Skills Update: July 17, 2020
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Skills Update: July 17, 2020

In the last week, we released 11 skills for these certs and technologies:

  • Advanced CICD Automation with Cisco and Nornir
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C01)
  • Cisco DNA Center

Advanced CICD Automation with Cisco and Nornir

Manage Secrets for Automation

Join John McGovern as he teaches you how to securely manage your secret credentials in an automated environment. Gain an understanding of the well-tested cryptographic software suite, GPG. Learn how to use the getpass module within Python for secure and portable password input, how to use the sys.argv list in Python to dynamically pass in command-line arguments to a Runbook, how to separate and decouple hard-coded credentials from scripts by using environment variables, and more.

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Understand Structured Data

Join John McGovern as he covers the core concepts and application of structured data within Network Automation. Learn how to use IPDB in order to perform a detailed inspection of the objects within your runbooks, how to use For Loops in order to extract the individual elements from your Python lists, and how to extract Key-Value pair information from your Python dictionaries.

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Build Web Applications and APIs with Next.js

Next.js brings React front-ends and web APIs together into a single framework that offers static site generation and server-side rendering (SSR). There’s little setup work required, which means you can start building your website idea almost immediately. Join Trevor Sullivan as he shows you how easy it is to build web applications.

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Policy: Create Dynamic Authentication Profiles for SD-Access

Join Knox Hutchinson as he prepares the Cisco ISE environment for SD-Access dynamic authentication on endpoints and edge nodes.

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Manage Recoverability with AWS Backup

Join Bart Castle as he plans for recoverability in AWS. Gain an understanding of Recovery Time and Recovery Point objectives. Learn how to leverage the AWS Backup service to manage backups, archival lifecycles, on-demand backup, and recovery tasks.

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Get Started with AWS SysOps Administrator Associate

Join Bart Castle as he introduces the SysOps Administrator Associate exam. Gain an understanding of the AWS certification ecosystem and job roles, and learn why you should get AWS certified.

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Cisco DNA Center

Complete Day 0 Preparations with DNA Center and ISE

Join Knox Hutchinson as he prepares you for the Day 0 tasks of setting up a DNA Center appliance. Gain an understanding of all the tasks related to ISE and IPAM integration, and learn how to administer user accounts.

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Prepare Your Network for DNA Center Discovery

Join Knox Hutchinson as he dives into the first major networking task of DNA Center: Inventory and Discovery. In this skill, you’ll prepare a network for DNA Center discovery and management.

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Understand the 4 Workflows of DNA Center

Join Knox Hutchinson as he introduces the core building blocks of an SD-Access fabric using DNA Center’s four — or rather, five — workflows.

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Design: Create and Configure a Network Hierarchy in DNA Center

Join Knox Hutchinson as he begins the SD-Access creation process by beginning the Design workflow in Cisco DNA Center.

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Policy: Define Business Intent in DNA Center

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers the Policy workflow in DNA Center. Learn how to define and implement business intent when implementing an SD-Access fabric.

Watch this DNA Center training.