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Software Defined Networking and Cloud Computing

Learn about the basics of cloud computing and software defined networking SDN in this free online course.

Network and Security
Free Course
This free online course will be of great interest to students and individuals who have requisite background knowledge of networking and computer programming. The course describes the fundamentals of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and how it can be used in the context of Internet of Things. You will also be introduced to the basics of cloud computing and will learn about sensor cloud technology and an open-source platform known as OpenStack.
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This Software Defined Networking and Cloud Computing online course begins by explaining the fundamentals of an important technology known as Software - Defined Networking (SDN). You will learn about some of the basic concepts that surround Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the controller placement problem in Software-Defined Networking. You will be introduced to APIs in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), different architectures as well as some control mechanisms.

This course then explains the motivation behind cloud computing, particularly from the use of it in the Internet of Things. You will be learning about basic models of cloud and the recent trends in clouds computing. You will be introduced to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and some of its essential characteristics.

Lastly, this networking course will teach you the basics of an open-source platform known as OpenStack as well as its components. You will learn about the step-by-step installation instructions of OpenStack and will be able to explain the importance of sensor cloud technology in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) environments. Upon the completion of this course, you will enrich your knowledge of software defined networking (SDN). Why wait, start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to;

  • Discuss the fundamentals of software-defined networking, origin and some of its basic concepts
  • Analyze how software-defined networking can be used in the context of internet of things
  • Explain the evolution of cloud computing 
  • Discuss the concept of Openstack and list the functions of its components
  • Analyze the installation process of OpenStack
  • List the advantages of sensor cloud technology over regular sensor networks


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