Cisco Express Foundation Design Specialist (EFD)

The Cisco Express Foundation Design Specialist develops network planning and design skills. 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.

Recommended training for this certification

Express Foundation Technology (web based)


648-375 CXFS


Cisco Specialist Certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, take and pass the current version of the required exam(s) or pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.