700-760 SAAM

Security Architecture for Account Managers

Duration: 90 minutes

Languages: English

Exam overview

This exam is for the required knowledge across the Cisco Security portfolio for a registered partner organization to obtain the Security specialization in the AM role.

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.

20% 1.0 Threat Landscape and Security Issues
  1.1 Identify the role of digitization in cyber security
  1.2 Identify cyber security challenges
  1.3 Identify causes of fragmented security
  1.4 Identify security opportunities and obstacles
15% 2.0 Selling Cisco Security
  2.1 Identify how Cisco supports practice development
  2.2 Identify areas of the Cisco security portfolio
  2.3 Identify Cisco programs for partner support
  2.4 Identify Cisco programs for partner profitability
15% 3.0 Customer Conversations
  3.1 Identify Cisco portfolio components
  3.2 Identify Cisco security solutions
  3.3 Identify customer security challenges
  3.4 Identify components of Cisco’s best-in-class technology
15% 4.0 IoT Security
  4.1 Identify IoT solutions critical to business
  4.2 Identify the evolution of and need for IoT security
  4.3 Identify how Cisco IoT Security solutions provide layered protection
  4.4 Identify components of Cisco’s IoT security
15% 5.0 Cisco Zero Trust
  5.1 Identify the value of and drivers for trust-centric security
  5.2 Identify the value of zero trust
  5.3 Identify zero-trust solutions
  5.4 Identify Cisco Zero Trust outcomes
20% 6.0 Cisco Security Solutions Portfolio
  6.1 Identify the requirements of modern network environments
  6.2 Identify the challenges of next generation networks
  6.3 Identify Cisco solutions for next generation network security
  6.4 Identify Cisco security solution sets

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