The Cisco Enterprise IT Business Specialist certification has been retired as of February 15, 2018. Those with a current certification will remain active until its unique expiration date.
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The Cisco Enterprise IT Business Specialist certification is for IT professionals who play a key role in helping their organizations use technology to improve business outcomes. This job role based certification will sharpen a candidate's skills in:
Unlike other business classes for IT professionals, this certification is holistic and reflects multiple topics often described in today's IT roles. These subjects include: business analysis, technology trends, finance, business-focused solution design, organization change / IT adoption and effective communications.
There are no prerequisites required for this certification. However, Cisco recommends candidates have a basic understanding of business analysis principles and techniques prior to taking the Building Business Specialist Skills (BTBBSS) course.
Begin your journey to building strong business skills needed to bridge technology and desired business results for your customers’ successful digital transformation.
The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
This course provides individuals with business-related knowledge and skills to create higher IT value. Attendees can then improve business effectiveness, grow revenue through new products or markets and improve IT-business understanding.
Participants learn techniques to understand business operating models, quantify the financial impact of IT decisions, accelerate technology adoption plus translate across IT and non-IT terminology.
To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
Retired: February 15, 2018
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of skills to effectively discover opportunities for IT value, design, and oversee development of business-focused solutions plus translate among business and IT language. These abilities are highly valued by IT and Line of Business leaders, as indicators that an IT professional has the expertise and influence to deliver superior business impacts.
The Cisco Enterprise IT Business Specialist certification is valid for two years. To recertify: