnel, IT Tech Senior Networking Tech.

Delivery structure
ONF courses are lectured by ONF certified trainers. OCSA is an instructor-led course that uses a combination of lectures, question-and-answer and Hands on Lab

A reasonable knowledge of core networking terms and functions is desirable. Experience with IT infrastructure such as Ethernet switches, IP routers, gateways, Firewalls, etc is ideal.

Certification: Exam Title: ONF -Certified SDN Associate (OCSA-110)
Exam Details: 40 questions in 60 minutes and a pass score of 70%.

Exam Delivery: Delivered electronically via secure login, with attestation and affirmation of academic integrity by the candidate.

Course Curriculum
Domain 1: Networking Concepts
  • Ethernet networks
  • Collision domains and broadcast domains
  • Function of routers and switches
  • Routing Protocols (RIP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP)
  • Optical network fundamentals – SONET/SDH, OTN
  • IP Network Services ( DHCP, DNS, ARP, NAT, ICMP)
  • Layer 2 addressing, including address resolution
  • IPv4 and IPv6 fundamentals
  • Layer 3 / IP addressing, including subnet masks
  • Longest match routing
  • Connection-oriented vs. connectionless protocols
  • Packet Filtering with Match/Action Pairs
Domain 2: SDN Concepts
  • History of SDN (Clean Slate, Ethane, OpenFlow®, donation to ONF)
  • What is SDN? (control and forwarding)
  • SDN Value Proposition
  • SDN Use Cases in the Data Center
  • SDN Use Cases in Campus Networks
  • SDN Use Cases in Service Providers
  • SDN Use Cases in the Enterprise
  • SDN Use Cases in Mobile Networks
  • The six characteristics of an SDN Network (Plane Separation, Simplified Forwarding Element, Centralized Control, Network Automation, Virtualization, and Openness)
  • SDN Devices (Controllers, Switches, Orchestration, API's)
  • Overlay Networking Abstractions (NFV, VxLAN, etc.)
Domain 3: OpenFlow®
  • TCP level secure channel/communication/session establishment between controller/switch
  • Message Types
  • Basic Operation/Packet Matching
  • Differences between OpenFlow® versions
  • Proactive vs Reactive Flows
  • Statistics/Counters
  • Setting up a flow
  • Policy Enforcement
  • OpenFlow® Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config, OAM, OFDPA, OVSDB, etc.)
  • Flow Table Entry Format
  • Flow Timers
  • Pipeline Processing
  • Match Types
  • Match Actions
Domain 4: SDN Architecture and Ecosystem
  • SDN Layers
  • SDN Architecture compared to Traditional Network Architectures
  • Northbound API's
  • Southbound API's
  • East/West API's
  • Security and Availability
  • Packet and Optical Integration methods
  • Migration Strategies
  • Hybrid Mode Switches
  • Organization in the SDN Ecosystem
    • Standards Bodies and Industry alliances
    • Network Operators and Enterprises
    • Network Equipment Manufacturers
    • Software vendors
    • Academic and Industry research institutions and labs
    • Open Source Initiatives
  • Who is the ONF and what do they do?
    • Purpose
    • Structure
    • Technical Working Groups
    • Open Source Software Development
    • Activities and Initiatives
  • Controller Placement and Redundancy
  • SDN Applications (service chaining, virtualized network functions, analytics)
Domain 5: Open Source SDN
  • OpenFlow® Agents
    • Indigo
    • Linc
    • OVS
    • CPqD/ONF Driver (aka "libFluid")
  • OpenFlow® Controllers
    • NOX
    • POX
    • ONOS
    • ODL
    • Floodlight
    • RYU
  • Utilities and Tools
    • FlowSim
    • Mininet
    • Of DPA
    • OF Test
    • Wireshark
    • Avior
  • Open Source SDN Distributions (OSSDN Atrium, etc.)
  • Open vSwitch
  • Orchestration Systems
  • Open Source Initiatives (OPNFV, OCP, ODCA, Open Config)

Training Schedule

Schedule: 14-15 January 2019 (Limited Seats)
Duration: 2 days,
Venue: Movenpick Hotel


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Benefits of SDN Architecture:

Network control is directly programmable because it is decoupled from forwarding functions.

Network intelligence is (logically) centralized in software-based SDN controllers.

SDN lets network managers configure, manage, secure, and optimize network resources very quickly via dynamic, automated SDN programs.

SDN simplifies network design and operation instructions are provided by SDN controllers instead of multiple, vendor-specific devices and protocols.

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Practice Exams

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