The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) Administration and DevOps (NSO303) v4.0 course continues the learning journey of the NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.0 and NSO Advanced for Python Programmers (NSO300) v4.0 courses by introducing you to the system administration and DevOps focusing on NSO; the robust bridge linking network automation and orchestration tools, examining the development, operation, and administration task functions. You will learn how to set up, configure, deploy, and maintain a Cisco Network Services Orchestrator solution, and learn best practices for using DevOps. The examples shown in this course demonstrate real-world scenarios to prepare you for deployment and management of new or existing NSO instances.


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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe network and IT convergence
Describe Cisco NSO architecture
Describe Linux
Configure Cisco NSO
Set up access control to Cisco NSO system
Describe Cisco NSO Integration Options
Explain version control systems and basic git concepts
Describe the purpose of continuous integration and continuous delivery
Implement Cisco NSO high availability
Describe scalable system management
Describe software development methodologies
Describe service maintenance
Perform NED upgrades
Use Cisco NSO for managing services and their associated device configurations
Describe Cisco NSO change management
Explain service problem management
Use Cisco NSO for service monitoring and compliance reporting
Describe Cisco NSO inventory management
Describe Cisco NSO use cases


  • Introducing Network and IT Convergence

    Introducing Cisco NSO Architecture

    Introducing Linux

    Explaining Cisco NSO Setup

    Exploring Access Control

    Describing Integration Options

    Explaining Version Control System

    Describing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

    Introducing Scalability and High Availability

    Describing Scalable System Management

    Describing Software Development Methodologies

    Introducing Service Maintenance

    Performing Network Element Driver (NED) Upgrades

    Introducing Configuration Management

    Describing Change Management

    Explaining Service Problem Management

    Explaining Service Monitoring and Compliance Reporting

    Introducing Inventory Management

    Describing Cisco NSO Use Cases


DevOps engineers Integration engineers Network and software architects Network engineers Software engineers System administrators




Before you take this course, we recommend that you have the knowledge and skills obtainable by attending the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO201) class, including: Basic knowledge of the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) Basic knowledge of the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems Basic knowledge of Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modelling Basic knowledge of Python software development


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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