The DevNet Associate certification is the first step in your network automation career.

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate

With the DevNet Associate certification, you’ll design applications that leverage Cisco platforms — from code that helps run the infrastructure, to apps that bring that infrastructure to life.

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Kickstart your career in network automation

The DevNet Associate certification is the first step in your network automation career. This certification shows you can implement network applications built on Cisco platforms, and automate IT processes across network, security, collaboration, and computing systems. 

Software design basics

Practice software development skills, including Python, GIT, and common data formats (XML, JSON, and YAML).

Coding for Cisco platforms

Demonstrate your familiarity with APIs, and use them to perform tasks across Cisco products like Webex and Meraki.

Application deployment

Securely deploy applications, and practice various workflow automation methods.

Network fundamentals

Showcase your knowledge of how networking components fit together, and troubleshoot connectivity issues. Understand how networking impacts applications.

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate Certification

How it works

No formal prerequisites

Most learners have one or more years of experience with software development, including Python programming.

Common learner profiles

  • IT specialists transitioning into a DevOps role
  • DevOps practitioners looking to solidify their expertise with Cisco platforms
  • Software developers, DevOps engineers, automation specialists, and other software professionals looking to round out their skillsets and work toward more advanced roles

Getting started

To earn this certification, you’ll need to pass a core exam.

You'll have access to many resources—from guided learning to self-study and a community forum—that are designed to help you pass your exams.

Maintain your certification

Your certification is valid for three years. You can renew with Continuing Education credits or retake exams before they expire.


DevNet Associate essentials webinar

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