Overview of SDN, OpenFlow and NFV Workshop

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This is an introductory course to Software Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this course, participants will learn the various OpenFlow controllers and tools, as well as SDN applications and security. The course will also explain what NFV is and cover use cases relating to virtualization of LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and IP Media Subsystem (IMS). Various vendors and products in these domains will also be highlighted and discussed in this course.

  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • System Integrators
  • Technical Sales Engineers
  • Network Designers and Architects
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • IT Manager responsible for network infrastructure 
  • Manufacturers of networking hardware and software products
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 3 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours


  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

24 – 26 Jun 2024 (Mon – Wed), GMT +08:00
2 – 4 Dec 2024 (Mon – Wed), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above scheduled courses, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Implement switching and routing concepts in a network environment
  • Describe and apply the principles of Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Implement OpenFlow protocol in a network environment and configure OpenFlow controllers and tools
  • Design and deploy various SDN applications to enhance network efficiency
  • Secure SDN deployments by applying security measures and best practices
  • Describe and apply the principles of Network Virtualization
  • Implement Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in a network environment and understand its use cases
  • Evaluate and compare different vendors and products in the market offering SDN and NFV solutions
  1. Switching and Routing in a Nutshell
  1. Introduction to SDN
  • History of SDN
  • Why the Need for SDN?
  • Definition of SDN
  1. Introduction to OpenFlow
  • Planes of Networking
  • OpenFlow Operation
  • H/W and S/W OpenFlow Switches including Open vSwitch
  • OpenFlow Evolution
  • Current Limitations and Issues
  1. OpenFlow Controllers and Tools
  • OpenFlow Controllers
  • Software Routing Platform
  • OpenFlow Related Tools
  1. SDN Applications
  • Network Virtualization
  • Data Center Traffic Management
  • WAN Traffic Management
  1. SDN Security
  • The Main Threats to SDN
  • The Road to a Secure SDN
  1. Introduction to Virtualization
  1. Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • What is NFV?
  • NFV and SDN Relationship
  • NFV Concepts
  • NFV Architecture
  1. NFV Use Cases – Virtualization of LTE EPC and IMS
  • NFV Proof of Concepts
  • NFV Summary
  1. Vendors and Products

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.

Participants must have a fair knowledge of IP, Routing principles and LAN concepts, including basic ethernet.

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