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Network Automation does not mean network engineer roles will no longer be required. Nor do network engineers have to become software engineers. Network engineering will remain one of the most demanded skills in the industry, but they do need to be software-fluent and comfortable with writing scripts using languages such as Python, Ansible. They do need to know about making API calls, and working with software. Learning new skills has always kept engineers, at all levels, passionate and engaged with their work.
Business Needs. As businesses evolve to meet changing needs for customer experience, business applications, security, and operational efficiency, so does the requirement for speed and agility. It’s no surprise to realize that as the business needs change, so to do the job roles to support (and indeed to drive) that change.
Technology Needs: Technological innovation has forever been a driver of business change. The monolithic networks of today need the speed and agility so often found in DevOps practices for automation at scale. They need self-serve network operations. Tomorrow's networks need to be designed, deployed, and managed like distributed applications with secure CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) pipelines.
The CCNA certification validates your skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.
Developing Applications and Automating Workflows using Cisco Platforms
Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs
Implementing DevOps Solutions and Practices using Cisco Platforms
Developing Solutions using Cisco IoT and Edge Platforms
Developing Applications for Cisco Webex and Webex Devices
Automating and Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions
Automating Cisco Collaboration Solutions
Automating and Programming Cisco Data Centre Solutions
Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions
Automating and Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions