Automation & Systems

Introduction To Python Programming For Network Engineers

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This course will provide a gentle introduction to programming concepts and will cover the benefits of learning how to program, why Python is a great language to learn, and the software development lifecycle at a very high level. The course will also cover a brief history of past methods of automated interactions with network hardware, and compare those methods with more modern methods available today, such as NETCONF as well as embedded Python interpreters in network hardware operating systems. This course is based on Python Release 2.7.
  • Course
    • Introduction to Programming
      • Why Learn to Program?
      • Why Python?
      • Programming Paradigms
    • The Software Development Lifecycle at 10,000 feet
      • Gathering Requirements
      • Initial Design
      • Implementation
      • Testing
      • Maintenance
      • Does any of this matter?
    • A History of Interacting with Network Devices
      • Tcl and Expect
      • Telnet & SSH
      • SNMP
    • Beyond Screen Scraping
      • What is NETCONF?
      • Comparing NETCONF and Other Methods
      • What is YANG?
      • Python Embedded in the OS
John Jensen
John Jensen — INE Instructor


1hr 41min
February 3, 2015
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  • Course
    • Introduction to Programming
      • Why Learn to Program?
      • Why Python?
      • Programming Paradigms
    • The Software Development Lifecycle at 10,000 feet
      • Gathering Requirements
      • Initial Design
      • Implementation
      • Testing
      • Maintenance
      • Does any of this matter?
    • A History of Interacting with Network Devices
      • Tcl and Expect
      • Telnet & SSH
      • SNMP
    • Beyond Screen Scraping
      • What is NETCONF?
      • Comparing NETCONF and Other Methods
      • What is YANG?
      • Python Embedded in the OS