Welcome to the SDN Academy

Our Services

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SDN & Cloud Training

Connecting the most elite talent in the Networking industry with customers and vendors globally. Our master trainers bring decades of expertise into the classroom.

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Course Development

We develop cutting edge courses for: vendor certification programs, technical design and configuration labs, sales enablement workshops and SDN automation and NETOPS seminars.

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Consulting Services

Our global bench of SDN engineers can help you adopt SDN and Cloud strategies. We aim to show you how to do it so you can continue after we are gone.

About Us

Our Approach

Our primary focus is connecting the best SDN & Cloud talent with our customers. As a training and consulting company we strive to keep our overhead as low as possible to ensure we can give our customers the high-end engineers, developers and trainers they need while still maintaining the lowest costs in the industry.

One way we do this is by exclusively leveraging independent contractors, small businesses and a minimal employee count. The nature of our business keeps us onsite at our customer’s locations – we come to you. Many of our courses are taught virtually as well. This means we maintain an almost exclusive work-at-home model, including our owners, ensuring we don’t need to account for unnecessary costs with maintaining office buildings, classrooms, etc. We measure success by seeing our customers move their businesses ahead rather than by bragging about how many buildings we own.

Another way we do this is by contracting recently separated US Veterans for our project management, editing and program management services. This allows us to help our nation’s heroes while they are transitioning into new careers. These Veterans bring a wealth of talent in these spaces. Many are pursuing careers in IT, so they get to work alongside our experts when they are not engaged in a project.

Our Story

Our owners met while working together in a national Veteran focused non-profit, Victory For Veterans Foundation. The focus of VFVF is to provide housing, medical, financial and employment services to give US Veterans hope. The goal is to minimize Veteran suicide by giving them a foot forward. Several years ago they introduced an IT Apprenticeship program and it was through this program that they realized a major gap existed in the industry. Existing vendor training and certification programs were not providing the needed skills for the Next Generation of Network Engineers.

In January 2018, they began forming the idea around SDN PROS LLC., a company that would focus on developing SDN & Cloud focused courses. These courses would teach core networking topics while also including NETOPS and Automation through programming languages. Initially, the focus was on US Veterans but they soon realized this was a much needed service for major vendors and corporations globally.

In December 2018, they formed SDN Academy, which will focus specifically on the creation and delivery of these courses and services.

Meet the Team

Steve Durgin

Co-Founder & CEO

Steve operates as the CEO. He brings decades of experience as a business owner and CFO for many top companies. Steve continues to spend his spare time heavily involved in the Veteran Non-profit space and has an incredible ability to bring people together.

Shawn Jones

Co-Founder & COO

Shawn operates as the COO and oversees the project management of our course development engagements. Shawn is a US Veteran and continues to engage in projects as a principal lead.

Contact Us

Interested in exploring how SDN Academy could help your company develop or deliver SDN & Cloud Focused training courses? Feel free to reach out directly by emailing us.