The Cisco Converged Building Systems (CBS) Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program develops a global VAR/systems integrator channel to bring converged building systems products and solutions to the market. This program will use highly-skilled partners with experience in the converged building infrastructure space.
The CBS ATP Program will allow selected channel partners to market, sell, and deploy the Cisco Converged Building Systems solution, as well as to provide ongoing support to their end customers.
Announcement Date: November 22, 2011
Retirement Date: February 22, 2012
Program End Date: February 22, 2012
Please note: This program is only open for invitation in the US and Canada theater at this time.
The CBS ATP Program is an invitation-only program. To participate, you must already possess relevant job, industry, and market credentials in the ATP technology. Before engaging with potential ATP partners, a Cisco sponsor or channel account manager (CAM) must proceed to the ATP Instruction Page for nomination, approval, and partner invitation instructions.
You should take the following steps:
- Read the requirements for participation in the ATP Program.
- If identified as a participating partner/provider, complete the Cisco ATP application and review it with your CAM. If you meet all criteria, your CAM will submit a request for invitation to their ATP Theater Lead contact. (Note: filling out an application does not guarantee an invitation.)
- Once invited, visit the Certification and Specialization Application (CSApp)/Invitation Tool to complete the Program Requirements Checklist (PRC). The Word version file can be downloaded and used to track completion of program requirements.
Cisco is looking to partner with highly-skilled VARs with domain experience in Converged Buildings Infrastructures. Participation in this program allows these VARs to access CBS products.
During the qualification period, invited partners may look for leads and develop quotes for Cisco CBS products and solutions. However, they cannot purchase Cisco CBS products and begin deployments until they have successfully met the defined requirements for this ATP.
The following link is helpful for understanding and achieving ATP qualification. It provides access to additional training and resources.
For more information, please contact your Cisco channel account manager.