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.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

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


  • 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


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 course may help you meet these prerequisites: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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