This certification exam attests and formally certifies that the successful candidate has vendor-neutral technical knowledge, skills, and abilities of the major domains of networking practices that support the theory and practice of Software Defined Networking (SDN). It presupposes deeper technical knowledge, skills, and abilities in computer networking practices, and will validate all the major aspects and domains of knowledge and practice in SDN networking environments. The certification will be considered mastery-level validation and certification examination for technical professionals in the domain of SDN networking.
In order to pass the ONF OCSE Exam, a deep technical knowledge from a practitioner standpoint of computer networking is assumed, with specific experience with SDN networking also required. While experiences and job responsibilities may vary, only those who have specific hands-on experience with SDN from a technical level should take this exam. Resources that would be helpful include publications on networking from an engineering/practitioner standpoint, mid-level certifications in networking from such organizations as Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, Juniper, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), Microsoft, or others of similar complexity, and materials freely available from Open Networking Foundation.
Describe how SDN solves network issues and implements use cases.
Describe and list the OpenFlow® Protocol message structures, features, and headers.
Identify SDN architectural component design, API principals and SDN network design.
List various SDN migration strategies and deployment options and considerations
Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of how to configure and monitor and test an SDN Network.
Identify ways to secure SDN controllers and switches.
List and describe SDN future projects and developments.