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There are no pre-requisites for this course.

However, learners will find it beneficial if they have completed the edX MOOC IOT1x Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and/or have attained the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

You will also require a computer capable of running a Virtual Machine (VM) to complete lab tasks.

About this course

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During the past decade we have witnessed a phenomenal growth in Industrial IoT applications (IIoT) and autonomous systems. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the networking domain. As a networking professional, it is essential to understand how traditional networking has evolved into Software Defined Networking.

In this course, you will learn about Software Defined Networking for IoT applications. You will explore some core issues relevant to traditional networking, and discover how SDN can address issues such as network management, resource utilisation, and security and privacy.

The course has been designed to be hands-on, with a practical approach to help you better understand virtualisation, programmability in SDN, and REST API. You will also explore emerging Intent Based Networking for network automation.

What you'll learn

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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the evolution of networking from closed-loop traditional networking to Software Defined Networking
  • Explain virtualisation and Software Defined Networking abstractions
  • Apply programming skills to explain how SDN enables network infrastructure programming
  • Explain how Software Defined Networking with Network Function Virtualisation may benefit IoT applications
  • Explain the innovations in network automation and emerging Intent Based Networking
  • Discover further opportunities (in areas such as business, education, etc.) in the field of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation.

Meet your instructors

Iain Murray AM
Professor and Curtin Academy Fellow
Curtin University
Himanshu Agrawal
Curtin University
Nazanin Mohammadi
Network Specialist
Curtin University

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