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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online training

Duration 4 days

Classroom training

Duration 4 days

E-Learning

Subscription duration 180 days

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Schedule

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Online training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Course language: English CLC Eligible
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Online training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Online training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
Online training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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Online training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
4 hours difference
Online training Time zone: India Standard Time (IST) Course language: English
6 hours difference
Online training Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Course language: English
7 hours difference
Online training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT) Course language: English guaranteed! CLC Eligible
Online training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT) Course language: English
9 hours difference
Online training Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Course language: English
Guaranteed date:   We will carry out all guaranteed training regardless of the number of attendees, exempt from force majeure or other unexpected events, like e.g. accidents or illness of the trainer, which prevent the course from being conducted.
Instructor-led Online Training:   This is an Instructor-Led Online course
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
Bulgaria
Sofia This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: Eastern European Time (EET) Course language: English
Czech Republic
Prague This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: English
North Macedonia
Skopje This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: English
Slovenia
Ljubljana This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Course language: English
United Kingdom
London, City This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Course language: English
London, City This is an English language FLEX course. Time zone: British Summer Time (BST) Course language: English
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.