Exam ID HPE0-A122P
Exam type Performance based
Exam duration 8 hours
Passing score 75%
Delivery languages English
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The HPE6-A77 ACCX Written Exam is required to be passed before the practical exam.  Once the written is passed, you will only have 18 months to pass the ACCX Practical Exam. Candidates who do not pass the ACCX Practical Exam within 18 months will have to retake the current ACCX Written Exam. HPE recommends that you register for the ACCX Practical Exam within 12 months of passing the written exam to ensure that you pass in the allotted 18-month timeframe.

No reference material is allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

During the exam, you can make comments about the exam items. We welcome these comments as part of our continuous improvement process.

Exam description

The Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert Practical Exam tests your skills on ClearPass design and configuration of authentication services.  The exam scenario tests many aspects that are common to enterprise network deployments, and focuses on configuration elements that are considered of significance for larger enterprise environments.


Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with a minimum of three to five years experience in designing and integrating complex enterprise-level mobile first networks.

Exam contents

Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Other - This is a scenario based practical exam.

Advice to help you take this exam

•    Complete the recommended training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
•    Candidates are expected to follow best practices during configuration, as per the material covered in the ClearPass Essentials 6.7 and ClearPass Advanced labs 6.5 and 6.7  and Aruba Mobility serious courses.
•    Familiarity with the ClearPass technotes (available on the support website) is highly suggested.  A selection of technotes and reference guides will be available to the candidates during the exam.
•    For the exam, the candidate will be expected to configure the following equipment with code versions listed:
         •    ClearPass 6.7
         •    Aruba VMC 8.3
         •    Aruba IAP 8.3
         •    Cisco WLC 8.0
         •    Cisco 3560 Switch IPSERVICES 15.0(2) SE5
•    Partial configurations will be provided for the Aruba VMC, Aruba Instant, Cisco WLC and the Cisco switches.  However, candidates may have to configure the devices further to complete the objectives of the exam.  In addition, there might be other equipment present such as wired voice phones and Windows 10 laptops.  The wired voice phones will be pre-configured for the candidate.  The candidate is expected to know how to use Windows 10 laptops as client devices with ClearPass.


This exam tests your skills on: 
ClearPass Design and Basic Setup
  • The most significant step towards completing the exam is to ensure that the design of the ClearPass servers and the basic set up of the servers is in line with the customers’ requirements (as per the exam scenario).
  • This includes understanding ClearPass clustering, certificates, integration with external servers and network devices.
  • Redundancy is also a major component of the ACCX exam.

Aruba Controller/IAP  Employee, Guest, NAC and BYOD
  • The exam will test candidates on their understanding of Microsoft Active Directory integration, machine authentication, RADIUS accounting, CoA, posture checks, guest web login, self-registration, sponsor approval, MAC caching and device onboarding.
  • Candidates should understand the requirements for successfully deploying these features, including any configuration necessary on ClearPass, the Aruba controller or Instant AP.
  • This exam will test candidates on MDM and SQL server integration with ClearPass. However, candidates will not be expected to configure an MDM server or SQL server in the exam.
  • In addition, the exam will expect candidates to understand how Aruba devices interact with redundant ClearPass servers.
Cisco Wired and WLAN Controller- Employee and Guest
  • This exam tests candidates on the integration of Cisco wireless controllers with ClearPass, including Microsoft Active Directory integration, machine authentication, RADIUS accounting and CoA, guest web login, self-registration and sponsor approval.
  • Candidates should understand the requirements for successfully deploying these features including any configuration on ClearPass or the Cisco controller.
  • The exam tests candidates  on their understanding of Wired 802.1X and MAC authentication integration with Cisco Switches and ClearPass.
  • This exam expects candidates to have a comprehensive understanding of device profiling, wired integration requirements and how Cisco devices interact with redundant ClearPass servers.
Admin Accessing and Reporting
  • An understanding of ClearPass as a management authentication server for network devices.
  • ClearPass Policy Manager and Guest management authentication are required.
  • In addition, an understanding of how to use the ClearPass Insight tool is expected.