Cisco Enterprise IT Business Specialist (CEBS)

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:

  • capturing business needs.
  • assessing technology options from a business context and contribute to their deployment.
  • understanding an IT solution's return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • influencing and communicating effectively with business leaders.

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.

Prerequisites 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. Individuals who have earned the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, or equivalent, should be well-prepared to attend the BTBBSS course.

Recommended training for this certification


820-427 BTBBSS


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