Cisco Automation Proficiency

  • 12m
  • 12 questions
The Cisco Automation Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco automation. You will be evaluated on network programmability, orchestration, API usage, testing, scripting, and configuring devices with Bash, Python, and Ansible. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to understanding key Cisco automation terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • describe the security methodology used to secure web-based APIs
  • identify security considerations for web applications outlined by the OWASP organization
  • identify the Meraki methods provided for manipulating resources
  • recognize features of orchestration tools like Puppet, Chef, and SaltStack
  • recognize JSON components and their use in the JSON data format
  • recognize the different collaboration workflows available to manage your Infrastructure as Code
  • understand the features provided by pyATS | Genie for automated testing
  • understand the terminology for northbound and southbound APIs
  • use basic Bash shell commands to manage groups
  • use Embedded Event Manager to manually run a network event detection applet
  • use Python and Netconf to automate retrieving server capabilities
  • work with an Ansible playbook YAML file to configure network devices