Cisco DEVCOR 350-901 Study Guide

Book description

A highly concentrated and focused review of the advanced network programmability and automation topics in alignment with the Cisco DEVCOR 350-901 exam blueprint.

Cisco DEVCOR 350-901 Study Guide is designed to help you practice and prepare for the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional exam: Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs v1.0 (DEVCOR 350-901).

Review your skills measured by the objectives in these exam topics:

  • Software Development and Design

  • Using APIs

  • Cisco Platforms

  • Application Deployment and Security

  • Infrastructure and Automation

This digital Study Guide provides

  • Detailed review of individual DEVCOR objectives

  • Sample quiz questions for each domain with detailed answers

  • Code examples that may be used standalone or as a foundation for your own future applications

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Dedication
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Table of Figures
  9. Introduction
  10. 1. Software Development and Design
    1. 1.1 Describe distributed applications related to the concepts of front end, back end, and load balancing
    2. 1.2 Evaluate an application design considering scalability and modularity
    3. 1.3 Evaluate an application design considering high-availability and resiliency (including on-premises, hybrid, and cloud)
    4. 1.4 Evaluate an application design considering latency and rate-limiting
    5. 1.5 Evaluate an application design and implementation considering maintainability
    6. 1.6 Evaluate an application design and implementation considering observability
    7. 1.7 Diagnose problems with an application given logs related to an event
    8. 1.8 Evaluate choice of database types with respect to application requirements (such as relational, document, graph, columnar, and Time Series)
    9. 1.9 Explain architectural patterns (monolithic, services-oriented, microservices, and event-driven)
    10. 1.10 Utilize advanced version control operations with Git
    11. 1.11 Explain the concepts of release packaging and dependency management
    12. 1.12 Construct a sequence diagram that includes API calls
    13. 1.13 Chapter 1 Review Questions
  11. 2. Using APIs
    1. 2.1 Implement robust REST API error handling for timeouts and rate limits
    2. 2.2 Implement control flow of consumer code for unrecoverable REST API errors
    3. 2.3 Identify ways to optimize API usage through HTTP cache controls
    4. 2.4 Construct an application that consumes a REST API that supports pagination
    5. 2.5 Describe the steps in the OAuth2 three-legged authorization code grant flow
    6. 2.6 Chapter 2 Review Questions
  12. 3. Cisco Platforms
    1. 3.1 Construct API requests to implement ChatOps with Webex API
    2. 3.2 Construct API requests to create and delete objects using Firepower device management (FDM)
    3. 3.3 Construct API requests using the Meraki platform to accomplish these tasks
    4. 3.4 Construct API calls to retrieve data from Intersight
    5. 3.5 Construct a Python script using the UCS APIs to provision a new UCS server given a template
    6. 3.6 Construct a Python script using the Cisco DNA center APIs to retrieve and display wireless health information
    7. 3.7 Describe the capabilities of AppDynamics when instrumenting an application
    8. 3.8 Describe steps to build a custom dashboard to present data collected from Cisco APIs
    9. 3.9 Chapter 3 Review Questions
  13. 4. Application Deployment and Security
    1. 4.1 Diagnose a CI/CD pipeline failure (such as missing dependency, incompatible versions of components, and failed tests)
    2. 4.2 Integrate an application into a prebuilt CD environment leveraging Docker and Kubernetes
    3. 4.3 Describe the benefits of continuous testing and static code analysis in a CI pipeline
    4. 4.4 Utilize Docker to containerize an application
    5. 4.5 Describe the tenets of the “12-factor app”
    6. 4.6 Describe an effective logging strategy for an application
    7. 4.7 Explain data privacy concerns related to storage and transmission of data
    8. 4.8 Identify the secret storage approach relevant to a given scenario
    9. 4.9 Configure application-specific SSL certificates
    10. 4.10 Implement mitigation strategies for OWASP threats (such as XSS, CSRF, and SQL injection)
    11. 4.11 Describe how end-to-end encryption principles apply to APIs
    12. 4.12 Chapter 4 Review Questions
  14. 5. Infrastructure and Automation
    1. 5.1 Explain considerations of model-driven telemetry (including data consumption and data storage)
    2. 5.2 Utilize RESTCONF to configure a network device including interfaces, static routes, and VLANs (IOS XE only)
    3. 5.3 Construct a workflow to configure network parameters with:
    4. 5.4 Identify a configuration management solution to achieve technical / business requirements
    5. 5.5 Describe how to host an application on a network device (including Catalyst 9000 and Cisco IOx-enabled devices)
    6. 5.6 Chapter 5 Review Questions
  15. 6. Appendix A: RESTCONF URI Demystified (IOS XE)
  16. 7. Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions
    1. 7.1 Answers to Chapter 1: Software Development and Design
    2. 7.2 Answers to Chapter 2: Using APIs
    3. 7.3 Answers to Chapter 3: Cisco Platforms
    4. 7.4 Answers to Chapter 4: Application Deployment and Security
    5. 7.5 Answers to Chapter 5: Infrastructure and Automation
  17. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: Cisco DEVCOR 350-901 Study Guide
  • Author(s): Constantin Mohorea
  • Release date: July 2021
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9780137500031