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New Course from The Linux Foundation and OpenDaylight Project Makes Open Networking Training More Accessible

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced its newest training course, LFS265 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) With OpenDaylight. This self-paced, online course is designed to provide network administrators and engineers, as well as system administrators who want to move into networking, with the skills necessary to manage an SDN deployment.

Many organizations, such as telecommunications companies, historically have not relied on software for their core business, but now find digital and technical skills essential. As software displaces many of the functions that hardware performs currently or performed in the past, more individuals with SDN skills will be needed. Open source is leading the charge in the growth of SDN and virtualization with the recent Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice finding that networking is the most in-demand knowledge area for 21 percent of hiring managers, second only to expertise with cloud technologies.

While generally tasked with maintaining network infrastructure, most network engineers have little or no experience with software virtualization. LFS265 aims to address this skills gap by providing the knowledge required to maintain an SDN deployment in a virtual networking environment. Application developers may also be interested in this course, as most are familiar with virtualization due to use of the cloud, but they lack an understanding of how to deploy applications in an SDN framework.

"Traditional networking and communications organizations realize hardware-based, proprietary systems are becoming outdated. The future of networking infrastructure is SDN and virtualization," said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. "We believe it is essential that we help professionals in these industries get up to speed with new technologies to ensure they have the skills to remain secure in their careers. This is the best way to train the next generation and ensure there is a enough talent to keep pace with future demands. As the home of SDN projects OpenDaylight and ONOS, The Linux Foundation is the logical organization to begin offering this type of training."

The Linux Foundation provides a neutral home for the provision of training for product and service companies, as well as technology projects, thanks to its close involvement in the open source community. Organizations and individuals in need of training can be confident that The Linux Foundation will provide the skills necessary not only to manage one particular distribution of a technology, but rather to broadly work with a type of technology.

LFS265 is available for enrollment now at the discounted price of $79 (regularly $149) for a limited time.

Published Thursday, June 09, 2016 10:39 AM by David Marshall
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