Python Programming For Network Engineers

Control Routers like a god with Python
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  • Length 11 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 3/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

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Don't leave your training to chance.  Learn from a trained University instructor and Industry professional.  This course introduces Python fundamentals as needed to control networks presented in layman's terms at an introductory level. After the fundamentals work through 3 Exciting and Challenging Python projects with me, this will cement all the basic programming concepts and skills needed to do basic network programming in Python

***Please be aware although challenging, this course is for beginning programmers and although not absolutely required it assumes that you have some networking knowledge.***

After this course the:

Non Network Engineer- will learn basic Python Programming and how to read write and do basic configurations to Networking equipment such as Routers and Switches.

Network Engineer- Will learn how to read write and configure Routers and Switches using Python, your New Python programming skills coupled with your networking skills as found in CCNA will allow you to extend the read write and configure concepts and skills learned in this course to automate networking tasks and troubleshooting with Python.

Get the edge, with this hands on course! 3 major programming projects and more for you to follow along! With Python Programming for Network Engineers. Want to harness the power of Python, to configure multiple Routers automatically? This will put you on top. I show you here, nothing is better than this anywhere period! I have 20 years engineering experience, I teach network engineering and programming at University level now for a living, I can teach you to be a star. Start learning only the Python fundamentals that you need for networks. Don't waste your time with some computer software guru babbling about weird stuff.

I know how to focus Python for Network Engineers and I know how to teach it, follow me and I will take you to the top! Because this keeps Python simple anyone can learn introduction to Python with this course. Because networks are so important in our modern world non network engineers will benefit from the understanding they gain in this course by working through the projects.

This is a new course, at a low introductory cost, I believe No value like this is available anywhere in the world! However I am aware the course is new, so I will be constantly working out issues over the next few weeks. I am adding and changing the material as needed.

All software is free nothing else is needed follow me here to become a star! I show you Python fundamentals only as related to Network Engineers, Don't waste your time with nonsense. I keep it simple, on windows, learn the fundamentals on windows, then download GNS3, free and control routers like a God with Python!!!! I show you in the most simple possible way to establish connection to GNS3 with the host computer, don't like simple? Wanna reach for the stars I added an extra section and give you super power. I explain virtual networks like nobody every wanted to know. Come with me, folllow this course from start to finish and you will control routers with Python like a star!

 Here in Seattle the University students that I train routinely land IT positions at Cisco, Microsoft, Costco, and College IT departments. 



What are the requirements?

  • No Programming experienced is required although it is assumed you have basic networking skills such as in Network+, CCNA or JNCIA or equivalent in order to use Python to configure Routers.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Program using all the fundamentals of Python as needed for Network Engineers.
  • Use For Loops, Conditionals different data types to create code for Network Automation

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for network engineeers that want to learn to Program in Python to increase productivity reduce errors and increase their marketability in industry
  • While this course is intended for Network Engineers or Aspiring Network Engineers to give them next level skills to stay competitive anyone can benefit from this course as Computer Networks and Python are very important in the modern world and all steps to interface Python the Host Computer and Routers in GNS3 are clearly explained.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
11:57

Hello

Welcome to Python Programming for Network Engineers. This video describes the course and explains how you will learn to use the telnet library in Python to Read/Write and configure routers in this course in a simple method. This courses minimizes many problems often faced while strudents to learn Python to configure network equipment.

02:34

This lecture gives an overview of Programming languages

03:31

This lecture explains why we as Network Engineers choose Python to control our networks.

03:12

This lecture gives an overview of the course, it is important to watch to understand how you are progressing towards the goal of controlling network equipment with Python.

Section 2: Prepare the Python Networking Environment
02:38

This video describes the free software and the download links that you you will need for this course.

Thank you

Andrew

02:16

Notepad++ is different than Notepad that comes with windows, it is an enhanced version for coding. It is recommended that you download and use Notepad++ to follow along with this course. This lecture shows you how to download Notepad++.

04:22

It is recommeded that you download the free version of Python 2.7 this lecture explains how and why.

03:40

After this lecture you will be able to use the interpreter and run scripts in Python. To write "Hello World"

Section 3: Python Programming Fundamentals for Network Engineers Fundamentals
05:27

This lecture describes how the next section is laid out. In general I present the concepts in a presentation first then work through the concepts in the cmd prompt, at this time I have the presentation open in the unused space for notes to me. I would like you to focus on the cmd prompt not read the slides at this time. I upladed the slides here for you to look at as you please.

Thank you

Andrew

03:53

After the variable lectures you should have a good understanding of variables in Python and be able to use variables in Python Programs.

04:08
After the variable lectures you should have a good understanding of variables in Python

and be able to use varibles in Python Programs.

08:30
After the variable lectures you should have a good understanding of variables in Python and be able to use variables in Python Programs.
07:51

After the Strings lectures you should have a good understanding of Strings in Python and be able to use Strings in Python Programs.

Python Strings: Part 2 For Network Engineers
11:16
Python Strings: Part 3 For Network Engineers
05:32
07:20

After the List lectures you should have a good understanding of Lists in Python and be able to use Lists in Python Programs.

13:38

After the List lectures you should have a good understanding of Lists in Python and be able to use Lists in Python Programs.

05:03

After the Tuples lectures you should have a good understanding of Tuples in Python and be able to use Tuples in Python Programs.

08:37
After the Tuples lectures you should have a good understanding of Tuples in Python and be able to use Tuples in Python Programs.
05:55

After the Dictionaries lectures you should have a good understanding of Dictionaries in Python and be able to use Dictionaries in Python Programs.

06:52

After the Dictionaries lectures you should have a good understanding of Dictionaries in Python and be able to use Dictionaries in Python Programs.

4 questions

Test your knowledge on python lists.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on Python data types

Section 4: Python Programming Loops For Network Engineers
05:01

After the loops lectures you should have a good understanding of loops in Python and be able to use loops in Python Programs.

11:11

After the loops lectures you should have a good understanding of loops in Python and be able to use loops in Python Programs.

03:40

After the loops lectures you should have a good understanding of loops in Python and be able to use loops in Python Programs.

06:01

After the loops lectures you should have a good understanding of loops in Python and be able to use loops in Python Programs.

01:59

After the loops lectures you should have a good understanding of loops in Python and be able to use loops in Python Programs.

Nested Loops in Python Part 2
04:08
1 question

This quiz should test and enhance your knowledge of loops in Python

1 question

Test your knowledge on While Loops

Section 5: Python Programming Control statements For Network Engineers
05:13

If statements are very important and required to control the flow of a program. Without control statement programs would not be very useful. After these control videos you will be able to use IF statement to control the flow of your programs depending on conditions.

08:35

If statements are very important and required to control the flow of a program. Without control statement programs would not be very useful. After these control videos you will be able to use IF statement to control the flow of your programs depending on conditions.

08:31

If statements are very important and required to control the flow of a program. Without control statement programs would not be very useful. After these control videos you will be able to use IF statement to control the flow of your programs depending on conditions.

10:09
If statements are very important and required to control the flow of a program. Without control statement programs would not be very useful. After these control videos you will be able to use IF statement to control the flow of your programs depending on conditions.
Section 6: Basic Operators for Network Engineers
04:22

After this lecture you will understand the order of operation for math functions in Python. You will be able to creat mathmatical operations and correctly predict the results.

Python Comparison Operators for Network Engineers
07:24
Logic Operators for Network Engineers
09:49
Section 7: Python Functions for Network Engineers
06:19

Functions are very important to break the project into smaller more managable parts and to create code that is usable in future projects. After completing the function lectures you will be able to create and use functions in Python.

12:05

Functions are very important to break the project into smaller more manageable parts and to create code that is usable in future projects. After completing the function lectures you will be able to create and use functions in Python.

03:45

Functions are very important to break the project into smaller more manageable parts and to create code that is usable in future projects. After completeing the fuction lectures you will be able to create and use functions in Python.

Section 8: Python Programming for Network Engineers Project 1
12:59

This is a great project to get you up to speed programming in Python with the basics. You will learn problem solving and coding. In many of these videos I work through the problems live to help you learn problem solving processes.

10:08

The hardest part can be getting started. Break the problem into pieces and start progamming one of the blocks. You learn how to outline problems and get started with the coding solution.

07:44

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

11:02

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

11:39

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

14:36

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

15:10

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

09:26

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

14:09

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

09:37
You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.
06:22

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

05:14

You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.

09:53
You will start solving programming problems using the basic programming concepts learned in the previous sections. After these lectures, you will have basic programming ability and the required background to move onto Controlling Routers with Python.
01:07

These were all the version of python scripts that I used for project 1. Feel free to download them and run them on your machine. Try to understand all the code in these files.

Thank you

Andrew

Section 9: Create the Virtual enviroment
07:03

This section shows you how to download GNS3 and create routers and switches to be controled with Python

07:24

After this lecture you can add a switch module to a router in GNS3 and use the Router as a switch.

12:20

After this lecture you can put your host machine on the Host Network such that you can telnet from your computer to GNS3

Section 10: More Programming topics For Network Engineers
06:07

After this lecture you will be able to call multipe fucntions and pass data between functions.

04:48

You should start to understand objects.

12:35

After this lecture you will be able to write simple class and objects in Python.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on Python Functions

Section 11: Project 2: Python Telents to multiple routers, Reads/Writes and performs configs
14:05

I realized my recording software was slowing me down so I had to increase the wait time while Telnetting to the routers. You should be able to make your wait value much lower.

2: Output File
07:55
3: Command loop
08:51
4: Show Run
14:32
5: Setup part 1
08:29
6: Setup Part 2
09:45
7 Initial Configs Python scripts
09:36
8: Python runs multiple scripts
08:55
9: Specific case solution
14:53
10: Specific case solution part 2
05:53
11: Python wrote scripts to routers
09:06
01:09

I included all the .py file versions that I created while working on this project up to this point. Some of these weren't used in these videos but I included them here if you are interested and I may develop them further in future lessens in this course.

Section 12: Project 3: Python Auto Telnets to N number of Routers and performs Configs
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 1
13:09
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 2
11:58
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 3
12:56
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 4
06:04
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 5
07:44
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 6
10:54
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 7
09:02
Python can Telnet to n Number of Routers: Part 8
07:55
Summary of the Projects
04:33
Project 3: Source Code
00:53
Section 13: Advanced Virtual Environment
Host Network Example
06:04
06:09

This Section Describes how to create the Virtual environment so you can start reading and writing to routers using Python.

03:41

This Lecture shows you how to download Virtual Box Free

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Schlegel, Network Engineer / Instructor

Currently I teach Programming / Networking and Network Security Courses at The City University of Seattle and DeVry University. I have a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to consulting I am also pursuing a graduate program in Network System Security at the University of Washington.

I have worked 20 years as an Electrical Computer and Network Engineer. I have designed Networks RADAR and satellite for the the US military. RF and Antenna test ranges for the F-22, GPS3 and Toyota. I have designed projects in the US, JAPAN, AUSTRIA and BRAZIL.

Recent ongoing Education:

University of Michigan: Completed 5 course certification. Programming in Python.

University of California SD:  Completed 5 course certification. Programing Java Programming

Current Certifications: CCNP R&S, CCNP Wireless, CCNA R&S, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, MCSA, CWNP, CWDP, CWNA, CCENT Aruba ACMA

Many years programming experience using:

Basic, Fortran, C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, Matlab

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