SDN Associate

Approach to SDN & NFV

Course Description

This certification attests and formally certifies that the successful candidate has vendor-neutral conceptual knowledge of the major domains of networking practices that support the theory and practice of Software Defined Networking (SDN). It presupposes foundational knowledge in computer networking practices, and will validate conceptual knowledge in how those computer networking foundations are affected in an SDN environment. It is an entry-level certification examination for technical professionals asserting concept-level mastery of the domain of SDN.

Learn How To

    • Describe the fundamental characteristics of SDN, definitions, use cases, and history.
    • Identify at a concept/definition level the OpenFlow® Protocol operations and list the packet types and contents.
    • Identify SDN architectural components, Standards bodies, Controller design, API’s and Applications.
    • Identify key open source projects in the SDN Ecosystem.


A foundational knowledge of computer networking is required, with specific familiarity with various conceptual models of networking (OSI, TCP/IP) and technologies is also required. No job experience is mandated.

How You Will Benefit

    • Advances your career potential by setting you apart from the competition.
    • Drives personal satisfaction of accomplishing a key career milestone.
    • Helps improve your overall job performance.
    • Clear understanding of future building blocks of networking.

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