Introduction to Python Programming for Network Engineers

Topic: Beyond Screen Scraping

This course will provide a gentle introduction to programming concepts and will cover the benefits of learning how to program, why Python is a great language to learn, and the software development lifecycle at a very high level. The course will also cover a brief history of past methods of automated interactions with network hardware, and compare those methods with more modern methods available today, such as NETCONF as well as embedded Python interpreters in network hardware operating systems. This course is based on Python Release 2.7.