Aruba Certified Edge Associate (ACEA)

The Aruba Certified Edge Associate certification validates that you have achieved three of the five associate level Aruba certifications. As an Aruba Certified Edge Associate, you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for an Aruba certified individual at the associate level in at least three of the following areas:
  • Mobility
  • Design
  • Switching
  • ClearPass
  • Security

This certification validates that you:
• Have completed at least three Aruba certifications at the associate level
• Have comprehensive knowledge on Aruba technologies including Mobility, Design, Switching, ClearPass and/or Security
• Have the knowledge and skills necessary for an Aruba certified associate

Why earn this certification?

Earn this certification to:
• differentiate yourself as a trusted team member who can demonstrate a broad range of skills on Aruba’s industry leading technologies
• validate you understand the fundamentals on a wide range of Aruba technologies
• advance your career as a certified professional
• simplify recertification requirements by reducing the number of exams required to recertify from 2-5 to 1 Edge Associate exam


Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with a minimum of six months experience in Aruba products and services.

Skill level


Steps to acquire this certification

Before you begin:

Acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. If this certification requires a written or online exam (HPE0 or HPE6 or HPE2), then create a user profile with Pearson VUE, our exam vendor for proctored/online exams. Practical exams (HPE1 or HPE0-AxxxP) are delivered through PSI or Aruba Education Services, therefore no Pearson VUE user profile is required.

Step 1: Do you qualify for an upgrade path?

There are no upgrade paths available for this certification.

Step 2: Register or apply for this certification

Step 3: Verify and complete all prerequisites and requirements for your chosen path:

Requirements for candidates new to this certification

There are no prerequisites for this path.

Complete 3 of these:
Certification Aruba-ACMA Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) Register
Certification Aruba-ACSA Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) Register
Certification Aruba-ACDA Aruba Certified Design Associate (ACDA) Register
Certification Aruba-ACCA Aruba Certified ClearPass Associate (ACCA) Register
Certification Aruba-ACNSA Aruba Certified Network Security Associate (ACNSA) Register

Recommended Training:

Requirements for recertification
Complete 1 of these:
Exam HPE6-A74 Aruba Certified Edge Associate Exam Register
Certification Aruba-ACEP Aruba Certified Edge Professional (ACEP) Register
Certification Aruba-ACEX Aruba Certified Edge Expert (ACEX) Register

Recommended Training:

Training for Exam HPE6-A74: Aruba Certified Edge Associate Exam
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity

Certification achieved

Three to five days after you complete all requirements, you receive an email notification. Then your status in The Learning Center becomes “acquired”.

If you renewed this certification through a recertification path, you will also recertify any lower level certifications you achieved within the same domain. Example: Renewal of ACMX will renew ACMP and ACMA. All renewed certifications from the one renewal path will have the same new expiration date.

If you renewed this certification by completing the Edge certification or the Edge recertification path at any level (Associate/Professional/Expert), this will renew all certifications you achieved at that same level and any lower levels you have achieved. Example: ACEP renews ACMP, ACSP, ACCP, ACDP etc. and any Associate level you already achieved. All renewed certifications from the Edge certification or recertification path will have the same new expiration date.

Digital Badge

Based on the Open Badges Standard, digital badges are online representations of your HPE certifications. Each badge is unique to you. Once you accept and place your badge online—in LinkedIn, Twitter, your email signature, for example—clicking on the badge sends the viewer to a custom verification page that includes your name, HPE certification(s) held, and the skills and capabilities required of the certification. Click here for more information on HPE digital badges.