Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)

( Duration: 2 Days )

The Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) training course provides a broad overview of network automation skills. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will learn the fundamentals of automation such as working on model-driven programmability solutions with Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF) and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) protocols. The course also covers data formats and types, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Yaml Ain’t Markup Language (YAML), and Yet Another Next Generation (YANG), and their value in network automation, along with DevOps tools such as Ansible and Git.

By attending Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Articulate the role network automation and programmability play in the context of end-to-end network management and operations
  • Define and differentiate between waterfall and agile software development methodologies
  • Interpret and troubleshoot Python scripts with fundamental programming constructs built for network automation use cases
  • Describe how DevOps principles, tools, and pipelines can be applied to network operations
  • Understand the role of network automation development environments and associated technologies such as Python virtual environments, Vagrant, and Docker
  • Understand and construct HTTP-based API calls to network devices
  • Articulate the differences among and common use cases for XML, JSON, YAML, and protobuf
  • Construct and interpret Python scripts using the Python requests module to automate devices that have HTTP-based APIs
  • Understand the role YANG plays in network automation
  • Understand that a number of tools exist to simplify working with YANG models
  • Describe the functionality of RESTCONF and NETCONF and the differences between them
  • Construct Ansible playbooks to configure network devices and retrieve operational state data from them
  • Build Jinja2 templates and YAML data structures to generate desired state configurations

  • Routing and switching including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and basic configuration features such as interfaces, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and static routes
  • Fundamentals of Python data structures and programming constructs such as loops, conditionals, and classes, or the equivalent of 3–6 months of experience writing Python scripts
  • Basic Linux commands for navigating the file system and executing scripts
  • Knowledge of working with text editors

The Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) class is ideal for:

  • Automation architects
  • Automation engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network architects
  • Network consulting engineers
  • Network design engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Network operators
  • Network reliability engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • Site reliability engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Application developers
  • Collaboration developers
  • Collaboration solutions architects
  • IT directors
  • Mobile developers
  • Network Operations Center (NOC) managers
  • Software architects
  • Web developers



Examining Network Management and Operations


Exploring Software Development Methodologies


Using Python for Network Automation


Describing NetDevOps: DevOps for Networking


Managing Automation Development Environments


Introducing HTTP Network APIs


Reviewing Data Formats and Data Encoding


Using Python Requests to Automate HTTP-Based APIs


Exploring YANG


Using YANG Tools


Automating Model-Driven APIs with Python


Introducing Ansible for Network Automation


Templating Configurations with Jinja2

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