Developing with Cisco Network Programmability v4.0

5 days


This course is for software developers looking to automate network infrastructure and utilize APIs and toolkits to interface with SDN controllers and individual devices.


  • Recommended as preparation for the following exams:
  • 300-560 - Developing with Cisco Network Programmability

Course Outline

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Describing the Components and Concepts of Network Programmability
  • Describing Networking Concepts and the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Describing the Functions of Infrastructure Components in a Network
  • Switching Concepts
  • Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
  • Routing Concepts
  • Device Programmability
  • Describing NETCONF, YANG, and RESTCONF
  • Programming Cisco IOS XE and XR Software
  • Programming Cisco ASA Software
  • Programming Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Using Cisco APIC REST API
  • Cobra SDK and Arya
  • Cisco APIC-EM Module
  • Describing the Cisco APIC-EM Platform
  • Describing Cisco APIC-EM Services
  • Describing the Cisco APIC-EM Advanced Applications
  • Exploring Cisco APIC-EM REST APIs
  • Using Cisco APIC-EM Developer Resources for Postman and Python
  • OpenDaylight SDN Controller
  • Introducing the OpenDaylight SDN Controller
  • Working with the OpenDaylight Code
  • Network Programming Tools and Techniques
  • Describing Network Programming Tools and Techniques
  • 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 32: Experiment with OpenFlow
  • Lab 33: Experiment with NETCONF
  • Lab 34: Use ODL with Cisco IOS XR Software
  • Lab 35: Explore Nodes DLUX User Interface Application
  • Lab 36: Examine Toaster Service Sample Application
  • Lab 37: Examine ODL Inventory Model
  • Lab 38: Run Your Own ODL Distribution

Describing Network Programming Tools and Techniques Labs:

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London London5 1756 £1756 2020-03-02