It focuses on what SD-WAN is, the technology, the benefits, how to compare vendors and some of the challenges with SD-WAN, as well as putting SD-WAN into context by comparing it with other current WAN technologies.


  • IT Managers
  • Network Engineers
  • Solution Architects


Understanding of principles behind WAN.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.


  • What is WAN?
  • How does it look today?
  • What is SDN?

An Overview of SD-WAN

  • What is SD-WAN?
  • SD-WAN Technology Drivers
  • SD-WAN Business Drivers
  • Customer Use Cases
  • Key trends

The essentials of SD-WAN Architecture

  • What do Enterprises Need in an SD-WAN Architecture?
  • Types of SD-WAN Architecture and their functional components
  • The Importance of Security

SD-WAN Technology

  • The Primary Benefits of SD-WAN Technology
  • SD-WAN vs. SDN
  • SD-WAN vs. MPLS: The Pros and Cons of Both Technologies
  • Open Source SD-WAN
  • SD-WAN as a Service
  • Difference Between Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN


  • Key Vendors
  • Service Providers
  • How to Choose the Ideal SD-WAN solution
  • How to Choose the Ideal SD-WAN: Key Questions
  • Market Forecast

Deploying SD-WAN

  • Connecting Enterprise to Cloud Services
  • Connectivity Options
  • Topology Options
  • Maximizing the Performance Benefits of Using Heterogeneous Networks
  • Migrating to SD-WAN
  • Monitoring SD-WAN

Next steps, challenges and benefits of SD-WAN

  • How is SD-WAN evolving?
  • What are the interoperability and stability challenges?
  • How does SD-WAN optimize and make app performance visible?
  • Impact on Internet of Everything, 5G and Beyond

SD-WAN Summary and Q&A

  • Course Summary
  • Q&A


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