Using Python To Manage Network Configuration Files From Various Vendors: Cisco, Juniper, Arista, HP
Note: Basic Python understanding is required!
Note: This free course was extracted from the "Python Network Programming" series (http://courses.trendelearning.com/p/python-network-programming-bundle), so you may encounter references to various tools, chapters or information in the series.
Hi! My name is Mihai. I have a degree in Telecommunications and Information Technology from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania and also the CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA and ISTQB CTFL certifications.
I worked as a Network Quality Assurance Engineer since 2010, testing the OS for Nortel/Avaya L3 switches.
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In early 2014 I decided to start learning a programming language that can make my daily work easier and also boost my networking career. This is when I discovered that Python, being a great language for beginners, can help me write some scripts that connect to network devices and perform various tasks I was doing manually, thus saving a lot of time. Also, working as a tester, I used Python to automate a lot of network tests, about 250, in a short period of time, again reducing my workload.
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