If you are not happy with the course, there is a 30-day money back guarantee. No questions asked.
"I recently attended a technical job interview, which had a "coding challenge" component because they are looking for Network Engineers with scripting experience. I was able to complete the challenge fairly easily, and I don't think I could have done it without what I learnt from you.
"I've been able to turn 300-hour jobs into 40-hour jobs, learned a lot about coding and wrote some zero-touch-deployment tools for Cisco switches. Thanks for helping me get started with all this, your course made coding so much more personally relevant, because I could solve problems that mattered to me—networking ones.
The course is an eight-week email-course. Each week you will receive a lesson that contains a set of videos, some additional content, and some exercises. I will post solutions to the exercises online. Both the Plus and Premium Packages will have a community forum where you can ask questions, post code, and interact with me and with the other students.
Yes, the lab environment will consist of a set of virtual and physical network devices and at least one AWS-Linux server. I will install a set of libraries in the lab environment; this will enable you to get working quickly. The lab environment will have a mixture of vendors and platforms (Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS, Juniper, Arista).
You need to be familiar with basic network engineering (routing, switching, SNMP, Cisco CLI configuration). You also need to be at least somewhat familiar with Linux. You should know the basics of how to move around the Linux file system, execute a script, and edit a file.
There are no programming prerequisites for this course.
Ansible has a large community of engineers and programmers working on creating, improving, and helping with network automation. It has a systematic approach to inventory, a modular architecture that promotes code-reuse, and a large set of modules for interfacing to networking devices.
The community forum is a web forum where students can interact including posting code, asking questions, code reviews, and recommendations on Ansible resources. You will gain access to the forum by purchasing either the Plus or the Premium Package. Access to the forum will last for the duration of the course.
If you are not satisfied with the course, there is a 30-day money back guarantee (from the start of the course). No questions asked.
My name is Kirk Byers.
In the fall of 2010, I started on a journey to: 1)build a product business, 2)become a programmer, and 3)be a father (probably not the best idea to try all these things at once).
I am into Python, Ansible, networking, and figuring out how to combine these to automate networking tasks. I am a CCIE (emeritus) in routing and switching and have extensive Python and Ansible experience.
Since late 2013, I have been teaching and writing about using Python and Ansible for network automation. I have taught network automation training sessions to large Fortune500 companies and to thousands of engineers through my Python for Network Engineers series.
Yes, yes I get it...you are great and all that, but why should I learn Ansible from you?
I have spent numerous hours over the last several years using Ansible, working on network automation, and teaching network automation to engineers world-wide and from this I have gained a considerable amount of experience and knowledge.
I can help you apply Ansible to network automation also.