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Network automation demystified

A 1 day training course

Network automation demystified training course description

This course concentrates on the technical side of tools and languages for network DevOps rather than the soft skills. These tools include Python, Ansible, Git and NAPALM By the end of the course delegates should be able to recognise the tools that they can use to automate their networks and be able to use the knowledge gained to feel confident approaching network automation.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe network DevOps.
  • Choose network automation tools.
  • Explain the role of various network automation technologies including:
    • Python
    • Ansible
    • Git
    • NAPALM

Network automation demystified training course details

Who will benefit:
Those wishing to learn about the tools of network automation.
Prerequisites:
Introduction to data communications.
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:

Customer reviews


"Excellent course for managers who want to understand network engineers."
E. G. Yahoo
"Very well managed and good presentation. Well done all round."
K. B. Stratos

Network automation demystified training course contents

What is DevOps and network automation
Programming and automating networks, networks and clouds, AWS, OpenStack, SDN, DevOps for network operations. Unit testing. Hype vs reality. Benefits and features.

Network monitoring and troubleshooting
Traditional methods, SNMP. Netflow and xflow. Traditional automation. Streaming telemetry. Event driven automation. gRPC, Protocol buffers.

Configuration management
Catch 22 and initial configuration. ZTP, POAP. Traditional automation. TFTP. Ansible vs the rest (chef, salt, puppet). Jinja2 and templating. How ansible works.

Network programmability
Programming languages. Linux, shell scripting. Python vs the rest. Off box vs on box automation.

Python network libraries
Sockets pysnmp, ncclient, paramiko, netmiko, pyez, NAPALM.

APIs
Proprietary APIs, CLI, NETCONF, RETCONF. YANG, XML, YAML, JSON.

Other tools
Git, GitHub, Jenkins, JIRA and others.

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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