Developing with Cisco Network Programmability



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5 Days


IT Professionals





Developing with Cisco Network Programmability v4.0 (NPDEV) is a 5 Day course is designed to teach you how to automate network infrastructure and/or utilize APIs and toolkits to interface with SDN controllers and individual devices. This course is aligned with the topics covered by the 300-560 NPDEV exam, leading to the Cisco Network Programmability Developer Specialist Certification.

  • Software Developers
  • Engineers
  • Software Programmers
  • Network designers

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of networking, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, functions of infrastructure components in a network, and the need for network programmability
  • Review data handling and formats.
  • Learn about Cisco ACI, APIC-EM and Open SDN Controller technologies and conceptual frameworks, as well as how to make REST and Python requests
  • Learn about Cisco NSO framework and how to make REST, YANG, and Python requests
  • Interpret and produce code to deploy configurations to multiple devices using RESTConf and NETConf
  • Identify available network programmability developer tools and Cisco virtual platforms
  • CCNP or equivalent experience (CCNP, CCIE, CCDP, or CCDE is required to obtain the NP Design and Implementation Specialist certification)
  • Complete the Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) course (or equivalent Python programming experience)
  • Designing and Implementing Cisco Network Programmability (NPDESI)

1 Course Introduction

2 Networking Fundamentals

  • Components and Concepts of Network Programmability
  • Networking Concepts and the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Functions of Infrastructure Components in a Network
  • Switching Concepts
  • Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
  • Routing Concepts

3 Device Programmability

  • Cisco IOS XE and XR Software programming
  • Cisco ASA Software programming
  • Cisco NX-OS Software programming

4 Cisco ACI

  • Cisco ACI
  • Cobra SDK and Arya

5 Cisco APIC-EM Module

  • APIC-EM Platform
  • APIC-EM Services
  • APIC-EM Advanced Applications
  • Developer Resources for Postman and Python

6 OpenDaylight (ODL) SDN Controller

  • ODL Architecture
  • Features and Capabilities
  • Applications

7 Network Programming Tools and Techniques

  • Virtual Networks and Systems
  • Virtual Internet Routing Laboratory
  • Configuration Management
  • Security Configuration for Controllers

8 Labs

  • Lab 1: Explore and Configure Device using CLI
  • Lab 2: Explore YANG Models
  • Lab 3: Use YANG Tools
  • Lab 4: Use NETCONF Via SSH
  • Lab 5: Use the pyang Tool for Sample XML
  • Lab 6: Use the ncclient Python Library
  • Lab 7: Use YDK
  • Lab 8: Use RESTCONF with Cisco IOS XE Software
  • Lab 9: Use the Documentation Pages
  • Lab 10: Run Native Python Scripts on Cisco NX-OS
  • Lab 11: Use Cisco NX-API on Cisco NX-OS
  • Lab 12: Configure Cisco NX-OS Device Using NETCONF and CLI
  • Lab 13: Use Cisco APIC Web GUI
  • Lab 14: Explore the ACI Toolkit
  • Lab 15: Use Postman for Cisco APIC Fabric Discovery
  • Lab 16: Use Python and Cisco APIC REST API
  • Lab 17: Use Cobra with Tenants and Related MOs
  • Lab 18: Use Arya to Generate Cobra Code
  • Lab 19: Access the Cisco APIC-EM Web User Interface
  • Lab 20: Configure Network Device Discovery Job
  • Lab 21: Work with Device Inventory
  • Lab 22: Use Locations and Tags
  • Lab 23: Create Cisco APIC-EM Internal Users and Examine User Roles
  • Lab 24: Use Browser Developer Tools to Examine REST APIs
  • Lab 25: Use the Swagger API Pages
  • Lab 26: Use Postman for Discovery
  • Lab 27: Use Python with Cisco APIC-EM
  • Lab 28: Use the Python uniq Library with Cisco APIC-EM
  • Lab 29: Install ODL Distribution and Use Karaf to Manage Features
  • Lab 30: Examine the Feature Manager Application
  • Lab 31: Examine the YANG UI Application
  • Lab Discovery 32: Experiment with NETCONF
  • Lab 33: Use ODL with Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Lab 34: Explore Nodes DLUX User Interface Application
  • Lab 35: Examine Toaster Service Sample Application
  • Lab 36: Examine ODL Inventory Model
  • Lab 37: Run Your Own ODL Distribution