Business Learning Partner Program

Cisco is committed to helping you solve your customers' most challenging business problems. That's why we created the Cisco Business Learning Partner (BLP) Program.

The BLP program focuses on sharpening the business skills of Cisco channel partners and customers. Taking full advantage of its global team of partners, the program offers comprehensive training on the business value of Cisco products, solutions, and architectures.

Read more about the program to find the resources you need to turn business learning into business success.

Become a Trusted Advisor to Your Customers

As a valued Cisco partner, you've already mastered the technology and techniques behind Cisco products and services. But today's customers are demanding business value and payback from every technology investment. Your sales teams need to have more than technical knowledge to close deals and grow the business.

You need the skills and insights to definitively prove to customers that their Cisco investment creates and sustains real business value. It means your sales managers need to become trusted business advisors and powerful communicators - not just product experts.

How Business Learning Partner Training Can Help

The Cisco Business Learning Partner (BLP) Program offers a full range of training courses specifically designed to build the business acumen of your sales and management teams. You'll get the skills and methods you need to break through sales barriers, take advantage of new opportunities, and clearly communicate a compelling Cisco value proposition.

Each course is Cisco-approved and delivered by certified Business Authorized Instructors (BAIs) from one of our pre-selected Business Learning Partners. Both virtual and classroom-based courses are available.

Prove Your Value to the Business

IT organizations today face a dizzying array of challenges. Budgets and resources continue to shrink. Technology initiatives are getting closer scrutiny from management. And it's harder than ever to find the talent needed to move into new areas like the cloud, bring-your-own-device (BYOD), and video collaboration. Meanwhile, many IT departments are losing control as business units decide to outsource IT, or buy commercial off-the-shelf products.

Increasingly IT organizations are being asked to explain - in clear business terms - how they contribute to the growth and profitability of the business. Benefits like cost savings and cost avoidance are only part of the answer. The reality is that few IT departments have the know-how to accurately measure and communicate the full business impact and ROI of what they do. That's where the Cisco Business Learning Partner (BLP) Program comes in.

How Business Learning Partner Training Can Help

The Cisco BLP Program offers a complete range of training courses designed specifically to help IT professionals understand the business side of Cisco technology. Each course is Cisco-approved and delivered by certified Business Authorized Instructors (BAIs) from one of our pre-selected BLP Program partners.

Our virtual and classroom-based courses will help you:

  • Measure the business value of Cisco solutions, and effectively propose them to meet business needs
  • Improve your business acumen and communication skills
  • Develop and deploy powerful strategies and methods to boost adoption rates and build support for Cisco solutions

For more information on Cisco's BLP Program, contact BLP email.