DEVASC: Developing Applications and Automating Workflows Using Cisco Core Platforms v1.0

The Developing Applications and Automating Workflows Using Cisco Core Platforms (DEVASC) v1.0 course helps you prepare for Cisco® DevNet Associate certification and for associate-level network automation engineer roles. You will learn how to implement basic network applications using Cisco platforms as a base, and how to implement automation workflows across network, security, collaboration, and computing infrastructure. The course gives you hands-on experience solving real world problems using Cisco Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and modern development tools.

This course will help you:

  • Take advantage of the network when you implement applications to fulfill business needs
  • Gain a foundation in the essentials of applications, automation, and Cisco platforms
  • Prepare for the 200-901 DevNet Associate (DEVASC), which earns Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification
Exam Number:
200-901
Exam Name:
DevNet Associate (DEVASC)
Certifications:
Cisco Certified DevNet Associate

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What's Included

  • Official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of APIs and use of version control tools in modern software development
  • Describe common processes and practices used in software development
  • Describe options for organizing and constructing modular software
  • Describe HTTP concepts and how they apply to network-based APIs
  • Apply Representational State Transfer (REST) concepts to integration with HTTP-based APIs
  • Describe Cisco platforms and their capabilities
  • Describe programmability features of different Cisco platforms
  • Describe basic networking concepts and interpret simple network topology
  • Describe interaction of applications with the network and tools used for troubleshooting issues
  • Apply concepts of model-driven programmability to automate common tasks with Python scripts
  • Identify common application deployment models and components in the development pipeline
  • Describe common security concerns and types of tests, and utilize containerization for local development
  • Utilize tools to automate infrastructure through scripting and model-driven programmability

Course Outline

Section Title Learning Mode
Practicing Modern Software Development Lecture
Describing Software Development Process Self-study
Designing Software Self-study
Introducing Network-Based APIs Lecture
Consuming REST-Based APIs Lecture
Employing Programmability on Cisco Platforms Lecture
Introducing Cisco Platforms Self-study
Describing IP Networks (ELT only) Self-study
Relating Network and Applications Lecture
Employing Model-Driven Programmability with YANG Lecture
Deploying Applications Lecture
Testing and Securing Applications Lecture
Automating Infrastructure Lecture

Labs

  • Parse API Data Formats with Python
  • Use Git for Version Control
  • Identify Software Architecture and Design Patterns on a Diagram
  • Implement Singleton Pattern and Abstraction-Based Method
  • Inspect HTTP Protocol Messages
  • Use Postman
  • Troubleshoot an HTTP Error Response
  • Utilize APIs with Python
  • Use the Cisco Controller APIs
  • Use the Cisco Webex Teams™ Collaboration API
  • Interpret a Basic Network Topology Diagram
  • Identify the Cause of Application Connectivity Issues
  • Perform Basic Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Operations
  • Use Cisco Software Development Kit (SDK) and Python for Automation Scripting
  • Utilize Bash Commands for Local Development
  • Construct a Python Unit Test
  • Interpret a Dockerfile
  • Utilize Docker Commands to Manage Local Developer Environment
  • Exploit Insufficient Parameter Sanitization
  • Construct Infrastructure Automation Workflow