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Network automation demystified  |    A 1 day training course

Network automation 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.

What will you learn
  • Describe network DevOps.
  • Choose network automation tools.
  • Explain the role of various network automation technologies including:
Network automation training course details

Network automation 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

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

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

H. D. - SP Energy Networks

"A good intro to a complex subject."

T. E. - FP Mailing

"Course was a real eye-opener to some of the barriers we encounter."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.