Network Automation Academy

Public Training FAQ

Frequently asked questions about our public training offerings.

Are you offering in-person courses in 2022?

Due to the pandemic, for the safety of our instructors and students, all of our public courses will be delivered in a live virtual format. Our courses are adapted for live online training, continue to have a 50% lecture/50% lab structure, and are held through Zoom. This may change by Summer 2022, so please inquire at training@networktocode.com for individual inquiries.

What time does class start and finish?

Our public US-based courses typically run from 10:00am – 6:00pm EST and our EU-based courses run from 9:00am – 5:00pm GMT. However, with the amount of course material, it is not uncommon for a day or two to run late. For 5-day courses, if the course material is running on schedule, the last day may finish a few hours early. For private enterprise courses, you may request your preferred start time.

Should I have any software pre-installed or complete any other prep prior to the course?

For any public or private enterprise offering of Network Automation with Python I, and Network Automation of Ansible I and II, and our 5-day Network Programming & Automation bootcamp, we will send the students recordings just under 2 hours in length that will provide a background on network automation and information on lab access methods. These recordings and instructions are the only preparation needed.

Are labs performed from my laptop or is there a prepared jump host?

The vast majority of labs are done through a Network to Code provided Linux workstation. However, there are a few labs that are performed locally such as using Postman locally (although if you’re on a corporate build, you can still do that lab from our machine).

What is the cancellation policy for public courses?

It is possible to cancel up to 30 days prior to the scheduled course date for a full refund for our public courses. Private courses have the policy included in the Statement of Work. Please email training@networktocode.com for details on private course cancellation.

Do I receive a certificate after taking a public course?

You will receive an official Network to Code Certificate upon course completion for any of our public courses. The format will work to post on Linkedin and verify completion with your employer, if needed.

Regarding the introductory bootcamps, I’m a network engineer and I don’t have any experience with network automation or programming. Are the introductory bootcamps still a good place to start?

Absolutely. While you should always check the prerequisites for each class, our flagship 5-day Network Programming and Automation, Automating Networks with Python, and Automating Networks with Ansible courses were built assuming no background in network automation. However, come prepared to learn—we cover a lot in each bootcamp!

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