Enterprise Networks Architecture

Advanced Borderless Networks Architecture Specialization

Cisco is Retiring Borderless Networks Architecture Specializations

Announcement Date: April 1, 2014 · Retirement Date: July 1, 2014 · Program End Date: July 1, 2015

Gain Borderless Networking Expertise

Expand opportunities and increase profitability with this specialization.

Gain Borderless Networking Expertise

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Advanced Borderless Networks Architecture Specialization

With the Borderless Network Architecture Specialization, you can deliver solutions that allow your customers to more securely connect anyone, anytime, and on any device around the world while increasing your profitability. Help customers promote new service models, foster business innovation, mitigate networking costs, and adopt the latest technologies to help their businesses succeed. Specifically, you can:

  • Acquire expertise in transforming customers' networks to support megatrends like BYOD
  • Realize bigger deals through a solution-based sales approach
  • Increase profitability by offering Cisco Professional Services and participating in the Value Incentive Program
  • Take advantage of advanced specialization discounts
  • Use the Cisco Design Zone for tested network designs and configurations

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. Partners who invest in the Borderless Network Architecture Specialization are eligible for the following certifications:

Borderless Network Architecture Partners also can participate in Cisco channel incentive programs.

Requirements

Role Sharing Guidelines

The field engineer cannot fill roles in other architecture specializations (Collaboration or Data Center). However, one field engineer can fulfill up to one additional field engineer role (two field engineer roles total) within the Borderless Network Architecture Specialization. Role sharing in technology specialization(s) has no impact on architecture specialization(s).

  • Account Manager

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.

  • Architecture Systems Engineer

    The presales engineer is responsible for Borderless Architecture solution planning and design. The individual must:
    Possess both business and technical skills
    Understand customer business needs and issues, business process, and transformation

  • Field Engineer 1 (Routing and Switching)

    The post-sales engineer is responsible for Borderless Network Architecture routing and switching solutions and considerations.

  • Field Engineer 2 (Security )

    The post-sales engineer is responsible for Borderless Network Architecture security solutions and considerations.

  • Field Engineer 3 (Wireless)

    The post-sales engineer is responsible for Borderless Network Architecture Mobility solutions and considerations.