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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
Online Training

Duration 4 days

Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

incl. catering Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

E-Learning

Subscription duration 180 days

Price (excl. tax)
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Schedule

Guaranteed date:   The course is guaranteed to run regardless of the number of participants. This excludes unforeseeable events (e.g. accident, illness of the trainer) which make it impossible to carry out the course.
Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
English
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour
Online Training This is a FLEX course.
Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
CLC Eligible
Online Training This is a FLEX course.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
CLC Eligible
4 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: India Standard Time (IST)
6 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
7 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT) Guaranteed date! CLC Eligible
Online Training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT)
9 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
Poland
Warsaw This is a FLEX course in Polish language.
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Warsaw This is a FLEX course in Polish language.
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Warsaw This is a FLEX course in Polish language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
United Kingdom
London, City This is a FLEX course in English language.
Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
CLC Eligible
London, City This is a FLEX course in English language.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
CLC Eligible

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