Aruba Certified Design Expert (ACDX) V8

This certification verifies that you have the master level skills needed to properly design multi-site, complex Aruba mobile (wireless) and switch (wired) solutions incorporating ClearPass, mobile engagement, and network management. You will also have the knowledge to:
  • Gather information and plan at a high-level 
  • Create detailed designs that include RF Planning, Redundant High Density Campus Architecture, location services, Outdoor Stadium Very High Density and Remote Access Branch office designs
  • Use Aruba best practices for designing wireless networks in challenging RF environments for redundancy and high availability
  • Acquire the skills needed to assess and analyze a company’s business requirements and design a solution meeting those requirements
  • Focus on solutions for campus LAN and WLAN, including outdoor and high-density scenarios.

Why earn this certification?

 • Position yourself as a design expert in multi-site, complex Aruba mobile (wireless) and switch (wired) solutions incorporating ClearPass, mobile engagement, and network management
 • Demonstrate your knowledge to gather information, plan at a high-level and create detailed designs
 • Enhance your career and job satisfaction as an Aruba Certified Design Expert, the highest level certification from Aruba
 

Candidate

Typical candidates for this certification are networking IT professionals with a minimum of three to five years of experience in designing complex enterprise-level Mobile First Networks. Successful candidates have familiarity with building detailed bill of materials using Aruba products for secure, guest and voice deployments.

Skill level

Master

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?

Step 2: Register or apply for this certification

Step 3: Verify or complete prerequisites

Path 1 - for design professional candidates

Choose this path if you have this prerequisite set.

Path 2 - for mobility and switching candidates

Choose this path if you have this prerequisite set.
Prerequisite 1
You must have 1 of these:
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V8
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V8b (inactive)
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V6.4 (inactive)
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V6.3 (inactive)
  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP) V6.1 (inactive)
Prerequisite 2
You must have:

Step 4: Complete recommended training

Training is highly recommended. Training helps you pass the exam. Training is not required for most certifications.

Path 1 - for design professional candidates
Training for Exam HPE0-A121P: Aruba Certified Design Expert Practical Exam
01114316 01114316: Aruba Advanced Network Design and Solutions, Rev. 18.41 ILT - 5 days
VILT - 5 days
Register
Training for Exam HPE6-A49: Aruba Certified Design Expert Written Exam
01114316 01114316: Aruba Advanced Network Design and Solutions, Rev. 18.41 ILT - 5 days
VILT - 5 days
Register
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity
Path 2 - for mobility and switching candidates
Training for Exam HPE0-A121P: Aruba Certified Design Expert Practical Exam
01114316 01114316: Aruba Advanced Network Design and Solutions, Rev. 18.41 ILT - 5 days
VILT - 5 days
Register
Training for Exam HPE6-A49: Aruba Certified Design Expert Written Exam
01114316 01114316: Aruba Advanced Network Design and Solutions, Rev. 18.41 ILT - 5 days
VILT - 5 days
Register
WBT = Web Based ILT = Instructor Led VILT = Virtual Instructor Led VCR - Virtual Class Recorded SCA = Special Course or Activity

Step 5: Pass the required exams

Path 1 - for design professional candidates
Requirement 1 - Complete:
HPE6-A49 Aruba Certified Design Expert Written Exam Register
Requirement 2 - Complete:
HPE0-A121P Aruba Certified Design Expert Practical Exam Register
Path 2 - for mobility and switching candidates
Requirement 1 - Complete:
HPE6-A49 Aruba Certified Design Expert Written Exam Register
Requirement 2 - Complete:
HPE0-A121P Aruba Certified Design Expert Practical Exam Register

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". Track your training and certification progress through your transcripts in The Learning Center.

Digital Badge

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