CSN305 - Software Defined Networks

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Subject Title
Software Defined Networks

Subject Description
In this project-based course students will examine and then use the functions and components of Software Defined Networks (SDN) to create a network. They will identify challenges when converting static networks to software defined ones. And will be able to analyze the performance of an SDN using verification and troubleshooting techniques to guarantee quality of service.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Identify challenges within static networks to effectively propose SDN solutions.
  • Utilize basic concepts of SDN architecture required to implement a simple software-defined network.
  • Build a virtual network environment for testing and evaluating various SDN configurations and deployments.
  • Explain OpenFlow protocol functions to generate policy-driven data flows and traffic engineering to control and prioritize network traffic based on a business scenario
  • Create customized flows and evaluate their impact on network performance to improve overall network efficiency
  • Use NFV and SDN technologies to adjust the network to changing requirements.
  • Explain SDN solutions for network automation and future data centers to effectively manage changes in complex networks

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.