CI-CSAU

CI-CSAU

Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions

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Duration

USD 2,895.00 excl. VAT

3 Days

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who performs or seeks to perform a developer role and has one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.
This course covers specialized material about designing, developing, and ebugging applications using Cisco APIs and platforms, and managing and deploying applications on Cisco infrastructure. To fully benefit from this course, you should have three to five years of experience designing and implementing applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.
The course is appropriate for:
• Network engineers expanding their skill-base to include software and automation
• Developers expanding expertise in automation and DevOps

• Solution architects moving to the Cisco ecosystem
• Infrastructure developers designing hardened production environments
The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:
• Senior network automation engineer
• Senior software developer
• Senior system integration programmer
Additional job roles that could find this course useful are:
• Senior infrastructure architect
• Senior network designer
• Senior test development engineer
Students preparing for Cisco Certified DevNet Professional and Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist – Core certification will also find this material useful.

Prerequisites

 

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
• Routing and switching including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and basic configuration features such as interfaces, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and static routes

• Fundamentals of Python data structures and programming constructs such as loops, conditionals, and classes, or the equivalent of 3–6 months of experience writing Python scripts
• Basic Linux commands for navigating the file system and executing scripts
• Knowledge of working with text editors

 

What you will Learn

The Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) v1.1 course gives you a broad overview of network automation skills. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will learn the fundamentals of automation such as working on model-driven programmability solutions with Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF) and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) protocols. The course also covers data formats and types, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Yaml Ain’t Markup Language (YAML), and Yet Another Next Generation (YANG), and their value in network automation, along with DevOps tools such as Ansible and Git.
This course is a requirement prior to enrolling in professional-level automation courses and exams because it provides crucial foundational knowledge essential to success:
Automation courses – Automation exams

• Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI) -
300-435 Automating and Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUTO)
• Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) -
300-635 Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)
• Implementing Automation for Cisco Security Solutions (SAUI) -
300-735 Automating and programming Cisco Security Solutions (SAUTO)
• Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) -
300-535 Automating and programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO)
• Implementing Automation for Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUI) -
300-835 Automating and Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUTO)

 

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
• Articulate the role network automation and programmability play in the context of end-to-end network management and operations
• Define and differentiate between waterfall and agile software development methodologies
• Interpret and troubleshoot Python scripts with fundamental programming constructs built for network automation use cases
• Describe how DevOps principles, tools, and pipelines can be applied to network operations
• Understand the role of network automation development environments and associated technologies such as Python virtual environments, Vagrant, and Docker
• Understand and construct HTTP-based API calls to network devices

• Articulate the differences among and common use cases for XML, JSON, YAML, and protobuf
• Construct and interpret Python scripts using the Python requests module to automate devices that have HTTP-based APIs
• Understand the role YANG plays in network automation
• Understand that a number of tools exist to simplify working with YANG models
• Describe the functionality of RESTCONF and NETCONF and the differences between them
• Construct Ansible playbooks to configure network devices and retrieve operational state data from them
• Build Jinja2 templates and YAML data structures to generate desired state configurations

 

Course Outline

• Examining Network Management and Operations
• Exploring Software Development Methodologies•Using Python for Network Automation
• Describing NetDevOps: DevOps for Networking
• Managing Automation Development Environments
• Introducing HTTP Network APIs
• Reviewing Data Formats and Data Encoding

• Using Python Requests to Automate HTTP-Based APIs
• Exploring YANG
• Using YANG Tools
• Automating Model-Driven APIs with Python
• Introducing Ansible for Network Automation
• Templating Configurations with Jinja2

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