Aruba Certified Professional – Network Security

Validate skills to protect enterprise networks from complex security threats. Learn about the evolution of Aruba Network Security certification.

Why earn this certification?

  • Position yourself as a trusted network professional with knowledge on intermediate security concepts and the skills to implement Zero Trust Security to protect enterprise networks from threats.
  • Validate skills with configuring Aruba network infrastructure and ClearPass solutions to authenticate and control both wired and wireless users, collecting contextual information on ClearPass Policy Manager, implementing advanced role mapping and enforcement policies, and using ClearPass Device Insight to enhance visibility.
  • Advance your career as an Aruba Certified Professional who understands and can implement a modern approach to protect the edge.


Typical candidates for this exam are network engineers responsible for implementing security controls on enterprise networks. The candidate can describe the network security stack (firewall, proxy, remote access, IDS/IPS, access control, NTA, UEBA). The ideal candidate has worked two to three years in networking with a one-year security focus.

Skill level: Professional


Candidates must pass the ACP – Network Security exam on PearsonVUE.

View exam details

Recertification paths

The Aruba Certified Professional – Network Security certification is valid for three years from date achieved.

To recertify, you must pass one of the following exams before the expiration date:

  • Pass the current exam on PearsonVUE
  • If qualified, pass the Aruba Edge Professional exam

View the certification datasheet for recertification paths

This certification validates knowledge and skills in these key areas:

  • Define key security terminology
  • Device hardening
  • Secure WLAN
  • Secure wired AOS-CX
  • Secure the WAN
  • Endpoint classification
  • Threat detection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Forensics

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