This course teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using Aruba's OS-CX routing and switching technologies. This course...
This course teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to configure and manage modern, open standards-based networking solutions using Aruba's OS-CX routing and switching technologies. This course consists of approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on lab exercises to help you learn how to implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions. This 5-day course prepares candidates for the Aruba Certified Switching Associate exam.
In this course, participants learn about ArubaOS-CX switch technologies including multi-layer switches. You will also learn about broadcast domains and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs); secure management protocols such as AAA, SSH, HTTPS, and Dynamic Segmentation using Aruba's Role-Based Access Control (RBAC); availability technologies such as Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP); link aggregation techniques including Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and switch virtualization with Aruba’s Virtual Switching Framework (VSF). Static and dynamic IP routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) are also covered.
After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:
Explain Networking Fundamentals
Describe and review the Aruba Switching portfolio with customers
Install and configure devices running the ArubaOS-CX Network Operating System
Describe and configure VLANs
Explain, describe and configure Spanning Tree Protocol
Understand when to use VRRP and how to configure it
Explain and configure Link Aggregation
Understand and configure IP Routing
Explain IP Subnetting
Understand and configure OSPFv2 – Single Area
Describe and configure Switch Stacking using VSF
Configuration of Aruba solutions using Secure Management and Maintenance methodologies
Manage, monitor, administer and operate Aruba solutions using Aruba's NetEdit tool
Who Can Benefit
Ideal candidates are IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies.
What is a network?
What is a Protocol?
OSI Reference Model
Encapsulation, frames, packets, segments
Layer 2 to Layer 7 headers
Media, cabling, Ethernet/wifi headers
Binary/Hex/Decimal theory and conversion
TCP/IP Stack (IP addressing & Transport Protocols TCP/UDP)
Switching Portfolio (AOS switches & AOS-CX switches) is this introducing both portfolio on a couple of slide and few slides on AOS-CX hardware architecture, software architecture and intro to NAE high level.
Introduction to AOS-CX and feature set
Accessing Aruba OS-CX CLI
Prompt modes/levels and navigation
Context sensitive help
Show logs, configuration, interfaces, transceivers, flash, version
Hostname/interface name, enabling interfaces
Link Layer Discovery Protocol
ICMP and reachability testing tools: Ping and Traceroute
PoE (standards one slide and what we support and one or two slide on configuration and verifications.)
DHCP server configuration in switches (optional)
Switchports vs. Routed ports
MAC address table
Packet Delivery part 1
Spanning Tree Protocol
Common Spanning Tree
802.1w load balancing
802.1w region configuration
IP Routing - Part 1
DHCP IP Helper Address
IP Routing Service
Packet Delivery Part 2
Need for layer 3 redundancy
Introduction to VRF
VRRP basic operation
VRRP failover and preempt
VRRP and MSTP coordination
IP Routing - Part 2
IP Routing - Part 3
IGP vs EGP
Distance Vector vs Link State
OSPF Router-ID and Hello Messages
DR and BDR
LSDB: LSA 1 and 2
Path selection and convergence
Using cost to manipulate routes
Control Plane, Management Plane, and Data Plane
Introduction to Stacking technologies
Centralized control and management plane
Distributed Data Plane and Distributed Link Aggregation
VSF Link and member roles
VSF member IDs and port numbers
VSF Provisioning use cases
Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Unicast
Tracing Layer 2 traffic: Broadcast, Multicast, and Unknown Unicast
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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