Course Overview

This class reviews requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks irrespective of the underlay technologies or service providers who deliver them.

3 days
This course includes one exam voucher for the MEF-SDCP Exam.
  • Upon completing this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of the SD-WAN Service.

  • Module 1 Introduction

    • SD-WAN Introduction

    Module 2 Assessing, Planning and Designing

    • SD-WAN Solutions
    • Business Requirements of SD-WAN
    • SD-WAN Strategies
    • Integration Requirements for a New SD-WAN Networks
    • Infrastructure and Operational Benefits
    • Service Automation via Centralized Management, Control and Orchestration
    • WAN Optimization

    Module 3 Implementation

    • Application Flows based upon MEF 70
    • Define and map policies based upon MEF 70
    • SD-WAN Service Components Overview
    • SD-WAN Subscriber and SD-WAN Service Provider
    • SD-WAN UNI
    • Subscriber Network and Service Provider Network
    • Underlay Connectivity Service
    • Tunnel Virtual Connection (TVC)
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection and SWVC End Point
    • Internet Breakout
    • SD-WAN Edge
    • SD-WAN Services Framework
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC) Service Attributes
    • SD-WAN IP Packet Delivery
      • IP Packet Forwarding
      • IP Packet Transparency
    • Migration Strategies
    • IP Subnet and Address Requirements
    • Security Requirements

    Module 4 SD-WAN Service Components

    • SD-WAN Edge
    • SD-WAN Gateway
    • SD-WAN Controller
    • Service Orchestrator
    • Subscriber Web Portal
    • SD-WAN Service Tunneled over Internet and MPLS WANs
    • SD-WAN Service Tunneled over Multiple ISPs
    • SD-WAN Service with SD-WAN Edge vCPE Supporting Multiple VNFs
    • SD-WAN Service with SD-WAN Edge VNF Running in the Cloud
    • SD-WAN Service interoperating with MPLS VPN
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC) End Point Service Attributes

    Module 5 Lifecycle Orchestration

    • Common Service Impacting Issues, Diagnostic Toolsets, and Diagnostic Actions
    • Metrics for Service Performance
    • Troubleshoot Performance Issues

    Module 6 MEF Certification Programs

    • MEF Certification Programs
      • Individual Professional
      • Services Certification
      • Equipment Certification
    • MEF 3.0 Overview
      • SD-WAN in MEF 3.0
    • Exam Layouts and Details
  • The target audience for this class are networking engineers, service provider architect and engineers, and premise technology engineers looking to expand their understanding of SD-WAN and MEF certification.