Meraki Automation Using Python

Training overview

In this half-day virtual instructor-led workshop, you will learn how to create custom API scripts using Python together with the Meraki dashboard. Programmability is a key skill set for network operators to quickly handle tedious tasks such as configuration, deployment, and management of physical and virtual devices through automation.

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What's included

This workshop will cover:

  • Lesson 1: Identifying opportunities for API (30 min)
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the building blocks of API (60 min)
  • Lesson 3: Interacting with Dashboard API using Python (60 min)
  • Lesson 4: Advanced Python concepts (30 min)
  • Lesson 5: Continuing your API journey (10 min)

What you'll learn

The lessons in this workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain the benefits of the Meraki platform from an automation perspective
  • Articulate and demonstrate how challenges can be solved through utilizing Meraki APIs
  • Explain the Python concepts needed to write automation scripts for the Meraki platform
  • Define the various types of Meraki APIs available on the Meraki platform
  • Explain the basics of REST API for which the Meraki dashboard uses

Who should take part

Anyone who is looking to solve deployment or maintenance challenges through scripting and automation


Although no Python knowledge is expected for this workshop, we will not be covering Python installation processes. Participants should come to the workshop prepared with Python already installed and ready to go for the best training experience. A recommended alternative is to sign up for a free account at pythonanywhere - a cloud-based Python environment that would suffice for this workshop's needs.

Program summary

Learn from Meraki trainers in this interactive network operator workshop focused on Meraki automation using Python.

  • For network engineers and operators
  • Intermediate level
  • Virtual instructor-led workshop
  • 4 hours
  • FREE
Register for a workshop

Check back frequently as new sessions are added monthly.