CORD is a project that is focused on transforming the network edge into an agile platform for service delivery. CORD leverages SDN, NFV and cloud technologies and enables the network operator to deliver innovative next-generation services.

Recent projections show that 40% of all residential, mobile and enterprise subscribers are likely to be running on CORD within 5 years. This growing traction is fueling a demand in the service provider space for trained personnel who are familiar with CORD and can deploy a CORD POD.

CORD Primer Learning Labs is an online learing tool with hands-on exercises to help users navigate the CORD environment. Developed by Criterion Networks, in collaboration with ONF, this tool consists of three lab modules that introduces the concepts and familiarizes the user with switches and controllers, virtual networks and orchestration services in the CORD environment.


Ideal for networking professionals who are familiar with SDN, NFV and Openstack, the primer series is available as an online subscription-based offering with each module valid for 1 month from the date of purchase. Learn More


Enterprises can purchase a subscription license for a block of hours that are valid for multiple users over a fixed period of time. The enterprise version includes administrative access for assigning and controlling lab hours by individual user. For more information on purchasing a corporate subscription for the Primer Series, please email


Module Usage Time Price
Lab I: Network Management 24 Hours $125
Lab II: Virtual Networks 24 Hours $125
Lab III: Services Framework 24 Hours $125



CORD Learning Labs