This course is oriented towards the networking professional who is looking to understand the network virtualization capabilities of the VMware NSX product.The course requires foundation networking knowledge of routing and switching concepts. The course begins with diving head first into NSX to create a basic network using static routes. This approach will provide an immediate grounding in VMware NSX based on existing knowledge of physical networking. The basics of software defined networking, overlay and underlay networks are covered, including a discussion on hypervisor kernel based implementation. The capabilities of VMware NSX are examined in detail, followed by a series of labs that cover each topic in depth, including routing with OSPF, BGP and ISIS. The NSX architecture section covers the theory of NSX Manager and NSX Controllers followed by labs.