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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 2


Arista ACE

Cloud Associate

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Features and skills used daily within the Arista customer network.
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ACE:L2 is best suited for individuals with, at a minimum, mid-level experience in the networking field and are looking to acquire core skills required to operate Arista networks. It is beneficial to individuals with goals aimed at increasing relevance with modern network architectures.
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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:L2 is a 5-day course that expands on ACE:L1, focusing on features and skills used daily within the Arista customer network. Candidates will be exposed to the Arista Universal Cloud Network (UCN) model for Layer 2 Leaf-Spine topologies, leveraging Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) and Virtual-ARP (VARP). This architecture is then presented in the context of the Arista Campus Network, and will introduce Arista's WiFi and campus specific features such as Power over Ethernet (PoE). All topics taught in this course are skills utilized in running an Arista network.

  • EOS CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • CloudVision
  • Universal Cloud Networking - L2LS
  • Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • Security
  • Cognitive Campus
  • Labs
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EOS CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • The Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Using CLI to Configure Basic Tasks
  • Interface Configuration
  • Tcpdump and Iperf
  • Simple Networking Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • sFlow
  • Show tech-support
  • Watch & Diff Commands
  • Advanced Event Management (AEM) – scheduler, monitor, manager
  • 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
Universal Cloud Networking - L2LS
  • L2 Switching
  • Layer 2 Redundancy
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • VLAN and PVST
  • Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  • STP Enhancements
  • Link Aggregation, MLAG
  • Data Center & Cloud
  • Traditional Data Center Architectures
  • Leaf-Spine Architecture
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • L2LS Review and Config Walkthrough
  • Underlay & Overlay Design Options
  • L2LS v L3LS
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • OSPF Review
  • Configuring OSPF
  • IS-IS Overview, Areas and Addressing, Routing
  • Intro to BGP, Enabling BGP, BGP Peer Groups
  • BGPv4 Routes
  • Configuring Routes
  • BGPv4 States and Messages
  • BGPv4 Attributes
  • BGP Communities
  • L3LS Design with BGP
  • L3LS BGP Recommended Practices
  • ACL Overview, Rules Parameters
  • ACL Configuration, Implementation, Troubleshooting
  • Service/Protocol ACL’s
  • LANZ Operation, Configuration,  Reporting
  • Port Mirroring
  • Advanced Mirroring
  • Packet Truncation and Timestamping
  • Tap Aggregation (TapAgg)
  • Intro to DANZ Monitoring Fabric
  • Intro to Arista’s Network Detection and Response with Awake Security
Cognitive Campus
  • Campus Architecture
  • Arista WiFi
  • WiFi Fundamentals
  • WiFi 6
  • Campus WiFi Security (WIPS)
  • WiFi Design, Configuration
  • Cognitive WiFi
  • Troubleshooting – connectivity & performance
  • Proactive Troubleshooting
  • Lab Access
  • L2 Base Configuration
  • Advanced Event Manager (AEM)
  • CLoudVIsion Portal – Navigating the user interface
  • CloudVision Portal – Configlet Management
  • CloudVision – Configlet Builder
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Snapshots and Change Control
  • CVP Dashboard and Alerts
  • Spanning-tree (STP)
  • Multi-Chassis LAG (MLAG)
  • Routing
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Our aim is to provide high quality training that is flexible and accessible for modern needs.

  • Arista Academy

Available for Purchase


ACE:L2 – Arista Academy Pro

Self Study

Video, Lab & Book - This is a one year subscription.


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Instructor Led

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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CORE - Cloud Operational Readiness Evaluations An advanced approach to traditional certification exams. CORE assures individuals and teams that they command the skills and experience the industry desires.

Additional Information

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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