Partner Business Specializations

Develop the perfect skill set to support your customers' lifecycles

Partner Business Specializations help you build and deliver the right services for individual customers, increasing your revenue opportunities.

Environmental Sustainability Specialization

Is an Environmental Sustainability Specialization right for you?

The Sustainability Specialization will help you educate your customers on the importance of participating in the circular economy, and the benefits of migrating to cloud-enabled solutions while updating older technologies.

Is a Customer Experience Specialization right for you?

Customer experience is the new competitive differentiator

A Customer Experience Specialization will help you build a customer success practice that opens new opportunities to interact with customers, create value, and impact business outcomes.

Support your customers across the full lifecycles of their solutions.

Is a DevNet Specialization right for you?

The Devnet Specialization provides a path to build and enhance your software development practice

Help customers unlock the value of software automation while getting recognized for your expertise with our technology and APIs.

Two levels of business specialization

Business specializations and advanced business specializations

The two levels of specialization are suited to partners with different business models and practice maturities.

Choose the level that's right for you.

How do individual career and specialist certifications relate to partner specializations and partner role levels?

Looking for training?

To find training for a specific specialization, go to the page for that specialization and view the requirements document.

For training in general, see the Cisco Training page.

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How to get and keep a specialization

Review the requirements to see that you qualify. Apply and agree to the terms and conditions. After achieving approval, ensure that you maintain the requirements. Renew your specialization annually. (Partner admin must apply and renew).

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