Python Network Programming for Network Engineers (Python 3)
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Python Network Programming for Network Engineers (Python 3)

Program networks using Python version 3. Learn network programmability with this practical GNS3 and Cisco course
4.7 (4,284 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
109,091 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 65 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn network programmability with GNS3 and Python version 3
  • Learn how to automate the configuration of network devices with Python
  • Learn how to leverage NAPALM for network automation
  • Use Netmiko for SSH connections to routers and switches
  • Quick start guide using Telnet and SSH - get started in 20 minutes!
  • Learn how to scale your network scripts
Course content
Expand all 170 lectures 12:48:41
+ Lab Setup
9 lectures 02:48:30
GNS3 2.2 VM Install
20:55
GNS3 IOS images
19:11
CML (VIRL 2.0) Install Part 1
31:26
CML (VIRL 2.0) Install Part 2
12:22
EVE-NG Installation
23:40
EVE-NG Cisco Images
24:33
DevNet: Free CML
18:49
+ Quick Start Guide to Network Automation
12 lectures 01:28:44
Quick Start 1: GNS3 Lab Setup and IDEs
10:22
Quick Start 2: Telnet Script creation
11:20
Quick Start 4: Telnet to a switch and create VLANs
08:15
Quick Start 5: Loops
07:29
Quick Start 6: PEP8: Python Style Guide
02:41
Quick Start 7: Configure switch VLANs using loops
08:55
Quick start 8: Create a multiple switch network
08:16
Quick Start 9: Open a file of switch IP addresess
08:22
Quick Start 10: Configure multiple switch with a loop
03:00
Quick Start 11: Loops within loops
06:51
Quick Start 12: Backup Network Device Configurations
07:09
+ Netmiko: Use SSH for Network Automation
9 lectures 50:52
Netmiko Part 1: Introduction
02:34
Netmiko Part 2: Enable SSH on switches in network
04:38
Netmiko Part 3: Your first Netmiko SSH Script
08:00
Netmiko Part 4: Script for multiple switches
03:55
Netmiko Part 5: Run script and configure multiple devices
05:10
Netmiko Part 6: File of multiple Cisco commands
05:55
Netmiko Part 7: Program multiple switches with file of commands
10:16
Netmiko Part 8: Script to program entire network
05:43
Netmiko Part 9: Run script to program entire network
04:41
+ NAPALM
7 lectures 26:51
NAPALM Introduction (P75_12)
05:57
NAPALM Python 3 versus 2.7
03:30
Ubuntu versus Network Automation Container
00:22
Install NAPALM (P68_13)
02:22
NAPALM connect to switch 1 (P68_14)
03:52
JSON and more commands (P68_16)
05:02
Mac address table, ARP cache (P68_17)
05:46
+ NAPALM and BGP
6 lectures 20:29
Use NAPALM to retrieve BGP neighbor information: Part 1 (P75_1)
02:09
Use NAPALM to retrieve BGP neighbor information: Part 2 (P75_2)
05:11
Use NAPALM to retrieve BGP neighbor information: Part 3 (P75_3)
01:13
NAPALM: Multiple BGP neighbors (P75_4)
04:42
NAPALM and bigger BGP Network Part 1 (P75_5)
04:23
NAPALM and bigger BGP network Part 2 (P75_5b)
02:51
+ Use NAPALM for device configuration audit and changes
5 lectures 16:57
Use NAPALM to configure Access lists (P75_6)
03:45
Check if ACL already exists and add if missing (P75_7)
04:17
Use NAPALM for auditing device configs (P75_8)
00:52
Use NAPALM to add multiple config files (P75_9)
04:08
NAPALM: Multiple config files, multiple devices (P75_10)
03:55
+ Iteration Examples: Netmiko scripts
8 lectures 43:11
Netmiko Iteration: Script Overview
05:51
Netmiko Iteration (Script 1): Basic Script
01:32
Netmiko Iteration (Script 2): Open a file of commands
05:50
Netmiko Iteration (Script 3): Configure multiple devices using a file of devices
07:23
Netmiko Iteration (Script 4): Remove passwords from script
04:13
Netmiko Iteration (Script 5): Except (Error) Handling
07:36
Netmiko Iteration (Script 6): Determine device types and run specific device typ
07:43
Netmiko Iteration (Script 7): Iterate device type script
03:03
+ Netmiko Scaling
5 lectures 30:46
Part 1: Encrypted Password File
07:30
Part 2: Netmiko Sequential Part 1
05:04
Part 3: Netmiko Sequential Part 2
06:52
Part 4: Netmiko Multithreading
05:40
Part 5: Netmiko Thread Pools
05:40
+ Python Theory
5 lectures 13:14
Theory topics - very short (P62_14_15)
02:04
Keep learning (P61_26)
02:17
2.7 and 3 setup (P61_27)
04:11
2.7 and 3 examples (P61_28)
03:13
Basic Hello World Scripts (P61_29_30)
01:29
Requirements
  • Basic Networking Knowledge (CCNA Level)
  • Basic understanding of GNS3
Description

Learn Network Programmability and Network Automation using GNS3 and Python version 3.

This course is based on Python 3.

Want to program networks using Python, but not sure where to start? Well, this course will show you how you can start programming Cisco networks within 20 minutes.

This course was created for network engineers. There are too many other Python courses out there that try to make network engineers software developers. Instead of teaching network automation, they teach you Python theory. This course is different. 

This course is practical. I won't talk about programming in abstract terms and make you wait before you can start automating networks. I will show you how you can quickly and easily start network programming by using GNS3, Cisco IOS and Python.

You will see demonstrations of the configuration of both Cisco routers and switches in GNS3. For example, how to configure multiple VLANs on a multiple switches, or how to configure OSPF on a router and more.

This course shows you practical examples of using Python to programmatically configure Cisco network devices rather then just talking about it.

The days of configuring Cisco networks only with the command line interface (CLI) are drawing to a close. You need to add network programmability using Python and APIs to your skill set.

Learn how to automate networks using:

- Telnet

- SSH

- Paramiko

Netmiko

NAPALM

Tools such as NAPALM and Netmiko make it easy to configure and interact with network devices using an API such as NETCONF or using SSH. Don't reinvent the wheel. Use the tools available to you to quickly and easily automate your networks.

Some comments about the course:

"Knowing the material from just the first video would have saved me hours of work and rework in the past." 

"It's the easiest, most fun, and most valuable course I've completed yet on Python Programming for Networking. Love it! Thanks again David!!!" 

"Excellent course on Network Programming using Python with lot's of practical network configuration examples."

"Great way of explanation.Nice video and inspiring words! Thank you so much David. You are genius."

"I've been doing network automation for a while, even so, I've learned new things through this course. The instructor start from a basic example, adding improvements in each step. It's a skill that's worth it."

"A must for all network engineers who want to learn python!!! I had very "very" basic programming skills, and couldn't just get the bridge between network and programming (mainly Python - since that's where the hype is now), this course was amazing, I have never been glued to a training course since I can remember. The couple of things I loved the most about this course: 1- David's clear voice. 2- Real world application, not only will David interduce different real-world practical modules that you can import and use, but he shows you how to apply them on ios devices."

"Excellent course on Network Programming using Python with lot's of practical network configuration examples. High quality content."

Who this course is for:
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Architects
  • If you are interested in network automation
  • If you are interested in network programmability
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to apply Python programming to network automation