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Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs (DEVCOR)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $6490 inc GST
  • Version 1.0
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Why study this course

The Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs (DEVCOR) course helps you prepare for Cisco DevNet Professional certification and for professional-level network automation engineer roles.

You will learn how to implement network applications using Cisco platforms as a base, from initial software design to diverse system integration, as well as testing and deployment automation. The course gives you hands-on experience solving real world problems using Cisco Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and modern development tools.

The course includes additional self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.

This course, including the self-paced material, helps you prepare to take the 350-901 (DEVCOR) exam. By passing this exam, you satisfy the core exam requirement toward Cisco Certified DevNet Professional, and you earn the Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist – Core certification.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the architectural traits and patterns that improve application maintainability

  • Describe the architectural traits and patterns that improve application serviceability

  • Identify steps to design and build a ChatOps application

  • Implement robust Representational State Transfer (REST) API integrations with network error handling, pagination, and error flow control

  • Describe the necessary steps for securing user and system data in applications

  • Describe the necessary steps for securing applications

  • Identify common tasks in automated application release process

  • Describe best practices for application deployment

  • Describe methodologies for designing distributed systems

  • Describe the concepts of infrastructure configuration management and device automation

  • Utilise Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data models to describe network configurations and telemetry

  • Compare various relational and nonrelational database types and how to select the appropriate type based on requirements

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who performs or seeks to perform a developer role and has one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.

This course covers specialised material about designing, developing, and debugging applications using Cisco APIs and platforms, and managing and deploying applications on Cisco infrastructure. To fully benefit from this course, you should have three to five years of experience designing and implementing applications that are built on top of Cisco platforms.

The course is appropriate for:

  • Network engineers expanding their skill-base to include software and automation

  • Developers expanding expertise in automation and DevOps

  • Solution architects moving to the Cisco ecosystem

  • Infrastructure developers designing hardened production environments

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:

  • Senior network automation engineer

  • Senior software developer

  • Senior system integration programmer

Additional job roles that could find this course useful are:

  • Senior infrastructure architect

  • Senior network designer

  • Senior test development engineer

Students preparing for Cisco Certified DevNet Professional and Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist – Core certification will also find this material useful.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276).

Course subjects

This class includes lecture sections and self-study sections. In instructor-led classes, lectures are delivered in real-time, either in person or via video conferencing. In e-learning courses, the lectures are on recorded videos. In both versions, you will need to review self-study sections on your own before taking the certification exam.

  • Designing for Maintainability *

  • Designing for Serviceability *

  • Implementing ChatOps Application

  • Describing Advanced REST API Integration

  • Securing Application Data *

  • Securing Web and Mobile Applications *

  • Automating Application-Release

  • Deploying Applications

  • Understanding Distributed Systems

  • Orchestrating Network and Infrastructure

  • Modelling Data with YANG

  • Using Relational and Non-Relational Databases *

* This section is self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.


  • Construct Sequence Diagram

  • Construct Web Sequence Diagram

  • Use Cisco Webex Teams™ API to Enable ChatOps

  • Integrate Cisco Meraki™ API to List Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) and Retrieve Location Data

  • Use Paginated REST API Endpoint

  • Utilise REST API Error Control Flow Techniques

  • Evaluate Application for Common Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Vulnerabilities

  • Resolve Merge Conflicts with Git

  • Diagnose Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline Failures

  • Containerise Application Using Docker

  • Integrate Application into Existing CI/CD Environment

  • Diagnose Problems Using Application Logs

  • Configure Network Parameters Using Ansible and Puppet

  • Synchronise Firepower Device Configuration

  • Utilise RESTCONF for Network Configuration

  • Query Relational Database

  • Query Document Store

  • Query Time Series Database

  • Query Graph Database


There are no formal prerequisites for Cisco Certified DevNet Associate certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Knowledge of program design and coding with focus on Python

  • Familiarity with Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Internet-related networking

  • Understand the utilisation of APIs

  • Understanding of software development and design methodologies

  • Hands-on experience with a programming language (specifically Python)

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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