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SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: Intro to Software-defined Networking

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Overview

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This course will teach you the fundamentals of software-defined networking (SDN). You'll learn how SDN works, its components and architecture, the problems that it solves, and the benefits it provides over traditional distributed network deployments.

These days, enterprise networks, and the administrators that manage them, are under enormous pressure to provide reliable, highly scalable network solutions as both organizations and customers require network connectivity for ever-increasing amounts of information. Software-defined networking (SDN) gives network admins new, more efficient ways to configure, manage, secure, and optimize their organization’s network resources. In this course, SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: Intro to Software-defined Networking, you'll learn the basics of how software-defined networking works, its components and architecture, the problems that it solves, and the benefits it provides. First, you’ll explore the limitations and inefficiencies of traditional distributed network components and their deployments. Next, you’ll discover the characteristics and components of software-defined networking and discover how it provides extended functionality to network devices. Finally, you’ll learn how SDN programmability allows administrators to interact with their network devices and network controllers using a variety of application programming interfaces (APIs). When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of software-defined networking technology needed to administer and support an SDN solution.

Syllabus

  • Course Overview 1min
  • Examining the Limitations of Distributed Network Deployments 10mins
  • Examining the Inefficiencies of Managing Traditional Network Devices 12mins
  • Introducing Software-defined Networks (SDN) 18mins
  • Examining the Benefits of SDN Programmability 17mins
  • Examining Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) 11mins

Taught by

Sean Douglas

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