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DevNet Express (for Cloud Collaboration - IT Professionals)

This track contains the modules and labs taught at a DevNet Express event: a DevNet event where you listen, learn, and then put your new knowledge into practice. (The track can also be taken online.) Learn to build useful devops workflows with Cisco's Cloud Collaboration platform, automate networking operations, and use Cisco Spark as an interactive assistant.

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  • 11 Modules
  • 41 Learning Labs
  • 13 Hours

Choose a module to start learning

Pre-Event Preparation for IT Pros

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Prepare your computer: install tools and create online accounts that you will need in order to complete this learning track for IT Professionals.

1 Hours

Welcome and Track Overview of Cloud Collab for IT Professionals

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Welcome to DevNet! Here's a brief overview of how to join, keep up with the latest news, and what to expect from this track.

1 Hours

The Business Value of Cloud Collaboration APIs

Learn about the value of Cisco’s Spark and Tropo cloud collaboration APIs, API features and capabilities, and typical solution architectures. Learn about key resources to move forward in the Cloud Collab API journey.

1 Hours

Verify the Setup for CC IT-Pros

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Let's verify your setup by putting into action the tools, accounts and technical prerequisites used in this track. By the end of the module, you'll have a basic understanding of REST, and have installed the tools (Postman, Python, Git) you need to start experimenting and integrating with Spark APIs.

2 Hours

Cisco Spark Extensibility and Security

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This module explains the various ways that users and developers can extend and incorporate Spark into business applications (scripts, integrations, bots, web/mobile apps, cloud integration services, etc.). You'll review the API access tokens and the Spark API security model and how user roles, teams, and organizations impact API features.

1 Hours

Automating Cisco Spark

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Create, update, and delete Spark teams, rooms, memberships and messages. Learn how to use the on-line interactive Spark documentation, the Postman REST API testing tool, and Python scripts.

2 Hours

Cloud Integration Services

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Learn about cloud integration services, also known as Integration Platforms as a Service (iPaaS). Use Zapier and built.io to build some cool integrations that use Spark collaboration features. Learn how to combine features with hundreds of other cloud services, applications and even IoT devices.

1 Hours

Creating Cisco Spark Bots

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Learn about the benefits, design concepts, and technical architecture of interactive Spark chat bots. By the end of this module, you'll be able to manage bot accounts, tokens and webhooks, and deploy simple Spark bots via a local Python script or a cloud-based hosting environment (Cloud9).

3 Hours

Tropo Voice and SMS Apps

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This module takes you through the basic features and capabilities of Cisco’s Tropo API-driven voice and SMS automation platform. Learn how to create, configure, code and run custom Tropo apps.

2 Hours

Advanced Tropo

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Learn how to use additional Tropo features to help troubleshoot, monitor, and test Tropo applications. This module explains Tropo Scripts hosting options.

2 Hours

Better Together: Spark + Tropo Scenarios

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This module explains more about REST, and how to install and use tools such as Postman, Python, and Git to start experimenting and integrating with the Spark APIs. We also explore resources for developers, and additional interesting 3rd party cloud services.

2 Hours