Automation has been identified as one of the main ways for service providers and large enterprises to reduce cost. This is becoming more and more important in modern business, where the average return per user is diminishing year by year. Software-defined networking (SDN) principles deliver abstractions of existing network infrastructure, which enable faster service development and deployment. Standards such as NETCONF and YANG are currently the driving force behind these abstractions and are enabling a significant improvement in network management.
The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Operations (NSO200) is a 3-day instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that focuses on Cisco NSO system and service maintenance tasks and builds on the knowledge gained from the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO100) course.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Maintain a Cisco NSO system
  • Maintain services orchestrated using Cisco NSO


The course contains the following components:
  • Network and IT Convergence
    • Network and IT Convergence
  • System Lifecycle Management:
    • System Maintenance
    • Clustering
    • Lab: Maintain NSO Clusters
    • System Troubleshooting
    • Lab: NSO System Troubleshooting
    • Role Based Access Control
    • Lab: Maintain Access Control with NSO
  • Service Lifecycle Management
    • Service Upgrade
    • Lab: Service Upgrade
    • NED Upgrade
    • Lab: NED Upgrade
    • Service Backup and Restore
    • Configuration Management with NSO
    • Lab: Service Backup and Restore
    • Change Management with NSO
    • Inventory Management with NSO
  • Service Operations
    • SDN/NFV and the impact on Service Operations
    • Service Problem Management
    • Lab: Problem Management
    • Service Monitoring
    • Compliance
    • Lab: Monitoring and Reporting

Prerequisite Knowledge

Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge and skills that can be obtained by attending the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO100) class or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of the Cisco command-line interface (CLI)
  • Basic knowledge of the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Cisco NSO
  • Basic knowledge of YANG data modeling