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Express Foundation Design Specialist

Designed exclusively for Channel Partners, the Cisco Express Foundation Design Specialist develops network planning and design skills for customers that would typically be required of a pre-sales or system engineer. The Design Specialist demonstrates fundamental understanding of the IP networks, routing and switching concepts, and the basic steps required to incorporate wireless and security technologies in the IP Network.

The Cisco Express Foundation Design Specialist can effectively assess customer needs, as well as design and sell converged network solutions. This includes application of Cisco-verified best practices for these tasks and use of the various job aids and tools provided to facilitate successful network design and future growth potential.


Valid CCDA certification or any CCIE Certification.

The following courses help you prepare for this certification:

CXFS - Express Foundation for System Engineers

Required Exams

642-373 CXFS


Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify do one of the following:

  • Retake and pass all exams required for the certification
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam