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Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (v3.0) (NSO201)


Course Overview

The Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects1 (NSO201) course is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Learning@Cisco. The overall goal of the course is for you to be able to install Cisco® Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) and use it to manage devices and create services based on YANG templates with XPath.

This course provides a brief overview of the NSO solution, NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. After this overview, the course focuses on service creation, device and configuration management, NSO maintenance, NSO options and integrations, and basic NSO troubleshooting.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is system installers, system integrators, system administrators, network administrators, and solutions designers.


  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) (on demand)
  • !CI-NPDESI, especially modules 1 and 3

Or the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) or the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of YANG data modeling
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming
  • Basic management of network components (routers, switches, etc.)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits and uses of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
  • Install NSO and describe how NSO uses NETCONF and the Device Manager component
  • Describe how YANG is used with NSO, create and deploy a service, and explain NSO FASTMAP
  • Design and manage services with YANG models
  • Perform NSO configuration and basic troubleshooting, and describe the following NSO features: integration options, alarms and reporting, scalability and performance options, and available function packs

Course Content

  • Introduction to Cisco NSO
  • Get Started with Cisco NSO
  • Service Manager Essentials
  • Service Design and Cisco NSO Programmability
  • Cisco NSO Flexibility
Online Training
Modality: U

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: US$ 4,000.-
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: US$ 4,000.-
E-Learning Cisco Digital Learning
Modality: P

Duration 180 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: US$ 2,000.-
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