7.0 Evolving Technologies

    • 7.1 Cloud
      • 7.1.a Compare and contrast Cloud deployment models
        • 7.1.a [i] Infrastructure, platform, and software services [XaaS]
        • 7.1.a [ii] Performance and reliability
        • 7.1.a [iii] Security and privacy
        • 7.1.a [iv] Scalability and interoperability
      • 7.1.b Describe Cloud implementations and operations
        • 7.1.b [i] Automation and orchestration
        • 7.1.b [ii] Workload mobility
        • 7.1.b [iii] Troubleshooting and management
        • 7.1.b [iv] OpenStack components
    • 7.2 Network programmability [SDN]
      • 7.2.a Describe functional elements of network programmability [SDN] and how they interact
        • 7.2.a [i] Controllers
        • 7.2.a [ii] APIs
        • 7.2.a [iii] Scripting
        • 7.2.a [iv] Agents
        • 7.2.a [v] Northbound vs. Southbound protocols
      • 7.2.b Describe aspects of virtualization and automation in network environments
        • 7.2.b [i] DevOps methodologies, tools and workflows
        • 7.2.b [ii] Network/application function virtualization [NFV, AFV]
        • 7.2.b [iii] Service function chaining
        • 7.2.b [iv] Performance, availability, and scaling considerations
    • 7.3 Internet of Things
      • 7.3.a Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things [IoT]
        • 7.3.a [i] Performance, reliability and scalability
        • 7.3.a [ii] Mobility
        • 7.3.a [iii] Security and privacy
        • 7.3.a [iv] Standards and compliance
        • 7.3.a [v] Migration
  • 7.3.a [vi] Environmental impacts on the network