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Cisco Business Architecture Specialist

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Cisco Business Architecture Specialist

Boost your knowledge and build critical skills required to apply the Cisco Business Architecture methodology for your customers’ digital transformation.


The Cisco Business Architecture Specialist is a certification program that picks up from the Business Architecture Analyst certification to continue your journey to becoming a full-fledged Business Architect. Beyond reinforcing foundational knowledge, this program builds the explicit skills and tools to model the business, empower stakeholders, and achieve the desired outcomes to further the digital transformation of the customer. Practice building rapport and credibility, fostering entrepreneurship, and implementing consultative approaches that help develop critical customer skills. This certification continues the candidate's journey toward Business Architect.

This job role based certification will help candidates to:

  • Adopt a consultative and need-driven approach
  • Understand and employ the Cisco Business Architecture Methodology
  • Define and determine the maturity level for the business
  • Build a business model that accurately describes a business
  • Identify internal and external business drivers


Valid Cisco Business Architecture Analyst 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:

Applying Cisco Business Architecture Techniques

This course is structured and is based on the customer journey and the need to transition from a "technology first" conversation to a "business first" conversation between the Cisco Business Architect and the customer.

Candidates will gain an understanding of the customer, their business, business model, and identify the business capabilities and business solutions that will enhance the value proposition and the long-term business strategy. The end goal is to achieve value realization from the stated business outcomes.

Take Exam

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

820-445 DTBAS

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

  • Roles related to a Cisco Business Architecture lead sales process
  • Specific responsibilities of a business architect
  • Customer journey
  • Customer credibility and rapport


The Cisco Business Architecture Analyst Specialist certification is valid for two years.

To recertify, take and pass one of the following exams:

  • DTBAS exam, or
  • DTBAD exam

For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.