Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) v1.1

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) v1.1 Course Overview:

What you’ll learn in this course
The “Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) v1.1” course offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of network automation. This engaging training program combines theoretical lectures with practical hands-on labs to equip you with essential automation skills. Gain a solid foundation in automation concepts, including the implementation of model-driven programmability solutions using industry-standard protocols like Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF) and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF).

Explore different data formats and types crucial for network automation, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Yaml Ain’t Markup Language (YAML), and Yet Another Next Generation (YANG). Understand their significance and value in automating network processes effectively.

In addition, the course delves into the realm of DevOps tools that streamline automation workflows. Discover the power of popular tools such as Ansible and Git, empowering you to optimize network operations and achieve efficient, scalable automation solutions.

Enroll in the “Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) v1.1” course and unlock the potential of network automation, arming yourself with valuable skills for the modern IT landscape.

This course is a requirement prior to enrolling in professional-level automation courses and exams because it
provides crucial foundational knowledge essential to success:

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Gain an overview of the skills you need to become a next-generation engineer
● Prepare to accelerate network automation in your organization
● Increase collaboration across internal and external teams using version control systems
● Earn 16 CE credits toward recertification

Intended Audience
This course is designed primarily for customer engineers and systems engineers in the following job roles:
● Automation architect
● Automation engineer
● Consulting systems engineer
● DevOps engineer
● Network administrator
● Network architect
● Network consulting engineer
● Network design engineer
● Network engineer
● Network operator
● Network reliability engineer
● Sales engineer
● Site reliability engineer
● Systems engineer
● Technical solutions architect

This course would also be useful for network manager job roles such as:
● Application developer
● Collaboration developer
● Collaboration solutions architect
● IT director
● Mobile developer
● Network Operations Center (NOC) manager
● Software architect
● Web developer

Technology areas
● Network automation

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


● 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

● Use Network Automation Scripts
● Enforce Python Fundamentals on the Interactive Interpreter
● Automate Networks with Netmiko
● Use the Git Version-Control System and Collaborate on an Internal Project
● Build Reproduceable Automation Environments
● Use HTTP-Based APIs with Postman
● Explore YAML and JSON Data
● Consume HTTP-Based APIs with Python Requests
● Explore YANG Tools
● Explore RESTCONF with Python
● Explore NETCONF with Python
● Configure Network Devices with Ansible
● Collect Network Data with Ansible
● Build and Deploy Configurations with Ansible

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

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
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  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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