Cisco® is demonstrating its commitment to the fast-growing SMB segment by helping partners further develop their skills and capabilities so they can address the market opportunity and be successful with SMB customers. Cisco announced the Select Certification and SMB Specialization to meet the needs of SMB-focused partners. Both the Select Certification and the SMB Specialization are designed to help partners grow, differentiate, build customer satisfaction, and increase their exposure to new customers in the SMB market.
Select Certification will be an entry point into the Cisco Channel Partner Program for partners with a primary focus on the SMB market. This certification offers training, tools, and incentives, and demonstrates a partner’s competency in selling and deploying Cisco SMB solutions. The Select Certification provides a step between Cisco Registered and Premier Certified Partners. Cisco is rewarding partners who achieve the Select Certification with incentives that are aligned to the investment in this certification.