If you work in IT, you've heard about the many new Cisco products on the market. This course explores their APIs and introduces fundamental application deployment considerations, DevOps techniques, and common security threats.
This course focuses on two major topics: Modern Cisco solution API usage and application deployment strategies. In this course, Consuming Cisco APIs and Understanding Application DevOps, you will gain the ability to deploy, test, and manage applications at a basic level. First, you will learn how to interact with Cisco products through their APIs. This includes products from across the Cisco portfolio, including enterprise networking, data center, service provider, security, and collaboration verticals. Next, you will discover the various application deployment strategies, such as using bare metal, virtual machines, and Docker containers. This includes a discussion around high-level cloud deployment designs. Finally, you will explore how to design and build a basic Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. The course wouldn't be complete without a review of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top 10 vulnerabilities. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the basic skills and knowledge of application deployment and management needed to programmatically manage modern Cisco solutions in production.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my course on Consuming Cisco APIs and Understanding Application DevOps. This content is perfect for individuals who love hands-on examples and a practical application, but don't know where to start. In this course, we'll cover a variety of topics such as writing Python code to interact with popular Cisco product REST APIs, using software development kits or SDKs, exploring a variety of cloud and virtualization options, Docker container fundamentals and use cases, DevOps principles and continuous integration pipelines, and modern web application security. After completing this course, you'll be able to write, test, and maintain high quality Python API interaction scripts for whatever business project comes your way. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite course. This Getting Started course covers important contextual topics surrounding software design, source control, and the construction of a simple web application that we use extensively in this course. You'll want to watch it first to best follow the business scenario. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Consuming Cisco APIs and Understanding Application DevOps with this course at Pluralsight.