Cisco - Certified DevNet Specialist – Data Center Automation and Programmability | 300-635 DCAUTO



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On this accelerated Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist - Data Center Automation and Programmability course, you’ll learn how to implement Cisco Data Center automated solutions and programming concepts to support your business' growth and scalability.

In just 4 days, you’ll learn to manage tools like the Cisco ACI REST API, use tools available on the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and understand API interaction using Postman. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Use Python and Ansible
  • Use Cisco UCS Director APIs to manage infrastructure using Postman and Python scripts
  • Use Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) product capabilities and understand how its API can be beneficial to automating the Cisco Data Center

At the end of your course, you’ll sit exam 300-635 DCAUTO and get your Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist - Data Center Automation and Programmability certification. You’ll get access to official courseware and learn from certified instructors as Firebrand is a Cisco Learning Partner.

Train through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology and you’ll learn at twice the speed in a distraction-free environment.


If you’re a network or software engineer and hold any of the following job roles, this course is ideal for you:

  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Wireless engineer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Network administrator
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Network manager
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Deployment engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Account manager 

Next step: CCNP Data Center or Cisco Certified DevNet Professional Certification

Once you have passed exam 300-635 DCAUTO, you’ll be halfway to achieving the CCNP Data Center certification. Next, achieve the Cisco Certified Data Center - Core and get your CCNP Data Center.

Or, if you're aiming for the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification, you’ll need to complete the Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist - Core certification, where you'll learn to design, develop and debug applications using Cisco APIs and platforms.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 77,489 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) v1.0

  • Module 1: Describing the Cisco ACI Policy Model
  • Module 2: Describing the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Module 3: Using Python to Interact with the ACI REST API
  • Module 4: Using Ansible to Automate Cisco ACI
  • Module 5: Describing Cisco ACI Apps Center and Kubernetes Integration
  • Module 6: Introducing Cisco NX-OS Programmability
  • Module 7: Describing Day-Zero Provisioning with Cisco NX-OS
  • Module 8: Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
  • Module 9: Implementing Off-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
  • Module 10: Understanding Model-Driven Telemetry
  • Module 11: Automating Cisco UCS Using Developer Tools
  • Module 12: Implementing Workflows Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Module 13: Describing Cisco DCNM
  • Module 14: Describing Cisco Intersight

Lab outline

  • Module 1: Use Cisco APIC Web GUI
  • Module 2: Discover the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Module 3: Use Postman with the APIC REST API
  • Module 4: Use Python with the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Module 5: Configure and Verify Cisco ACI Using Acitoolkit
  • Module 6: Use Cobra and Arya to Recreate a Tenant
  • Module 7: Manage Configuration Using Ansible
  • Module 8: Set Up a New Tenant the NetDevOps Way
  • Module 9: Create an Infrastructure Health Report
  • Module 10: Install an Application from the App Center on the Cisco APIC
  • Module 11: Power on Auto Provisioning on the Cisco Nexus 9000
  • Module 12: Use Bash and Guest-Shell on Cisco NX-OS
  • Module 13: Use Python to Enhance CLI Commands
  • Module 14: Trigger a Python Script Using Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  • Module 15: Docker Containers on NX-OS
  • Module 16: Configure and Verify Using NX-API and Python
  • Module 17: Configure and Verify Using NETCONF/YANG
  • Module 18: Use Ansible with NX-OS
  • Module 19: Streaming Telemetry
  • Module 20: Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS Manager Objects Using Cisco UCS PowerTool
  • Module 21: Discovery 21: Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Objects Using Cisco IMC PowerTool
  • Module 22: Utilise Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Module 23: Utilise Cisco IMC Python SDK
  • Module 24: Implement Ansible Playbooks to Modify and Verify the Configuration of Cisco UCS Manager

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Automating Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)

  • Exam code: 300-635 DCAUTO
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Domains:
    1. Network Programmability Foundation (10%)
    2. Controller Based Data Center Networking (30%)
    3. Data Center Device-centric Networking (30%)
    4. Data Center Compute (30%)

These domains are general guidelines for the content likely to be included in the exam. As Cisco continues to develop this certification, other related topics may also appear.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, you should have 3-5 years’ experience in designing and implementing applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.

You should also have knowledge and skills in:

  • Programming language concepts
  • Virtualisation and VMware
  • Linux and Command Line Interface (CLI) tools, like Secure Shell (SSH) and bash
  • Data center – CCNP level
  • Cisco ACI

 Alternatively, any of the following courses and exams fulfil the prerequisites:

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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