PPLBNE - Python Programming with Linux Basic for Network Engineers


Duration: 5 days
Course covers a review of the fundamentals of Network programming using Python, JSON, XML and REST API. The course discusses Linux basics for network engineers. The course also discusses the Python basic syntax, operation and example codes used in network programming.


  • Describe Linux Operating System and distribution 
  • Configure and manage Users and Group 
  • Manage and monitor Linux operations 
  • Describe and configure Linux Networking 
  • Describe the Python Programming  
  • Describe the Python Basic Operation  
  • Describe the and execute code using the Python Datatypes. 
  • Describe and execute Python control flow using loops 
  • Describe and execute Python function 
  • Create modular codes using Python Modules 
  • Describe and execute Python File Operations 
  • Describe and execute Python advanced tools and resources 
  • Create a regular expression for data searching and matching 
  • Apply Python to connect to network devices using Telnet and SSH 
  • Describe JSON and XML syntax and schemas 
  • Describe the use of JSON and XML in Python programming  
  • Apply Python principles with REST 
  • Conversions between data types 
  • Python argument passing 
  • Python Operators


Part 1 Linux Basics for Network Engineers 

Module 1: Linux Basics 

  • Introduction to Linux 
  • Installing Linux (CentOS)  
  • Working with the Command Line  
  • Reading and Manipulating Files 
  • Using the Vi Text Editor 
  • Piping and Redirection 
  • Arching Files 
  • Command Line Help (man Pages) 
  • Working with File Permission 
  • Accessing the Root Account 
  • UsingSSH 
  • Bash Scripting 

Module 2: User and Group Management 

  • Creating and Managing Local Users  
  • Creating and Managing Local Group 
  • Controlling User Access 

Module 3: Management and Monitoring 

  • Starting and stopping Linux 
  •  Managing Linux Process  
  • Monitoring Linux Performance 
  • Scheduling Taskin Linux 
  • Managing Log Files 
  • Managing Software on Linux 

Module 4: Networking Basics 

  • Configuring hostname and DNS 
  • Configuring NTP 
  • Configuring IP Address and Network Service  
  • Configure Routes 
  • Monitoring networks 
  • Other Network Tools/Utilities

Part 2 Network Programming using Python, JSON, XML and REST

Module 1: Python Basic Operations 

  • Introduction to Python
  • Installing Python
  • Python interpreter
  • Python scripts 

Module 2: Python Data Types 

  • PythonVariables
  • Python Numbers
  • Python Strings
  • Python Lists
  • Python Tuples
  • Python Dictionary
  • Conversionsbetweendatatypes
  • Python argument passing
  • Python Operators 

Module 3: Python Control Flow 

  • If / Elif / Else 
  • For / For-Else 
  • While / While-Else 
  • Break, Continue, Pass 
  • Python Exceptions 
  • Try/Except/Else/Finally

Module 4: Python Functions and Modules 

  • Python Functions 
  • Python Arguments 
  • Python Namespaces 
  • Modules and importing 

Module 5: Python File Operations 

  • File opening and reading 
  • File writing and appending 
  • File access modes table

Module 6: Python Regular Expressions 

  • The “re.match” and “” methods  
  • The “re.findall” and “re.sub” methods 

Module 7: Python Tools & Resources

  • List / Set / Dictionary comprehensions
  • Python Lambda functions 
  • Python Map, Filter, Reduce 
  •  Python Threading basics

Module 8: Python Networking 

  • Python networking with Telne
  • Python networking with SSH 
  • TelnetandSSHv2routerconfiguration 

Module 9: XML and JSON 

  • Introduction to XML and JSON 
  • XMLandJSONSyntax 
  • XML and JSON Attribute and Elements  
  • XML and JSON Schemas
  • JSON with Python 
  • XML with Python 

Module 10: Introduction to REST 

  • Introduction to REST 
  • REST Resources 
  • REST Messages 
  • REST Addressing 
  • REST Methods
  • REST Security
  • Python and REST


  • Network Administrators, Network (Systems) Engineers, Network(Service) Technicians, Network Analysts, Network Managers
  • Junior Programmers, Test Engineers, Test Automation Engineers, QA Engineers and Analysts  
  • Python Developers who want to apply their knowledge in the networking


  • CCNA/CCNP Certification or equivalent 
  • Recommended attendance of a Python Programming class or equivalent experience 
  • Good understanding of networking protocols such as Telnet, SNMP, SSH and others 
  • Basic understanding of the Linux operating system


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