Python and Network Automation: Build 7 Python Apps

Learn Python From Scratch! Go from zero programming to building great network apps with Python. Full Python Apps Inside!

******* Probably THE MOST FREQUENTLY UPDATED COURSE on Udemy! *******

******* TOP SELLING COURSE on Udemy and GNS3 Academy! *******

******* Full Apps, Coding Exercises and Final Project are included! *******


Do you want to become a Python Developer without having to spend a lot of money on books and boring theoretical courses?

Are you a network professional who wants to start automating network tasks?

Or maybe you're seeking a raise or even a career change?

Join thousands of successful students who have decided to learn Python, upgrade their network skills and boost their careers using this 100% hands-on course!

"Usually I'm not doing courses review but this time I will make an exception. During time I took a lot of trainings but very few provided by Udemy proved as having the right approach in teaching the audience. I will mark this one as being one of my personal top three best trainings as content's quality, technical explanations, and additional learning materials perspective. Long story short this course is a very simple, straight forward way of learning Python for managing IT networks." by Johnny Stanescu


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"I've tried learning from the books & multiple videos - most were too basic to make a practical app. Some books were too thick and made me sleep. But still none of the materials had the perfect balance like this course where all the basics were covered, instructions were concise, and Mihai walks you through how to create 5 practical apps step by step. I've also tried reading some advanced python book which didn't make sense because it was too advanced. Let me tell you, this is hands down "that course that takes you up to beyond the basics" to bridge you to the advance topics. Right now I'm hitting the advanced topics and it finally makes sense..." by Joon Park


Update Dec 17, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Web Access Basics with Python: requests | FAQ lecture in Section 1

Update Nov 1, 2015: Added: Video lectures: Sockets: Server and Sockets: Client | Text and Code Samples: Socket Server Code and Socket Client Code, both in text and .py formats.

Update Oct 27, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Quick Insight To Get You Warmed Up!

Update Oct 19, 2015: Added: Text lecture for troubleshooting VirtualBox and GNS3 | Text lecture: Let's Stay In Touch!

Update Sep 24, 2015: Added: Application #7 - Configuration file comparator

Update Sep 23, 2015: Added: Application #6 - Basic network sniffer

Update Sep 18, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Decorators | Enabled Downloading option

Update Sep 2, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Itertools

Update Aug 7, 2015: Added: VirtualBox and Virtual Machines - Short Guide

Update Aug 1, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Python Iterators and Generators | Document: Running a VirtualBox VM within GNS3 v1.X

Update July 1, 2015: Added: Flow diagram for each application | Video lecture: How To Install a New Python Module.

Update June 16, 2015: Added: Project for building a small Python network application.

Update June 12, 2015:Added a document: Contact Details and Future Plans.

Update June 10, 2015: Added two documents with 100 Python exercises and answers.

"I have been programming since 1978 and wanted to learn python. I have had no java or OOP experience, and I tried several 'paper' tutorials but got little out of them. The first part of this course is a steady walk through the Python language at just the right speed. The instructor seems to touch all the basis in a logical and methodical way while providing examples and explanations. I can only conclude the instructor is a professional educator who spent considerable time structuring and organizing the course. The result is evident. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN PYTHON!" by Larry Laswell


Save Time and Money by Writing Your Own Python Programs to Automate Daily Network Tasks. Bonus, You Might Even Get a Raise or a Better Job with These New Skills!

"I find this course very useful for beginners in programming or for those who especially want to learn Python/networking. I think a new language is learned more practicing, and this course has many practical examples with clear explanations." by Mihaela Dvornic

Python (2.7.3) programming course aimed not only at network professionals, but at anyone having little or no experience in coding or automation and a great desire to start learning Python from scratch. This hands-on training takes you from "Hello World!" to complex network applications in less than 15 hours.


During this course you will learn Python concepts which are relevant to your networking job and build some amazing network tools:

  • Python App#1: Subnet calculator.
  • Python App#2: Configuring multiple network devices concurrently via SSH or Telnet.
  • Python App#3: DHCP client simulator for testing a DHCP server in the local network.
  • Python App#4: Collecting information from routers and storing it in a MySQL database.
  • Python App#5: OSPF network discovery via SNMP. Building the OSPF topology.
  • Python App#6: Basic network sniffer.
  • Python App#7: Configuration file comparator.

"I've doing many Python courses, but till now this is the best by far. Very self paced, Mihai explains each step in a very simple manner that any beginner could understand. The courses approach for me is the best. Very oriented to real application development. Very good, would recommend to anyone beginning in python." by Felipe


Sounds unbelievable given your current programming experience? Well, it's true! How?

First, you will learn and practice every Python key concept, which is explained in one or more video lectures, followed by a short quiz. Each video is filled with relevant examples, in a learn-by-doing fashion and the quizzes will help you consolidate the main ideas behind each Python topic.

After laying the foundation (and also exploring some advanced Python topics), you will dive right into the real-life network scenarios and apply your knowledge to build 7 great network tools.

"There is no major prerequisite and the material is hand-on from the go. Besides new lectures are being uploaded in response to suggestions and discussions." by Zafar Iqbal

Equipped with working files, network topologies and Python code samples (in .pdf and .py formats), you will be able to work alongside me on each lecture and each application. I will provide a virtual machine with all the Python modules already installed and also the full code for each application, so you can save time and start coding and testing on the spot.

We will use emulated routers in GNS3 to test our Python apps in a network environment, so you can see the actual results of running your code.

I encourage you to learn Python, an amazingly beginner-friendly programming language and take your (networking) job to a higher level of automation.

"This is a great course for network engineers who would like to start automating their tasks. Geared towards beginners, this course teaches the fundamentals of programming and applying those concepts to networking. There is a lot of fluff about python on the internet, however the instructor managed to put together the necessary information to start automating the network. A working knowledge of TCP/IP is needed to get the most out of this course. Should you understand every lecture, you will be ready to start writing your own scripts according to your needs. In particular, I loved the use of scapy, an amazing tool which should be in the arsenal of anyone working with TCP/IP." by Costin-Alin Neacsu


Important information before you enroll:

  • In case you find the course useless for your career, don't forget you are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, lifetime access to the course!
  • You will have instant and free access to any updates I'll add to the course.
  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.
  • Check out the curriculum and FREE lectures in Sections 12-18 for a course preview.

"I've seen the blueprint and some demo videos and I was convinced right away. Without a doubt, it's one of the best trainings a network engineer can have. It gives you actual valuable and marketable skills that you can use in your daily job. Mihai explains the topics really well, with practical examples making it a fun way to learn. Highly recommended." by Vlad Vlaicu



Enroll NOW and hop on the Python network programming train. Let's get started!

Intended Audience: Network Engineers, Network Administrators, Network Professionals

Course introduction
Introduction to Python
Quick Insight To Get You Warmed Up!
How To Receive Maximum Results From This Course
FAQ - Please Read This In Case You Run Into Any Issue!
Necessary software
Troubleshooting VirtualBox/GNS3 Issues + VM LogIn Credentials
VirtualBox and Virtual Machines - Short Guide (Just Added: Aug 7 2015)
Running a VirtualBox VM within GNS3 v1.X (Just Added: Aug 1st 2015)
List of necessary applications
Python interpreter
Python scripts
Python argument passing
User input
Python Variables
Python keywords
Python Data Types
Python Strings
Python String methods
Python String operators and formatting
Python String slices
Numbers and math operators
Booleans and logical operators
Python Lists introduction
Python List methods
Python List slices
Python Sets introduction
Python Set methods
Python Tuples introduction
Python Tuple methods
Python Dictionaries introduction
Python Dictionary methods
Conversions between data types
If / Elif / Else conditionals
For / For-Else loops
While / While-Else loops
If / For / While nesting
Break, Continue, Pass
Python Exceptions
Try / Except / Else / Finally
Functions
Arguments
Namespaces
Modules and importing
dir and help
File opening and reading
File writing and appending
File closing / The "with" method
File access modes table
The "re.match" and "re.search" methods
The "re.findall" and "re.sub" methods
Python Regular Expressions sheet
Python Classes and Objects
Python Classes and Inheritance
List / Set / Dictionary comprehensions
Python Lambda functions
Python Map, Filter, Reduce
Python Threading basics
Some advice on coding
Link to the necessary resources
GNS3 Setup
Linking VirtualBox to the GNS3 network
Python networking with Telnet
Python networking with SSH
Python networking with SNMP
Python networking with Scapy. Creating your own packets.
Code snippet (.pdf + .txt): Telnet (Guidelines)
Code snippet (.pdf + .txt): SSH (Guidelines)
Code snippet (.pdf + .txt): SNMP (Guidelines)
Setting up the MySQL database
Python interacting with MySQL
Short introduction
What are we going to build?
Planning the application
Application #1 - Logical Flow Diagram
Application #1 - Part #1
Application #1 - Part #2
Application #1 - Part #3
Application #1 - Part #4
Testing the application
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
What are we going to build?
Planning the application
Application #2 - Logical Flow Diagram
Application #2 - Part #1
Application #2 - Part #2
Application #2 - Part #3
Application #2 - Part #4
Testing the application
Entire SSH application code (.pdf + .txt)
Entire Telnet application code (.pdf + .txt)
What are we going to build?
Planning the application
Application #3 - Logical Flow Diagram
Application #3 - Part #1
Application #3 - Part #2
Application #3 - Part #3
Application #3 - Part #4
Testing the application
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
What are we going to build?
Planning the application
Application #4 - Logical Flow Diagram
Application #4 - Part #1
Application #4 - Part #2
Application #4 - Part #3
Application #4 - Part #4
Application #4 - Part #5
Testing the application
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
What are we going to build?
Planning the application
Application #5 - Logical Flow Diagram
Application #5 - Part #1
Application #5 - Part #2
Application #5 - Part #3
Application #5 - Part #4
Application #5 - Part #5
Application #5 - Part #6
Testing the application
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
Application #6 - Guidelines
Application #6 - Logical Flow Diagram
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
Application #7 - Guidelines
Application #7 - Logical Flow Diagram
Entire application code (.pdf + .txt)
Final words
Contact Details and Future Plans (Just Added: June 12 2015)
How To Install a New Python Module (Just Added: July 1st 2015)
Python Iterators and Generators (Just Added: Aug 1st 2015)
Itertools (Just Added: September 2 2015)
Decorators (Just Added: September 18 2015)
Let's Stay In Touch!
Sockets: Server
Socket Server Code
Sockets: Client
Socket Client Code
Web Access Basics with Python: requests
100 Python Exercises (Just Added: June 10 2015)
Answers for All the Exercises (Just Added: June 10 2015)
Project - Homework (Just Added: June 16 2015)

What's included

  • 105 Video Lessons
  • 37 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Mihai Catalin Teodosiu

Instructor