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REST and RESTCONF for engineers

A 1 day
HANDS ON
training course

REST and RESTCONF course description

An introduction to REST and RESTCONF using Python. The course progresses from how to use them onto how they work and then looks at using them from within Python all the time on network devices.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain what REST and RESTCONF are.
  • Use the REST API on network device.
  • Use RESTCONF.

REST and RESTCONF training course details

Who will benefit:
Network engineers.
Prerequisites:
Python for network engineers.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall ratings for this course:

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Customer reviews


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S. Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

REST and RESTCONF training course contents


Using REST
Curl, Browser plugins, Postman, RESTClient, Python.
Hands on: Using the REST API on network devices.

What is REST
What is REST? Architecture, APIs, RESTful APIs, APIs over HTTP/HTTPS, URIs, resources, HTTP methods, GET, POST, PUT, DELETE. CRUD. Comparison with other APIs.
Hands on: REST analysis with Wireshark.

Rest conventions
Passing parameters, return values, HTTP status, JSON. XML.
Hands on: Configuring REST on network devices, changing format of responses, POST requests, using parameters.

Configuring network devices with REST
Invoking multiple RPCs.
Hands on: Device configuration with REST.

The request library RESTFUL APIs in Python, the request library, Installation, example to retrieve the interface configuration.
Hands on: Using the Python requests library on network devices.

RESTCONF
What is RESTCONF? YANG and NETCONF, relationship with REST, RESTCONF URIs, A RESTCONF example with ietf-interfaces, RESTCONF responses. PATCH.
Hands on: Using RESTCONF to update a network device configuration.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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