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Learn how to configure and manage Cisco network devices using Python programming.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-04-08
  • Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
  • Duration: 5 days 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Methods(s): Virtual Instructor Led

Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Knowledge of Cisco networking devices is required.
Knowledge of ACI is useful but not a prerequisite.
Knowledge of programming or Python is NOT required.

Lessons

This course includes Cisco Training ExclusivesEXCLUSIVE TO GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE - Accelerate your Cisco learning experience with complimentary access to the IT Skills Video On-Demand Library, Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course, course recordings, IT Resource Library, and digital courseware.
 
Using hands-on lab-based learning, this course takes you all the way from the basics of Python programming to the specific skills and tools needed to manage network devices en masse using programming and reduces implementation time for software-based technologies in a Cisco enterprise.
 
The course provides a comprehensive Python programming experience for Cisco networking professionals to automate and manage across the entire Cisco networking product line. With a focus on the Python programming language, you will learn to write, edit, modify, and expand complex Python scripts to utilize APIs and data models to effectively automate Cisco networking tasks throughout the enterprise. This will enable you to create and implement Python programming to automate configuration and operational needs in a Cisco enterprise.
 
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • Write and test several functional Python scripts.
  • Write, edit, modify, and expand complex Python scripts to utilize APIs and data models.
  • Use the following APIs to automate configuration and management of Cisco networking devices:
    • Paramiko
    • REST
    • XML
    • JSON
    • NETCONF
    • RESTCONF
  • Use the YANG and MIT data models to read and manage objects to automate configuration and management of Cisco networking devices.
  • Use the following DevOps / learning tools to enable efficient use of APIs and data models and effectively create Python scripts:
    • Postman
    • IDEs for both Windows and Linux
      • Notepad++
      • Sublime
      • PyCharm
      • Microsoft Visual Studio
      • Anaconda
      • Linux VI Editor
    • Lint tools for XML and JSON
    • Visore for Cisco Data Center
    • API Inspector for Cisco ACI
    • YANG Validator
  • Automate configuration of multiple Cisco devices.

OUTLINE
  • Introduction
  • Fundamental Python programming
  • Python data structure
  • Using Python to read from and write to a file
  • Python loops and conditional code
  • GitHub
  • Programming Python Functions
  • Python Libraries, Packages, and Modules
  • Integrated Development Environments
  • Python code analysis and error handling
  • Cisco-supported APIs and automation protocols
  • Cisco IOS XE RESTCONF API
  • Cisco IOS XE NETCONF API
  • Cisco ASA REST API
  • Cisco IOS XR NETCONF API
  • Cisco Nexus NX-OS APIs
  • YANG data model
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
  • Cisco ACI whitelists
  • Extracting XML and JSON from the Cisco ACI
  • Modifying the ACI policy with Postman and Python
  • The Cisco ACI Visore tool
  • Cisco UCS topology
  • Configuring UCS with Python

LABS
  • Practice the effects of fundamental Python commands
  • Program Python data structure
  • Create Python scripts to interact with files
  • Write scripts to demonstrate Python loops and conditional code
  • Create a Python script
  • Share files using Git and GitHub
  • Write Python Functions
  • Write Python code of Modules and Packages
  • Implement Python code in IDEs
  • Debug and test Python code
  • Create, execute, and validate a Python script with an IDE
  • Explore and validate automation protocols
  • Perform a configuration change on an IOS XE device with the RESTCONF API
  • Perform a configuration change on an IOS XE device with the NETCONF API
  • Perform a configuration change on an ASA device with the REST API
  • Perform a configuration change on an IOS XR device with the NETCONF API
  • Perform a configuration change on a Nexus NX-OS device using APIs
  • Troubleshoot existing Python scripts with an IDE
  • Analyze YANG files with the online YANG validator tool
  • Perform an ACI fabric discovery
  • Manually configure a Cisco ACI whitelist
  • Extract XML and JSON from the Cisco ACI
  • Utilize the API inspector and Postman to create Python scripts
  • Use the Cisco ACI Visore tool
  • Create a Python script to modify an ACI fabric
  • Manually configure Cisco UCS
  • Configure UCS with Python
  • Create a Python script to modify a UCS configuration

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.39 out of 5 based on 422 reviews.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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It was difficult to practice on my PC while trying to watch the presentation online.
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David was excellent!! I am very for having this course!!
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Everything was great, but the instructor wasted a lot of time talking about unrelated subjects (like demo-ing different programs, talking about other classes, and talks about how Excel/technology has changed) took up way too much time. The course could have been condensed or better focus would have been great

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