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Python for Network Engineers

Automation for Network Engineers
Learn Programming and Automation

4.9 (57 ratings)

156 students enrolled


Training type Instructor-led Online / Classroom Training
Facilities Industry Expert Trainer | 24*7 Virtual Lab Access | Study Materials
Batch Type Weekends / Weekdays
Timings 2 – 4 Hours in a day
Duration 4 Weeks
Certificates *UniNets Training Certificate*
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Python course for Network Engineers

Python course for network engineer

Python for network engineer

Python course for network engineers is for professionals willing to earn network automation and programming capability to work with complex network configurations. On the other hand, Python allows you to write scripts to automate enterprise complex network configuration. Therefore, command over Python is critical for your success as a network engineer.

Python is one of the most widely used programming languages for SDN (software-defined networking). Therefore, UniNets is here with this course. It will teach you the very basics of programming needed for networking with Python language. In other words, you will learn the fundamentals of the language including how to install Python, objects, variables, data types, and numbers.

Similarly, you will learn operators, floats, strings in Python, comparisons, lists, tuples, dictionaries, commenting codes, modules, Netmiko, and many more. 

Adding to this, the program will demonstrate Python automation and programming for network engineers. As a result, they can learn coding by developing a complete command-line application and maintaining tasks through python scripting. Certainly, it is one of the best networking courses which is used to link components together which are already in use. You might have come across many other programming languages. But, in today’s scenario, Python Automation demand has reached another level of it.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn to install Python
  2. Network automation in detail
  3. Objects, Variables and Data Types in Python
  4. What is numbers, Strings, Comparisons tools, Lists, Tuples
  5. Describe code structures and loops
  6. Understand While loop, advance loop concepts
  7. Describe dictionaries & ranges, functions
  8. Explain Telnet & SSH Scripts
  9. Describe scripts in Python with lab scenarios
  10. Overview of Netmiko with lab scenarios
  11. How to configure NTP server and related configuration
  12. Error handling
  13. Describe NAPALM and how to use NAPALM for device configuration audit and changes
    1. Know how to create scripts to retrieve BGP information from the router
  14. Explain iteration
  15. Lab practices using load balancers

Why Python for network engineers?

Python is easy to understand and readable for network automation. This is the dominating and high-level language. As a result, you do not need to write a lot of codes. In short, fast and easy debugging, interpreted, powerful, object-oriented, extensible, and many other reasons make this language to learn.

In addition, Python helps in network automation where programmed scripts automatically configure, manage, provision, and test network devices. Python automation for engineers helps to reduce the complexity of infrastructures, enables speed, ensures reliability and compliance.

With the high demand for automation and programming skills and knowledge in the industry, Python for network engineers is the best course for network engineers.

Moreover, python uses various tools/ modules to handle network devices from various vendors such as Cisco (IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR), Arista, Juniper, HP, Avaya. This can execute several CLI commands simultaneously on different network devices.

  • Understand automating configuration tasks or even troubleshooting network issues
  • Learn mass configurational changes on devices like Cisco IOS
  • Explore interacting with API of modern platforms (VMware, Cisco APIC, Load Balancer, Arista, etc)
  • Learn how to operate using power automation libraries such as NAPALM, Netmiko, Exscript

In conclusion, network engineers who are interested to learn Python will get hands-on experience. In other words, they will get a deep understanding of Python automation with scripting and Python network programming.  This is the Python certification course where students learn how to use automation and programming in networking.

Course Highlights:

  1. Instructor-led training
  2. Working network engineers as your trainer
  3. Virtual live training
  4. Online lab access
  5. Virtual access for workbook
  6. Live training recorded videos with lifetime access
  7. Weekend/weekdays classes
  8. One-to-one/group training
  9. UniNets certificate to validate your training

Course Exam


Not Applicable


Candidates are recommended to have followed before taking exam

  • Basic Networking Knowledge (CCNA Level)

Target Audience

Network Engineers who implement in a Cisco enterprise or configure/manage network devices

Course Content


Python Automation course outline :

Module 1

  • Python Overview
  • Getting Started
Module 2
    • Python Installations and IDEs Introduction
      • IDLE
      • Sublime
      • Pycharm
    • Quick Start guide to Network Automation
    • Python theory with different – Objects, Variables and Data Types
    • Understanding Numbers
      • Operators Lab Examples
      • Floats Lab Examples
    • Understanding Strings
      • Concatenation Lab Examples
      • Slice Lab Examples
      • Lower Upper Count etc
      • Other functions & methods with Practical LAB examples
    • Understanding Comparisons tools
      • Boolean Lab & Examples
      • False conditions Lab Examples
    • Understanding Lists
      • Merge Lab Examples
      • Extend Lab Examples
      • Insert Lab Examples
      • Delete Lab Examples
      • Multi Function Scenario Labs
    • Understanding Tuples
      • Operators on Tuples and Labs
      • Lab Scenarios
    • Understanding Code Structures and Loops
      • IF, Else and Else-if Logic and Loops
      • Multi Loops Logic Lab Scenarios
    • Understanding While Loops
      • While Loops with continue statements
      • While loops with Nested list, else
      • More Lab Scenarios on Loops
    • Understanding Advance Loops Concepts
      • Loops using dictionary
      • Loop using lists or ranges
      • Lab Scenarios
Module 3
      • Understanding Dictionaries & Ranges
        • Lab Scenarios
      • Understanding Functions
        • Introduction to Functions
        • Python File Handling Lab Examples
        • Open Function and Lab Examples
        • With Statement Lab Examples
      • Understanding Telnet & SSH Scripts
        • Lab Scenario 1
        • Lab Scenario 2
        • Lab Scenario 3
      • Python Scripts – Fetching Information from Cisco devices
        • Show version
        • Show running configuration
        • Other show commands
      • Live Lab Scenarios – Python Scripts
        • Remotely Configure Device Interface Parameters
        • Remotely configure multiple vlans using Automation
      • Remotely Saving configuration locally
      • Lab Part – Pick outside IPs file from computer to Telnetting remote device
      • Auto fill user credentials & remote execution
      • Understand Netmiko
        • Introduction to Netmiko
        • Use SSH for Network Automation, Login to device through SSH rather than simple telnet using Netmiko
      • Lab Practice Using Netmiko – Pick IPs from outside file from computer to Telnetting over device
      • Receive user’s input for credentials rather than hard-core onto script
      • Configure NTP server and related configuration
        • Configure DHCP server and related configurations
      • Pick configuration from outside file and execute over devices
        • Configure BGP peer-groups on all routers
        • Configure STP features like port-fast, uplink-fast, backbone-fast or root guard
      • Advance Python – Error-handling
        • Error handling
Module 4
        • Lab Example to check if device is a switch and router
        • Checking device capability need to pick file from outside to execute as per devices specifications
        • Understanding NAPALM
          • Installation and Introduction
          • Jason Introduction
          • Napalm installation on windows
          • Lab – Create a script to retrieve basic information ( like getting interface statics, counters,MAC table, ARP table
          • Lab – Verifying internet connectivity using Napalm and JSON integration for readability
        • Lab Scenario – Create a script to retrieve BGP information from one/multiple router
          • Getting BGP neighbors & count of received prefixes
          • Configure BGP configurations from basic to advance
        • Use NAPALM for device configuration audit and changes
        • Iteration Lab Examples label_imporant Lab Scenario – Validate if particular configuration is already present over devices or not
        • Advance Lab Scenarios using Load Balancer
          • Introduction to API
          • Configure pool, pool-member and VS
          • Configuring Various load-balancing methods
          • Troubleshooting examples

Timing Schedule


Topic Name Regular Weekends Instructor Name
Module 1 1st Weeks 1st Weeks Mr. Ravindra
Module 2 2nd Weeks 2nd Weeks Mr. Ravindra
Module 3 3rd Weeks 3rd Weeks Mr. Ravindra
Module 4 4th Weeks 4th Weeks Mr. Ravindra

Trainer Profile


Trainers' Profile :
Load Balancer Courses Trainer


Experience: 11+ Years
Certifications: CCIE (Data Center), CCIE (Routing & Switching), CCNP Security, CCNA Security, CCNP, CCNA Wireless, CCDA, CCDP, VCP6, Checkpoint, Load Balancer
Associate Company: HCL, Wipro, Orange

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    • 2 Cisco Router
    • 1 Load Balancer
    • 1 WindowsServer

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  • Uninets Notebook , Pen
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