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Course Overview

This course teaches you how to plan and design complex multi-site enterprise Aruba campus wireless and wired network solutions. Hands-on labs give you experience with network design from information gathering to planning at a high-level and detailed designs including RF Planning, Redundant High Density Campus Architecture, location services, Outdoor Stadium Very High Density and Remote Access Branch office designs. Aruba best practices for designing wireless networks in challenging RF environments such as auditoriums, lecture halls, stadiums, hospitals, and retail environments for redundancy and high availability will be followed.

Candidates will acquire the skills needed to assess and analyze a company’s business requirements. Then design a solution meeting those requirements. Focusing on solutions for campus LAN and WLAN, including outdoor and high-density scenarios. This course is approximately 20% lecture and 80% hands-on lab exercises.

Successful conclusion of the course prepares the participant for the Aruba Certified Design Expert (ACDX) v8 exam proctored through PearsonVue test centres and PearsonVue online. 

Target Audience

Typical candidates for this course are Aruba implementation expert and experiences Network Architects who will design and plan complex multi-site networks based on Aruba wired and wireless products and solutions.

Course Prerequisites

Course Objectives

  • ​Given an outline of a customer's needs for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, determine the information required to create a solution.
  • Evaluate the current network environment.
  • Determine the appropriate wireless and wired customer requirements for the solution design in a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment.
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate products based on the customer's technical requirements for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment complex integration.
  • Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, generate the Bill of Materials (BOM).
  • Create a detailed network management design. Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site multi-vendor environment, create and document the detailed network management design. Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site multi-vendor environment, determine and document the detailed network management design.
  • Create a detailed network security design. Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, create and document a detailed network security design. Given a customer scenario for a complex multi-site, multi-vendor environment, design and document a detailed network security solution.
  • Create and document a branch access solution design. Given a customer scenario, create and document the branch access solution design. Given a customer scenario, design and document the branch access solution.
  • Given the customer scenario and service level agreements, document the licensing and maintenance requirements.
  • Deliver the solution and deliverables including BoM, RF plan, logical diagram, solution description.

Course Agenda

  • Design Phase 1
    • Gather information and Analyze Customer environment
    • Evaluate the customer requirements in the Scenario
    • Produce a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Explain Support Options
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Design Phase 2 - Dorm Rooms
    • Dorm Design Best Practices - Understand the complexity of Dorms
    • Gather and analyze current environment and document customer requirements
    • Create a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Design Phase 3 – Outdoor stadium
    • Review Outdoor topologies
    • Review designing outdoor AP coverage
    • Gather and analyze current environment and document customer requirements
    • Evaluate the customer requirements
    • Produce a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Using the Outdoor Network Planning Tool to create an RF Plan for the stadium
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Design Phase 4 – Hospital
    • Gather and analyze current environment and document customer requirements
    • Discuss particular features of a hospital that can pose challenges to the RF design
    • Specialized device requirements
    • Regulations
    • Meeting strict security requirements
    • Meeting strict availability requirements
    • QoS requirements
  • Design Phase 5 - Location services
    • Gather current environment and customer requirements
    • Review Design methodology for Aruba location Services and Voice
    • Evaluate the customer requirements
    • Produce a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Design Phase 6 – Remote Access (SD-WAN, VIA, IAP-VPN and RAP)
    • Gather and analyze current environment and document customer requirements
    • Review Remote access Practices - Understand the complexity of remote Access
    • Create a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Design Phase 7: Retail Design – School bookstore and other retail shops (POS terminals, barcode scanners, PCI requirements)
    • Gather and analyze current environment and document customer requirements
    • Discuss particular challenges for retail environments
    • Explain Multizone
    • Create a detailed design specification document to plan and design an Aruba solution per the customer requirements
    • Recommend the solution to the customer
  • Troubleshooting Network Designs
    • Troubleshoot an RF design
  • Mock ACDX exam
    • Review scenario
    • Develop a design to meet the customer requirements and be prepared to defend your design
    • Provide a topology and cost for your solution

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