Road to DevNet Expert

Intro Back in October, Cisco DevNet announced the new DevNet Expert certification. As you can imagine, I was pumped to hear the announcement and ready to begin my study preparations. Ever since they announced the Cisco DevNet certifications at Cisco Live US 2019, my goal has been to obtain each DevNet certification level (Associate, Professional, […]

Sync vs. Async

Introduction I first came across sync (synchronous) and async (asynchronous) programming while I was studying for my Cisco DevNet certifications. It was hard to understand at the time why I needed to know about these two programming terms, but after creating some more complex scripts and apps, I started understanding why each concept was important. […]

pyATS and Genie: Part 4

Introduction Welcome to the fourth and final part to this blog series! In this part, we are going to wrap up pyATS and Genie by looking at some more useful modules within each of these libraries and take a quick look at an open-source web user-interface (UI) for running our pyATS testcases, because who doesn’t […]

pyATS and Genie: Part 3

Introduction If you’ve been following along in this series, you’ve seen how we can programmatically interact and gather information about our network using pyATS and Genie. That’s great and all, but wouldn’t it be better if we could begin providing true value to ourselves and our team? As mentioned in Part 2, pyATS is essentially […]

pyATS and Genie: Part 2

Introduction It’s been awhile since my last post, but I finally found some time to sit down and continue writing this series. Since my last post, I have been spending a lot of time reading through the pyATS docs and the experimenting with its modules. In this post, we will be going over the basics […]

pyATS and Genie: Part 1

Introduction Before getting started, I wanted to take the time to address the elephant in the room… how do we even pronounce pyATS? In short, it’s pie-A-T-S. However, the pyATS team has this nice visual on their site: Now that we are all on the same page, let’s start looking at pyATS and how it […]

DevNet Pro Journey: COMPLETED!

You read that title correct… I’ve completed my DevNet Pro journey by passing the Cisco DEVCOR exam last week. I’m now officially a certified DevNet Professional! In this post, I’m going to recap my entire journey, provide personal study tips, and how YOU can begin your own DevNet journey! My Journey Ever since I passed […]

DevNet Pro Journey: My First DEVCOR Exam Experience

Introduction Last week, the day finally came, I took my first swing at the Cisco DEVCOR exam. Going into it, I felt good about the material. I had studied for weeks on end and maintained a consistent schedule, studying about 6 nights a week. Consistency was one of my study goals for this exam. In […]

DevNet Pro Journey: DEVCOR Weeks 5 and 6

Hello again! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day weekend! As mentioned in my tweet last week, I skipped last week to finish out my first pass of the blueprint. The topics we will be looking at this week will focus on most of section 4.0 – Application Deployment and Security and all […]

DevNet Pro Journey: DEVCOR Week 4

Hello, it’s a been a couple weeks! I know this isn’t technically week 4 since I didn’t post last week, but I’m calling it that for consistency sake. As mentioned in my my tweet last weekend, I was busy diving into YANG models and model-driven telemetry (MDT) using the TIG stack (we will get more […]