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ACE Certification Program

Solutions-focused, open-standard network engineer training.


Our adaptable, open-standard approach gives you many options to tailor your network engineering training.

All ACE courses follow Arista’s philosophy that high quality training should be available to everyone in a format and price point that best fits their needs. Arista ACE Level Training and other vendor training do not match directly. Non-ACE training and certifications should be carefully reviewed to ensure any skill gaps are identified and covered prior to commencing the ACE Level Training course.

Self-study options are available for purchase to cover specific topics which are needed but may not be covered within the desired course.


High quality ACE training without the traditional confines of a classroom.

Arista Academy is bringing training to your doorstep, providing access to hundreds of videos, instructional materials and interactive lab environments directly from your account dashboard.Built and hosted by SDN Pros, Arista Academy is a comprehensive self-study option which offers flexibility and unrestricted training opportunities within the ACE Certification Program.

This is an excellent option for those who prefer independent learning, are looking for a less expensive alternative to live courses, or may want to review specific topics.

  • Learn at your own pace and within your schedule
  • Fully grasp each concept before moving on to the next
  • Repeated practice within your lab environment

Arista Academy takes you to the next level by providing video content that covers several common learning styles.

By the Book – live course recordings

By the Book features videos with our esteemed instructors in action, teaching courses, cutting nothing out and including all questions and discussions that are typical within a live setting and valuable for extended explanations of challenging concepts

By the Topic

These videos are organized by specific major topics within the course. These include in depth, detailed explanations and white-boarding without the interference of questions and discussions.

By the Lab – lab guide walkthroughs

Labs are crucial for concrete learning and understanding, and are integral to obtain an Arista certification. These videos approach the course topics from the perspective of an actual implementation, with our instructor taking you through them step by step.

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No matter your training needs, we have a course for you.

ACE:L1-L5 Certification Program

The ACE program is structured on a simple multi-level model that can be started at any level based on your current skillset. There are no nested courses where you must pass two or more individual courses to complete a single certification.

ACE:L1-L5 include the training course (instructor-led or self-study). The proctored exam and certification is a separate purchase.

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Specialty Courses

Specialty courses to enhance your learning on specific technologies. These comprise both Product and Vertical specialties; this includes a more in-depth CVP course, technology courses about Arista Campus, and even security courses for DMF and NDR among others.


We also offer Tech-torials; these short courses feature specific, sought after topics.

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Course & CORE Bundles

Why not bundle your course with additional lab time and CORE?

There are various bundles available for Instructor-Led Training and Arista Academy courses. Whether it’s accelerating your learning through purchasing multiple courses at a time, or committing to gaining your certification through bundling a CORE attempt with your courses, we have a bundle for you!

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Custom Training

Custom training gives you the option to tailor course content, formats and more.

Ideal for enterprises that need teams with specific training to gain or maintain a competitive advantage
Custom courses may be crafted for your team to cover the new/proprietary design, architecture, configuration and operations.

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"Great course which did an amazing task to introduce us to 'The Arista Way' in a manner which was easily graspable and fun”

Jayeshh S

"It's refreshing that a tech company is still teaching/stressing networking basics ; a solid foundation is key for any capable architect or engineer.”


"Really nice course. It is great and many important topics are touched e.g. VXLAN, Routing, CloudVision”

Pawel K

"The course helped me to have an overview of network areas that I didn't have contact with and to understand the field application of the ones I had. ”

Robert O

"Great course that goes into detail for each topic listed. Learned many concepts that will help me in the future with my network assignments.”


"The in depth explanation of the topics, especially the inner working of EVPN and VXLAN was excellent. Deconstructing the packets and operational flow is very valuable to understand exactly how these technologies work. The instructor did a great job of explaining this and his depth of knowledge was obvious.”

Shayne K

"The course does a good job of covering all the aspects of automation and how they apply to Arista products. The lab content is very structured and I really like the large and comprehensive lab environment. Much better than other vendor classes I've participated in.”

Nathan M

"The course was what I was looking for - introduction to automation. The difficulty level was perfect, it was challenging enough and I felt like I learnt a lot. I especially liked the labs.”


"I liked the fact the course was designed for both people knew how to code as well as people familiar with it. I learned a lot, and it made me more comfortable realizing that automation is not actually out of my grasp.”

Andrei M

"The instructor was fantastic, had a clear understanding on the materials that were being presented and was able to backup his presentations with his knowledge.”

Brian B

"The instructor was very knowledgable and able to explain the concepts very clearly, using his own diagrams that he drew during class specifically to explain certain topics. I felt he was also very approachable and helpful when answering any questions I had.”


"Fantastic course. The layout was great and the labs were great also. Not a single complaint or even constructive criticism. You can see the amount of hard work that went into building this class.”

Mike C


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