ACE Exams

Exams round out the learning process by validating your knowledge and providing you with a certification which you can use to prove that knowledge. This certification can help you get a raise at work, find a new job, or just allow you to take that next step in your engineering journey.

As you’ll see below, Arista has developed a detailed process for taking exams to earn your certification. This process is meant to prove your knowledge of the subject material from start to finish. By doing this, the certification will mean just a little bit more to those that earn it and will mean a lot more to companies eager to hire engineers with these skills.

To start the exam process, once you have completed training (through an instructor-led class, self-study, or another available format), you will be asked to submit an application for taking the exam. This application will include your proof of purchase that the training was provided by an Official Arista Training Partner, how/why your experience level matches the required experience for the certification level, and one or more job-specific write-ups depending on the certification level you are testing. After your application is approved and you’ve paid your yearly membership fee, you will have access to the pre-qualification multiple-choice exams to finish your preparations and be sure you’re ready for the practical lab.

The Level 1 exam will be a multiple-choice exam. Levels 2-5 will be practical labs to allow engineers to ‘prove’ their knowledge of the material instead of best-guessing a multiple-choice exam, Level 6 will include a written and practical lab, and Level 7 will be a very in-depth practical lab. Please see the matrix below to understand the process of taking exams through the new ACE Certification Program and contact us with any questions you may have.

Introducing the NEW ACE Exams

Official Training

Official Course or Self Study

Course WB

Lab

Official Course or Self Study

Course WB

Lab

Official Course or Self Study

Course WB

Lab

Official Course or Self Study

Course WB

Lab

Official Course or Self Study

Course WB

Lab

Membership & Exam Application Managed by Elite Plus Partner

Current ACE:L6 + L7 $360 Membership Fees

Current ACNE: L5or Current Expert (in other vendor)

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Application * >5 YR Exp * 4x Project Write up

$360MembershipFee

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$400 Exam Fee / AttemptRFP Design & Architecture Scenario 10 Days to Submit

Proof of Purchase forOfficial Course or Self Study

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Application * >4 YR Exp * 2x Project Write up

$240MembershipFee

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Multiple ChoicePre-Qualification Exam hosted on E+ Partner Site

Proof of Purchase forOfficial Course or Self Study

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Application * >3 YR Exp * 2x Project Write up

$240MembershipFee

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Multiple ChoicePre-Qualification Exam hosted on E+ Partner Site

Proof of Purchase forOfficial Course or Self Study

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Application * >2 YR Exp * 1x Project Write up

$240MembershipFee

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Multiple ChoicePre-Qualification Exam hosted on E+ Partner Site

Proof of Purchase forOfficial Course or Self Study

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Application * >1 YR Exp * 1x Project Write up

$240MembershipFee

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Multiple ChoicePre-Qualification Exam hosted on E+ Partner Site

Proof of Purchase forOfficial Course or Self Study

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Application No Experience Required

$240MembershipFee

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$150 Exam Fee / AttemptMultiple Choice Exam hosted on E+ Partner Site

Practical Lab Exam Managed by Arista & E+ Partner

$1500 Exam Fee / Attempt Practical 10 HR Lab Exam

$600 Exam Fee / Attempt ACE Board Presentation Practical 2 HR ( no lab )

$300 Exam Fee / Attempt Practical 4 HR Lab Exam

$300 Exam Fee / Attempt Practical 4 HR Lab Exam

$200 Exam Fee / Attempt Practical 4 HR Lab Exam

$200 Exam Fee / Attempt Practical 4 HR Lab Exam

Click a level logo above to learn more about each course.

This is a NEW process, not the old one… You will be asked to show experience, courses/materials you purchased in the past, description of one or more projects you’ve completed, all to show your level of competence for this level exam. If you have any questions, please contact us for more info. Once you are ready, please click the Exams button below to register.

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