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Arista Programming Essentials (APE)

 

Who should attend

Network engineers, network operators, and network administrators who are interested in understanding the programming behind Arista switches.

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of programming in any language (yes, even BASIC) is required, no matter how long ago you learned it. As a test, students must understand the following question:

Q. Given the following statement, in almost any programming language, what will be the value of the variable b? a = b = c = ‘Arista’

A. The answer is ‘Arista’ because statements are evaluated from right to left, so the following is what happens:

  • c is assigned the value ‘Arista’ (A literal string)
  • b is assigned the value contained in c (‘Arista’)
  • a is assigned the value contained in b (‘Arista’)

This simple flow of logic is not covered in the class because it is a basic programming concept. If this seems confusing, you may be better served taking an introduction to programming class before attempting this class.

Course Content

Everyone in networking should learn to program, but they don’t necessarily need to be a developer. This course is designed to get networking people up to speed on Python, with a focus on Arista’s eAPI, so that they can write useful automation scripts in a short period of time.

This is an intensive course that aims to get students writing Python code in order to use eAPI to automate Arista switches. Code that they can actually use in the real world. The class is filled with hands-on labs writing scripts that the students will be able to take home with them. This is not a “go to college to learn everything about Python so I can be a developer” class. This is a “Give me a twoday cram-session so that I can write some scripts for my Arista switches” class.

Written and taught by Gary A. Donahue (author of Network Warrior and Arista Warrior as well as Lead Trainer at Arista), this class will give you just the edge you need in the modern world of network automation.

Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,590.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.


Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

 
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Germany
11/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Hamburg
09/12/2019 - 10/12/2019 Munich
13/01/2020 - 14/01/2020 Berlin
10/02/2020 - 11/02/2020 Hamburg
09/03/2020 - 10/03/2020 Stuttgart
06/04/2020 - 07/04/2020 Frankfurt
27/04/2020 - 28/04/2020 Munich
01/06/2020 - 02/06/2020 Münster
FLEX Training

Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Asia/Istanbul
16/12/2019 - 17/12/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
14/04/2020 - 15/04/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
01/09/2020 - 02/09/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
03/12/2020 - 04/12/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
Switzerland
09/12/2019 - 10/12/2019 Zurich
27/04/2020 - 28/04/2020 Zurich
02/11/2020 - 03/11/2020 Zurich
Austria
09/12/2019 - 10/12/2019 Vienna (iTLS)

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Europe
Italy
14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Milan
05/12/2019 - 06/12/2019 Rome
Turkey
14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Asia/Istanbul
United Kingdom
16/12/2019 - 17/12/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
14/04/2020 - 15/04/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
01/09/2020 - 02/09/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
03/12/2020 - 04/12/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
Latin America
Brazil
04/12/2019 - 05/12/2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo Course language: Portuguese
Mexico
04/12/2019 - 05/12/2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Mexico_City Course language: Spanish