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.