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.


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Learning 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

  • Course Outline

  • Introducing Programmability and Python for Network Engineers
    Scripting with Python
    Examining Python Data Types
    Manipulating Strings
    Describing Conditionals, Loops, and Operators
    Exploring Classes, Methods, Functions, Namespaces, and Scopes
    Exploring Data Storage Options
    Exploring Python Modules and Packages
    Gathering and Validating User Input
    Analyzing Exceptions and Error Management
    Examining Debugging Methods
    Course Summary


This course is intended for: Network administrators Network engineers with little or no programming or Python experience Network managers Systems engineers




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: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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