Cisco Automation Competency (Intermediate Level)

  • 21m
  • 14 questions
The Cisco Automation benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to key Cisco automation concepts. You will be evaluated on network programmability, SDN architectures, API concepts, and setting up development tools. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to automating Cisco networking.

Topics covered

  • compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center device management, and identify benefits of and navigate around the Cisco DNA Center
  • describe APIs, why they matter, and some of the different APIs that networking professionals should know about
  • describe automation and programmability domain objectives
  • describe data format basics, including how JSON encoded data is structured and why it is used in networking programmability
  • describe network programmability, the need for it, and why it's important for the networking professional to know
  • describe SDN Architecture and terminology, difference between control planes and data planes, and API concepts
  • describe the need for configuration management and some of the configuration management utilities available
  • describe the use of REST-based APIs, including the verbs used and headers used to encode data, and describe the different methods of authentication used in REST-based APIs
  • set up Docker in a Windows environment
  • set up Git in a Windows environment
  • set up Python in a Windows environment
  • set up Vagrant in a Windows environment
  • set up Visual Studio Code in a Windows environment
  • start a Vagrant environment on Windows