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Intel® Network Builders University is a comprehensive network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) training program. The university includes a broad collection of online content training to help technical professionals in the network industry to improve their knowledge of key Intel® technologies, industry trends, and technical aspects of NFV deployments.

I would like to recomend its courses to everyone who is interested in learning more about OpenStack, 4G, DPDK and Open vSwitch.

Intel proposes three learning paths:

Foundational Learning Pathway

  • Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) – A World Where the Application Defines the System
  • Network Transformation
  • NFV Technologies
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Network Virtualization
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Virtualization Concepts
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Network Functions Virtualization
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Cloud IaaS with OpenStack
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Software-Defined Networking
  • NFV/SDN Essentials Series – Deployment Use Cases
  • The Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor: Foundations for Communications Service Providers
  • Server Ingredients: Virtualization 101
  • Server Ingredients: Virtualization 102
  • Cloud 101
  • Open Source and NFV
  • DPDK 101

Intermediate Learning Pathway

  • VNF re-architecting
  • NFVI Hardware Configurations
  • Hyperscan Overview
  • Intel ® Xeon ® Scalable Platform Technical Deep Dive
  • DPDK 201
  • DPDK Intro
  • DPDK Open vSwitch: Accelerating the Path to the Guest
  • Intel’s NFV Technologies Management & Orchestration
  • Intel® QuickAssist Technology Overview – NDA Content
  • Extend Cloud and Data Center Capacity with Intel® QuickAssist Technology
  • OpenStack* Enhanced Platform Awareness 101
  • OpenStack* Enhanced Platform Awareness 102
  • Virtual Enterprise Customer Premises Equipment (vE-CPE) Overview
  • Gi-LAN Overview
  • Virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) Overview

Advanced Learning Pathway

  • How to Maximize Performance of NFV on Intel® Architecture
  • Setting Up DPDK on Different Operating Systems
  • Open vSwitch with DPDK Architectural Deep Dive
  • VSPERF Deep Dive: Virtual Switch performance in OPNFV
  • Using DPDK and OvS to Accelerate Virtual Switching
  • Container Orchestration with Kubernetes*
  • Integration of OpenDaylight Service Function Chaining and Vector Packet Processing
  • Introduction to SDN Controller and VIM Integration – OpenStack* and OpenDaylight* Integration
  • NetVirt* Features and Their Use Cases
  • Virtual Enterprise Customer Premises Equipment (vE-CPE) Reference Architecture
  • Virtual Enterprise Customer Premises Equipment (vE-CPE) Use Cases
  • Virtual Enterprise Customer Premises Equipment (vE-CPE) Operations
  • Gi-LAN Deep Dive
  • vGi-LAN Architecture
  • Service Function Chaining
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Architecture
  • Virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) Architecture
  • Virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) Additional Benefits