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NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.0

NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.0

Access Duration:
180 days
Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit redemption!

The NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v. 4.0 course introduces you to Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO).


You will learn to install NSO and use it to manage devices and create services based on YANG templates with XPath. This course provides an overview of NSO as a network automation solution, as well as introductions to Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), YANG, and XPath. You will learn about managing devices and creating device templates, service management and service package creation, network element drivers, interfacing with other systems using application programming interfaces (APIs), configuring and troubleshooting system settings, managing alarms and reporting, configuring NSO for scalability and performance, and capabilities that can be added to NSO.


Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the transactional service activation and how it relates to business requirements
  • Explain how NSO communicates with network devices
  • Understand the NETCONF protocol and be able to read and write simple YANG models
  • Understand the difference between devices that are fully NETCONF capable and those that are less or not NETCONF capable
  • Understand the support for candidate configuration and confirmed commit support
  • Use logs to troubleshoot the NSO deployment and check NSO communication with network devices
  • Explain the YANG service model structure
  • Design a real-world usable service
  • Explain the mapping logic of service parameters to device models and consequently to device configurations
  • Describe the use of different integration options and APIs
  • Explain how to implement action with use of config-templates in NSO package
  • Explain the use of Reactive FASTMAP for manipulating and implementing advanced NFV components
  • Describe the use of feature components and function packs
  • Define and explain the ETSI MANO principles and solution
  • Work with the alarm console, and understand the NSO alarm structure and how it conforms to modern network operations procedures
  • Describe Cisco NSO 5.3 new features and changes in NSO

Target Audience

  • Network administrators
  • Solutions designers
  • System installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the CLI or the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Working knowledge of UNIX-based operating systems and basic tasks
  • Basic knowledge of programming constructs and YANG data modeling
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming
  • Basic knowledge of the NETCONF communication protocol
  • Knowledge of XML data structures and schemas
  • Basic management of network components (routers, switches, etc.)

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)
  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)
  • Network Programmability Basics (Cisco DevNet Course)

Associated Certification: None


Associated Exam: None



Part Number:

ELT-NSO201-V4-024765

Product Line:

Cisco On Demand E-Learning