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IPWSP-NE v3.0 - Introducing Python Web Services Programmability for Network Engineers Course Outline

 (4 days)
Version 3.0

Overview
Introducing Python and Web Services Protocols for Network Engineers 3.0 is a 4-day hands-on course that focuses on the interoperability of Python programming with Networking to prepare the Next Generation Engineers for Software Defined Networking. This class is designed for Network Engineers and Administrators looking to add necessary programming skills in preparation for various ACI and SDN technologies as well as interacting with WEB Services on appliances such as the F5, A10, and Cisco UCS. The course has been modified to emphasize the skillset of data extraction for interacting with BIG DATA platforms.

Objectives
Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet the following objectives:
Understand and describe basic and advanced Python terminologies
Identify Python script errors and correct
Query and reconfigure networking devices using Python scripts
Introduction to RESTful API utilizing JSON and XML
Apply Web Services Protocols to Multivendor Platforms (The CSR 1000v is used as the platform for demonstration)

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Good understanding of networking protocols, routing and switching:
Recommended CCNA Certification
Recommended experience with Cisco Routers and Switches

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network Administrators
Network Engineers
Network Operations Technicians
Students interested in learning about programming

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Lesson 1: Basic Constructs
This lesson describes foundational terminology within Python. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain many of the basic constructs, including their role within the programming language.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute strings
Describe and execute printing
Describe and execute variables
Describe and execute built in methods
Describe and execute input from users
Describe Boolean

Module 1 - Lesson 2: Advanced Constructs
This lesson describes more of the advanced foundational terminology within Python. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to explain many of the advanced constructs, including their role within the programming language.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute redundant scripts
Describe and execute functions
Describe and execute classes

Module 1 - Lesson 3: Scaling Python
This lesson will begin to apply the Python programming language to execute basic networking tasks. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able to apply the constructs in the previous lessons to execute reading and writing to file tasks.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute Reading Files scripts
Describe and execute Writing to File scripts
Describe and execute Reading and Writing to Spreadsheets
Describe Reading and Writing to Databases
Describe and execute substituting strings and integers
Describe and execute while loops
Describe and execute for loops and lists
Describe and execute slicing
Updating and edit a list
Error checking

Module 1 - Lesson 4: Dictionaries and Regular Expressions
This lesson will detail Dictionaries and Regular Expressions and itís use within the Python Programming language. Upon completing this lesson, the student will be able explain and construct programs that include dictionaries and regular expressions.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe and execute dictionaries
Delete dictionaries
Describe and execute dictionaries with lists
Describe and execute Regular expressions (match, search, findall, sub)

Module 2 - Lesson 1: Introduction to Web Services Protocols
This lesson will detail the basic Web Services Protocols used throughout the course. The RESTful API and Management Information Model are introduced as an extension of the common CLI over SSH method for accessing data.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe the common Web Services Protocols and Transport methods
Describe The Management Information Tree view of accessing objects
Describe Object naming conventions
Describe what an encoded document is in relation to plain text.

Module 2 - Lesson 2: XML and JSON
This lesson will detail the properties and formatting of an encoded documents as a means of accessing displaying data. This is a prerequisite to understanding how information is manipulated or extracted from an appliance that offers a web based service.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe basic XML concepts
Describe the format of an XML document
Describe basic JSON concepts
Describe the format of a JSON document

Module 2 - Lesson 3: Data Models
This lesson introduces XML as the common data model upon which many platforms utilize today. Although these models are evolving into models such as YANG, it is not a primary focus of the course as extraction is the goal no matter what the model is.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Describe the generic parts of an XML Schema
Describe the flow of how an XML Schema is used

Module 2 - Lesson 4: Modifying the Schema
This lesson introduces the various ways to modify and read objects that are contained within a schema.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Use CURL to post and retrieve data from a schema
Use POSTMAN to post and retrieve data from a schema
Use Python with a native API to an appliance
Use Python without a native API to an appliance

Module 2 - Lesson 5: Data Extraction and Manipulation
This lesson teaches the use of taking extracted formatted documents and parsing them for data. Network Engineers gain the benefit of being able to provide data scientists with the data necessary to use the data in a meaningful way.

This ability includes being able to meet these objectives:
Load and parse a JSON Document
Load and Parse an XML Document

Lab Outline
DA1: The Basic Script
DA2: Introduction to the SSH Script
Lab 1: Scaling SSH Script-1
Lab 2: Scaling SSH Script-2
Lab 3: Efficiency of Functions
Lab 4: Reading and Writing to Files-1
Lab 5: Reading and Writing to Files-2
Lab 6: Advanced SSH Script
Lab 7: Working with Regular Expressions
Lab 8: Pinger Detector
Lab 9: VLAN Checker
Lab 10: Final Mentored Lab
Lab 11: Challenge-1
Lab 12: Challenge-2
Lab 13: CURL
Lab 14: POSTMAN
Lab 15: Python with Web Services
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