Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI)

Course Description

Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI)

The Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0 course prepares you to implement and support automation solutions in a Service Provider network infrastructure, using network programmability principles, protocols, tools, and mechanisms. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on labs, you will learn to deploy, configure, monitor, and operate Service Provider network environments using modern data models. These models allow you to represent operational data and new network management protocols in order to administer hundreds or thousands of devices in a single operation, replacing traditional, time-consuming, error prone, device-by-device Command Line Interface (CLI) management.
The Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) course also introduces powerful automation solutions that can streamline network operations. This course covers Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data models and validation tools, Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol RESTCONF and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) management protocols, model-driven telemetry with Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC) and Google Network Management Interface (gNMI), traffic automation with XR Transport Control (XTC), Secure Shell (SSH)-based automation tools like NetMiko and Ansible, orchestration provided by Network Services Orchestration (NSO), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) lifecycle management with Elastic Services Controller (ESC), and network operations automation with WAN Automation Engine (WAE).
This course prepares you for the 300-535 Automating and Programming Cisco® Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO) exam. The 300-535 SPAUTO exam certifies your knowledge and skills related to implementing service provider automated solutions, including programming concepts, orchestration, programming OS, and automation tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Use network programmability to scale and streamline Service Provider network infrastructure
  • Gain hands-on experience in using modern data models to manage Service Provider network infrastructure
  • Prepare for the 300-535 SPAUTO exam
  • After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Use NETCONF and RESTCONF programmability protocols on Cisco devices
  • Describe and use tools to validate YANG data models on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure model-driven telemetry on Cisco devices
  • Describe and configure network traffic automation with Cisco XTC
  • Describe and use network automation tools that utilize SSH
  • Automate service provider network configuration with Cisco NSO
  • Describe how to automate virtualized resources with Cisco ESC
  • Describe how to automate service provider WAN with Cisco WAE


  • CCNP equivalent level of knowledge for Routing and Switching (R&S)
  • Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS XE) and Cisco IOS XR working experience
  • SP Operations experience with routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions
  • Network Programmability Basics (Network Programming Foundations, APIs and Protocols, Network Model Driven APIs and Protocols, Configuration Management with Ansible, Service Provider Network Automation workflows


  1. Explore NETCONF Protocol in Cisco Devices
  2. Configure Cisco IOS XE Devices with RESTCONF
  3. Explore Cisco and OpenConfig YANG Data Models with YANG Tools
  4. Use ncclient and Python to Configure Cisco Devices
  5. Use YANG Development Kit (YDK) to Configure Cisco Devices
  6. Configure Model-Driven Telemetry with gRPC
  7. Configure Model-Driven Telemetry with gNMI
  8. Configure Path Disjointness with Cisco XTC
  9. Use Python Netmiko Library to Configure Cisco Devices
  10. Use Ansible to Configure Cisco Devices
  11. Use Cisco NSO Device Manager
  12. Create a Loopback Service Template
  13. Use Cisco NSO REST API with Postman
  14. Explore and Use Cisco WAE Features

Course Information

Length: 3 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Who Should Attend

Network administrators, Network architects, Network designers, Network engineers, Network managers, Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel, Network supervisors