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Cisco Small Medium Sized Business Solutions (SMB) for System Engineers

Vendor: Cisco


Course Outline

This intensive instructor-led bootcamp-style course will help attendees understand Cisco's mission, what products & services Cisco sells and the four key Cisco Technology Architectures – SMB & Enterprise Networking; Security; Collaboration; and Data Center & Cloud.

Attendees will also consider how best to plan, design and deploy Cisco’s on-premises and cloud-managed products and solutions; including SMB Networking (Switching, Routing and Wireless); Cisco Meraki full-stack portfolio; Cisco Security with an additional focus on Cisco Umbrella; Cisco Collaboration including Webex, Webex Teams and the Cisco Business Edition 4000; and finally an examination of Cisco Data-Center for SMB with a particular focus on Cisco Hyperflex and Hyperflex Edge.

Finally, attendees will review the requirements of the Cisco SMB Product and Positioning Technical Overview exam, including opportunities to practice sample exam questions.

At the end of the day, all attendees are encouraged to take the 700-751 exam.

Course Topics


  • The origins and brief history of Cisco - 1984 to the present
  • Cisco’s Mission Statement
  • SMB Solution Portfolio overview
  • Where customers are investing
  • Cisco SMB and Enterprise Networking Architecture

  • Cisco on-premises vs cloud-managed
  • On-premise managed
  • SMB Switching Overview
  • SMB Routing Overview
  • SMB Wireless (Mobility) Overview including Cisco Mobility Express
  • Cloud-Managed (Meraki)
  • Meraki Dashboard
  • Meraki MX, MS, MR, SM, MV products
  • Meraki licensing, support and warranty
  • Meraki sales cycle
  • Cisco Security Architecture

  • Examining the sophisticated threat landscape
  • Considering the 7 key attack vectors
  • The Threat-Centric Security Model
  • Cisco Security Solutions Portfolio
  • Cisco SMB Security
  • Cisco Umbrella examined
  • Cisco Collaboration Architecture

  • The evolution of collaboration and Cisco’s Collaboration Vision
  • Webex – Meetings & Messaging
  • Webex Teams
  • Cisco Business Edition Overview
  • BE4000 for SMB
  • Cisco Collaboration Endpoints reviewed
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture

  • Cisco Unified Computing (UCS)
  • Systems Management with Cisco Intersight
  • Hyperconvergence explored
  • Anatomy of Cisco Hyperflex
  • Cisco Hyperflex differentiators and use-cases
  • Cisco Hyperflex Edge for SMB
  • Course Conclusion

  • A brief review of supporting technical resources including Cisco SalesConnect and Cisco dCloud

  • At the end of the day, all attendees are encouraged to take the 700-751 exam.

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