Best Software Defined Networking Courses

Find the best online Software Defined Networking Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Software Defined Networking Courses.

Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) with Lab Access

Understanding Cisco Software Defined Networks now with Limited lab access

Created by Zach Zang - Cisco Engineer specializing in Enterprise and Datacenters.


Students: 8829, Price: $19.99

Students: 8829, Price:  Paid

Course Description

This course covers Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) which is an overlay architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN. Students will be able to deploy a Cisco SD-WAN over any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.) and provide management, policy control and application visibility across the enterprise. This hands-on Course covers the Cisco SD-WAN product and contains extensive labs to reinforce the knowledge learned


· Familiarity with WAN Networks

Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:

· Describe how to deploy SD-WAN

· Configure SD-WAN environment

· Deploy Zero-Touch Provisioning

· Implement SD-WAN Security

· Configure SD-WAN Policies

Course Overview

Module 1: Cisco SD-WAN Introduction

· High-level Cisco SD-WAN Deployment models

· Application level SD-WAN solution

· Cisco SDWAN high availability solution

· Cisco SD-WAN Scalability

· Cisco SD-WAN Solution Benefits

Module 2: Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration

· Introduction

· vManage NMS

· vSmart Controller

· vBond Orchestrator

· Controller Resiliency Architecture

Module 3: Site Architecture and Deployment Models

· Site Capabilities

· vEdge Router

· vEdge form factors

Module 4: Zero Touch Provisioning

· Overview

· User Input Required for the ZTP Automatic Authentication Process

· Authentication between the vBond Orchestrator and a vEdge Router

· Authentication between the vEdge Router and the vManage NMS

· Authentication between the vSmart Controller and the vEdge Router

Module 5: Cisco SD-WAN Solution

· Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)

· Cisco SDWAN Circuit Aggregation Capabilities

· Secure Connectivity in Cisco SD-WAN

· Performance Tracking Mechanisms

· Application Discovery

· Dynamic Path Selection

· Performance Based Routing

· Dynamic Cloud Access

Module 6: Cisco SDWAN Security Aspects

· Role-based Security

· Control Plane

· Data Plane

· Controller Protection

· vEdge Protection

· Segmentation

· Application Blocking

· Zone-based Firewall

Module 7: Application Monitoring

· vManage

· vAnalytics

· Ecosystem Partner Solutions

Module 8: Multi-Tenancy

· Multi-Tenant Mode

· Creating Tenants

· Adding Controller

· Adding Vedges


Software Defined Networking with VMware NSX

A comprehensive tutorial on the fundamentals of VMware NSX that explores its various services

Created by Packt Publishing - Tech Knowledge in Motion


Students: 3090, Price: $99.99

Students: 3090, Price:  Paid

NSX is VMware's networking platform that allows networks and services
to be deployed programmatically and is a crucial component in
software-defined data centers.

This video course provides step-by-step instructions to help you
quickly deploy SDN in production and perform network virtualization with
VMware. It will help you install and configure NSX and show you how to
deploy NSX on top of your existing physical network and gain control of
every aspect of network components (switches and routers) and your
connected IT workloads.

The next section covers how to deploy and configure VxLAN-based
switches and manage and configure network and gateway services. Finally,
you will learn how to use NSX to secure your environment. After
finishing this course, you will be able to deploy and maintain network
virtualizations and automate your VMware-based infrastructure in less
time and in a cost-effective manner. All this will be covered through a
practical real-world example right from the start of the course.

About The Author

Matthias Eisner has dealt with company networks for 10+ years. NSX is a perfect fit for the toolbox, helping customers on their journey building a fully automated on premise cloud solution. More than two years ago, he was elected into the initial VCI team teaching NSX in the first place, together with his counterpart Yves Sandfort. Furthermore he is one of three initial Instructors also teaching NSX design. This allowed him to support big customers by creating designs for NSX and supporting them during their migration into the Software Defined Networking world to build a solid basic infrastructure supporting the journey into the SDDC.
As a VMware Certified Instructor with a network background of 20+ years, Yves Sandfort was on the initial team to teach NSX in EMEA with his counterpart Matthias Eisner. They ran some of the very early customer classes and helped also to implement some of the first proof of concepts and later on production environments in EMEA. In his second role as a VCDX for cloud and management, NSX is one of his toolkits when he designs cloud architectures for private, hybrid or public cloud environments to build a modern SDDC implementation.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Made Simple

Learn about SDN, OpenFlow, Mininet, POX Controller, Creating SDN Applications, ovs-ofctl, Custom Topologies & Wireshark

Created by Vipin Gupta - Linux & Cloud Engineer


Students: 874, Price: $99.99

Students: 874, Price:  Paid

When we started working on SDN 5-6 years back, not much information or help was available regarding SDN. Getting started with this emerging concept was very difficult. It was really very painful process. Now we do not want this to happen to the persons who at this point of time want to enter into this field. This Course starts from basics & takes you to advance levels of Software Defined Networking. Everything has been explained by giving examples. Proper lab setup along with diagrams has been given so that you can constructs the labs yourself & do the practice. This work covers topics such as SDN lab setup, basics of SDN, Mininet Emulator, Mininet Topologies, POX SDN Controller, ovs-ofctl etc.

According to industry people and research scholars, SDN is going to redefine networking and cloud world. This is the biggest thing that has happened in networking field in last 30 years. SDN is a New Way to Design, Build and Operate Networks. There is a Need to Innovate in the Network. We’ve seen tons of innovation in applications, devices, computing and storage, yet the underlying network that connects everything has remained unchanged. SDN Opens the Network Up for Innovation. It replaces static, inflexible and complex networks, with networks that are agile, scalable and innovative.