ONAP Fundamentals (LFS263)

Learn about the fundamentals of the Linux Foundation ONAP project and how it can help transform the management and orchestration of your NFV and SDN services from fixed-function, proprietary devices to flexible, software-driven environments. Prepare yourself for the upcoming Certified ONAP Professional exam and solidify your learning of ONAP with self-paced labs!

Course Overview

Open source networking projects are transforming how service providers and enterprises develop, deploy, and scale their networks and next-generation services. This is especially relevant with 5G/edge computing around the corner.

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The ONAP project orchestrates, manages, and automates network services based on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) to bring agility, higher customer satisfaction, and lower costs. This course aims to provide you the conceptual and hands-on skills around ONAP, focusing on an intermediate level introduction to the Linux Foundation ONAP project:

  • The basics of Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Overview of the ONAP project’s architecture, subprojects, and use case blueprints
  • ONAP modeling overview
  • Interfacing with ONAP
  • Network service design, orchestration, and lifecycle management
  • ONAP Policy framework
  • Closed control loop automation
  • Troubleshooting in ONAP.

Most chapters heavily promote hands-on learning through self-paced labs that you can run on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This course will cover all the topics required to prepare for the upcoming Certified ONAP Professional exam.

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. NFV and ONAP Basics
Chapter 3. ONAP Scope and Key Concepts
Chapter 4. ONAP Architecture
Chapter 5. Basic Modeling Overview
Chapter 6. ONAP Subprojects
Chapter 7. Network Service Design
Chapter 8. Interfacing with ONAP
Chapter 9. ONAP Blueprints and Getting Involved
Chapter 10. Network Service Orchestration and Life Cycle Management
Chapter 11. ONAP Policy Framework
Chapter 12. Control Loop Automation
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting in ONAP
Chapter 14. Course Completion


This is a general course that targets designers, architects, and operators at Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and IT architects and administrators at enterprises. The course is also relevant for technologists at technology vendors.

  • This course requires a basic understanding of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
  • It also requires a basic knowledge of Linux equivalent to that obtained from the Introduction to Linux (LFS101x) course, which the Linux Foundation makes available on edX.

At a Glance

Delivery Method

Online Self-Paced


  • 40 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • No Video Content
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Digital Badge
  • Discussion Forums

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