The SD-WAN market is one of the hottest in the communications industry, with tens of billions of dollars in revenue at stake throughout the next 5 years. IDC estimates that the global SD-WAN infrastructure market (excluding managed services) will reach $US 5.3 billion by 2023 due to strong enterprise demand and the embrace of SD-WAN by leading service providers seeking to provide enterprises with dynamic management of hybrid WAN connections with guaranteed QoS on a per-application basis.
Comprehensive SD-WAN training by MEF-Accredited Training Providers on MEF 3.0 and MEF-SDCP is an excellent career enabler for SD-WAN service providers, integrators, network consultants, technology solution providers, and more.
The benefits for companies having an SD-WAN certified professionals employee pool are equally substantial:
CSPs: Acquiring the depth of knowledge on the MEF SD-WAN standardization across the organization needed to develop, sell and deliver dynamic, orchestrated services enabling new customer acquisition opportunities.
Enterprises: Becoming a technically informed buyer of services, leveraging available service features, to driving network efficiencies and lower costs.
Technology Suppliers, Consultants, and Integrators: Positioning your company to win SD-WAN business opportunities with certified skills and improving your marketing message.
All: The ability to recruit and retain the best and the brightest by offering the valuable, globally recognized MEF training and certifications.
Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus.
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Instructor was outstanding. Knowledgeable, presented well, and class timing was perfect.
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General recommendations are to have 2 years networking experience, a basic understanding of L2 switching, L3 routing and commonly implemented protocols (BGP, UDP, etc.), potentially have a role in the deployment, design, maintenance, and troubleshooting networks in a traditional WAN environment including, but not limited to: MPLS, Ethernet, mobile technologies, etc.
Detailed Class Syllabus
Components and Features (Exam Topic) of SD-WAN
Define the fundamentals and characteristics of an SD-WAN solution according to the MEF 70 standard
Demonstrate knowledge of the MEF 70 components and the functions of SD-WAN service components and Service Attributes
Assessing, Planning and Designing(Exam Topic)
Given a scenario, size and scale an SD-WAN solution
Given a set of business requirements, assess application criticality and demand
Given a scenario, recommend and justify an SD-WAN strategy based on customer strategy
Given a scenario, determine integration requirements for a new SD-WAN network into an existing infrastructure
Compare and contrast infrastructure and operational benefits of SD-WAN with legacy solutions
Implementation (Exam Topic)
Based on business requirements, define Application Flows based upon MEF 70 standard Application Flow criteria
Based on business requirements, define and map Policies based upon MEF 70 standard Policy criteria
Select appropriate Underlay Connectivity Services for an SD-WAN network based on the types and characteristics of available options
Given a scenario, recommend a migration strategy from existing infrastructure to new SD-WAN service
Determine IP subnet and address requirements at an SD-WAN subscriber sit
Determine security requirements for an SD-WAN service
Lifecycle Orchestration (Exam Topic)
Identify common service impacting issues, diagnostic toolsets, and diagnostic action
Based on application requirements, determine the metrics for assessing service performance
Given a scenario, troubleshoot performance issues with an SD-WAN service