Cisco ramps up skill development efforts for intent-based networking

To help network engineers evolve, Cisco is embedding new skills into its learning curriculum

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Cisco ramps up skill development efforts for intent-based networking To help network engineers evolve, Cisco is embedding new skills into its learning curriculum.
By  Staff Writer Published  July 3, 2017

Cisco has put in place new training and developer programmes to drive the adoption of its intent-based networking solutions.

"Cisco is delivering a more intuitive system that automates the edge of the network and embeds machine learning and analytics at a foundational level," said Scott Harrell, SVP of product management for enterprise networking, Cisco.

"Intent-based networking signifies a paradigm shift for our industry and a completely new era of networking. It's exciting to witness our global ecosystem-three million network engineers, 60,000 partners and 450,000 developers-embrace the future of networking,"he added.

Today, 80-95% of network operations are manually configured. Intent-based networking automates routine tasks by translating business intent into network configuration, freeing up network IT teams to drive more strategic initiatives with the business.

To help network engineers evolve, Cisco is embedding new skills into its learning curriculum. This fall, Cisco will introduce two new training offerings around SD-Access, building on the existing DNA training portfolio and Network Programmability training and certifications available for network engineers and application developers. 

The new DNA developer centre will provide Cisco's DevNet community of more than 450,000 developers with the tools they need to bring applications directly into the network and create smarter software.

In order to help channel partners deal better with the shift from hardware- to software-centric networking, Cisco will continue to provide programmes, incentives and tools to help its partners build networking practices that incorporate software, security, automation and analytics for their customers.

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