Aruba Certified Associate – Campus Access (ACA-CA)

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
  • Connectivity
    • 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)
  • Switching
    • Describe the basics of Layer 2/3 technologies
    • Review and apply a campus architecture and elements based on a given template
  • WLAN
    • Describe fundamental RF attributes and wireless functions
    • Create a AP GUI configuration group
  • Routing
    • Differentiate between basic routing topologies and functions
    • Evaluate and deploy basic routing topologies
  • Security
    • 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
  • Troubleshooting
    • 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.