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Aruba Certified Design Associate (ACDA)

Validate your skills to plan and design Aruba campus wireless and wired networks with the assistance of a senior designer.

This certification is going inactive on January 31, 2024.

Why earn this certification?

This certification verifies that you have the fundamental design knowledge and skills required to plan and design Aruba campus wireless and wired networks.
  • To position yourself as a trusted team member who can contribute to the design of enterprise-wide Aruba campus wired and wireless networks
  • To validate you understand the fundamentals of designing an Aruba Mobile First Platform
  • To advance your career as a certified professional


Typical candidates for this certification are IT associates who want to learn about the Aruba products and the tools used to help design a network.

Skill level: Associate


Candidates must pass the Aruba Certified Design Associate certification exam on PearsonVUE.

View exam details

Recertification Path

The Aruba Certified Design Associate (ACDA) 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
  • Pass the Aruba Certified Design Professional exam on PearsonVUE
  • If qualified, pass the Aruba Edge associate exam

View the certification datasheet for recertification paths

Learning Resources

Questions about training?