Network Automation Webinars Network Automation webinars will help you master the network automation fundamentals and technologies.

When you're ready to start designing network automation solutions, or need support and mentoring on your network automation journey, check out the Building Network Automation Solutions and Ansible for Networking Engineers online courses.

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Network Automation Principles

Network Automation 101: This webinar describes what network automation is, why should we use it, and what tools are available if you want to get started.

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Network Programmability 101: This webinar discusses fundamental concepts and ideas that network engineers can use today to start "ramping up" the software-defined path. Matt Oswalt addresses some of the biggest questions on many network professionals' minds - questions like "Do I need to be a programmer to keep my job?", or "There is so much to learn - where do I start?"

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Tools and Technologies

Network Automation Tools: This webinar describes when and how to use typical open-source network automation tools: Ansible, Git, Vagrant, NetBox, pmacct, ELK stack... and many more.

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PowerShell for Networking Engineers: The PowerShell for Networking Engineers webinar describes the basics of PowerShell (to help you understand the rest of the webinar if you have no prior PowerShell experience) and then focuses on a number of network automation use cases.

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Ansible for Networking Engineers: This webinar focuses on Ansible, the configuration management tool most commonly used by network automation professionals. It also describes YAML, the text file format used by Ansible, and Jinja2 templating language.

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Nornir: Speed Up Network Automation: In this webinar you will learn how easy it is to write Nornir code even if you're not proficient with Python, how easy it is to integrate with other frameworks like a flask or click, and how to leverage your text editor features for autocompletion, easy access to documentation, or even debugging and troubleshooting.

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NETCONF and YANG: This webinar takes a user from zero to learned hero using real world experience and demonstratable technology. Using off the shelf tools from well known companies along with DIY using Python, NETCONF and YANG background knowledge and real world how-to steps are delivered over a two hour webinar.

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Network Automation Concepts: This webinar provides an overview of network automation concepts you should master as you progress from easy wins like creating automated reports or device configurations to building automation systems.

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Network Automation Use Cases: This webinar describes several real-life network automation use cases including abstracted network state, automated IPv6 deployments, and automated deployment of data center fabrics.

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