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Essential NFV

A 2 day training course

NFV training course description

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) brings many benefits, this training course cuts through the hype and looks at the technology, architecture and products available for NFV.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how NFV works.
  • Describe the architecture of NFV.
  • Explain the relationship between NFV and SDN.
  • Recognise the impact NFV will have on existing networks.

NFV training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to know more about NFV.
Introduction to Virtualization.
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.

Overall rating:

Customer reviews

"Excellent instructor, very easy to understand and presented the course in a relaxed and informative manner."
R.T. Network Rail
"Good mix of theory and practice."
D. R. Selex ES

NFV training course contents

What is NFV? What are network Functions? NFV benefits, NFV market drivers. ETSI NFV framework.

Virtualization review
Server, storage and network virtualization and NFV. Virtual machines, containers and docker. Data centres, clouds, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS.

Virtualization of Network Functions
Network virtualization versus Network Function virtualization.

ETSI NFV architecture
ETSI documents, Architecture overview, compute domain, hypervisor domain, infrastructure network domain.

Creating services, Service Functions, Service Function Chaining. SPRING and source packet routing. YANG and NetConf. RESTCONF. VLANs, VPNs, VXLAN.

Management and Orchestration. OpenStack, OpenDaylight PaaS and NFV. The VNF domain. Service graphs, MANO descriptors, Open orchestration.

The virtualization layer
VM centric model, containers versus hypervisors, FD.io.

Deploying NFV, performance, testing. Futures.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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