Exam ID HPE6-A77
Exam type Proctored
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 66%
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.

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Exam description

The Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert (ACCX) certification validates that the candidate is able to design, configure, and troubleshoot various ClearPass products commonly used in large scale customer deployments. This included ClearPass policy manager, Guest, Profiling, Onboarding, Onguard, Posture, Clustering, Redundancy, and external server integration. 

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

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Advice to help you take this exam

  • Complete the training and review all course materials and documents before you take the exam.
  • Use HPE Press study guides and additional reference materials; study guides, practice tests, and HPE books.
  • Exam items are based on expected knowledge acquired from job experience, an expected level of industry standard knowledge, or other prerequisites (events, supplemental materials, etc.).
  • Successful completion of the course or study materials alone, does not ensure you will pass the exam.


This exam validates that you can:
Deployment and Cluster
  • Cluster Layout positioning of Publisher and Subscribers, Use of Policy Manager Zones
  • High Availability and Redundancy Design, including Virtual IP addressing and Standby Publisher
  • Licenses 
  • EAP and HTTPS server Certificates
  • The Roles of Data and Management Port related to AAA traffic and HTTP Guest Traffic
  • Authentication Sources Including Active Directory 
Guest Access Design and Implementation
  • Guest Account Management
  • Self-Registration both with and without sponsorship
  • Implimentation of both Server and Controller Initiated Captive Portal Authentication
  • Implimenting Guest Access on both wired and wireless infrastructure. Mainly focused on Aruba Networks Access layer devices. Cisco Gear will also be covered on the ACCX exam
  • Guest Access with MAC caching
Secure Access Design and Implementation
  • Secure Access Services and Enforcement, Role Mapping
  • Understand Service Selection Rules
  • Radius CoA and Dynamic Authorization
  • Integration of Authorization Sources and External Context Servers into Enforcement
  • Integration of Endpoint Profiling into Enforcement
Onboard Deployments and BYOD
  • Onboard Portal Configuration, including the Network Settings
  • Certificate Authority Configuration
  • Authentication Methods and OCSP to insure proper Certificate revocation
  • BYOD Certificate Management 
OnGuard and Endpoint Profile 
  • Design and Configuration of Posture Policies
  • Quarantine and remediation based on Posture Token and the status of the agent.
  • Configuration and enforcement of webauth service for posture
  • Integration of Posture results in secure service Enforcement
Administrative Access
  • Customized Operator Profiles for ClearPass Guest
  • Customized Admin Privileges for the Policy Manager
  • ClearPass Admin Login service processing and profile mapping
  • TACACS authentication from Network Access Devices
  • Scheduled Insight reports 
  • Manually Run Insght repoprts 
  • Alerts

Sample questions

Sample questions are provided only as examples of question style, format and complexity/difficulty. They do not represent all question types and do not reflect all topic areas. These sample questions do not represent a practice test.

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