Aruba Certified Expert – Network Security

Validate advanced security skills with HPE Aruba Networking solutions. Learn about the evolution of Aruba Network Security certification.

Why earn this certification?

  • Position yourself as an expert network security integrator capable of designing, deploying, integrating, and articulating an advanced PKI solution.
  • Demonstrate your ability to architect an enterprise-class network design that aligns with security policies, applies role-based access control, integrates with ecosystem partners, and more.
  • Advance your career and job satisfaction as an HPE Aruba Networking certified Network Security expert.


The ideal candidate has worked 4-5 years in networking with 2-3 years in security-focused fields. The candidate is experienced in auditing and remediating network vulnerabilities, designing and troubleshooting enterprise-level network solutions, and articulating key technical concepts associated with network security.

Skill level: Expert


Candidates must pass the Aruba Certified Expert – Network Security written exam prior to registering for the practical exam. Aruba Education Services reserves the right to cancel a candidate’s practical exam registration if they have not completed the written exam prior to registration. The written exam is available on Pearson VUE, the practical exam is 8-hours and proctored with an Aruba expert exam proctor.

Recertification Paths

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

To recertify, you must pass the current written exam on Pearson VUE.

View the certification datasheet for recertification paths

Learning Resources

This certification validates that you can:

  • Integrate Aruba solutions with ecosystem partner solutions
  • Explain how Aruba solutions map to local compliance
  • Define PKI best practices and implement certificate-based authentication
  • Explain and implement role-based access control
  • Implement Aruba Zero Trust Security for the unified infrastructure using ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) and other ClearPass solutions
  • Design enterprise-wide firewall policies (appRF, PEF, WIPS, WCC) for clients in a variety of wired and wireless architectures
  • Architect complex ACLs per wired interface and VLAN
  • Design and implement Dynamic Segmentation
  • Design and deploy secure client-to-site access using Aruba Central and Aruba gateways
  • Design and deploy Gateway IDS/IPS
  • Analyze logs, alerts, and other features at an expert level to detect threats
  • Remediate the security risk
  • Tune alerts
  • Interpret and respond to endpoint classification data, as well as use it to tune policies
  • Perform a comprehensive threat analysis in a set timeframe

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