IT Certification and Career Paths

Cisco Business Specialists Certifications - For Sales Professionals

Increase Business Relevance

Explore ways Business Transformation can maximize ROI for organizations.

Customer priorities are evolving and providing new ways to grow revenue and reduce cost. To succeed as a trusted advisor, you must engage in and lead your customers through comprehensive, relevant business discussions.

Introducing Cisco Business Transformation Certifications

The Cisco Business Transformation certification portfolio is for our sales professionals that engage in customer conversations designed to pinpoint a strategic view of customer needs, lead stakeholders to consensus decisions, and produce cross-architectural roadmaps.

The portfolio includes two related tracks:

Business Value Track (2 certifications)

  • Cisco Business Value Specialist
  • Cisco Certified Business Value Practitioner

Transformative Architecture Track

  • Transformative Architecture Specialist
  • Capture priorities, pain points, and opportunities
  • Build business strategy and operating models
  • Develop action plan, obtain buy-in

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification.

Learning Partner Content

  • Partners: Log in for Partner Education Connection (PEC) curricula.
  • Learning Partner Lounges - Find materials provided by Cisco Authorized Learning Partners.
  • Fulfill strategies
  • Provide architectures, solutions, software and services
  • Deliver business case, roadmap and plan for adoption

Prerequisites

Business Value Specialist Certification

Learning Partner Content

  • Partners: Log in for Partner Education Connection (PEC) curricula.
  • Learning Partner Lounges - Find materials provided by Cisco Authorized Learning Partners.
  • Understand IT/business strategy and priorities
  • Provide architectures, solutions, software and services
  • Deliver cross-architecture initiative roadmap

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
820-422 BTPBTAE Performing Cisco Transformative Architecture Engagements

Learning Partner Content

  • Partners: Log in for Partner Education Connection (PEC) curricula.
  • Learning Partner Lounges - Find materials provided by Cisco Authorized Learning Partners.

The Business Value Specialist, Business Value Practitioner, and Transformative Architecture Specialist certifications are valid for two years.

To recertify, pass the current version of required exam(s) as stated below.

Cisco Business Value Specialist: Candidates must pass Applying Cisco Specialized Business Value Analysis Skills (BTASBVA) 820-421 exam or Executing Cisco Advanced Business Value Analysis and Design Techniques (BTEABVD) 840-423 exam.

Cisco Business Value Practitioner: Candidates must pass Executing Cisco Advanced Business Value Analysis and Design Techniques (BTEABVD) 840-423 exam.

Cisco Transformative Architecture Specialist: Candidates must pass Performing Business-Focused Transformative Architecture Engagements (BTPBTAE) 820-422 exam.