Cisco is expanding its learning portfolio with new business architecture training and certifications designed to accelerate the pace of business transformation, innovation and growth. Providing professionals with the latest skills, tools and best practices enables them to build and strengthen the bridge between technology solutions and business needs. These new offerings mark the second recent addition to Cisco’s business transformation-focused learning portfolio.
“As the industry transforms and companies try to evolve their businesses, new talent gaps are forming. Our new Business Architecture training and certification offerings target the business skills that go hand in hand in conjunction with the technology skills to address the growing talent needs brought forth by business transformation.” said Shadi Salama, Channel Leader – East Region, Cisco Middle East.
According to a recent analyst report, only about 15% of organizations feel they have the right talent in place for digital transformation. Cisco is addressing this skill gap by expanding its training, certification and enablement programs. Three new specialist certifications and related training courses have been designed to progressively build and validate expertise in business architecture: Cisco Business Architecture Analyst Certification; Cisco Business Architecture Specialist Certification; Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner Certification. Training courses supporting each of these certifications, respectively, include:
- Adopting the Cisco Business Architecture Approach
- Applying Cisco Business Architecture Techniques
- Mastering the Cisco Business Architecture Discipline
These new offerings broaden Cisco’s Business Transformation portfolio initiatives, launched in April 2017, with the introduction of the Customer Success Manager certification. Cisco continues to develop a pipeline of additional training and certifications that will further advance skills in this area.
Tejas Vashi, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Marketing, Cisco Services:
“Understanding business architecture is key as business transformation continues, because successful organizations will increasingly rely on professionals who can foster flexibility and cross-functional collaboration to deliver optimal business outcomes.