nRF9160 DK LTE setup

Hi guys,

I am a beginner in LTE development. I have recently purchased a nRF9160 DK. I would like to get started with an example that can bring up the LTE module and  develop a client (probably HTTP) in order to send data to the cloud. I have used a couple of cellular modules in the past that respond to AT commands sent over a serial link. I believe the nRF51 core can run an application that comummicates with the LTE modem using IPC and can be acessed through the modem API's ? Does these modem API's send AT commands or is there some other kind of communciation to configure the modem and send data to the cloud?

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Venkat