Infrastructure Automation

DevNet Associate

By Cisco Networking Academy in collaboration with Cisco DevNet

Software skills that transform IT infrastructure

The network is facing its biggest transformation yet. As networks increasingly become programmable and software-defined, now more than ever, IT teams need partnerships between network engineers, software developers, and cybersecurity professionals. Together, these professionals create integrated, secure infrastructures and exciting new innovations.

Embark on your journey to DevNet Associate certification. Develop software skills needed to become a vital part of today's IT teams. You’ll learn the best practices of modern software development practices, DevOps, and how to securely interact with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to automate existing manual processes with only a few lines of code.

You’ll earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this course as well as prepare for the DevNet Associate (DEVASC 200-901) certification exam.  Prior knowledge of  PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python and CCNA: Introduction to Networks (ITN) or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

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70 hours
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
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Languages: English
You'll learn these core skills

Practice software development skills, including Python, GIT, and common data formats (XML, JSON, and YAML)

Become familiar with infrastructure automation using code, DevOps methodology, and microservices

Deploy applications as containers and use Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer and virtual machines.

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