Are you getting started with SDN? Even thought the talk of SDN has filled the networking community for a good while now, many are still just getting started. Be it someone at the entry level or someone who has a great deal of time and practice in with data networks, new technologies mean someone, somewhere, is just getting started. While we do offer some training in this area, today I wanted to throw a few recommendations out there.
SDN, NFV AND OPENFLOW WEBINARS BY IVAN PEPELNJAK
Ivan is an independent network architect who’s been in the biz for a long time. Ivan provides some fantastic webinars. Check them out at ipspace.net.
SDN CERTIFICATION AT THE OPEN NETWORK FOUNDATION
The ONF will begin offering two certifications with exams becoming available in early 2015. The programs is called the ONF-Certified SDN Professional (OCSP) Program and you can read more about it here.
TRAINING AT CISCO
Cisco offers training in the area of Network Programability and open networking. You might want to begin with Introducing Cisco Network Programmability Fundamentals (NPIF) and them move on to additional training.
The SDN Academy offers training specific to SDN. You might start with SDN 101 which covers the fundamentals of SDN. This course is designed to get you to think differently about networking.
SDNSKILLS BY WENDELL ODOM
Wendell is a well know name in the networking space, and for good reason; Wendell knows his stuff and has taught it to many! Check out Wendells blog on SDN Skills. You might particulary be interested in how to start building hands on skills with SDN. To do that you’re going to need to lab it up.
There are tons of other resources I could point you to. Check out the Packet Pushers podcast on SDN Training & Certification. The skills we have today will need to be augmented in teh future and learning SDN now will only benefit when we get there.