Course ID 00713744
HP product number NA120-92
Course format ILT,SCA
Typical Course length 4 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course teaches the skills needed to successfully implement the product to manage small, medium, or large networked enterprises. You get the opportunity to master the skills required to develop advanced scripts to implement complex configuration changes. The course covers how to create and enforce policies which enforce security best practices. The course also covers how to integrate external applications using the NA API and how to develop customer device drivers.
The hands-on lab exercises in this course use Network Automation software version 9.2.

Who should attend

Network engineers or administrators who are responsible for maintaining the configurations and policy compliance of a network infrastructure
Consultants who want to implement and add value to customers’ NA installations


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the Certification and Learning website.


  • Module 1: Course Introduction
    • Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Network Automation Overview
    • Describe the features of NA
    • Describe the NA system architecture - Tiered architecture
    • Describe the NA system architecture - Driver architecture
    • Identify the concepts and terminology associated with NA
    • Describe the NA user interface
  • Module 3: Device Management
    • Identify the device authentication process
    • Add devices
    • Describe the auto-discovery process
    • Import devices from a .csv file
    • Search for devices
    • Edit, view, and deploy a configuration
    • Compare device configuration versions
    • Perform a bare-metal install
    • Provision a device from a device template
  • Module 4: Device Access Methods and Device Groups
    • Explain device access methods
    • Identify the connection methods in NA
    • Identify the transfer protocols in NA
    • Differentiate between device groups and parent groups
    • Differentiate between partitions and realms
    • Configure device groups
    • Identify the major task types available in NA
    • Create, manage, and perform device tasks
  • Module 5: Scripting and ACLs
    • Explain the difference between simple and advanced scripts
    • Create and use templates
    • Create, edit, view, and execute scripts
    • Explain the concept of diagnostic scripts
    • Explain the Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Create, edit, and run ACL scripts
  • Module 6: Deploying Software Images and Using the Command-Line Interface
    • Upload and manage software images
    • Deploy software images
    • Use the CLI of NA to manage network devices
    • Create advanced scripts from (automatically) recorded user sessions
  • Module 7: Managing Policies
    • Explain the compliance life cycle
    • Manage configuration policies, including Creating configuration policies and Editing configuration policies
    • Export and import configuration policies
    • Review policy activity
    • Test configurations against policies
  • Module 8: Managing Reports
    • Identify the different reports available in the NA system
    • Explain the use of the Statistics Dashboard
    • Search for reports
    • Create and view Summary reports
    • Create and view User & System reports
    • Create and view Device Status report
    • Create and view Compliance Center report
    • Create and view Device Software report
    • Create and view Software Vulnerability report
    • Create and view Diagramming
    • Best Practices
  • Module 9: Task Troubleshooting
    • Find failed tasks
    • Read the task details
    • Troubleshoot failed tasks
    • Review common device issues
  • Module 10: Installation and Planning
    • Identify the implementation requirements for installing the NA system, including the requirements for Software, Database, Hardware, and Network
    • Explain the NA implementation best practices
  • Module 11: Authorizing User Access
    • Plan for users, access, and authorization
    • Differentiate between roles and permissions
    • Create user accounts and user groups
    • Edit user accounts
    • Add users to user groups
    • Create partitions
    • Add users, user groups, devices, and device groups to partitions
  • Module 12: Workflows
    • Explain the workflow process
    • Create, edit, and run workflows
  • Module 13: Monitoring Server Health
    • Check the server status with the built-in NA monitoring tools
    • Explain data pruning tasks
    • Configure and use Event Notification and Response Rules
  • Module 14: Administrative Settings
    • Explain the NA server administrative settings
    • Properly configure and manage the NA server administrative settings
  • Module 15: Administrative Troubleshooting
    • Identify NA-related problems
    • Diagnose NA-related problems
    • Isolate NA-related problems
    • Resolve NA-related problems
    • Locate additional references and support materials
    • Contacting NA Support - Reporting a problem
    • Contacting NA Support - Knowledge Base
    • Contacting NA Support - Class registration
    • Contacting NA Support - Documentation
    • Contacting NA Support - The HP Live Network
  • Module 16: NA APIs
    • Explain NA API architecture
    • Describe the structure of APIs
    • Create simple Java/Perl code based on the NA API
    • Use Web Services API (WSAPI) with NA
  • Module 17: Network Driver Studio
    • Describe the contents of a device driver
    • Install Network Driver Studio (NDS)
    • Create an NDS project in Eclipse
    • Use NDS to create a device driver
    • Install your device driver on your NA server
    • Perform a driver discovery and snapshot with your device driver
    • Execute a command script with your device driver


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the basic components and functions of NA
  • Add and delete devices
  • Create groups for device management
  • Run tasks against devices and groups
  • Create, edit, and use templates and command scripts
  • Create and use policies for compliance
  • Create and use reports
  • Plan for an NA installation
  • Use NA to upgrade device operating systems
  • Create and use workflow for change control
  • Describe the NA API and what it can do
  • Describe the NA Network Driver Studio (NDS)

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