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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 1


Arista ACE

Cloud Novice

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Foundational networking knowledge and skills from a modern perspective in Arista's EOS networking environment.
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ACE:L1 is best suited for individuals entering the network engineering field and looking to acquire the essential knowledge and skills applied to modern network infrastructure.
Beginner Expert
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This course includes hands-on virtual labs built on current versions of EOS and CloudVision.

3 Weeks access to

1 week
Instructor Led

2 weeks
Work on labs independently
to refine skills
Course Overview

ACE:L1 is a 5-day course providing foundational networking knowledge and skills from a modern perspective in Arista's EOS networking environment. Candidates progress through networking fundamental topics ranging from Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Routing & Switching to network design, based on modern Leaf-Spine architecture used in today’s Enterprise Data Center and Campus networks. Candidates are also introduced to network automation with Arista’s CloudVision solution.

  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Working with Arista EOS
  • Layer 2 Operations
  • Layer 3 Operations
  • Data Center Leaf-Spine Architectures
  • Campus Architectures
  • CloudVision
  • Labs
Graph showing a breakdown of how much time is spent on each Arista ACE Level 1 Training Course Core Topics.
Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Open System Interconnect Model
  • Ethernet, IPv4, TCP & UDP
  • Hosts, Endpoints, Clients
  • Modern Connectivity
Working with Arista EOS
  • Design Principles, Software Architecture, Hardware, Resources
  • Boot-up Operations
  • EOS Images
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Intro to IPv6
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Layer 2 Operations
  • L2 Switching
  • L2 Redundancy
  • VLANs and PVST
  • Interface Configuration
  • STP Configuration & Enhancements
  • Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  • Link Aggregation
  • MLAG
Layer 3 Operations
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • Terminology
  • Configuring OSPF
  • VRF & VPN
  • Internet
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
Data Center Leaf-Spine Architectures
  • Data Center & Cloud
  • Traditional Data Center Architecture
  • Move to Leaf Spine Architecture
  • Virtualized eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • VXLAN Data Plane Operations
Campus Architectures
  • WiFi Fundamentals
  • WiFi Design
  • Campus Architecture
  • Automation Landscape
  • CloudVIsion Deployment Options
  • CloudVision Portal Communication
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Deployment
  • BugAlerts EOL Lifecycle
  • Configlets
  • Tasks and Change Control
  • Snapshots
  • Rollback
  • Image Management
  • Devices, Labels, and Tags
  • CloudVision Telemetry
  • Lab Access
  • OSI, MAC Addresses & IP Addresses
  • Cabling & Interface Speed Configuration
  • Intro to EOS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Setting up Management Connectivity to Arista Switches
  • Understanding and Working with IP and ARP
  • Configuring Layer 2
  • Configuring LACP and MLAG
  • Routing
  • CVP Introduction – Navigation
  • CloudVision – Configlet Management
  • Installing and Working with EOS and CloudVision
Our aim is to provide high quality training that is flexible and accessible for modern needs.

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Verification from an official Arista training partner is required to register and take an exam. Instructor-led and self-study options are available. Look for these badges prior to purchasing your training.

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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