NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201)

Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)

NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) Course Overview:

What you’ll learn in this course

The NSO201 v4.1 course, known as “NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects,” provides a comprehensive introduction to Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO). Participants will learn how to install and leverage Cisco NSO for device management and service creation using YANG templates and XPath.

This course covers key aspects such as the overview of NSO as a network automation solution, the fundamentals of NETCONF, YANG, and XPath, device management and template creation, service management and package creation, network element drivers, API integration with external systems, system configuration and troubleshooting, alarm management and reporting, scalability and performance optimization, and additional capabilities of Cisco NSO.

By completing this course, participants will gain the necessary skills to effectively use Cisco NSO as a network automation tool. They will learn how to manage devices, create services, configure NSO for optimal performance, and utilize its capabilities in complex network environments.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Learn to install Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
● Practice configuring devices with NSO
● Practice designing and managing services with YANG models
● Gain confidence with NSO configuration

Who should enroll
● Network administrators
● Solutions designers
● System installers
● System integrators
● System administrators

Technology areas
● Software Defined Networking
● Network Automation
● Service Provider


After completing this course, you should be able to:
● Explain the transactional service activation and how it relates to business requirements
● Explain how Cisco NSO communicates with network devices
● Understand the NETCONF protocol and be able to read and write simple YANG models
● Understand the difference between devices that are fully NETCONF capable and those that are less or not
NETCONF capable
● Understand the support for candidate configuration and confirmed commit support
● Use logs to troubleshoot the Cisco NSO deployment and check NSO communication with network devices
● Explain the YANG service model structure
● Design a real-world usable service
● Explain the mapping logic of service parameters to device models and consequently to device
● Describe the use of different integration options and APIs
● Explain how to implement action with use of config-templates in NSO package
● Explain the use of Reactive FASTMAP in for manipulating and implementing advanced NFV components
● Describe the use of feature components and function packs
● Define and explain the ETSI MANO principles and solution
● Work with the alarm console, and understand the NSO alarm structure and how it conforms to modern
network operations procedures
● Describe Cisco NSO 5.3 new features and changes in NSO

● Introducing Service Orchestration with Cisco NSO
● Exploring Cisco NSO Architecture
● Orchestrating Network Solutions
● Describing Cisco NSO Operation
● Installing Cisco NSO
● Exploring the Advantages of NETCONF
● Managing Devices Using the Device Manager
● Creating YANG Models
● Using Services
● Implementing Services with Model-to-Model Mapping
● Designing Services in Cisco NSO
● Managing the Service Lifecycle
● Programming with Python in Cisco NSO
● Configuring and Troubleshooting System Settings
● Discovering Cisco NSO Northbound APIs
● Managing Alarms and Reporting
● Configuring Cisco NSO for Scalability and Performance
● Describing Cisco NSO VNF Manager and Function Packs

● Install Cisco NSO
● Use Device Manager
● Create a Device Template
● Create a Loopback Template Service
● Create a VLAN Template Service
● Create an L3VPN Template Service
● Migrate a CDM Device
● Set Up a Device Using Python Scripts
● Create an SVI Python Template Service
● Use NSO RESTCONF API with Postman

We require the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:
● Basic knowledge of the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) or the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
● Working knowledge of UNIX-based operating systems and basic tasks
● Basic knowledge of programming constructs
● Basic knowledge of YANG data modeling
● Basic knowledge of the NETCONF communication protocol
● Knowledge of XML data structures and schemas
● Basic management of network components (routers, switches, etc.)

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course
● Network Programmability Basics (Cisco DevNet Course)
● Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)
● Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)

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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • 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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