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Infrastructure Automation Fundamentals

Cisco DevNet Training


Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This course introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers.

You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, you'll be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

No prerequisites required.

Duration: 13 June - 8 August 2022

Python is a multi-paradigm programming language used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more. With intuitive, readable syntax, Python is a great first programming language to learn. Programming skills open you up to careers in almost any industry and are required if you want to continue to more advanced and higher paying software development and engineering roles.

This course is a great place to start learning Python – no prior programming knowledge required. Completing the course earns you a Statement of Achievement. It is split into two parts preparing you for two certifications:

  • Part 1 prepares you for PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer Certification.
  • Part 2 prepares you for PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming Certification.

Duration: 15 August - 10 October 2022

Embark on your journey to DevNet Associate certification. Develop software skills needed to become a vital part of today's IT teams. You’ll learn the best practices of modern software development practices, DevOps, and how to securely interact with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to automate existing manual processes with only a few lines of code.

Prior knowledge of PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python and CCNA: Introduction to Networks (ITN) or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

Duration: 17 October - 12 December 2022

Meet the instructor

Dr Keyvan Ansari is the Cisco Networking Academy Lead at USC where he currently undertakes research and lectures in Computer Science and ICT with the School of Science, Technology and Engineering.


  • Register for any one module: A$1,500 (GST exempt)
  • Register for the entire series (three modules): A$3,000 (GST exempt)

Available to enrolled USC students and the broader community.

Please complete payment online to complete your enrolment.

Once your payment is processed, we will be in touch to confirm your enrolment and details of your weekly online sessions.


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After successfully completing the module, you will be issued a Cisco digital badge. Digital badges are the best tool to highlight your Cisco certifications and achievements on your online profiles, resumes and more.

Earning criteria
  • Passing grade from Networking Academy instructor
  • Passing score on final exam

After completing the DevNet Associate course (Module 3), you are ready to take the DevNet Asc Certification exam for which separate registration is required.

Every module includes practical exercises and weekly online interaction with the instructor and some of the other participants.