ONF Certified SDN Associate OCSA 110

About the ONF-Certified SDN Professional Program

The ONF-Certified SDN Professional Program (OCSP) provides a strong foundation of vendor-neutral knowledge and skills validation for engineering professionals wishing to improve their careers and gain advancement in the world of software defined networking. The program seeks to provide independent validation of both concept level skills for new entrants as well as technical level engineering skills for professionals working in SDN environments, either development or deployment.

The OCSP seeks to align itself with the ever-evolving nature of knowledge domains within SDN, and will create a series of knowledge domain blueprints that will allow training organizations and self-study participants an opportunity to create a wide ecosystem of training materials, online and in-person training events, and self-study curricula that can guide professional development. Furthermore, it is hoped that this foundational vendor-neutral knowledge can complement vendor-specific certifications in SDN so as to eliminate duplication of effort.

Getting SDN Certified

Perpetual Solutions is an ONF approved training organization, recognized to deliver knowledge that prepares candidates for the ONF-Certified SDN Associate Certification. We offer two training courses to prepare you for your SDN Certification. Our 2-day introductory course Software Defined Networks and Networks Function Virtualization, describes the basic concepts of Software Defined Networks and the market drivers for these emerging technologies, It examines the different emerging flavours of Software Defined Networks and takes an in-depth look at north and southbound interfaces (their data models and protocols). Additionally, it presents different approaches for virtualization, how they can be used to model and deploy network and service functions in cloud computing environments as well as Network Function Virtualization and the environment and tools (such as OpenStack) for monitoring and managing such functions.

Our follow-on 2-day course, Engineering Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization complements our introductory course on an advanced level. It describes in more details Software Defined Networks generic architecture, the different emerging flavours of Software Defined Networks beyond, their characteristics and advantages, and how they can be built. Additionally, this advanced course describes various controllers as well as how SDN solutions can also be based on current, extended and new components based on the IP world as alternatives to ONF’s view which promotes OpenFlow.

When combined both these courses will prepare you to not only take the exam but crucially to understand your roadmap towards NFV and SDN, discuss relevant industry use cases and competing vendor approaches.

We will provide you a valuable toolkit to engage productively in this new paradigm. Along with your new certification our program will set you apart.

About the Exam

The ONF-Certified SDN Associate (OCSA-110) exam consists of 40 questions in 60 minutes. Passing this exam formally certifies that the successful candidate has vendor-neutral conceptual knowledge of the major domains of networking practices that support the theory and practice of Software Defined Networking (SDN). It presupposes foundational knowledge in computer networking practices, and will validate conceptual knowledge in how those computer networking foundations are affected in an SDN environment. It is an entry-level certification examination for technical professionals asserting concept-level mastery of the domain of SDN. 

Perpetual Solutions can provide the exam as an integral part of our course or you may sit the exam at an external location via secured login and web cam proctor. We will review these options with you when you sign up for the course. For additional information, including an examination blueprint, please see the ONF's Certified SDN Associate Exam (OCSA) reference page.

Exam Fees

ONF OCSA-110 member online exam  - EUR 120

ONF OCSA-110 online exam - EUR 135

ONF OCSA-110 member online exam - Web Proctored -  EUR 145

ONF OCSA-110 online exam - Web Proctored - EUR 160

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