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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement

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Verizon Named 2016 “The Year of SDN.” Research by SDX Central estimated the Total Addressable Market for SDN is expected to grow to an estimated $132Billion by 2020. (Source: SDN and NFV Market Size Report 2015 by SDX Central). Deployment of SDN is happening! The market is looking for a vendor-neutral, technology-inclusive training and an exam to validate the skills of network engineers. And vendor-specific network engineers are looking to future-proof their careers. Vendor-specific AND vendor-neutral skills are essential for success in SDN.

Tap into a Growing Market - Become an ONF Approved SDN Training and Exam Provider. Engage us and learn how you can offer this to your customers email: info@itpreneurs.com

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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement

  1. 1. Software-Defined Networking Industry Certification ONF-Certified SDN Professional (OCSP) Program ITpreneurs in Partnership with Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
  2. 2. SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement With the rapid adoption of SDN into enterprise infrastructures, the demand for trained engineers, developers, and sales and marketing professionals in this space has increased significantly. To meet this increased demand, Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has developed the ONF-Certified SDN Professional (OCSP) Program to provide a strong foundation of vendor-neutral knowledge and skills validation of foundational concepts and advanced technical components, complementing vendor- specific certifications in SDN. SDN Certification SDN Courseware and Exams Available at ITpreneurs ITpreneurs, the leading provider of IT training content and services, and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), partnered to offer exam for the ONF-Certified SDN Associate (OCSA) and ONF-Certified SDN Engineer (OCSE) certificates developed as part of the ONF-Certified SDN Professional (OCSP) Program. ITpreneurs is also a courseware provider for these programs. With a pay-per-use model, training providers can license the courseware to deliver the training. ITpreneurs offers train-the-trainer program and can help you source a trainer to deliver the courses. Dive SDN standards and architecture Educate the market Fill ecosystem gaps Bring consumers and suppliers together
  3. 3. Become an ONF Approved SDN Training Partner 1. Tap into a Growing Market: Verizon Named 2016“The Year of SDN”. Research by SDX Central estimated the Total Addressable Market for SDN is expected to grow to an estimated $132Billion by 2020. (Source: SDN and NFV Market Size Report 2015 by SDX Central) 2. Network Engineers Need It: Deployment of SDN is happening! The market is looking for a vendor-neutral, technology-inclusive training and an exam to validate the skills of network engineers. And vendor-specific network engineers are looking to future-proof their careers. Vendor-specific AND vendor-neutral skills are essential for success in SDN. 3. Help Organizations to Transition to SDN: The networking mindset needs to change when SDN is deployed. With training, you facilitate organizational skill-set migration. 4. Increasing respect for Vendor Neutral Certification in the Industry: Vendor-neutral certifications validate the candidate’s unbiased knowledge of technology principles. He/ she is more likely to respond better in a multi-vendor environment having gone through training in a technology-inclusive program which focuses more on the methodology and technology than a specific brand or software. 5. Upselling and Cross-Selling Opportunity: Your existing learner base in networking management, development and operations will benefit from SDN training and certifications. You can develop a learning path to connect SDN with related domains of Cloud Computing, Virtualization, OpenStack and DevOps. Targeted Learning Across Organizations Network Architects Technical personnel deploying networks (vendor and operator) Network Management Network Engineers Network Technicians (entry)Network Operations / Sys Admin IT Dev (& DevOps) Architects Business SDN Sales Engineer Business Analyst Product Manager Industry Analyst Sales and Marketing Executives CxO Business Strategy Department Heads SDN Associate Knowledge and understanding of Networking concepts, Software Defined Networking, OpenFlow and SDN ecosystem CompTIA Network + Design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices SDN Engineer Deep technical knowledge of SDN concepts, ability to apply SDN practices
  4. 4. Copyright © 2016 ITpreneurs. All rights reserved. +1 800 214 6371 USA +31 10 71 10260 INT’L info@itpreneurs.com www.itpreneurs.com/sdn Eager to Get Started? ITpreneurs delivers measurable business values to training providers around the world. Save content costs and enjoy streamlined processes, marketing intelligence and enablement, operational support and delivery readiness, accreditation and exam services. Classroom Courseware -- Learner’s Course Book with course materials, reading notes, assignments and handouts - all the content required to pass the exams -- Instructor’s Package with presentation materials, briefing, teaching points, speaking points, delivery instructions, answer keys to exercises Delivery Support: -- Welcome emails -- Delivery Fact Sheet -- Instructor Fact Sheet -- Exam Fact Sheet Go-to-Market Tools: -- Course Fact Sheet -- Sales Enablement Presentation Additional Support: (Optional) -- Train-the-trainer programs -- Exams booking services when you order your course materials Product Components: ITpreneurs SDN Associate and SDN Engineer training solutions come with: Exam: -- ONF has selected ITpreneurs to manage the exam and to collaborate with training providers to host the SDN Associate and Engineer exam. To offer the exam to your customers, you purchase exam ivouchers from ITpreneurs and the provide the exam ivouchers to your customers.

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