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Curtin University

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Curtin University via edX Professional Certificate


The Professional Certificate in Software Defined Networking will upskill professionals in cutting-edge technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), and Intent Based Networking, and demonstrate how to apply these skills for network automation in industry.

The program provides a roadmap for networking professionals and software developers to upskill in advanced networking and network automation. Learners will engage with a range of tools in SDN and network automation.

The program provides work-enabled learning, as the teaching methodology is aligned with research and innovations in SDN/NFV at the Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks, so you will learn what is required by industry. Learners will have the ability to apply advanced networking skills on practical testbeds.

As this program has been developed in collaboration with Cisco, verified learners will be provided with additional, free access to the following Cisco Network Academy courses:

  • Networking essentials
  • Cybersecurity essentials
  • CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • Programming essentials in Python
  • DevNet


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Software Defined Networking

Learn and apply practical skills in Software Defined Networking for IoT applications.

Course 2: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Access Security

Discover how Software Defined Networking (SDN) can handle security and privacy issues for modern enterprise and data centre networks.

Course 3: Software Defined Networking (SDN) Deployment

Become industry ready by learning advanced skills in network automation, including how to deploy virtual network functions and services on a testbed platform.


Taught by

Himanshu Agrawal, Iain Murray AM and Nazanin Mohammadi


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