Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons

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Overview: Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons is designed to expand your understanding of concepts and strategies for operating your infrastructure effectively in the ever-changing digital landscape. Taught by best-selling author Chris Jackson, the course will provide explanations of the basic and intricate techniques of automation and programmability in an effortless manner.

Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons will begin with the overview of Python from its syntax to working with variables and data types. The course will cover other Python related topics like Object Oriented Programming, Python Modules, UnitTest module, and Python Programming. In addition to the Python topics, the course will dive into the topic of API, where the section will cover the fundamentals of API and its common usage.

  • Topics include:
  • Getting Started with Python
  • Object Oriented Programming and Python
  • Modules
  • Unit Testing
  • Working with Data in Python
  • What is an API?
  • Working with REST APIs
  • Making an API Call With Python

About the Instructor: Chris Jackson is a Distinguished Systems Engineer in the Cisco World Wide Sales and Partner Training organization. Chris is focused on all aspects of Cisco Data Center and Cloud from not only a technology perspective but through thought leadership in helping Cisco and customers better leverage the business transformational aspects these technologies provide. He holds dual CCIEs in security and routing and switching, CISA, CISSP, ITIL v3, seven SANS certifications, and a bachelor's degree in business administration. Residing in Franklin, Tennessee, Chris enjoys tinkering with RC drones, robotics, and anything else that can be programmed to do his bidding. In addition, he is a black belt in Taekwondo and a rabid Star Wars fan and has a ridiculous collection of Legos. His wife, Barbara, and three children, Caleb, Sydney, and Savannah are the true joys of his life and proof that not everything has to plug in to a wall outlet to be fun.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Learn How To: Program Cisco infrastructure devices Implement DevOps automation Create a more agile and flexible IT environment

Who Should Take This Course: This course is intended for anyone who has IT infrastructure and would like to learn how to use emerging technologies to automate and simplify operations.

Course Requirements: Basic understanding of networking infrastructure equipment Computer literacy, PC operating system knowledge, and Internet knowledge Hands-on experience with the Python programming language

Table of Contents: Lesson 1: Getting Started with Python 1.1 Python Primer 1.2 Python Syntax 1.3 Variables and Data Types 1.4 Input and Output 1.5 Conditionals and Loops 1.6 Functions

Lesson 2: Object Oriented Programming and Python 2.1 Understanding Object Oriented Programming 2.2 Creating a Class in Python 2.3 Methods 2.4 Inheritance

Lesson 3: Modules 3.1 Understanding Python Modules 3.2 Importing a Module 3.3 Importing and Using Your Own Modules 3.4 Useful Modules for Infrastructure Automation

Lesson 4: Unit Testing 4.1 What is a Unit Test? 4.2 Using the Unittest Module in Python

Lesson 5: Working with Data in Python 5.1 File Input and Output 5.2 Comparing XML, JSON, and YAML 5.3 Parsing CSV in Python 5.4 Parsing XML in Python 5.5 Parsing JSON in Python 5.5 Parsing YAML in Python

Lesson 6: What is an API? 6.1 Understanding APIs 6.2 REST 6.3 SOAP 6.4 RPC 6.5 Common Usage Patterns With Webhooks 6.6 Interpret an API Sequence Diagram

Lesson 7: Working with REST APIs 7.1 REST: HTTP Foundation 7.2 REST: HTTP Headers and Response Codes 7.3 REST: API Authentication 7.4 Understanding Rate Limiting 7.5 Constructing a REST API Request

Lesson 8: Making an API Call With Python 8.1 Constructing an API Call with Python Requests Library 8.2 Making the Call and Parsing the Returned Information 8.3 Troubleshooting API Calls

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons (Video Training): Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Getting Started with Python
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Python Primer
    3. 1.2 Python Syntax
    4. 1.3 Variables and Data Types
    5. 1.4 Input and Output
    6. 1.5 Conditionals and Loops
    7. 1.6 Functions
  3. Lesson 2: Object Oriented Programming and Python
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Understanding Object Oriented Programming
    3. 2.2 Creating a Class in Python
    4. 2.3 Methods
    5. 2.4 Inheritance
  4. Lesson 3: Modules
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Understanding Python Modules
    3. 3.2 Importing a Module
    4. 3.3 Importing and Using Your Own Modules
    5. 3.4 Useful Modules for Infrastructure Automation
  5. Lesson 4: Unit Testing
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 What is a Unit Test?
    3. 4.2 Using the Unittest Module in Python
  6. Lesson 5: Working with Data in Python
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 File Input and Output
    3. 5.2 Comparing XML, JSON, and YAML
    4. 5.3 Parsing CSV in Python
    5. 5.4 Parsing XML in Python
    6. 5.5 Parsing JSON in Python
    7. 5.6 Parsing YAML in Python
  7. Lesson 6: What is an API?
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Understanding APIs
    3. 6.2 REST
    4. 6.3 SOAP
    5. 6.4 RPC
    6. 6.5 Common Usage Patterns With Webhooks
    7. 6.6 Interpret an API Sequence Diagram
  8. Lesson 7: Working with REST APIs
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 REST: HTTP Foundation
    3. 7.2 REST: HTTP Headers and Response Codes
    4. 7.3 REST: API Authentication
    5. 7.4 Understanding Rate Limiting
    6. 7.5 Constructing a REST API Request
  9. Lesson 8: Making an API Call With Python
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Constructing an API Call with Python Requests Library
    3. 8.2 Making the Call and Parsing the Returned Information
    4. 8.3 Troubleshooting API Calls
  10. Summary
    1. Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons (Video Training): Summary

Product information

  • Title: Practical Python for DevOps Engineers LiveLessons
  • Author(s): Chris Jackson
  • Release date: August 2021
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0137659064