If you've ever been frustrated trying to work with new product APIs or sort through outdated code examples, this course is for you. You'll focus on modern Cisco products while sprinkling in some advanced HTTP-related API client techniques.
Even skilled developers have to overcome learning barriers when interacting with new product APIs. In this course, Managing Cisco Products Using Advanced API-based Methods, you will gain the ability to write client-side Python code to perform common operations on a variety of Cisco products. First, you will learn some of the most common HTTP optimizations, such as traversing pages, complying with rate limits, and handling API timeouts/errors. Next, you will dig into a wide variety of Cisco products to perform an equally diverse set of tasks. Some examples include consuming location data from Cisco Meraki, collecting client health from DNA Center, managing Firepower network objects, building an interactive Webex Teams Chat Bot, and many more. Finally, you will explore peripheral topics like HTTP cache optimization and Docker container hosting on Cisco networking products. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cisco API interaction needed to maximize value from the Cisco equipment deployed in your workplace.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my course on Managing Cisco Products Using Advanced API‑based Methods. This course will sharpen your Python programming skills in both depth and breadth when it comes to interacting with modern Cisco APIs. Together, we'll explore a wide variety of programming techniques applied to many Cisco products; general handling of API rate limiting, content caching, and pagination; collecting information from DNA Center, Meraki, and Intersight; managing firepower threat defense security policies; building interactive chatbots in Webex Teams; and deploying Docker apps onto a Catalyst switch. After completing this course, you will be able to programmatically interact with Cisco APIs across many technology verticals. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite courses. This course is just one of many in a long saga. The prerequisite courses demonstrate how to use a variety of Cisco DevNet resources, which are critical skills to know for this course. I'm assuming you already have a strong background in Python programming and at least some experience in interfacing with modern Cisco APIs. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Managing Cisco Products Using Advanced API‑based Methods, at Pluralsight.