Cisco Express Foundation Sales Specialist (EFS)

Designed exclusively for Channel Partners, the Cisco Express Foundation Sales Specialist develops network preparation and planning skills for customer sales that would typically be required of an account manager. The Sales Specialist demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the value of IP networks for business and network architectures featuring Cisco routing and switching offerings, and the basic steps required to incorporate wireless and security technologies into the IP Network. The Cisco Express Foundation Sales Specialist has demonstrated the skills and knowledge needed to sell converged IP 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 sales and ongoing account growth.


Cisco Sales Expert: Valid 646-205 CSE

Recommended training for this certification

Express Foundation for Account Managers v1.3


646-364 CXFA


Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.