Infrastructure Automation

Workshop: Model-Driven Programmability

By Cisco Networking Academy in collaboration with Cisco DevNet

Automate Device Configuration using APIs

You’ve learned networking skills in courses like CCNA. Now is your chance to really 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 device level 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.  You'll also earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this workshop. 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.

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8 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

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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