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
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.
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