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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 4


Arista ACE

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Focus on the Enterprise edge, Service Provider WAN and Large Enterprise Transport networks.
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ACE:L4 is best suited for individuals with at least a mid-level network engineering background, and are comfortable with layer 2 and 3 architectures and concepts such as EVPN and MP-BGP. This course is suitable for candidates who are in, or would like to find, mid-to-senior level network engineer or operation positions related to enterprise edge networking.
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This course includes hands-on virtual labs built on current versions of EOS and CloudVision.

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Course Overview

ACE:L4 is a 5-day course that is focused on the Enterprise edge, Service Provider WAN and Large Enterprise Transport networks. Candidates will explore advanced routing capabilities available within Arista hardware and EOS. Topics such as MPLS, Segment Routing, EVPN, Traffic Engineering, and Data Center will be discussed in depth.

  • MPLS Concepts
  • MPLS Architecture and Services
  • MPLS Transport Models
  • MPLS Services
  • MPLS Optimization
  • Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
  • Appendix: CloudVision
  • Labs
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MPLS Concepts
  • MPLS Today
  • Essential Terminology
  • Migration Considerations
  • Label Actions and Distribution Protocol
  • Signaling
  • Segment Routing
  • MPLS Services
  • MPLS Deployment Scenarios
MPLS Architecture and Services
  • MPLS Transport
  • 3 VPN Services
  • Layer 2 EVPN Services
  • Point to Point Layer 2 Services
  • Multipoint Layer 2 VPN Services
MPLS Transport Models
  • MPLS Transport with Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • MPLS Transport with Segment Routing (SR)
  • MPLS Transport SR Options: ISIS-SR, BGP-SR
  • MPLS Transport with ISIS-SR
  • Segment Routing: IS-IS SR Configuration
  • MPLS Transport with BGP-SR
  • Traffic Engineering, RSVP Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE), and Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)
  • SR-TE
  • Segment Routing: IS-IS TE Configuration
  • Segment Routing: TE Policy and Steering Traffic into a TE Policy
  • Using BGP to Bind MPLS Labels to Address Prefixes
  • MPLS Feature Support Matrix
MPLS Services
  • MP-BGP
  • Virtual Routing & Forwarding (VRF)
  • MP-BGP Label Advertisement
  • L3VPN Control Plane Processing
  • L3VPN Data Plane Processing
  • E-Line with LDP Pseudowire
  • E-Line with EVPN VWPS (Virtual Private Wire Service)
  • E-Line with EVPN Type-2
  • L3 EVPN (Route-type 5)
MPLS Optimization
  • Nexthop Group
  • User-defined Tunnel RIBs
  • BGP Next-Hop Resolution RIBs
  • Static Flow Aware Transport (FAT) Support on EVPN VPWS
  • Traffic Steering and Service Mapping
Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
  • DCI Architecture
  • Layer 2&3 Connectivity over MPLS-SR WAN
  • Case Study
Appendix: CloudVision
  • Intro to CloudVision
  • Automation Landscape
  • CloudVision Deployment Options
  • CVP Communication
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Deployment
  • BugAlerts EOL Lifecycle
  • Configlets
  • Task and Change Control
  • Snapshots
  • Rollback Overview
  • Image Management
  • Devices, Labels, and Tags
  • CLoudVision Telemetry
  • Using Studios
  • Lab Access
  • Assigning Interface IP addresses using Static Configlets
  • Configuring Provider Network Reachability
  • Enable MPLS and LDP
  • ISIS Segment-Routing Traffic Engineering
  • Configuring SR-TE Policy
  • Steering Traffic Into a TE Policy
  • Configuring MP-BGP and L3VPN
  • Configuring E-Line with LDP Pseudowire
  • E-Line with EVPN VPWS
  • E-LAN with EVPN Type-2 (L2 EVPN)
  • Configuring L3EVPN – Route – type 5
  • Troubleshooting L3EVPN Data Plane
  • System-Tunnel-RIB
  • Tunnel RIB Path Selection
  • Color Steering with SR-TE Policy
  • Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
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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”

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"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.”


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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