Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA)

The Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) certification validates that you have the fundamental skills to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and campus networks.

This certification validates your skills on the networking fundamentals of ArubaOS switches and file structures including VLANs, secure access, redundancy technologies, and Aruba's Virtual Switching Framework (VSF).  It verifies your ability to deploy Aruba wireless Access Points and configure Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP) Clustering technology. This certification also validates you know how to configure, manage and monitor network deployments with the Aruba AirWave management solution.

Why earn this certification?

Earn this certification to:
  • Elevate yourself as a trusted team member who contributes to the design, deployment and management of modern Aruba Mobile First Network solutions
  • Advance your career as a Aruba Certified Switching Associate who understands how to apply Aruba Switching Fundamentals for Mobility
  • Enhance your job satisfaction with an Aruba technical certification

Candidate

Ideal candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with a minimum of six months experience in deploying small-to-medium scale network solutions.

Skill level

Professional

Steps to acquire this certification

Before you begin:

Acquire access to The Learning Center and get an HPE Learner ID. Then create a profile with Pearson VUE, our exam delivery vendor.
Learn how in the Learning Center Assist Kit.

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:
HPE6-A41 Aruba Certified Switching Associate Exam Register

Recommended Training:

Training for Exam HPE6-A41: Aruba Certified Switching Associate Exam
01077931 Aruba Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 16.41 VILT - 3 days
ILT - 3 days
WBT - 3 days
Register
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity
Requirements for recertification
Complete 1 of these:
Exam HPE6-A41 Aruba Certified Switching Associate Exam Register
Certification Aruba-ACSPn Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) Register
Certification Aruba-ACEA Aruba Certified Edge Associate (ACEA) Register

Recommended Training:

Training for Exam HPE6-A41: Aruba Certified Switching Associate Exam
01077931 Aruba Switching Fundamentals, Rev. 16.41 VILT - 3 days
ILT - 3 days
WBT - 3 days
Register
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

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