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Networking and Security Architecture with VMware NSX

VMware via Coursera


This 8 week online course equips learners with the basics of network virtualization with VMware NSX. To get the most of this course, you should have familiarity with generic IT concepts of routing, switching, firewalling, disaster recovery, business continuity, cloud and security. At the end of the course, you will be able to: • Understand network virtualization basics • Describe NSX business value and use cases • Explain how NSX is different from traditional networking • Summarize networking and security solution architecture with VMware NSX around these key areas: + Micro-segmentation + Automation with OpenStack + Automation with VMware vRealize Automation + Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity + Operational Transformation • Demonstrate understanding through hands-on experience • Develop a learning plan for network virtualization certification If you are new to network virtualization, download our Network Virtualization for Dummies guide. All Hands on Labs referenced in this course are OPTIONAL and available for FREE. Direct links to free labs can be found on the Resources Tab or you can access our full library at


  • Introduction & Networking and Security Architecture with VMware NSX
    • We'll introduce you to the course and VMware NSX, as well as provide a brief history of how VMware has evolved into the company that it is today.
  • NSX Architecture Components
    • This module explains the architectural components that make up VMware NSX. These components are the foundation for understanding how VMware NSX is deployed into a data center.
  • Security Solutions with VMware NSX
    • This module dives into VMware NSX as a security platform that provides a defensive in depth solution. The content compares traditional security solutions with the in-kernel firewall provided by VMware NSX. In addition, this module covers application behavior monitoring and the ecosystem of partners that integrate with VMware NSX to provide a comprehensive security solution.
  • Application Continuity Solutions (part 1 of 2)
    • This module provides details on using VMware NSX to create highly available data center designs.
  • Application Continuity Solutions (part 2 of 2)
    • The content covers stretched clusters and disaster recovery designs using VMware NSX. In addition, this module takes a look at how VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services allows public cloud solutions to be managed the same way an on-prem data center is managed.
  • Operations (part 1 of 2)
    • The Operations modules explain the evolution of people, process and tooling.
  • Operations (part 2 of 2)
    • The content covers process automation with VMware NSX using common cloud management platforms like OpenStack and vRealize Automation. In addition the content describes the need for new tooling that provides converged and correlated data of new data center technologies. Finally, the module explains the importance a growth mindset and the evolution of IT organizations away from rigid, well-defined silos to a more collaborative, cross-functional workforce.

Taught by

Chris McCain


4.8 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Coursera based on 447 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    This is very good, I think it is very beneficial. It is very difficult to study in Sittwe during our country. I am very happy to be able to study online.
  • Anonymous
    A Network Architecture Review is a detailed analysis of relevant network artifacts (e.g. network diagrams, security and regulatory requirements, technology inventory, exposed applications and APIs, public/private cloud utilization) to ensure that th…
  • Anonymous
    This lectures is so good for networking and security architecture with VMware NSX. If you are a begineer to start learning Networking and security architecture, these course is awful.
  • Anonymous
    I am network engineer.I would like to learn vmware and network.i am going io be a professional life.

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