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Approx. 32 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Week One

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 162 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Overview Part 14m
Overview Part 28m
Central Control6m
Active Networks11m
Network Virtualization12m
From FORCES to Ethane: Control Plane Evolution9m
The Road to SDN7m
Martin Casado Interview27m
Nick McKeown Interview1h 7m
Tutorial: Setup Vagrant/Mininet Course VM Setup1m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Scoring and Logistics10m
Week One10m
Set up Your Own Virtual Network: A Virtual Box/Mininet Environment for SDN10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Assesment Quiz30m
Quiz 1: History and Evolution of SDN30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Week Two

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 178 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Control/Data Separation6m
Opportunities in Various Domains13m
Challenges in Separating the Data and Control Planes13m
Routing Control Platform10m
The 4D Network Architecture10m
David Clark Interview1h 1m
Teemu Koponen Interview45m
2 readings
Week Two10m
Mininet Quiz Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Quiz 2: Mininet Setup30m
Quiz 2.1: Control and Data Separation30m
Quiz 2.2: Routing Control Platform and 4D30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week Three

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 133 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Overview of SDN Controllers7m
Customizing SDN Control (Part 1: Switching)16m
Customizing SDN Control (Part 2: Firewalls)10m
Commercial-Grade Controllers: ODL9m
Commercial-Grade Controllers: Ryu5m
Jennifer Rexford Interview31m
Guido Appenzeller Interview35m
1 reading
Week Three10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: The Control Plane30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Week Four

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 197 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Applications of Virtual Networking10m
Network Virtualization with Mininet10m
Slicing Network Control7m
Virtualization in Multi-Tenant Datacenters8m
Network Functions Virtualization5m
Docker and Containerization4m
Networking in Docker5m
Brent Salisbury Interview40m
Larry Peterson Interview42m
Rob Sherwood Interview46m
1 reading
Week Four10m
3 practice exercises
Quiz 4.1: Virtual Networking30m
Quiz 4.2: Data-Center Virtualization30m
Quiz 4.3: NFV and Docker30m

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