SDN Essentials: Leveraging legacy IP networking and Cutting Edge Software Defined Everything

Our Education Services aim to provide the highest quality in training. Our offerings speak to the partnerships that we have established and let us provide an encompassing portfolio.

SDN Training

SDN is moving faster than previous networking advancements. Some teams have already deployed and are monitoring their environments, while others are just starting to ask about SDN and how it will help overcome current networking and service pains. SDN Essentials Education Services provides several SDN vendor agnostic classes that can increase the knowledge level of any team and help mitigate the risks involved in advancing to new technologies. Due to our partnerships with SDN big name companies, we also offer Vendor Specific sessions.


ONF Certified SDN Associate Exam

ONF Certified SDN Engineer Exam









nec training

NEC and SDN Essentials are happy to offer a new NEC class that covers not only NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Controller, but also allows participants to prepare for and attempt the ONF’s Certified SDN Associate (OCSA) certification, as well as NEC’s own certification. This class is two days in duration and has extensive hands-on components. Please find the outline for the content below as well as our next scheduled dates.

NEC Training

big switch training

As Big Switch solidifies its market position as a leading SDN solutions vendor, it becomes fundamental for customers and anyone interested in the Big Switch solutions to be able to ramp up and familiarize themselves with the BSN products. SDN Essentials is proud to provide training on the Big Cloud Fabric offering.

Big Switch Training

SDN Training

sdn-essentials-juniper-trainingPart of the SDN Essentials vision, is that change should be gradual. While we can help networks move forward using the latest SDN advancements, we recognize the importance of the legacy networking technologies that brought us to where we are as an industry. Our partnership with Juniper Networks is one that goes back many years and one that we are proud to continue. As a JNAEP (Juniper Networks Authorized Education Partner), we offer the extensive portfolio of Juniper Classes.


linux trainingThe open source premise of SDN means that customers can choose to use a platform that has been hardened by years of deployments in most networks globally, as well as a strong community commitment to continually evolve and better the operating system that is Linux. SDN Essentials has partnered with the Linux Foundation to provide a crucial component to today’s network and services implementations.
We are proud to offer the Linux Foundation portfolio of classes related to SDN. Feel free to register for any of the listed classes, or, reach out to us directly to arrange for group training.

Linux Training

brocade trainingBrocade’s Vyatta Controller is an example of how a leading networking vendor is taking the Open Source OpenDaylight effort and turning it into a viable commercial solution by providing leading development and support for its customers. SDN Essentials will be offering a 1-day bootcamp that covers the added value of the Brocade Vyatta controller. Stay tuned!

Brocade Training

SDN Essentials has become an HP training partner and will shortly be offering HP Classes. Stay tuned for a class list and schedule!

HP Training

Empower and develop your team with SDN knowledge, confidence and experience


  • SDN Overview
  • SDN for Network Engineers (Overview with Hands-on Training)
  • SDN Foundations
  • Vendor-Specific Training Classes
  • Vendor-Specific Certification Programs
  • MDF and Lead-Gen Event Courseware
  • Custom Course Content
  • Pre-Sales Enablement Boot Camps
  • Pre/post technical sales pitches, materials and training

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