Uncertain Times — Infosec's here to help. Learn about remote testing and other COVID-19 resources.

Automation and Programmability

Explore automation and programmability with this course covering traditional networks versus controller-based networking, interpreting JSON-encoded data and more.

4 videos  //  74 minutes of training

Free training week — 600+ on-demand courses and hands-on labs

Course description

Automation is becoming more and more important in today’s technology. In this course, you’ll explore how automation impacts network management, compare traditional networks with controller-based networking, interpret JSON-encoded data and more.

Course syllabus

Automating Network ManagementDuration: 20:00

Controller Based and SDN ArchitecturesDuration: 11:03

REST APIsDuration: 19:38

Configuration Management SystemsDuration: 23:47

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson


Ben Jacobson has seven years experience in the IT industry, with three years focused on network engineering. He's always had a passion for networking and a desire to learn what makes devices talk to each other — and how those communications are appropriately routed through the bundles of wire and fiber in our walls, under the ground and over our heads.

He's worked in and designed networks for small, medium and large business environments using a variety of vendor devices. He currently works as an engineer designing solutions for a government-owned, state-wide fiber optic network, and he loves it every day.

Train on your schedule


Infosec Skills

  • 600+ courses
  • 100s of hands-on labs and projects
  • 70+ role-based learning paths
  • Skill assessments
  • Custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams
  • Cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Infosec peer community support

Infosec Skills boot camp

  • Live, instructor-led training
  • Available in-person or live online
  • All Infosec Skills content from the minute you enroll to 90 days following your boot camp
  • Certification exam voucher
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee


Infosec Skills Teams

$599 per learner / year

  • All Infosec Skills content for the year
  • Team boot camp discounts — online or onsite (not included with subscription)
  • Team administration and reporting
  • Custom team learning paths
  • Transferable licenses
  • Dedicated client success manager

Award-winning training that you can trust

Best Software - Highest Satisfaction

Infosec Skills

Best IT Security-related Training Program

Infosec Skills

Best Cybersecurity Education Provider & Best Security Education Platform

Infosec Skills

Most Innovative Product - Cybersecurity Training for Infosec Professionals

Infosec Skills

Global Excellence - Cyber Security Education & Training

Infosec Skills

Exceptional learning experiences powered by LX Labs cyber expertise

Infosec Skills courses and labs are powered by LX Labs — our elite team of cyber SMEs, learning specialists and community of top-ranked security instructors, published authors and sought-after industry leaders. We rigorously vet all Infosec Skills training resources to guarantee they meet certification and compliance requirements and align with recognized guidelines like the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

LX Labs