Enabling SD-WAN Success

2 Day Course
Code PWL417

Book Now - 2 Delivery Methods Available:

Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 2-day class prepares students to understand and engage within the business of SD-WAN, including industry motivations, technical architectures, functional components, deployment scenarios and a review of SD-WAN vendor solutions. This knowledge will be cricital in enabling coherent discussions with customers and colleagues.


  • Understand the key concepts in Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Explore the different types of SDN implementations
  • Evaluate the current design of an Enterprise site
  • Appreciate the industry need for SD-WAN
  • Describe the key concepts of Network Virtualization and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Understand building blocks for SD-WAN
  • Examine the benefits of SD-WAN to end-users and enterprises
  • Understand why service providers should leverage SD-WAN as a managed service
  • Investigate the building blocks for SD-WAN
  • Compare Transport independent and IP-based Virtual Overlay Network service assurance and application visibility 
  • Describe Application-Driven Policy-based Packet Forwarding
  • High Availability of SD-WAN Services
  • Appreciate WAN Optimization, what does it solve?
  • Consider different SD-WAN Deployment Scenarios
  • Compare vendor solutions for SD-WAN

Target Audience

Sales engineers, pre-sales engineers, sales managers, technical marketeers, product development and anyone else involved within the SD-WAN market.

Additional Information

This class is available as live virtual or traditional physical classroom delivery.


This class contains the following modules: (20 topics)

  • Evolution of Software Defined Networks
  • SDN Definitions
  • SDN Framework and implementation types
  • What is SD-WAN?
  • Fundamental Characteristics of SD-WAN
  • SD-WAN Network and service Component
  • Current challenges with the Enterprise WAN
  • Virtualization and Network Virtualizations
  • Cloud Computing
  • Applying SDN & NFV to SD-WAN
  • SD-WAN Architectures and Components
  • SD-WAN Device and uCPE concept
  • Transport-independence Underlay and IP-based Virtual Overlay Network
  • Enterprise Site Networking
  • Service Assurance of SD-WAN Connections
  • Application-Driven and Policy-based Packet Forwarding
  • WAN Optimization
  • Securing the SD-WAN Site and Service
  • Service Automation via Centralized Management, Control and Orchestration
  • SD-WAN Deployment Scenarios

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
2 Days $2,340
Virtual Classroom (Dubai)
2 Days $2,340
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,340
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
2 Days $2,340
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
2 Days $2,340

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