Introducing software skills and software practices into the network and IT using Cisco certification and DevNet
The development of the Cisco Professional Certification Program integrates network professionals and current software developers into a community to create future IT teams.
Cisco's certification and training program now include DevNet certification, designed to optimize and write new network applications for network professionals and software developers and to select the technical skills they want to develop.
Network automation is one of the biggest challenges for IT. DevNet Automated Switching provides a shared code repository that addresses the use of network automation and uses a walk-to-run approach to guide the team to complete their journey. The code is developed by the community and is planned by Cisco, as the best practices for network automation are developed by industry experts.
SAN DIEGO, California – Cisco Live U.S.- June 10, 2019 –Cisco is now revolutionizing the role of network professionals and software developers to drive technology innovation and accelerate business development. As, DevNet (reshapes the network, Ciscoundefineds developers plan to bring together software developers and certified network professionals into a community for unparalleled collaboration and best practice sharing, and to create new automation capabilities. In addition, Cisco has launched an industry-changing professional certification program that includes network professionals and software developers, as well as a new community-based developer center to accelerate the adoption and success of network automation.
Cisco's intent-based network has led to a fundamental shift in the role of the network in the business and changed the way the network is done. The role of network professionals has changed as it moves from manual, time-intensive tasks to IT, SPOTO and a world where applications and cloud developers work together. To take full advantage of the capabilities of this new network, organizations must use software practices, networking, and software skills, as well as a community of participating communities that work together to address technical challenges.
"Network technology has changed dramatically over the past five years, and new networks can accelerate business, catalyze new applications, and bring SPOTO practices into the network," said Susie Wee, senior vice president, and chief technology officer and founder of Cisco DevNet.”We are delivering software skills to the network industry through the new Cisco DevNet certification. In addition, we introduce software practices into the network by allowing network workers and developers to work together to solve difficult network automation problems through shared code repositories. This will enable the industry to leverage the capabilities of new networks to accelerate business growth. “
Bring Software practice to the Network: using Community Power to accelerate Network Automation
The network is the backbone of today undefined digital services, but network automation remains one of the biggest challenges for IT. Ciscoundefineds intent-based network portfolio enables large-scale security network automation through a new community-based developer center called Cisco DevNet Automation Exchange. DevNet Automation Exchange has a shared code repository for use cases for network automation. Ciscoundefineds developers, network professionals, partners, and customer communities can actively contribute to software to create industry-leading storage libraries for network automation code.
DevNet Automation Exchange enables the team to implement network automation and intent-based networks through the Walk-Run-Fly approach.
Walk: Gain visibility and insight into their networks. This enables use cases such as collecting telemetry and insight from the running network and performing audits to ensure the continuous security of the network.
Run: Activation policies and intentions across different network domains. This enables use of cases to provide self-help network operations that conform to security policies and operational guidelines.
Fly: Use the SPOTO workflow to proactively manage applications, users, and devices. This allows you to deploy use cases such as applications in continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI / CD) pipes when configuring the network according to the new application policy. DevNet Automation Exchange is based on the deep expertise of the Cisco network expert and software developer community, allowing them to collaborate and create automated best practices for their industries.
Bring software skills to the network: build new Cisco certifications, build future teams
Growing opportunities for innovation are applications that take advantage of programmable network infrastructure to address business challenges. However, in order to take advantage of this opportunity, partners and customers must build teams with appropriate software practices and network backgrounds to optimize their networks and drive innovation.
Cisco is developing its certification and training program, focusing on educating network engineers and current software developers to optimize the new network. Based on the key principles of leadership, agility, and value, the new training and certification program quickly tracks the knowledge needed for professionals to flourish in new areas. The new Cisco Certifications include:
New DevNet Certifications to validate software professional with DevNet Associate, DevNet Specialist, and DevNet Professional certifications. DevNet certifications are intended for software developers and network engineers who develop software proficiency to develop applications and automated workflows for operational networks and infrastructure.
Streamlined Cisco Certifications to validate engineering professional with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) and Cisco Specialist certifications as well as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE®) certifications in an enterprise, data center, service provider, security, and collaboration.
Expand Cisco Networking Academy products to train entry-level network professionals and software developers. The course enables students to obtain Cisco Certified Networks Association (CCNA) and certified DevNet Associate certification to prepare for high-demand work in the IT industry.
The new Cisco Certifications help organizations build teams with software expertise and infrastructure expertise to allow them to take full advantage of the capabilities of the new network to accelerate business. DevNet Automation Exchange brings a software-driven, community-based approach to building network automation solutions while leveraging the strength of Cisco’s community of networking professionals and software developers. Cisco Networking Academy will grow the workforce for Cisco’s partners and customers by training students to develop software and networking skills that leverage the new network.
For all of the details on the certification and program changes, check out the Learning at Cisco featured page. For resources to get started with the DevNet certifications, check out the DevNet page.
DevNet Automation Exchange is available now.
New courses will begin rolling out in June 2019 and exams will be available in February 2020. Learning materials applicable to the new DevNet certifications is available now on the DevNet developer site.
New certification exams will be available in February 2020.
For the Cisco Networking Academy, updated CCNA® courses, assessments, and tools will be available in English by November 2019, additional languages will follow the first half of 2020.