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Express Foundation Field Specialist

Designed exclusively for Channel Partners, the Cisco Express Foundation Field Specialist develops network implementation and operational skills for customers that would typically be required of a post sales or field engineer. The Field 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 Field Specialist has demonstrated the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively install, configure, operate and support converged IP networks. 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 operations and ongoing optimization.


Valid CCNA certification or CCIE certification.

The following courses help you prepare for this certification:

CXFF - Express Foundation for Field Engineers

Required Exams

642-383 CXFF


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