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648-375 CXFS

Cisco Express Foundation for Systems Engineers

Exam Number 648-375 CXFS
Duration 60 minutes (50-60 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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The 648-375 CXFS exam is intended primarily for Cisco Channel Partner Systems or Sales Engineers. The exam tests a candidate's knowledge of: Understand The knowledge and features of wireless, security and routing and switching products and solutions and their benefits Assessing customers' wireless, security, routing and switching requirements, providing technical descriptions of solutions, identifying specific advantages of selecting Cisco solutions and developing detailed network designs for a customer's network requirements.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Understand the commercial customers challenges and opportunities

  • Identify market trends and how the market for routing and switching technologies has evolved
  • Define the key customer challenges and how Cisco borderless network services in core products can help to overcome them
  • Describe the opportunity offered by Cisco core technologies and the according customer entry points
  • Present how Cisco core technologies and products are linked to the Cisco borderless architecture and how this architecture can drive long term business value

Analyze the Cisco core product landscape, its key functionalities and how it helps to drive customer business benefits

  • Identify the Cisco core product landscape, its functionalities, and its role in customer networks
  • Explain the value of Cisco Unified Access, the different building blocks, its key benefits, differentiators, and how to position it with the customer
  • Explain the different switching products portfolio, its key benefits, differentiators, and how to position it with the customer
  • Understand how to design a state of the art Cisco Unified Access environment and how to position its value for the customer
  • Explain the various routing product portfolio for the commercial market segment, its key benefits, differentiators, and how to position it with the customer
  • Describe the various design and sizing considerations in a successful customer engagement
  • Identify the Cisco WAAS product landscape, its core functionalities, and its role in customer networks
  • Identify the different key players in the core market and how Cisco differentiates

Analyze the Cisco network services offering, its key functionalities and how it helps to drive customer business benefits

  • Present how the different Cisco Borderless Network services address current and future customer challenges and drive time to value for the customer
  • Understand the Cisco SecureX approach and identify the different components of the SecureX framework
  • Understand the different products and the technical benefits in the Cisco Secure X product portfolio
  • Describe the various design and sizing considerations in a successful customer engagement
  • Understand the functionality, building blocks, and benefits of Cisco Prime as well as its role in customer networks

Analyze different scenarios to position Cisco core product portfolio with the customer

  • Identify how to use an architectural approach with the customer and how to message the value of Cisco Smart Business Architecture and Smart Solutions to the different stakeholders within a customer
  • Analyze some successful Cisco core best practices
  • Explain how you can build a successful TCO calculation including services offered by Cisco Capital
  • Identify how to use an architectural approach with the customer and how to message the value of Cisco SBA and Smart Solutions to the different stakeholders within a customer

Cisco Partners can access the Partner Education Connection (PEC) for access to a variety of training content to help them prepare for this exam.

A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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