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Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner

Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner

Learn what is needed to lead business conversations at all levels of an organization to develop a comprehensive roadmap and skillfully manage the tools and techniques that are needed for successful digital transformation business outcomes.


The Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner is a certification program that builds and extends the skills inherent in the Cisco Business Architect. Those who achieve this level of expertise will be able to fully lead a business engagement, developing a comprehensive roadmap, managing engagement artifacts, and effortlessly participating at all levels within an organization to build rapport and credibility. Business Architecture Practitioners will demonstrate mastery of the tools and techniques that are essential to successful transformative business engagements. This certification is the ultimate destination of the Cisco Business Architect.

This job role based certification will help candidates to:

  • Identify, define, and fulfill strategies to transform businesses
  • Provide full architectures, solutions, and deliver on the vision and outcomes that are promised
  • Create, refine, and document business cases, roadmaps, and other plan artifacts that deliver on the desired outcomes
  • Build and lead a team to both develop and deliver on the promise of digital transformation of business outcomes
  • Prerequisites

    Valid Cisco Business Architecture Specialist certification can act as a prerequisite.

    Exams & Recommended Training

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The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Mastering The Cisco Business Architecture Discipline (DTBAD)

This course provides the skills, capabilities, and experience to translate the needs of a customer into solution components that will deliver business capabilities.

Candidates will gain the knowledge to articulate how technology investments allow customers to achieve their required target state business capabilities. An emphasis is placed on business capabilities that are comprised of people, process, and technology and that a business solution is a combination of business capabilities.

Take Exam

To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

840-450 DTBAD

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills as it relates to:

  • Motivating change
  • Customer knowledge
  • Mapping business priorities to outcomes and solutions
  • Business roadmaps


The Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner Specialist certification is valid for two years. To recertify:

  • Pass the current version of DTBAD exam

For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.


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