Why earn this certification?
- Position yourself as a trusted network professional with knowledge on basic wired and wireless concepts and the skills to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions.
- Validate skills with Aruba’s wired and wireless networking technologies, including routing and switching, RF concepts, basic security, connectivity, monitoring, and reporting.
- Advance your career as an Aruba Certified Associate who understands and can implement a modern, unified networking solution.
The typical candidate for this certification is a network field technician, deployment technician, NOC Level 1, or junior network engineer with hands-on experience with Aruba products. The ideal candidate has 1+ years of experience with networking and a vendor agnostic understanding of basic network protocols. Under the direction of a Professional or Expert, the candidate can apply the configuration and verify the status of a campus network.
Skill Level: Associate
This certification validates knowledge and skills in these key areas:
- Network Stack
- Describe and differentiate various OSI Model layers and architectural elements
- Describe and differentiate TCP/IP stack
- Identify foundational networking architectures and technologies.
- Describe network infrastructure deployment
- Network Resiliency and virtualization
- Describe mechanisms for resiliency, redundancy, and fault tolerance
- Manage an infrastructure device (AP, gateway, switch)
- Describe the basics of Layer 2/3 technologies
- Review and apply a campus architecture and elements based on a given template
- Describe fundamental RF attributes and wireless functions
- Create a AP GUI configuration group
- Differentiate between basic routing topologies and functions
- Evaluate and deploy basic routing topologies
- Define fundamental security standards and concepts
- Integrate wireless SSID into an existing ClearPass deployment
- Authentication / Authorization
- Describe and differentiate between AAA concepts
- Management and Monitoring
- Define and differentiate between common tools used for network monitoring
- Evaluate and interpret UXI test results
- Use Central to monitor network health
- Define Basic Troubleshooting methodologies
- Performance Optimization
- Describe QoS
Recommended training for this certification
Candidates must pass the ACA – Campus Access exam on PearsonVUE.
The Aruba Certified Associate – Campus Access certification is valid for three years from date achieved.
To recertify, you must pass the current exam on PearsonVUE prior to the expiration date.