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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 2


Arista ACE

Cloud Associate

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Preparing candidates to work with Arista networking equipment, design and manage network infrastructures, troubleshoot network issues, and enhance network security. These skills are valuable for network engineers, administrators, and other IT professionals working with Arista networking technologies.
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ACE:L2 is suitable for those with varied levels of experience: candidates wanting to gain a solid foundation in Arista networking as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance their expertise. This course covers a wide range of topics from basic configuration to advanced troubleshooting and security, making it valuable for a broad range of IT professionals working with Arista equipment and solutions.
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:L2 is a 5-day course providing comprehensive coverage of Arista networking technologies, network troubleshooting and analysis, security measures, and cognitive campus networking concepts. It’s designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage, maintain and troubleshoot Arista-based network infrastructures. Candidates are also introduced to network automation and troubleshooting with Arista’s CloudVision solution.

  • EOS CLI Troubleshooting & Maintenance Tools
  • CloudVision
  • Universal Cloud Networking - L2LS
  • Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • Troubleshooting and Analysis
  • Security
  • Cognitive Campus
  • Labs
EOS CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Arista Architecture Innovation
  • EOS Design Principles
  • Arista EOS Software Architecture Approach
  • Arista Hardware Approach 
  • EOS Resources
  • The Command Line Interface
  • Using CLI to Configure Basic Tasks 
  • Interface Configuration
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • sFLow
  • Show tech-support
  • Watch and Diff Command
  • Advanced Event Management (AEM) – CLI Scheduler
  • Advanced Event Management (AEM) – Event Monitor
  • Advanced Event Management (AEM) – Event Manager
  • Recovery Procedures
  • Upgrading EOS
  • Introduction to CloudVision
  • Automation Overview
  • Deployment Options
  • Introduction to Clusters
  • Device Communication
  • Configlets and Containers
  • Tasks and Change Control
  • Introduction to Change Control Templates
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Image Management
  • Snapshots/Rollbacks
  • Labels/Tags
  • Basic Telemetry
Universal Cloud Networking - L2LS
  • Introduction to Leaf-Spine Architecture
  • Layer 2 Redundancy
  • Link Aggregation
  • MLAG
  • MLAG Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring Tools
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocol
  • The Move to L2LS Architecture
Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • L2LS Review and Config Walkthrough
  • Underlay and Overlay Design Options
  • Comparison of L2LS to L3LS
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • OSPF
  • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • ISIS
  • Troubleshooting ISIS
  • BGP Introduction
  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • L3LS Design with BGP
Troubleshooting and Analysis
  • SPF and Physical Link Errors / Issues
  • Hardware Troubleshooting
  • System and Software Troubleshooting
  • Memory and Flash Errors
  • Arista EOS Health Check: CLI
  • Arista EOS Health Check: CVP
  • Debugging Layer2: CLI
  • Debugging Layer2: CVP
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues: CLI
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 Issues: CVP
  • Adding Extensions as Troubleshooting Tools
  • Monitoring Connectivity Tool
  • LANZ Operation
  • Port Mirroring
  • Advanced Mirroring
  • Packet Truncation and Timestamping
  • Tap Aggregation (TapAgg)
  • Tcpdump and Iperf Overview
  • DANZ Monitoring Fabric
  • ACLs Overview
  • Creating and Modifying ACL List 
  • Route-maps
  • Prefix-lists
  • Service / Protocol ACLs
  • MACsec
  • Arista Multi-domain Segmentation
  • NDR- Network Detection and Response
Cognitive Campus
  • Campus Architecture
  • Arista Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Fundamentals
  • Campus Wi-Fi Security (WIPS)
  • Wi-Fi Configuration
  • Cognitive Wi-Fi
  • Troubleshooting- Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting- Performance
  • Proactive Troubleshooting
  • CVP Navigation
  • CVP Configlet Management
  • CVP Configlet Builder
  • CVP Snapshots
  • Change Control
  • CVP Dashboard Labs
  • STP
  • Troubleshooting STP
  • MLAG Bowtie
  • Troubleshooting MLAG
  • Routing BGP
  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • Routing OSPF
  • Routing Multiarea OSPF
  • ACL
  • Troubleshooting ACL
Our aim is to provide high quality training that is flexible and accessible for modern needs.
  • Instructor-led Training

  • Self-paced Training

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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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"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