The ACCP which is an acronym for Certified ClearPass Professional is a comprehensive exam which is offered by the Aruba organization. Aruba mainly provides its services in the domains of mobile defined network and provides services to secure and optimize performance regarding IT intervention. The ACCP certification mainly provides adequate knowledge and assesses the candidates on the skills and abilities regarding maintaining and administering the ClearPass Guest System and ClearPass Policy Manager. ClearPass basically allows to combine the next generation AAA with policy management module. Thus, consumers feel secure when they opt for the ClearPass in order to ensure strong network based access security. ClearPass also ensures the best enterprise mobility experience to its consumers. The test is conducted at the authorization center governed by Pearson VUE. The ACCP test is mainly comprised of the multiple choice questions which are total 75 in number which have to be answered in 90 minutes. The fee of the exam is approximately 125 dollars.
The ACCP test is majorly offered in the domains of administration and troubleshooting of ClearPass Guest, onboarding, configuration of the ClearPass Guest and PolicyManager. Moroever, the candidates develop skills in the areas of managing authentication servers which are deployed externally. Altogether, the candidates learn to maintain and administer the Clearpass systems through state of ate art techniques and can then utilize this knowledge ability to maintain and configure systems by working for relevant industries and organizations.
The Aruba ACCP exam is one of its kinds and is complete and comprehensive from every aspect; however, there are other different certifications offered by Aruba such as Aruba ACMA (Aruba Certified Mobility Associate) and ACMP (Aruba Certified Mobility Professional) in the field of WLAN and enterprise mobility.
The objectives of this Aruba certified ACCP test have many folds. Not only it increases the technical knoeldge of the candidates related to ClearPass Guest system and ClearPass PolicyManager, but it also trains them to further opt for advance level certifications which ultimately help them to pursue technical career in the relevant domain. Few major objectives of this Aruba ACCP certification are listed below:
- Learn how to perform troubleshooting and administration of the ClearPass Guest
- Learn the basics and details of on boarding
- Learn the configuration settings and methodology of ClearPass Guest
- Learn the administration and troubleshooting of the PolicyManager
- Learn how external authentication servers are deployed and how they are managed
- Learn posture and enforcement
- Learn to configure the policy service
Thus ACCP validates the applicants to determine either they are eligible to join IT industry as the successful ClearPass professional or not.
The Aruba ACCP certification is valid for two years. After which the candidates are required to upgrade their knowledge and skill set by retaking the test as well as it will help them to learn state of ate art concepts and information in the domain.
In order to clear this exam successfully, candidates must possess relevant experience related to the Aruba products. Thus, hands-on experience and training is necessary. Moreover, candidates should clear ACMP exam prior to the ACCP test to learn about the appropriate CLI commands. It is also recommended to the interested candidates to attend the ClearPass Essentials class.
Skills and Benefits
After successfully qualifying the Aruba ACCP test, the candidate is validated according to the technical knowledge he or she possess in administering the ClearPass. Major skills learn will be regarding the Onboard and Onguard feature sets, guest, policy manager configuration and integration of external servers. Moreover, how to set the ClearPass so that it is integrated with the AAA server is also included in the skills set of the candidate.
The qualified candidate can further do advance level certifications after clearing the ACCP professional test, either from Aruba or some other certificate body. The candidates after clearing this certification possess all the relevant technical knowledge can then apply it on real projects and can join the IT industries and organizations as ACCP expert/professional. The candidates after clearing this certification will by default be considered as eligible for ACMP certification.