In this online training course, students will be provided with a fundamental understanding of Software Defined Networking (SDN). This course will focus on Cisco’s approach to SDN in the Data Center and Enterprise Campus environments.

Course Instructor: Raymond Lacoste

Course Outline

01. Overview of traditional networks

02. What is SDN?

03. Southbound Communication

04. The Role Applications Play

05. Northbound Communication

06. Cisco SDN Vision

07. Cisco SDN for the DC

08. Cisco ACI Devices

09. Cisco SDN for the Enterprise

10. Cisco SDN Controllers

11. Accessing the APIC

12. Controllers Demonstration

13. Why ACI?

14. Policies

15. Do I need to Learn Programming?

16. Programming Demo

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Learn what SDN networking is
  • Know what a Spine/Leaf architecture is
  • Understand what APIC and APIC-EM are
  • Learn what a Northbound and Southbound API are
  • Better understand Policies and why they are valuable
  • Know what programming language they should focus on