Networking is changing! Questions I often receive are “should I learn python?” or “should I still study for CCNA?”; or “should I study for CCNA or Python?”. I think you should study both! Learn networking. Learn programming. Become a machine augmented network engineer.
The CLI is dead: https://youtu.be/FgKuy9QElQU
Next Gen Engineers: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/next-gen-engineers-chloe-campbell
SDN: Cisco Demystifying SDN for the Network Engineer: Need Encouragement Getting with the Program? https://youtu.be/giGXCZ2yn6Q