Software defined networking (SDN) has arrived in the form of vendor released products. If you follow this show, you know that these products are largely incompatible. Certainly there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to SDN technologies today. In SDN’s awkward tween years, what are network engineers trying to stay current to do? What’s the best way to gain useful SDN skills?
What We Discuss
- What do we mean by “SDN” in the context of this conversation?
- Is it too soon to go after an SDN certification? Isn’t the market immature?
- Will my SDN skills learned during the certification process be portable?
- What certification and/or training programs exist?
- Should you dive into open SDN via the ONF’s announced certs and ignore vendor products?
- Do Cisco’s programmability specialist certs make sense?
- So let’s say you want to ignore the certs for now. What should you be learning to prepare for the addition of SDN to your network?
- SDN – Be Certified (ONF)
- Georgia Institute of Technology: SDN Course
- Kirk Byers’ Learning Python: Email Course
- INE: Introduction to SDN & OpenFlow
- Ivan Pepelnjak’s SDN & OpenFlow Webinars
- VMware NSX Training and Certification
- Learn about network programmability and your career (Cisco)
- Wendell Odom’s SDNSkills.com Blog
- VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV)
- HP’s FlexNetwork Architect V2
- HP SDN App Developer Cert
- Cisco Programmability Specialist Certifications
- Brocade NFV Certification
- CompTIA Cloud Essentials