Cisco BEP

Building a Data Driven Strategy

Big Data and Analytics is somewhat new to Cisco portfolio.  Some of Cisco customers are very comfortable with networking and when it comes to Big Data and Data Science it is very new to them.  Our course walks through Big Data infrastructure requirements including how the Cisco UCS is designed to help with big data storage and how Cisco DNA is setup for AI.  This course also explains how to make modifications to your current team’s skillsets to set your team up for success when leveraging data and AI. 

Cisco Agile Project Management

Cisco is dedicated to Agile Transformation. This includes within the organization, as well as collaborating with Partners and Customers. John Chambers, Chairman and CEO stated, “If you don’t innovate fast, disrupt yourself, you’ll be left behind.” The Cisco Development Organization has produced the Cisco Product Development Methodology-Standard Agile method that supports collaborative consistency across Cisco, Partner, and Customer development teams. This in-depth non-technical course is in alignment and support of Cisco’s strategy to shorten Continuous Delivery Release Cycles, decrease DRR, increase DRE, and improve collaboration among Cisco, Partner, and Customer development teams. This course is designed to help Cisco reseller partners and customer team leaders to methodically intake requests from stakeholders working with the Cisco Product Development Methodology-Standard Agile method, in both Agile and/or PMI environments so they can consistently deliver the business value outcomes requested by their stakeholders.

Data Science for Leaders

Big Data, Automation and Analytics is somewhat new to Cisco portfolio.  Most of the Cisco channel and end customer are comfortable with networking and when it comes to the new trends and tools that are part of Big Data and Data Science it can be new and overwhelming.  Our course walks an Executive,  decision maker, and account manager through Big Data infrastructure requirements including how the Cisco UCS is designed to help with big data storage and how Cisco ACI allows for automation. As a leader, how to leverage your data is crucial.  This course will help you learn the why, how, and where data science can make an impact in your organization.  Including how to have conversations with your team and to make better strategic business decisions around what Cisco products and other tools would work best in your network.

Data Science Methods – Applied Context

This course is an extension to our Building a Data Driven Strategy course and reinforces what was learned with a deeper dive and additional lecture and exercises. Big Data and Analytics is somewhat new to Cisco portfolio.  Some of Cisco customers are very comfortable with networking, butwhen it comes to Big Data and Data Science it is very new to them.  Our course walks through Big Data infrastructure requirements including how the Cisco UCS is designed to help with big data storage and how Cisco DNA is setup for AI.  This course also explains how to make modifications to your current team’s skillsets to set your team up for success when leveraging data and AI. 

Effective Communication Skills for Cisco Value Propositioning

This course is designed to help the Cisco partners become effective communicators. This program develops the business communication skills to hold conversations and deliver powerful presentations around the Cisco value propositions to sell services, software, renewals, and hardware.  During this course, the student will learn effective communication skills, and how to adapt and adjust to what drives different personalities.  This course will help coach the individuals to become a more effective communicator and step out of their comfort zone to talk and present the right message to their audience. In this one-day working session, you will learn, apply, and practice essential skills needed to be perceived by others as an excellent communicator and how to apply it for business growth.  We ask each participant to bring a current Cisco business use case for class exercises.

Establishing Cisco Value Propositioning

This course develops the business conversation skills to pitch Cisco’s value propositions to sell services, software, renewals, and hardware.  This course is designed to help Cisco partners build engagement skills to grow the pipeline, develop opportunities and close more business.  In this course the learner will learn how to have more in-depth meaningful conversations, how to ask the right questions, how to read their audience, and how to collect data to determine return of investment (ROI).  All to help an individual develop the tools to grow stronger more profitable relationships and communicate the Return on Investment (ROI) to drive business outcomes.

How Do AI & Machine Learning Impact You?

This course helps get a customer interested in and have a better understanding of how Machine Learning can make an impact to an organization and how Cisco's DNA solution can help.

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning

Data is the residue of every action that takes place in a company, with customers, and in the marketplace. It is created when customers buy products, users interact with services, and colleagues collaborate.  In an increasingly connected world, our ability to capture and leverage data has increased exponentially; but data in the wrong hands is useless, if not dangerous. In the right hands, data can drive new insights and powerfully informed decisions.  As an executive or new to programmability it is key to understand how to handle this and what solutions are available to meet your business case.

Practical data science and Machine learning can be intimidating to someone who knows very little about it.  This class helps remove some of that fear and was developed to provide a brief overview of each topic outlined int this course to someone who has history of traditional Cisco networking products and very little knowledge of the new programmability solutions. This class is especially beneficial for someone who needs to learn how to have conversations about Cisco's DNA, UCS, CrossWorks, Cisco ACI, and other machine learning topics/trends/tools with their team or customer.   

Webex End User & Manager Training

This half-day course is designed for end users, managers, directors and executive level personnel to give them a better understanding of how to use Webex tools.