eSDN01: eLearning

Introduction to SDN

13:00 - 02 August 2017 (UTC + 10)
14:00 - 02 August 2017 (UTC + 10)

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The emergence of SDN is having a disruptive influence on the world of data networking and is leading to a fundamental re-think of how networks are architected.

This course will provide a high-level overview of the following aspects of SDN: motivations, architectural frameworks, key enabling technologies and major use cases.


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

Target audience

This course is aimed at those who would like to learn about security incidents and how to setup security response capabilities.


Intermediate-level knowledge of IP routing, routing protocols, management protocols, MPLS protocols, traffic-engineering.

Course outline

  • Market drivers for SDN
  • Overview of SDN:
    • History
    • Control and data plane separation
  • SDN architectural frameworks
  • Openflow
  • Use cases

Other requirements

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees

50 participants per session