Dear Students and Aspiring Network Engineers,
I am thrilled to announce the launch of a free Network Automation course, designed specifically for students from across the globe. Understanding the complexities that often surround the subject, our mission is to simplify network automation for those who are at the beginner level.
What Makes This Course Special?
Simplicity: We have meticulously crafted the course to ensure that complex concepts are broken down into easily understandable segments.
Ready-to-Use Scripts: At the conclusion of this course, you will receive a collection of ready-to-use scripts that cater to nearly all situations you may encounter in network automation.
Interactive Videos: In the coming days, we will be releasing instructional videos to further demonstrate various tasks.
Hands-on Practice with a Free Test Lab: We are in the process of setting up a free test lab for each student. This will allow you to hone your skills in a practical environment, although please note that this feature will take an additional month to implement.
So let us start our journey but before this donot forget to read these
We will start this course with Python and in python there are many libraries as explained in above blogs. We are starting it with Netmiko. Netmiko is a popular library in Python that simplifies SSH management to network devices, and it's heavily used in network automation tasks. It provides a set of functions to establish connections, manage sessions, send commands, and more. Below are some key functions and examples. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, as Netmiko continues to evolve, and new functionalities may be added.
Day 1-5: Introduction to Netmiko and Cisco Devices
Day 1: Introduction to Network Automation and Netmiko
Day 2: Installing Netmiko and Basic Configuration
Day 3: Introduction to Cisco Devices and Operating Systems
Day 4: Connecting to Cisco Devices with Netmiko
Day 5: Basic Command Execution on Cisco Devices
Day 6-10: Automating Simple Tasks with Netmiko on Cisco Devices
Day 6: Retrieving Device Information
Day 7: Running Configuration Commands
Day 8: Managing File Transfers
Day 9: Error Handling and Logging
Day 10: Scripting Simple Automation Tasks
Day 11-15: Intermediate Automation with Cisco Devices
Day 11: Multi-device Configuration and Management
Day 12: Templating Configuration with Jinja2
Day 13: Using YAML/JSON for Data Structuring
Day 14: Creating Reusable Functions and Scripts
Day 15: Introduction to Task Scheduling with Cisco Devices
Day 16-20: Advanced Automation Scenarios with Cisco Devices
Day 16: Scheduled Tasks and Cron Jobs
Day 17: Automating Network Monitoring for Cisco Devices
Day 18: Integrating Netmiko with Other Tools (e.g., Ansible)
Day 19: Version Control of Scripts with Git
Day 20: Security Considerations in Automation
Day 21-25: Real-world Automation Scenarios on Cisco Devices
Day 21-23: Design and Implement a Small-Scale Automation Project
Day 24-25: Troubleshooting and Debugging Automation Scripts
Day 26-30: Project, Review, and Conclusion
Day 26-28: Final Project Implementation (Large-Scale Scenario)
Day 29: Course Review and Key Takeaways
Day 30: Conclusion, Future Learning Paths, and Certification