Workshop: Model-Driven Programmability

Learn to configure devices automatically with code in this 8-hour workshop.

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Automate Device Configuration Using APIs

You’ve learned networking skills in courses like CCNA. Now you can put your skills into practice using the hottest programmable networking devices. In this 8-hour workshop, you’ll hone skills in managing and configuring network devices using their APIs and automating management tasks using Python scripts with a Cisco software virtual router -- just like the professionals! Plus, you’ll get to join and participate in several professional software developer communities-of-practice such as Cisco DevNet, GitHub, and Stack Overflow. To participate, you'll need knowledge from CCNA: Introduction to Networks or equivalent networking skills and basic programming knowledge as found in PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Use Python with RESTCONF and NETCONF APIs to retrieve and update the device's configuration.
  • Describe a different approach to software-defined networking (SDN), including central application policy control.
  • Use software concepts and tools relevant to network programmability including Python scripting, Git, JSON, Postman, and APIs.
  • Join developer professional communities such as Cisco DevNet, GitHub, and Stack Overflow.
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8 hours
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
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Achievements: Badge
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Languages: English


Engaging learning experiences with interactive content such as practice labs, interactive activities, videos, and assessments along the way. Bring it all together and test what you learned with a final exam.

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Once enrolled, you have access to student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. Connect & network with classmates and alumni through our Facebook or LinkedIn communities.

Proof of Completion

Verification may come as a certificate of completion, statement of attendance, or a digital learning badge depending on the course. Share on social media or your resume to tell the world of your achievement.


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