Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)

 

Course Overview

The Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) v2.0 course is designed to equip you with fundamental skills in Python programming. Through a combination of lectures and lab experience in simulated network environments, you will learn to use Python basics to create useful and practical scripts with Netmiko to retrieve data and configure network devices. Upon completion of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Python, including the knowledge to create, apply, and troubleshoot simple network automation scripts.

This course will help you:

  • Explain the need for network engineers to learn how to program
  • Explain how programming relates to the journey into network automation and programmability
  • Create useful and practical scripts to retrieve data and configure network devices
  • Create, apply, and troubleshoot simple network automation scripts
  • Gain hands-on experience with Python programming

Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers with little or no programming or Python experience
  • Network managers
  • Systems engineers

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS®-XE software or other Cisco network device configuration and operation skills
  • Basic network management knowledge
  • Cisco CCNA® certification or equivalent knowledge

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Create a Python script
  • Describe data types commonly used in Python coding
  • Describe Python strings and their use cases
  • Describe Python loops, conditionals, operators, and their purposes and use cases
  • Describe Python classes, methods, functions, namespaces, and scopes
  • Describe the options for Python data manipulation and storage
  • Describe Python modules and packages, their uses, and their benefits
  • Explain how to manipulate user input in Python
  • Describe error and exception management in Python
  • Describe Python code debugging methods

Outline: Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)

  • Introducing Programmability and Python for Network Engineers
  • Scripting with Python
  • Examining Python Data Types
  • Manipulating Strings
  • Describing Conditionals, Loops, and Operators
  • Exploring Classes, Methods, Functions, Namespaces, and Scopes
  • Exploring Data Storage Options
  • Exploring Python Modules and Packages
  • Gathering and Validating User Input
  • Analyzing Exceptions and Error Management
  • Examining Debugging Methods
  • Course Summary

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration
4 days

Price
  • US$ 3,600
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 36
E-Learning

Subscription duration
180 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 500

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