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Price is for 1 day


1 day


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand the new paradigm in networking
  • Describe the Key concept of Open Flow Network
  • Describe the key concept of Software Defined Network
  • Describe the key concept of Network Function Virtualization


Suitable for

Strategic planners, network architects, network managers, systems engineers, service planners and carrier operation staff who are responsible for planning, implementing and deploying networks which may require SDN and/or NFV techniques in the future.




  • Delegates should be from an engineering background with a solid appreciation of carrier class or enterprise networks. Understanding of a programming language such as Python or Java is helpful but not essential.


1. Why we need new paradigm in Networking?

  • Converged Infrastructure
  • Traditional Computing Vs Modern Computing
  • Traditional & Modern Computing Provisioning Method
  • Modern Networking Complexity
  • Traditional & Modern Networking Provisioning Method
  • Computing Vs Networking
  • Current Network Vs Open Flow Network Vs SDN Network
  • Evolution of Open Flow, SDN and NFV



2. Introduction of Open Flow

  • Problems?

  • Need for Open Flow

  • What is Open Flow?

  • Traditional Switch Forwarding

  • Open Flow Switch Forwarding

  • Open Flow Illustration

  • Components of Open Flow Network

  • Open Flow Controller

  • Open Flow Channel

  • Open Flow Switch

  • Pipeline Processing

  • Packet Flow in Open Flow Switch

  • Open Flow



2. Introduction of Software Defined Network (SDN)

  • What is SDN?

  • Need for SDN

  • SDN Innovation and Components

  • SDN Approach

  • Soft RAN – SDN Approach to RAN

  • Server Abstraction Vs SDN Abstraction

  • SDN Abstraction

  • SDN Architecture

  • Layer 1: Infrastructure

  • Layer 2: Southbound Interface

  • Layer 4: Network Operating System

  • Types of SDN Controllers (NOSs)

  • SDN Controllers Parts: Core Services/ South & Northbound / West &


  • Northbound

  • Programming Language

  • Network Applications


3. Introduction of Network Function Virtualization

  • What is NFV?

  • Benefit & Promise of NFV

  • Sisyphus on Different Hills

  • Enter the software-defined era

  • Observation

  • The NFV Concept

  • The NFV Target

  • NFV Driver

  • NFV Components

  • NFV Architecture & Reference Points

  • NFV Entities

  • NFV Use Cases


4. Conclusion

SDN & NFV Overview

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