Python Learning for Network Engineers Automation Masterclass

100% Hands-on Python training session with real time Network Automation usecases (SSH, NETCONF, RESTCONF& API examples)
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What you'll learn

  • Master Python Network Automation concepts from scratch. No prior coding experience is needed
  • Learn about Paramiko, Netmiko, NAPALM, Nornir, NETCONF, RESTCONF, YANG Models, Ncclient,API Requests, IPAddress libraries in python for Network automation
  • Acclerate your career to become the future-ready Network Automation Engineer
  • Learn to automate SSH, NETCONF, RESTCONF and API device interactions using Python
  • Learn to automate day to day Network Device configuration tasks and solve realtime Networking Automation usecases in more practical way
  • Learn to setup Ubuntu OS and PyCharm for your Network Automation Journey
  • Learn to do the Network Sniffing anf Packet capture using Python
  • Learn to prase device configuration using RegularExpression
  • Learn about SSH Keybased Authentication
  • Learn all the Python3 core concepts from Network context
  • Learn to use Jinja2 templates and textfsm in your scripts
  • Learn to use functions and Classes in Python for Network Automation
  • Learn about scheduling the task execution and logging the script execution results
  • Create and use CSV, YAML, JSON, XML files in your Python Automation scripts and device configurations
This course includes:
30 total hours on-demand video
26 articles
217 downloadable resources
215 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • No prior Python knowledge is required. You will learn everything you need to know
  • Need knowledge on basic Networking concepts (What is SSH, Basic Interface Configurations in Router and Switches)
  • Basics of Routing Protocols (static routes and dynamic routes) and Switching Protocols (vlans and vtp) configuration knowledge
  • Through out the session we will be using Linux Ubuntu OS (in Virtual box or VMWare Player)
  • Understanding on setting up Cisco images in: GNS3 or EVE-NG
  • Softwares used: Ubuntu OS, Python3, PyCharm, GNS3 or EVE-NG


Learn Network Automation skills from scratch to an advanced level.

For attending this course you don’t need any prior coding experience.

You will be learning all the required Python concepts in a practical way with Networking Examples

This will help you to get into the exciting world of most trending technology and raise your earning potential.

This course is designed for Network Engineers with less or no coding experience.

Throughout the session, we will be using Linux OS (preferably Ubuntu) for running Python scripts.

The IDE is PyCharm and Cisco devices will be used for demonstrating most of the device interactions. (vIOS, IOS-XE, NXOS etc)

  • The course will be starting with SSH fundamentals

  • Initially, Course will take you through Paramiko, Netmiko, NAPALM and Nornir Libraries’ fundamentals

  • Paramiko invoke_shell and exec_command methods

  • Methods supported in Netmiko for device interactions

  • How to do Configuration parsing using Regular Expressions over SSH

  • How to enable logging in the script with a log file or event email triggers

  • How to schedule the Script execution without keeping the terminal opened

  • How to do IP address and subnet validations using Python

  • How to do multithreading for parallel execution on multiple devices

  • Read and write contents to a text file, JSON, YAML, and XML

  • Manage device inventories or config details in CSV files

  • Read the configuration data from CSV, YAML, JSON, or text files

  • How to use textfsm template

  • How to use Jinja2 templates for creating multiline configuration templates with loops or conditions

  • How to use NAPALM for multivendor support

  • How to use getters in NAPALM

  • How to use config merge, config compare, config replace and config rollback in NAPALMcreate

  • What is Nornir Framework

  • How to create an inventory file in Nornir

  • How to create tasks in Nornir

  • What are plugins in Nornir

  • NETCONF/YANG Data models with real-time examples

  • Netconf Automation using Python Ncclient

  • RESTCONF API Automation using Requests

  • Raspberry Pi Mocropython Network Monitoring and Automation examples

Course Update log (Latest Topics):
June 2023: Raspberry Pi Micro Python
May 2023: Command Line Arguments using Argparse
April 2023:VMWare ESXi CLI automation using Python

Python Fundamentals Covered:

  • Strings and String Methods

  • Bytes and Unicode

  • Exception handling

  • stdin, stdout, stderr in Python

  • File Operations

  • Config HTML Comparison using Python

  • Regex Fundamentals

  • For loop

  • While loop

  • if, else, elif

  • Functions and Modules

  • Object Oriented Programming: Classes Basics

  • Multithreading

  • lists, dictionaries, and its methods

  • sets, tuples

  • Pycharm debug Example

  • Mutable vs Immutable

  • datetime

  • schedule

  • Logging

  • Enumerate

  • Tabulate

  • Itemgettes

  • List comprehension

  • copy and deep copy

  • subprocess

  • JSON

  • XML

  • YAML

  • Mocropython for beginners

Who this course is for:

  • Network Engineers, Network Administrators, Network Operators
  • Network Architects
  • System Administrators, System Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cisco Certified Professionals
  • CCNA, CCNP, CCIE Professionals
  • All the Python Network Automation enthusiast
  • Python developer who want to understand Networking Libraries
  • Network Analyst
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