Developing Applications and Automating Workflows using Cisco Platforms

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Overview

The Developing Applications and Automating Workflows Using Cisco Core Platforms course helps you prepare for the Cisco® DevNet Associate certification and for associate-level network automation engineer roles. You will learn how to implement basic network applications using Cisco platforms as a base, and how to implement automation workflows across network, security, collaboration, and computing infrastructure. The course gives you hands-on experience solving real world problems using Cisco Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and modern development tools.

Associated Certification: Cisco Certified DevNet Associate.

Associated Exam: 200-901

Duration: This is the equivalent of a …

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Overview

The Developing Applications and Automating Workflows Using Cisco Core Platforms course helps you prepare for the Cisco® DevNet Associate certification and for associate-level network automation engineer roles. You will learn how to implement basic network applications using Cisco platforms as a base, and how to implement automation workflows across network, security, collaboration, and computing infrastructure. The course gives you hands-on experience solving real world problems using Cisco Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and modern development tools.

Associated Certification: Cisco Certified DevNet Associate.

Associated Exam: 200-901

Duration: This is the equivalent of a 5 day ILT course with 3 days of additional self-paced study

Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of APIs and use of version control tools in modern software development
  • Describe common processes and practices used in software development
  • Describe options for organizing and constructing modular software
  • Describe HTTP concepts and how they apply to network-based APIs
  • Apply Representational State Transfer (REST) concepts to integration with HTTP-based APIs
  • Describe Cisco platforms and their capabilities
  • Describe programmability features of different Cisco platforms
  • Describe basic networking concepts and interpret simple network topology
  • Describe interaction of applications with the network and tools used for troubleshooting issues
  • Apply concepts of model-driven programmability to automate common tasks with Python scripts
  • Identify common application deployment models and components in the development pipeline
  • Describe common security concerns and types of tests, and utilize containerization for local development
  • Utilize tools to automate infrastructure through scripting and model-driven programmability
Content

Practicing Modern Software Development

  • Rise of APIs in Software Design
  • API Data Formats
  • Serialization and Deserialization of Data
  • Collaborative Software Development
  • Version Control with GIT
  • Branching with GIT

Describing Software Development Process ( Self-Study)

  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Test-Driven Development
  • TDD Example
  • Code Review

Designing Software (Self-study)

  • Modular Software Design
  • Modular Design Benefits
  • Architecture and Design Patterns
  • MVC Architecture Pattern
  • Observer Design Pattern

Introducing Network-Based APIs

  • HTTP Protocol Overview
  • HTTP Protocol Applied to Web-Based APIs
  • HTTP Content Negotiation
  • RPC-Style APIs
  • REST-Style APIs
  • Postman for REST API Consumption
  • Advanced Postman Topics
  • Consuming notification Events Using Webhooks

Consuming REST-Based APIs

  • Common API Constraints
  • API Authentication Mechanisms
  • Using HTTP Authentication
  • Leveraging HTTPS for Security
  • Handling Secrets for API Consumption

Introducing Cisco Platforms and APIs (Self-study)

  • Cisco Network Management Platforms
  • Cisco Compute Management Platforms
  • Cisco Compute Management APIs
  • Cisco Collaboration Platforms
  • Cisco Collaboration APIs
  • Cisco Security Platforms
  • Cisco Security APIs
  • Cisco Network Management Platforms in Cloud

Employing Programmability on Cisco Platforms

  • Automating Cisco Network Operations
  • Cisco IOS XE Device-Level APIs
  • Cisco NX-OS Device-Level APIs
  • Cisco Controller APIs
  • Automating Cisco Webex Teams Operations
  • DevNet Developer Resources

Describing IP Networks (Self-Study)

  • Basic Networking Concepts
  • MAC Addresses and VLANs
  • Network Routes and Routing
  • Transport Layer and Packet Delivery
  • Network Device Planes

Relating Network and Applications

  • Standard IP Network Services
  • Network Address Translation
  • Common Protocols
  • Application Connectivity Issues
  • Tools for Troublshooting Connectivity Issues
  • Explaining the Impact of Network Constraints on Applications

Employing Model-Driven Programmability

  • Model-Driven Programmability Stack
  • Network Automation and NETCONF
  • Exploring YANG Models
  • Utilizing Data Models with RESTCONF Protocol
  • Using Python Scripts and Cisco SDKs
  • Model Driven Programmability in a Cisco Environment

Deploying Applications

  • Application Deployment Types
  • Application Deployment Models
  • Edge Computing Overview
  • DevOps Practices and Principles
  • Components of a CI-CD Pipeline
  • rwe_enial Bash Commands for Development and Operations

Automating Infrastructure

  • SDN and Intent-Based Networking
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • System Management with Ansible
  • Infrastructure Automation with Ansible Playbooks
  • CI/CD Pipelines for Infrastructure Automation

Testing and Securing Applications

  • Software Test Types
  • Verifying Code Behaviour with Unit Tests
  • Dockerfile Composition
  • Using Docker in a Local Developer Environment
  • Application Security
  • Securing and Scaling Application ingress Traffic
  • Network Simulation and Test Tools

Labs:

  • Parse API Data Formats with Python
  • Use Git for Version Control
  • Identify Software Architecture and Design Patterns on a Diagram
  • Implement Singleton Pattern and Abstraction-Based Method
  • Inspect HTTP Protocol Messages
  • Use Postman
  • Troubleshoot an HTTP Error Response
  • Utilize APIs with Python
  • Use the Cisco Controller APIs
  • Use the Cisco Webex Teams™ Collaboration API
  • Interpret a Basic Network Topology Diagram
  • Identify the Cause of Application Connectivity Issues
  • Perform Basic Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Operations
  • Use Cisco Software Development Kit (SDK) and Python for Automation Scripting
  • Utilize Bash Commands for Local Development
  • Construct Infrastructure Automation Workflow
  • Construct a Python Unit Test
  • Interpret a Dockerfile
  • Utilize Docker Commands to Manage Local Developer Environment
  • Exploit Insufficient Parameter Sanitization
PreRequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Hands-on experience with a programming language (specifically Python)

 

 

Furtherinfo

Explore the DevNet Certification area for specific topics and labs related to this course and certification: https://developer.cisco.com/certification/

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