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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 3


Arista ACE

Cloud Journeyman

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Equipping candidates with a range of skills essential for designing, managing, troubleshooting, and maintaining data center infrastructures. This includes common networking concepts such as QoS, BGP, and Multicast. Additionally, there is a focus on some of the newer data center centric technologies such as CVP, Universal Cloud Networking, MP-BGP, VXLAN and EVPN.
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ACE:L3 is best suited for individuals with mid-to-senior level experience in the networking field with advanced Layer 2 and 3 technologies and configurations. Engineers and operations staff will find the skills covered in this course map to the needs of modern-day, technology-oriented corporations.
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This course includes hands-on virtual labs built on current versions of EOS and CloudVision.

3 Weeks access to

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Instructor Led

2 weeks
Work on labs independently
to refine skills
Course Overview

ACE:L3 is a 5-day course that is designed around Arista’s data-driven Cloud network architectures. Candidates will master core technologies found in most modern corporate networks today such as MultiProtocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP), Exterior BGP (eBGP), underlay/overlay networks, Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN), and Virtual Extensible LAN protocol (VXLAN). Additional topics include security, QoS, multicast, and Campus Architectures.

  • CloudVision
  • Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • Ethernet VPN (EVPN)
  • Virtualized Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Multicast
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Security
  • Campus Architecture
  • EVPN GW Super Spine & DCI
  • Labs
  • Automation Concept Overview
  • CloudVision Deployment Options
  • Cluster
  • Backup
  • BugAlerts
  • Device Communications
  • Configlets
  • Containers
  • Task and Change Control
  • Change Control Templates
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Image Management
  • Snapshots
  • Rollback
  • Labels & Tags
  • CloudVision Telemetry
  • Automation Implementation Overview
Universal Cloud Networking - L3LS
  • L2LS Review and Configuration
  • Traditional DC Architecture
  • Leaf-Spine Architectures
  • Underlay & Overlay Design Options
  • L2LS link and switch failure scenarios
  • L2LS v L3LS
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • OSPF Review and Configuration
  • IS-IS Overview, Areas & Addressing, and Routing
  • BGP Introduction, Enabling and Peer Groups
  • BGPv4
Ethernet VPN (EVPN)
  • Underlay Design Options
  • EVPN Overview
  • MP-BGP Overview
  • VRF & VPN
  • MP-BGP Multi-Tenant Control Plane
  • EVPN Control Plane
  • Route Type-2 and Route Type-3 Advertisements
  • L3 VPNs and Type 5 Route Advertisements
  • EVPN Data Plane
  • IRB
  • EVPN-VXLAN Config Walkthrough of Asymmetric & Symmetric IRB
  • Symmetric IRB – Indirect Routing
  • IP-VRFs and Multi-Tenancy with Asymmetric & Symmetric IRB
  • Route Type-4, Route Type-1 and Multi-Homing
  • EVPN ESI Active/Active Multi-homing
  • Failure Scenarios
  • EVPN Deployments
  • Troubleshooting EVPN
Virtualized Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Recommended Practices
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
  • VXLAN Control Plane, Routing, Broadcasts, Multicast, Head End Replication (HER), Operations, Configuration (HER)
  • Troubleshooting VXLAN
  • Overview and Protocols
  • IGMPv2 Snooping Configuration
  • MSDP Configuration
  • Multicast with EVPN Control Plane
  • EVPN Layer 2 Multicast
  • EVPN Multicast OISM
  • EVPN Multicast Underlay
  • Redundancy Models
  • PIM Edge Gateway
Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Modes and Setting
  • Traffic Classes
  • QoS Policies, QoS Prioritization
  • Policing
  • Shaping
  • Explicit Congestion Notification
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Macro Segmentation Security (MSS-FW) Overview
  • Arista DANZ Monitoring Fabric (DMF) Overview
  • Arista’s Network Detection and Response (NDR) Overview
Campus Architecture
  • Pod Designs
  • Spline Designs
  • Arista WiFi
  • WiFi Fundamentals
  • WiFi 6
  • Campus WiFi Security (WIPS)
  • WiFi Design, WiFi Configuration
  • Cognitive WiFi
EVPN GW Super Spine & DCI
  • GW L3 Model
  • GW L2 Model
  • L2/L3 over VXLAN Connectivity over VXLAN IP WAN
  • CVP Navigation
  • CVP Configlet Management
  • CVP Configlet Builder
  • CVP Snapshots
  • Change Control
  • CVP Dashboard Labs
  • L2EVPN
  • L3EVPN
  • Multicast
  • CVP Using Studios
  • CVP Creating Studios
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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"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