The ONF-Certified SDN Professional Program (OCSP) provides a strong foundation of vendor-neutral knowledge and skills validation for engineering professionals wishing to improve their careers and gain advancement in the world of software defined networking. The program seeks to provide independent validation of both concept level skills for new entrants as well as technical level engineering skills for professionals working in SDN environments, either development or deployment.
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Software-Defined Networking is revolutionizing the way networks are designed, built and managed. As networking evolves to a software centric network, the need to update skillsets focused on software-defined networks becomes increasingly necessary. Developing successful implementation plans to navigate the adoption and implementation will depend on having engineers possessing new skills and knowledge to realize the value of SDN can offer.
Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a user-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development. SDN is a new approach to networking in which network control is decoupled from the data forwarding function and is directly programmable. ONF emphasizes an open, collaborative development process that is driven from the end-user perspective.
As, today’s networks continually evolve to a software only model, Network Architects, Engineers, Administrators and Technicians need to keep pace with their skills. The OCSP Program provides an industry-recognized standard by which individual knowledge and SDN skills can be evaluated at varied levels within the SDN networking space. ONF’s development of the OCSP Program is in direct response to the increasing need for those within the networking industry to validate their SDN knowledge, skills, and abilities within this rapidly evolving field and gain the foundational knowledge of SDN.
Is it worth the time and effort to seek and earn a certification in SDN? In a word, yes! While the true value of an ONF certification will always be evaluated by each SDN professional, and this is a new program, we look at other IT skills certification programs and see the following benefits: