Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI) v1.0

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional Certification

Implement and support automation solutions in a service provider network infrastructure with Vinsys' 3-day Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions course. Our seasoned instructors enable you to use network programmability principles, protocols, tools, and mechanisms while securing Cisco's DevNet specialist, professional, and Service Provider credentials.


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Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions Course Overview

Vinsys' Cisco SPAUI v1.0 training lets you deploy, configure, monitor, and operate Service Provider network environments using modern data models. In addition, it explains how these models help you represent operational data and new network management protocols to administer hundreds/thousands of devices in a single operation, replacing traditional/time-consuming and error-prone device-by-device Command Line Interface (CLI) management.

The in-depth course introduces powerful automation solutions for streamlining network operations. It covers Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data models and validation tools, Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol RESTCONF, and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) management protocols. 

It also addresses model-driven telemetry with Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC) and Google Network Management Interface (gNMI), traffic automation with XR Transport Control (XTC), Secure Shell (SSH)-based automation tools like NetMiko and Ansible, orchestration provided by Network Services Orchestration (NSO), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) lifecycle management with Elastic Services Controller (ESC), and network operations automation with WAN Automation Engine (WAE).

Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions course prepares you for the 300-535 exam, required for earning Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist-Service Provider Automation and Programmability, CCNP Service Provider, and Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certifications.

Course Curriculum


  • Service Provider Networking professionals occupying Network Administrator, Network Architect, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Network Operations Center (NOC), and Network Supervisor job roles. 
  • Those willing to complete Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist-Service Provider Automation and Programmability, CCNP Service Provider, and Cisco Certified DevNet Professional credentials.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) course is a required prerequisite. 
  • CCNP equivalent knowledge of Routing and Switching.
  • Understanding of Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS XE).
  • Cisco IOS XR working experience.
  • SP Operations experience with routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions.
  • Knowledge of Network Programmability basics, covering Network Programming Foundations, APIs/Protocols, Network Model-Driven APIs/Protocols, Configuration Management with Ansible, and Service Provider Network Automation workflows. 
  • Cisco-recommended Pre-course Training: Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU), Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR), Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI) and Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI). 

Course Objectives

  • Learning to use NETCONF/RESTCONF programmability protocols on Cisco devices.
  • Describing/Using tools to validate YANG data models on Cisco devices.
  • Describing/Configuring model-driven telemetry on Cisco devices and network traffic automation with Cisco XTC.
  • Describing/Using network automation tools that utilize SSH.
  • Automating service provider network configuration with Cisco NSO.
  • Automating virtualized resources with Cisco ESC and service provider WAN with Cisco WAE.

About the Certification - 300-535 SPAUTO : Automating Cisco Service Provider Solutions

  • Cisco DevNet Specialist-Service Provider Automation and Programmability credential approves your knowledge of implementing service provider automated solutions, from programming concepts, orchestration, to programming OS and automation tools. The following exam is necessary: 
    • 300-535 SPAUTO
  • CCNP Service Provider, a professional accreditation, certifies your or your employees' skills with service provider solutions. The following concentration and core exams must be cleared:
    • 300-535 SPAUTO
    • 350-501 SPCOR
  • Cisco DevNet Professional certification validates your skills for developing and maintaining applications built on Cisco platforms. The following concentration and core exams must be passed:
    • 300-535 SPAUTO
    • 350-901 DEVCOR

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  • 3 days Instructor-led Online Training
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Course Outline

  • YANG Data Models and Tools
  • YANG Development Kit
  • Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry with gRPC and gNMI
  • Cisco XTC Fundamentals
  • Configuring Cisco XTC
  • Implementing Device Configurations with Python Netmiko Library
  • Device Configurations with Ansible Playbooks
  • Cisco NSO Fundamentals
  • NSO Device Manager
  • NSO Services
  • Implementing Device Configurations with Python
  • Describing the Cisco WAE Components
  • Exploring NETCONF Protocol in Cisco Devices
  • Configuring Cisco IOS XE Devices with RESTCONF
  • Exploring Cisco and OpenConfig YANG Data Models with YANG Tools
  • Using ncclient/Python and YANG Development Kit (YDK) to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Configuring Model-Driven Telemetry with gRPC/gNMI and Path Disjointness with Cisco XTC
  • Using Python Netmiko Library and Ansible to Configure Cisco Devices
  • Using Cisco NSO Device Manager
  • Creating a Loopback Service Template
  • Using Cisco NSO REST API with Postman
  • Exploring/Using Cisco WAE Features

Course Reviews


Vinsys is a globally admired Corporate and Individual training provider with 25+ years of verifiable experience. Our instructor-led online courses, internationally-acclaimed expertise, customizable skill-development programs, and 24*7 learner support ensure the most comprehensive Cisco upskilling arrangement, a must for capitalizing on valuable network automation and service provider opportunities.

You learn to use network programmability for scaling/streamlining service provider network infrastructure and gain hands-on experience in using modern data models for managing it.

The CSAU training is imperative for acquiring the foundational knowledge vital for SPAUI v1.0 course success.

Please note, 300-535 is merely a concentration exam. Such exams allow you to customize your credentials as per your chosen technical areas of focus. To achieve CCNP Service Provider and Cisco Certified DevNet Professional accreditations, you must also clear 350-501 SPCOR and 350-901 DEVCOR core exams. 

CCNP Service Provider: 300-510 SPRI or 300-515 SPVI. Cisco DevNet Professional: 300-435 ENAUTO, 300-835 CLAUTO, 300-635 DCAUTO, 300-735 SAUTO, 300-910 DEVOPS, 300-915 DEVIOT, or 300-920 DEVWBX.

Automation APIs and Protocols, Network Device Programmability, and Automation and Orchestration Platforms (30% each).

The 24 CE (Continuing Education) credits you receive after completing the Cisco SPAUI v1.0 course can be used for recertification, as barring the CCIE, exams for all other credentials are valid only for three years.