DevNet Associate

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The networking industry is undergoing a transformation to using a software-oriented approach with APIs and automation. This change is driven by the ever-increasing complexity and size of networks due to new connections such as the IoT, as well as a need to deliver more agile networking services. This change requires a new software-oriented skillset that complements existing networking skills. The DevNet Associate course teaches students the best practices of modern software development practices and DevOps, to understand and learn how to securely use APIs, and how to automate network operations using those APIs.
Target Audience
The Cisco Networking Academy® DevNet Associate (DEVASC) course is designed for college and university students, vocational training center students, and participants of coding bootcamps who want to understand and manipulate networks using software. The DEVASC certificate is the associate-level certification in the software-focused Cisco DevNet track. The DEVASC certification validates foundational knowledge and skills in areas like Software Development and Design, Understanding and Using APIs, Cisco Platforms and Development, Application Deployment and Security, Infrastructure and Automation, and Network Fundamentals. These software focused areas complement networking skills from CCNA and CyberOps Associate. Together, they create a bridge between the worlds of Software Developers, Networking Engineers and, Cybersecurity Professionals.

Learners are expected to have the following skills:
• Basic coding skills in any object-oriented programming language (loops, if/else, objects, etc.)
• Basic understanding of computer networks (CCNA ITN level)
• Basic PC operating system navigation skills
• Basic internet usage skills
• Familiarity with Cisco Packet Tracer

Target Certifications
This course aligns with the Cisco Certified DevNet Associate (DEVASC) certification. Candidates need to pass the 200-901 DEVASC exam to achieve the Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification.

Course Objectives
The DEVASC course is designed for people who want to learn the knowledge and skills they need to work in network programming and automation. These course materials will assist you in developing the skills necessary to do the following:
• Use basic Python programming and Linux skills.
• Implement a development environment using DevNet resources.
• Use software development and design best practices.
• Create REST API requests over HTTPS to securely integrate services.
• Explain the processes and devices that support network connectivity.
• Use current technologies to deploy and secure applications and data in a cloud environment.
• Compare software testing and deployment methods in automation and simulation environments.
• Compare Cisco platforms used for collaboration, infrastructure management, and automation.

Lab Equipment Requirements
This course requires no physical equipment other than the student’s lab PC. It uses several Virtual Machines (VMs) to create the lab experience.
Baseline Equipment Bundle:
• PCs – minimum system requirements
o CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz or equivalent with virtualization support
o Operating Systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS
o 64-bit processor
o RAM: 8 GB
o Storage: 10 GB of free disk space
o Display resolution: 1024 x 768
o Language fonts supporting Unicode encoding (if viewing in languages other than English)
o Latest video card drivers and operating system updates
• Internet connection for lab and student PCs
Student PC Software:
• Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager (version 6.1 or later)
• DEVASC VM (Downloadable from the Course)DevNet Associate 1.0 Scope & Sequence
• CSR1000V VM (Instructor download and distribution)
• Packet Tracer Network Automation Edition (pre-installed on the DEVASC VM)

Download Full Course DevNet Associate Exam v1.0 (200-901) – Cisco

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