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IT-P 315 - Python Programming for Network Engineering (10 days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
IT-P 315 11 September 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-P 315 31 October 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-P 315 26 December 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

 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.

Course Objectives

  •  Write and test several functional Python scripts.
  •  Write, edit, modify, and expand complex Python scripts to utilise APIs and data models
  •  Use different APIs to automate configuration and management of Cisco networking devices
  •  Use the YANG and MIT data models to read and manage objects to automate configuration and management of Cisco networking devices.
  •  Use different DevOps / learning tools to enable efficient use of APIs and data models
  •  Learn how create Python scripts
  •  Automate configuration of multiple Cisco devices.
 

Who Should Attend?

  • Network Engineers
  • IT Consultants
  • Network Consultants
  • Cisco Certified or Juniper certified professionals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  •  Introduction
  •  Fundamental Python programming
  •  Python data structure
  •  Using Python to read from and write to a file

Day 2

  •  Python loops and conditional code
  •  GitHub
  •  Programming Python Functions
  •  Python Libraries, Packages, and Modules
  •  Integrated Development Environments
  •  Python code analysis and error handling

Day 3

  •  Cisco-supported APIs and automation protocols
  •  Cisco IOS XE RESTCONF API
  •  Cisco IOS XE NETCONF API
  •  Cisco ASA REST API
  •  Cisco Nexus NX-OS APIs

Day 4

  •  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

Day 5

  •  The Cisco ACI Visore tool
  •  Cisco UCS topology
  •  Configuring UCS with Python
  • Practice the effects of fundamental Python commands

Day 6

  •  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

Day 7

  •  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

Day 8

  •  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 a Nexus NX-OS device using APIs

Day 9

  •  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

Day 10

  •  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