Networking Dev Center
Learn how you can integrate with the network through full system management solutions in the cloud, utilize automation platforms and controllers, or directly interact with devices with APIs and Interfaces. Select a use case below to get started!
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  • Learn Network Programmability
  • Learn Cisco Networking Platforms
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  • Automate with Python
    Device Level APIs
    Day 0 Provisioning
  • Host Applications on Devices
    Network Controllers
Get Certified in Cisco DevOps, Enterprise Automation and Programmability Validate your automation and programmability skills with DevNet certifications, designed for both network professionals and software developers to optimize and write applications for the new network.
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Learn Network Programmability
Just getting started with Network Programmability? Here you’ll find resources whether you are new to networking or new to development.
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Learn Cisco Networking Platforms
Select a learning track below to get started with Cisco DNA-Center, NSO, or SD-WAN
  • Learn Cisco DNA Center
    Learn about device level interfaces provided by YANG Data Models such as NETCONF and RESTCONF.
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  • Learn NSO
    Learn network programmability and next generation orchestration using Cisco’s Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) through theory and practice. Get a step-by-step walkthrough on programability with Cisco NSO.
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  • Learn SD-WAN
    Learn and explore the vManage REST API using Python and Ansible. Learn how to apply modern agile methods and tools to the deployment of Cisco SD-WAN and automate Day 0, Day 1 and Day 2 configurations.
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Automate with Python
Everything you need to program your network with Python.
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Device Level APIs
Looking for details on the APIs and data models supported by Cisco’s different network platforms?
Day 0 Provisioning
Learn how to automate the initial provisioning of new devices and never pull out a blue console cable again!
Host Applications on Devices
Today developers can run applications at the edge of the network, directly on the devices providing the critical connectivity for the Internet of Things, branch office deployments, high availability and more! Options range from executing a Python script in response to an event to deploying application containers for fog computing capabilities.
Network Controllers
Network Controllers provide more than just a centralized management for networks today. They can also provide a place in the network to deploy network applications to add new capabilities.
  • Cisco DNA Center
    Cisco DNA Center provides an Enterprise SDN controller for policy-based automation of the network infrastructure, simplifying deployment and network operations. All capabilities are exposed via a REST API.
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    The Cisco ACI programmability model allows complete programmatic access to the application cetric infrastructure in the data center. With this access, customers can integrate network deployment into management and monitoring tools and deploy new workloads programmatically.
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  • Meraki
    The Meraki Cloud Management Platform provides Network Controller capabilities in the cloud, as a service for the entire network infrastructure (as well as Mobile Device Management (MDM) and voice communications). With the it’s APIs you can locate devices in real-time, collect marketing data, engage customers and automate network deployments.
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New 101 Now Available!
We have just launched a brand new ground-level learning experience designed to prep you for interfacing and developing for Meraki products. If you want to develop with or for Meraki products but don't know how to begin, dive right in! Read more