Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide

Book description

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. Do I Know This Already? quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions in the practice test software

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Four leading Cisco technology experts share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep Practice Test software, with two full exams comprised of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

  • More than two hours of video training from the author

  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

  • Study plan suggestions and template to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, , and video instruction, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 exam, including

  • Software Development and Design: Concepts, methods, tools, including Python programming

  • Understanding and Using APIs: Application Programming Interfaces, including REST APIs

  • Cisco Platforms and Development: platforms and APIs for managing enterprise networking, data centers, compute, collaboration, and security

  • Application Deployment and Security: Deploying applications, including DevOps and Docker; securing applications via modern networking components, tools, and OWASP Top 10 threat mitigation

  • Infrastructure and Automation: Infrastructure as code and model-driven programmability

  • Network Fundamentals: Networking components and IP services for network programmers

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Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Also available from Cisco Press for Cisco Certified DevNet Associate study is the Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson Test Prep Practice Test.

This integrated learning package:

  • Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams

  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions

  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions

  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Reviewers
  7. Dedications
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Contents at a Glance
  10. Reader Services
  11. Contents
  12. Icons Used in This Book
  13. Command Syntax Conventions
  14. Introduction
    1. Goals and Methods
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. Strategies for Exam Preparation
    4. The Companion Website for Online Content Review
    5. How This Book Is Organized
    6. Certification Exam Topics and This Book
  15. Figure Credits
  16. Chapter 1. Introduction to Cisco DevNet Associate Certification
    1. Do I Know This Already?
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Why Get Certified
    4. Cisco Career Certification Overview
    5. Cisco DevNet Certifications
    6. Cisco DevNet Overview
    7. Summary
  17. Chapter 2. Software Development and Design
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Software Development Lifecycle
    4. Common Design Patterns
    5. Linux BASH
    6. Software Version Control
    7. Git
    8. Conducting Code Review
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All Key Topics
    11. Define Key Terms
  18. Chapter 3. Introduction to Python
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Getting Started with Python
    4. Understanding Python Syntax
    5. Data Types and Variables
    6. Input and Output
    7. Flow Control with Conditionals and Loops
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All Key Topics
    10. Define Key Terms
    11. Additional Resources
  19. Chapter 4. Python Functions, Classes, and Modules
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Python Functions
    4. Using Arguments and Parameters
    5. Object-Oriented Programming and Python
    6. Python Classes
    7. Working with Python Modules
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All Key Topics
    10. Define Key Terms
  20. Chapter 5. Working with Data in Python
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. File Input and Output
    4. Parsing Data
    5. Error Handling in Python
    6. Test-Driven Development
    7. Unit Testing
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All Key Topics
    10. Define Key Terms
    11. Additional Resources
  21. Chapter 6. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    4. Exam Preparation Tasks
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Define Key Terms
  22. Chapter 7. RESTful API Requests and Responses
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. RESTful API Fundamentals
    4. REST Constraints
    5. REST Tools
    6. Exam Preparation Tasks
    7. Review All Key Topics
    8. Define Key Terms
  23. Chapter 8. Cisco Enterprise Networking Management Platforms and APIs
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. What Is an SDK?
    4. Cisco Meraki
    5. Cisco DNA Center
    6. Cisco SD-WAN
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
  24. Chapter 9. Cisco Data Center and Compute Management Platforms and APIs
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Cisco ACI
    4. UCS Manager
    5. Cisco UCS Director
    6. Cisco Intersight
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
  25. Chapter 10. Cisco Collaboration Platforms and APIs
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Introduction to the Cisco Collaboration Portfolio
    4. Webex Teams API
    5. Cisco Finesse
    6. Webex Meetings APIs
    7. Webex Devices
    8. Cisco Unified Communications Manager
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All Key Topics
    11. Define Key Terms
  26. Chapter 11. Cisco Security Platforms and APIs
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Cisco’s Security Portfolio
    4. Cisco Umbrella
    5. Cisco Firepower
    6. Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)
    7. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
    8. Cisco Threat Grid
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All Key Topics
    11. Define Key Terms
  27. Chapter 12. Model-Driven Programmability
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. NETCONF
    4. YANG
    5. RESTCONF
    6. Model-Driven Telemetry
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
  28. Chapter 13. Deploying Applications
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Application Deployment Models
    4. NIST Definition
    5. Application Deployment Options
    6. Application Deployment Methods
    7. Bare-Metal Application Deployment
    8. Virtualized Applications
    9. Cloud-Native Applications
    10. Containerized Applications
    11. Serverless
    12. DevOps
    13. What Is DevOps?
    14. Putting DevOps into Practice: The Three Ways
    15. DevOps Implementation
    16. Docker
    17. Understanding Docker
    18. Docker Architecture
    19. Using Docker
    20. Docker Hub
    21. Exam Preparation Tasks
    22. Review All Key Topics
    23. Define Key Terms
    24. Additional Resources
  29. Chapter 14. Application Security
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Identifying Potential Risks
    4. Protecting Applications
    5. Exam Preparation Tasks
    6. Review All Key Topics
    7. Define Key Terms
  30. Chapter 15. Infrastructure Automation
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Controller Versus Device-Level Management
    4. Infrastructure as Code
    5. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Pipelines
    6. Automation Tools
    7. Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All Key Topics
    10. Define Key Terms
  31. Chapter 16. Network Fundamentals
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Network Reference Models
    4. Switching Concepts
    5. Routing Concepts
    6. Exam Preparation Tasks
    7. Review All Key Topics
    8. Define Key Terms
  32. Chapter 17. Networking Components
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. What Are Networks?
    4. Elements of Networks
    5. Software-Defined Networking
    6. Exam Preparation Tasks
    7. Review All Key Topics
    8. Define Key Terms
  33. Chapter 18. IP Services
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Common Networking Protocols
    4. Network Address Translation (NAT)
    5. Layer 2 Versus Layer 3 Network Diagrams
    6. Troubleshooting Application Connectivity Issues
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
  34. Chapter 19. Final Preparation
    1. Getting Ready
    2. Tools for Final Preparation
    3. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
    4. Summary
  35. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz Questions
  36. Appendix B. DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide Exam Updates
    1. Always Get the Latest at the Book’s Product Page
    2. Technical Content
  37. Glossary
  38. Index
  39. Appendix C. Study Planner
  40. Where are the companion content files? - Register
  41. Inside Front Cover
  42. Inside Back Cover
  43. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: Cisco Certified DevNet Associate DEVASC 200-901 Official Cert Guide
  • Author(s): Chris Jackson, Adrian Iliesiu, Ashutosh Malegaonkar, Jason Gooley
  • Release date: October 2020
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780136677314