This course teaches the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the OS 8.X architecture and features. Using lecture and labs, this course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Mobility Master with one controller and AP Aruba WLAN. Participants will learn how to use Aruba hardware and ArubaOS to install and build a complete, secure controller network with multiple SSIDs. This course provides the underlying material required to prepare candidates for the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) certification exam.
After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:
Explain how Aruba's wireless networking solutions meet customers’ requirements
Explain fundamental WLAN technologies, RF concepts, and 802.11 Standards
Learn to configure the Mobility Master and Mobility Controller to control access to the Employee and Guest WLAN
Control secure access to the WLAN using Aruba Firewall Policies and Roles
Recognize and explain Radio Frequency Bands and channels, and the standards used to regulate them
Describe the concept of radio frequency coverage and interference and successful implementation and diagnosis of WLAN systems
Identify and differentiate antenna technology options to ensure optimal coverage in various deployment scenarios
Describe RF power technology including, signal strength, how it is measured and why it is critical in designing wireless networks
Learn to configure and optimize Aruba ARM and Client Match and Client Insight features
Learn how to perform network monitoring functions and troubleshooting
Who Can Benefit
Typical candidates for this course are IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies.
Describes the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels
Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR
Roaming Standards and QOS requirements
Mobile First Architecture
An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
OS 8.X Architecture and features
License types and distribution
Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration
Understanding Groups and Subgroups
Different methods to join MC with MM
Understanding Hierarchical Configuration
Secure WLAN configuration
Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication
Explain AP groups structure and profiles
Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI
Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller
Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements
Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms
Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec
Describes AP provisioning and operations
Describes the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association
Explores the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, Mac auth
Describes the authentication server communication
Explains symmetric vs asymmetric Keys, encryption methods
WIPS is described along with rogue discovery and protection
Firewall Roles and Policies
An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies
Explains Aruba’s Identity based Firewall
Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases
Explains how to assign Roles to users
Dynamic RF Management
Explain how ARM calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings
Explores OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
How Client Match and ClientInsight match steers clients to better APs
Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive portal process
Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal
The configuration of Captive portal using Clearpass and its benefits
Creating a guest provisioning account
Troubleshooting guest access
Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN and AP issues
Traffic analysis using APPrf with filtering capabilities
A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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Hans did an amazing job teaching this course. Great job of keeping everyone engaged and very patient with anyone who needed assistance.
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