The Adopting the Cisco Business Architecture Approach (DTBAA) v1.0 is a 1-day instructor-led course that provides a broad survey of concepts related to and expected for the business component of the Cisco Business Architect role. Intended as a broad introduction, the program will sample a wide range of topics that prepares an individual to participate in a Cisco Business Architecture lead process, or to begin the journey to the role of Cisco Business Architect.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the key roles associated with Cisco Business Architecture
  • Identify and describe the role, responsibilities and typical activities of a Cisco Business Architect
  • Describe the value of Cisco Business Architect to customers, and the account team
  • Identify and define key concepts of business priority, business outcomes, and business strategy
  • List the principal Enterprise Architecture frameworks


The course contains these components:
  • Adopting the Cisco Business Architecture Approach
    • Course Overview
    • Business Architecture Journey
    • Understanding the Business Environment
    • Enterprise Architectures, Frameworks, and Standards
    • Understanding the Customer Audience
    • Financial Acumen
    • Next Steps in Business Architecture

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Some familiarity with the IT and general technology sales process
  • A deep understanding of at least one of the technology tracks (i.e. Routing and Switching, Collaboration, Wireless, etc). More than one is very helpful

Associated certifications