The Mastering the Cisco Business Architecture Discipline (DTBAD) v1.0 is a 2-day instructor-led course, that builds upon the skills, methodologies, and frameworks from the Cisco Business Architecture Specialist program. Heavily weighted to practical application of the Business Led consultative sales processes, the student will gain valuable, practical experience in the tools of the Business Architect.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate customer maturity for a Business Architecture engagement
  • Construct a current state business model using the Business Model Canvas
  • Evaluate a capability maturity model
  • Construct a current state customer journey map
  • Construct a business roadmap for implementing new capabilities and solutions
  • Proficiency in advanced tools and techniques


The course contains these components:
  • Mastering the Cisco Business Architecture Discipline
    • Practicing the Role of a Cisco Business Architect
    • Defining the Current State Business Model
    • Engaging with Business Leaders and Stakeholders
    • Identifying Business Possibilities and Opportunities
    • Defining Business Capabilities and Business Solutions
    • Creating the Business Proposal
    • Business Architecture Realization
    • Building a Business Architecture Practice
    • Next Steps
  • HES Case Study
    • Account Brief and Background
    • Customer Meeting Information
    • Corporate Investor Presentation
    • Strategic IT Roadmap

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Demonstrated consulting skills
  • Solid knowledge of business metrics and financial accounting terminology
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Associated certifications