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5-Day SDN Hands-On Training and Certification

November 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

| A$4400

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is reshaping the world of telecommunications networks, and demands new skills in software and automation; Telstra’s recent move to reskill its workforce to SDN is just the beginning of this long-term transition (see http://www.zdnet.com/article/telstra-seeks-120-voluntary-redundancies-due-to-sdn-reskilling/).


If you are interested in acquiring SDN skills that go beyond just the superficial, this is your unique opportunity. We are offering a series of five one-day workshops in which you will start with the basics on day 1, get in-depth exposure to SDN switches (day 2) and controllers (Ryu/Faucet on day 3 and ONOS on day 4), and gain ONF certification on day 5. At the end of these 5 days you will have gained hands-on skills in state-of-the-art SDN systems, as well as the ONF Certified SDN Associate (OCSA) and Engineer (OCSE) qualifications. Due to the hands-on nature of the workshops, spaces are strictly limited, so register now!


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Day 1 (28-Nov-16): ONF Certified SDN Associate (OCSA)

This one-day class (offered by Criterion Networking Academy) covers the basics of SDN. It is ideal for beginners seeking an overview of the concepts, definitions and open source initiatives in the SDN arena. The class structure is 70% lecture and 30% lab and is aimed at preparing participants for the ONF Associate level certification exam, which can be taken the same day at the end of the class.

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Day 2 (29-Nov-16): SDN Switching

In this one-day hands-on workshop you will first understand the structure of forwarding tables inside Openflow switches. You will then learn how to manipulate the forwarding table entries to make the same device perform layer-2 switching, layer-3 routing, traffic monitoring, and firewalling.

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Day 3 (30-Nov-16): SDN Enterprise Controller: Ryu/Faucet

In this one-day hands-on workshop you will first understand the structure of the Python-based Faucet Enterprise SDN controller built on Ryu. You will learn how the various Layer-2 capabilities (MAC learning, VLAN tagging, etc.) are built in software logic, and get hands-on experience in operating the controller and extending its capabilities.

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Day 4 (01-Dec-16): SDN Core Controller: ONOS

In this one-day hands-on workshop you will obtain skills in operating a carrier-grade SDN network using the ONOS controller built in Java. You will learn how ONOS uses the intent-framework to program switches, and get experience building a small application that transforms your switches into a transit IP network.

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Day 5 (02-Dec-16): ONF Certified SDN Engineer (OCSE)

This one-day workshop (offered by Criterion Networking Academy) is designed for professionals who would like to acquire SDN knowledge and skillsets to achieve the highest level of SDN Certification (OCSE) offered by the ONF, and build a career in the SDN domain that holds tremendous potential into the future. Complimentary ONF Certified SDN Engineer Certification Exam voucher will be included in the program.

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All five workshops will be held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Kensington, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Each of the five days (28 Nov – 2 Dec) will commence at 9:00am and finish by 5:00pm. You can register for all five workshops (via link below), or individually for any of the workshops listed above (via the individual links above) – however please take careful note of the pre-requisites for each workshop.

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November 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am
December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Vijay Sivaraman
[email protected]


University of New South Wales
High street
Kensignton, NSW 2052 Australia
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