5.0 Automation and Assurance

The automation and assurance topics section is 15% of the overall exam, the topics and associated study materials I am using/collecting is below.

5.1 Describe the programmable APIs used to include Cisco devices in network automation

Blog: denetdan.com - NETCONF Vs. RESTCONF

RFC 8040: RESTCONF Protocol

RFC 6241: Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)

5.2 Interpret an external script to configure a Cisco device using a REST API

Cisco Documentation: Cisco IOS XE REST API Management Reference Guide

Cisco Community Blog: REST API Basics

5.3 Describe the role of Network Services Orchestration (NSO)

Cisco Documentation: NSO Fundamentals

5.4 Describe the high-level principles and benefits of a data modeling language, such as YANG

Cisco Documentation: Cisco IOS XE Programmability Automating Device Lifecycle Management

  • Page 49 to 67

RFC 7950: The YANG 1.1 Data Modeling Language

5.5 Compare agent vs. agentless configuration management tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack

Cisco Press, Sample Chapter: Network Automation

5.6 Describe data analytics and model-driven telemetry in service provider

SP360 Blog: Why You Should Care About Model-Driven Telemetry

SP360 Blog: Boring is the New Awesome

Cisco Marketing: Service Provider Analytics

5.7 Configure dial-in/out telemetry streams using gRPC

Cisco Documentation: gRPC Protocol - IOS-XE

Cisco Documentation: Configure Model-based Telemetry - IOS-XR

5.8 Configure and verify NetFlow/IPFIX

Cisco Documentation: Flexible NetFlow IPFIX Export Format - IOX-XE

Cisco Documentation: Configuring NetFlow on Cisco IOS XR Software

5.9 Configure and verify NETCONF and RESTCONF

Blog: null.53bits.co.uk - NETCONF on IOS-XR Setup

Cisco Documentation: Enable NETCONF over SSH Protocol - IOS-XR

Cisco Documentation: gRPC Protocol (RESTCONF is not supported on IOS-XR, only NETCONF and gRPC)

Cisco Documentation: Enabling NETCONF on IOS-XE

Cisco Documentation: Enabling RESTCONF on IOS-XE

Cisco Live Presentation: Explore New way of Handling Networks - Operate, Manage and Troubleshoot

  • Page 30 - NETCONF
  • Page 39 - RESTCONF

5.10 Configure and verify SNMP (v2c/v3)

Cisco Documentation: SNMP Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3E

Cisco Documentation: How to Implement SNMP on Cisco IOS XR Software