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Developing Applications and Automating Workflows Using Cisco Core Platforms (DEVASC)

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  • Overview

    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 helps you prepare to take the 200-901 DevNet Associate (DEVASC) exam. By passing this exam, you earn Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification. The 200-901 DEVASC exam goes live on February 24, 2020.

    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 DEVASC exam, which earns Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification
  • Who Should Take This Course

    Audience

    This course is designed for anyone who performs or seeks to perform a developer role and has one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.

    The course is appropriate for software developers, application developers, and network engineers who want to expand their skill base and validate their skills in programmability, software, and automation. Students preparing for Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification will also find this material useful.

    The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:

    • Network automation engineer
    • Software developer
    • System integration programmer

    Additional job roles that might be interested:

    • Infrastructure architect
    • Network designer

     

    PREREQUISITES

    There are no formal prerequisites for Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

    And before taking this course, you should have:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
    • Basic Internet usage skills
    • Hands-on experience with a programming language (specifically Python)
  • Why You Should Take This Course

    After taking 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
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    This class includes lecture sections and self-study sections. In instructor-led classes, lectures are delivered in real-time, either in person or via video conferencing. In e-learning courses, the lectures are on recorded videos. In both versions, you will need to review self-study sections on your own before taking the certification exam.

    Lecture:

    • Practicing Modern Software Development
    • Introducing Network-Based APIs
    • Consuming REST-Based APIs
    • Employing Programmability on Cisco Platforms
    • Relating Network and Applications
    • Employing Model-Driven Programmability with YANG
    • Deploying Applications
    • Testing and Securing Applications
    • Automating Infrastructure

    Self Study:

    • Describing Software Development Process
    • Designing Software
    • Introducing Cisco Platforms
    • Describing IP Networks (ELT only)
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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