Changes to Cisco' Channel Partner Program were announced at the Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas during March 2014. This announcement only provided a high level overview of the changes, full details are not expected to be released until August/September.
Global Knowledge is working closely with Cisco to ensure we have the latest available information. Our market leading Fit4Business program and sales teams are continually updated to ensure your transition to the new program is as smooth as possible.
The requirement for a Business Value Practitioner becomes mandatory for all Gold Partners from August 2015, the Business Value curriculum is however already available from Global Knowledge for those that want to start their transition asap.
Cisco rewards partners for adding value to Cisco products and delivering a positive customer experience. Certifications and specializations measure criteria such as customer satisfaction and presales and postsales support capabilities - critical factors in becoming a trusted partner. The Channel Partner Program focuses on a partner's ability to deliver business solutions built upon Cisco technologies. The program offers training in the latest Cisco technologies, provides valuable branding resources, and rewards partners with incentives.
There are four levels of partners:
Let Us Help You Manage Your Partner Status
Through our Fit4Business® program, your dedicated Global Knowledge Channel Account Manager will work with you to evaluate your current employee specializations and capabilities and build a plan to help you achieve, maintain, or enhance your desired partner status.
For more information, please contact Global Knowledge via firstname.lastname@example.org