* Course Went Live: May 2015. Last Update: December 2016 *
* Full Python Apps, Quizzes, Coding Exercises and Final Project are included *
Before you read what I have to say, see what my students are saying about my courses:
“What an incredible value and learning experience!” by Sean A.
“Excellent material. Kudos to a great instructor with a vast level of creativity.” by Anthony W.
“I can say this man is going on smoothly and perfectly, explaining in the most empirical/foundational way.” by Kolapo A.
*** Why would you take this course? ***
Do you want to become a Python Developer without having to spend a lot of money on books and boring theoretical courses?
Are you a network professional who wants to start automating network tasks using Python?
Or maybe you’re seeking a raise or even a career change?
Join thousands of successful students who have decided to learn Python, upgrade their networking skills and boost their careers using this 100% hands-on course!
*** What’s this course all about? ***
Python network programming (v2.7.3) course aimed not only at network professionals, but at anyone having little or no experience in coding or network automation and a great desire to start learning Python from scratch. This hands-on Python Network Programming training takes you from “Hello World!” to complex network applications in less than 15 hours.
During this course you will learn Python concepts which are relevant to your networking job and build some amazing network tools using Python:
Sounds unbelievable given your current programming experience? Well, it’s true! How?
First, you will learn and practice every Python key concept, which is explained in one or more video lectures, followed by a short quiz. Each video is filled with relevant examples, in a learn-by-doing fashion and the quizzes will help you consolidate the main ideas behind each Python topic.
After laying the foundation (and also exploring some advanced Python topics), you will dive right into the real-life network scenarios and apply your knowledge to build 7 great network tools using the power of Python.
Equipped with working files, network topologies and Python code samples (in .txt and .py formats), you will be able to work alongside me on each lecture and each application. I will provide a virtual machine with all the Python modules already installed and also the full code for each application, so you can save time and start coding and testing on the spot.
We will use emulated routers in GNS3 to test our Python apps in a network environment, so you can see the actual results of running your Python code. You need to find yourself a Cisco IOS image (from Cisco’s official website – contract required) to load into GNS3 or practice all the concepts on real network devices you have at your job/home.
I encourage you to learn Python, an amazingly beginner-friendly programming language and take your (networking) job to a higher level of automation.
*** Is this course regularly updated? ***
Update Dec 17, 2016: Added: Section 22: What’s Next?
Update Oct 12, 2016: Added: Video lecture: Asking For Help
Update Aug 27, 2016: Added: The “Python 2 vs. 3” Debate: FAQ
Update May 1, 2016: Massive course refresh. Improved Linux VM. New content. New sections. Python 3.x section added. Other fixes based on student feedback.
Update Dec 4, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Web Access Basics with Python: requests | FAQ lecture in Section 1
Update Nov 2, 2015: Added: Video lectures: Sockets: Server and Sockets: Client | Text and Code Samples: Socket Server Code and Socket Client Code
Update Oct 27, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Quick Insight To Get You Warmed Up!
Update Oct 19, 2015: Added: Text lecture for troubleshooting VirtualBox and GNS3
Update Sep 24, 2015: Added: Application #7 – Configuration file comparator
Update Sep 23, 2015: Added: Application #6 – Basic network sniffer
Update Sep 18, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Decorators
Update Sep 2, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Itertools
Update Aug 7, 2015: Added: VirtualBox and Virtual Machines – Short Guide
Update Aug 1, 2015: Added: Video lecture: Python Iterators and Generators
Update July 1, 2015: Added: Flow diagram for each application | Video lecture: How To Install a New Python Module | 3 new quizzes.
Update June 16, 2015: Added: Project for building a small Python network application | Video lecture to answer a student question | Video lecture to show how can students interact with me.
Update June 10, 2015: Added: 100 Python exercises and answers.
*** What others have to say about this course? ***
“I have been programming since 1978 and wanted to learn python. I have had no java or OOP experience, and I tried several ‘paper’ tutorials but got little out of them. The first part of this course is a steady walk through the Python language at just the right speed. The instructor seems to touch all the basis in a logical and methodical way while providing examples and explanations. I can only conclude the instructor is a professional educator who spent considerable time structuring and organizing the course. The result is evident. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN PYTHON!” by Larry Laswell
“I’ve tried learning from the books & multiple videos – most were too basic to make a practical app. Some books were too thick and made me sleep. But still none of the materials had the perfect balance like this course where all the basics were covered, instructions were concise, and Mihai walks you through how to create 7 practical apps step by step. I’ve also tried reading some advanced python book which didn’t make sense because it was too advanced. Let me tell you, this is hands down “that course that takes you up to beyond the basics” to bridge you to the advance topics. Right now I’m hitting the advanced topics and it finally makes sense…” by Joon Park
“Usually I’m not doing courses review but this time I will make an exception. During time I took a lot of trainings but very few provided by Udemy proved as having the right approach in teaching the audience. I will mark this one as being one of my personal top three best trainings as content’s quality, technical explanations, and additional learning materials perspective. Long story short this course is a very simple, straight forward way of learning Python for managing IT networks.” by Johnny Stanescu
“This is a great course for network engineers who would like to start automating their tasks. Geared towards beginners, this course teaches the fundamentals of programming and applying those concepts to networking. There is a lot of fluff about python on the internet, however the instructor managed to put together the necessary information to start automating the network. A working knowledge of TCP/IP is needed to get the most out of this course. Should you understand every lecture, you will be ready to start writing your own scripts according to your needs. In particular, I loved the use of scapy, an amazing tool which should be in the arsenal of anyone working with TCP/IP.” by Costin-Alin Neacsu
“I’ve seen the blueprint and some demo videos and I was convinced right away. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best trainings a network engineer can have. It gives you actual valuable and marketable skills that you can use in your daily job. Mihai explains the topics really well, with practical examples making it a fun way to learn. Highly recommended.” by Vlad Vlaicu
Over 25.000 satisfied students are enrolled in my Python Network Programming courses across the Web:
*** Important information before you enroll! ***
Enroll NOW and hop on the Python network programming train. Let’s get started!