quarta-feira, 19 de abril de 2017

Cisco Network Programmability Specialists

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 A Cisco na última semana anunciou a atualização da sua track voltada para desenvolvedores e programadores, adicionando duas novas certificações na track, a primeira é a 300-560 NPDEV (Developing with Cisco Network Programmability) que irá substituir a 600-510 NPDEV, já a segunda é a 300-550 NPDESI (Designing and Implementing Cisco Network Programmability), segue um resumo de cada prova:

Developing with Cisco Network Programmability (300-560)

The Developing with Cisco Network Programmability (300-560) is a 90-minute, 65–75 question assessment. The 300-560 exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to the following:

Programming Fundamentals
Data handling and formats
Network controller platforms and protocols
Device programmability (NXOS-API, ASA-API, IOS (XE/XR))
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Cisco Software Development Kits (SDKs)
Networking Fundamentals

1.0 Programming Fundamentals 15%
1.1 Construct Python code
1.2 Construct Python code that properly handles exceptions
1.3 Interpret Python code
1.4 Interpret Python code that includes the following packages or modules:
1.4.a JSON
1.4.b XML
1.4.c requests
1.4.d ncclient
1.5 Debug Python code

2.0 Data Handling and Formats 13%
2.1 Construct a syntactically valid JSON or XML payload from a given data set
2.2 Parse specific data from a JSON or XML payload
2.3 Employ sorting, manipulation and storing of network entries (such as IPv4, IPv6, or MAC addresses)
2.4 Validate YANG models for semantics and syntax
2.5 Translate a YANG data model to a RESTCONF URI/JSON representation

3.0 Network controller platforms and protocols 14%
3.1 Describe the ACI policy model
3.2 Describe the ACI Application Profiles
3.3 Describe APIC-EM services
3.4 Describe the APIC-EM Network Information Database (NIDB)
3.5 Describe the purpose and handling of service tickets in APIC-EM
3.6 Compare and contrast Openflow and Opflex protocols
3.7 Describe the concepts of model driven development in OSC
3.8 Describe the OSC framework for adding applications at different layers  of the  architecture
3.9 Describe how and when to rollback configuration changes in APIC,  APIC-EM, or when  using NETCONF
3.10 Evaluate the impact a piece of code has on controller / network  element resource  utilization

4.0 Device programmability (NXOS-API, ASA-API, IOS (XE/XR)) 15%
4.1 Interpret or produce code to deploy configurations to multiple devices using RESTCONF
4.2 Interpret or produce code to deploy configurations to multiple devices  using NETCONF
4.3 Describe ASA configuration constructs (network objects, access lists, security groups)
4.4 Construct a request to an ASA that performs multiple REST requests in a single POST
4.5 Evaluate the impact a piece of code has on network element resource utilization
4.6 Compare and contrast virtual platforms used to test network applications
4.6.a VIRL
4.6.b APIC Simulator
4.6.c NX-OSv
4.6.d DevNet sandboxes
4.6.e ASAv
4.6.f CSR1000v

5.0 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) 20%
5.1 Describe how to establish a secure connection to a device that provides a RESTful API
5.2 Authenticate a connection or session against the controllers and  platforms
5.2.a APIC
5.2.b APIC-EM
5.2.c OSC
5.2.d NXOS-API
5.2.e ASA-API
5.2.f IOS XE/XR
5.3 Construct a REST request to perform a specific create operation based on a set of requirements
5.3.a APIC
5.3.b APIC-EM
5.3.c OSC
5.3.d NXOS-API
5.3.e ASA-API
5.3.f IOS XE/XR
5.4 Construct a REST request to perform a specific read operation based on a set of requirements
5.4.a APIC
5.4.b APIC-EM
5.4.c OSC
5.4.d NXOS-API
5.4.e ASA-API
5.4.f IOS XE/XR
5.5 Construct a REST request to perform a specific update operation based on a set of requirements
5.5.a APIC
5.5.b APIC-EM
5.5.c OSC
5.5.d NXOS-API
5.5.e ASA-API
5.5.f IOS XE/XR
5.6 Decide how to properly handle HTTP response codes
5.7 Compare and contrast RESTCONF and NETCONF
5.8 Describe the features and functionality of RAML

6.0 Cisco Software Development Kits (SDKs)12%
6.1 Compare and contrast abstract and concrete classes
6.2 Create objects using the COBRA SDK
6.3 Read objects using the COBRA SDK
6.4 Update objects using the COBRA SDK

7.0 Networking Fundamentals 11%
7.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
7.2 Describe IPv4 addressing and subnetting
7.3 Describe IPv6 addressing and subnetting
7.4 Describe functions of infrastructure components in a network
7.4.a Firewalls
7.4.b Switches
7.4.c Routers
7.4.d Load Balancers
7.5 Describe Switching Concepts
7.5.a MAC addresses
7.5.b VLANs
7.5.c VXLANs
7.6 Describe Routing Concepts
7.6.a Routes
7.6.b Host routes
7.6.c Gateways
7.6.d Routing Protocols
7.7 Describe DNS service records for the purpose of service discovery
7.8 Describe the components and concepts of Network Programmability
7.8.a Function of a controller
7.8.b Separation of control plane and data plane
7.8.c Northbound and Southbound APIs


Designing and Implementing Cisco Network Programmability (300-550)

The 300-550 exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to Network programmability fundamentals, APIs and automation protocols, data models, operations, and controllers.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Network Programmability Fundamentals 16%
1.1 Analyze and modify Python code to meet specified requirements
1.2 Describe the use cases for an SDK
1.3 Choose the appropriate Linux command to complete tasks:
1.3.a Use RESTful APIs
1.3.b Navigate the file system
1.3.c Manage processes
1.3.d Install and manage packages
1.3.e Manage network configurations
1.4 Describe the importance of securing management plane interfaces
1.5 Describe the principle of least privilege and how it applies to programmatic interfaces
1.6 Describe the methods of securing management plane interfaces
1.7 Compare and contrast white-list vs. black-list security approaches

2.0 APIs and Automation Protocols 24%
2.1 Identify the use cases for north-bound and south-bound APIs
2.2 Describe the characteristics, benefits, capabilities, and functionalities of the APIs associated with the following operating systems:
2.2.a NX-OS
2.2.b IOS XR
2.2.c IOS XE
2.2.d ASA OS
2.3 Compare and contrast the RESTful, RESTCONF, and NETCONF APIs
2.4 Describe the basic characteristics of OpenFlow
2.5 Describe the characteristics of the following protocols for APIs
2.5.a TLS
2.5.b HTTPS
2.5.c HTTP
2.5.d GRPC
2.5.e SSH

3.0 Data models 23%
3.1 Validate YANG based models for semantics and syntax
3.2 Describe the uses of YANG models in NETCONF and RESTCONF
3.3 Develop YANG models for specific use cases
3.4 Describe the use cases for platform-specific, vendor-specific, and standardized data models
3.5 Describe the Management Information Tree (MIT) on Nexus, ACI, and UCS
3.6 Explain how to use VISORE to navigate the MIT

4.0 Operations 16%
4.1 Describe the use cases for orchestration and automation
4.2 Compare and contrast agent-based with agent-less configuration management  Mechanisms
4.3 Describe the methods for enabling the following configuration management mechanisms:
4.3.a Puppet
4.3.b Chef
4.3.c Ansible
4.4 Describe how OpenStack Neutron interacts with a physical network infrastructure
4.5 Compare and contrast the software development methodologies Agile and Waterfall
4.6 Explain the DevOps concepts of:
4.6.a version control
4.6.b continuous integration
4.6.c configuration management
4.6.d automated validation testing
4.6.e continuous deployment
4.7 Compare and contrast the benefits of Virtual Network Functions (VNF)/Network Function Virtualization (NFV) with traditional network or service  architectures
4.8 Describe the following platforms used to test network infrastructure automation
4.8.a VIRL
4.8.b APIC Simulator
4.8.c NX-OSv (via VIRL)
4.8.d DevNet Sandboxes
4.8.e ASAv
4.8.f CSR1000v
4.9 Describe how VIRL can be used as an automated test tool
4.10 Describe how to setup a test environment using VIRL
4.11 Evaluate the impact of an automated task on a network

5.0 Controllers 21%
5.1 Deploy and configure the following:
5.1.a APIC-EM
5.1.b ACI
5.1.c OSC
5.2 Troubleshoot the following:
5.2.a APIC-EM
5.2.b APIC
5.2.c OSC
5.3 Describe the capabilities and architecture of:
5.3.a APIC-EM
5.3.b ACI
5.3.c OSC
5.4 Construct an API request against:
5.4.a APIC-EM
5.4.b APIC
5.4.c OSC
5.5 Describe how APIC cluster gets leveraged during an API call
5.6 Explain the use cases of Digital Networking Architecture in reference to the following technologies:
5.6.a Network Service Orchestration (NSO)
5.6.b Virtual Topology System (VTS)
5.6.c Nexus Data Broker
5.6.d WAN Automation Engine (WAE)
5.6.e UCS Director
5.6.f UCS Manager


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