Course Python Network Automation

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  • Course Python Network Automation : Content

    In the course Python Network Automation participants learn to use Python and special Python networking libraries to automatically manage and configure networks. The focus is on the use of Python for interacting with network equipment. The course uses the Graphical Network Simulator-3, GNS3, with which complex networks can be simulated. Network engineers can use the acquired knowledge directly in their daily work.

    Python Intro

    The course starts with a discussion of the basic Python syntax with variables, data types, control flow, functions, modules and packages.

    Classes and Objects

    Next attention is paid to classes and objects in Python, including encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and abstract classes.

    Python Libraries

    Widely used Python libraries such as those for regular expressions and the access of files including XML and JSON files are on the program of the course as well.

    Python Network Access

    The Graphical Network Simulator-3, GNS3, is then loaded with images of Cisco IOS, Juniper vSRX and Arista vEOS to access and configure these network systems with Python.

    Serial Connections

    Setting up serial connections, encoding and decoding, configuring Cisco devices and module enhancement are treated also.

    Network Automation

    Then the course will discuss the automation of networks with the SSH tools Paramiko and Netmiko and the open source Napalm Network API.

    Parallel Processing

    Finally, after a treatment of making backups, parallel processing in Python with multiple threads and processes is on the program. Netmiko is used here as well.

  • Course Python Network Automation : Training

    Audience Course Python Network Automation

    The Course Python Network Automation is intended for developers and system administrators who want to learn how to use Python to configure and analyze network equipment.

    Prerequisites for the Python Network Automation Training

    Experience with Python programming is not strictly necessary to participate in this course. Experience with Python programming is beneficial to good understanding.

    Implementation Training Python Network Automation

    The theory in the course Python Network Automation is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Illustrative demos clarify the concepts. The theory is interchanged with exercises. Course times are from 9:30 to 16:30.

    Certificate Python Network Automation

    Participants receive an official certificate Python Network Automation after successful completion of the course.

    Course Python Network Automation
  • Course Python Network Automation : Modules

    Module 1 : Python Essentials

    Module 2 : Classes and Objects

    Module 3 : Python Libraries

    Python 2 versus Python 3
    Lines and Indentation
    Python Data Types
    Numbers and Strings
    Lists and Tuples
    Sets and Dictionaries
    Python Flow Control
    Modules and Packages
    Exception Handling
    Python Object Orientation
    Creating Classes
    Class Members
    Creating and Using Objects
    Property Syntax
    Static Methods
    Inheritance and Polymorphism
    Constructor Chaining
    Overriding Methods
    Abstract Classes
    Regular Expressions
    Log Configuration
    Unit Testing
    Dates and Times
    JSON Access
    XML Access
    Numpy Library
    Pandas Library

    Module 4 : Python Network Access

    Module 5 : File Access

    Module 6 : Serial Connections

    VM Installations
    Install GNS3 VM
    Cisco IOS Images
    Juniper vSRX Images
    Arista vEOS Images
    Connect to Images
    Cisco IOS in GNS3
    Arista vEOS in GNS3
    Juniper vSRX in GNS3
    Configuring Images
    Creating Files
    File Processing
    Reading Files
    Tell, Seek and Cursors
    With Keyword
    Reading into List
    CSV File Access
    CSV Custom Delimiters
    Iterating over Files
    Copying Files
    Bytes Objects
    Encoding and Decoding
    Communication Basics
    Connecting to Console Port
    Open Connection to Device
    Configure Cisco Devices
    Pyserial Refactoring
    Custom Serial Module
    Module Enhancement
    Configuration Automation

    Module 7 : Network Automation

    Module 8 : Backups

    Module 9 : Parallel Processing

    Telnet Protocol Basics
    Connecting to Network Devices
    getpass Module
    Configure Multiple Devices
    Configure Loopback Interfaces
    Automation with Paramiko
    SSH on Cisco Devices
    Configure OSPF
    Automation with Netmiko
    Automation with Napalm
    Cisco Backup Configuration
    Secure Copying with SCP
    Netmiko Prompt
    Global Config Mode
    Backup Improvement
    Preparing Router for SCP
    Configure EOS Switches
    Check Interface Status
    Merging Configurations
    Configuration Rollback
    Processing Theory
    Multiple Threads
    Multiple Processing
    Subprocess Module
    Os Module
    Global Interpreter Lock
    Multiprocessing with Netmiko
    Shutil Module
    Troubleshooting Netmiko
  • Course Python Network Automation : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


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