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Implementing Aruba WLANs (IAW) 8 - ACMAv8Schedule FAQ Email us

Course Overview

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) v8 certification exam.

Target Audience

IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies. . 

Course Prerequisites

Students are expected to come to the class with knowledge of Aruba's products. A conceptual knowledge of VLANs and network data flow & control helps frame the specifics of Aruba's network architecture. Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site:

Course Contents

  • WLAN Fundamentals
    • 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
    • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
    • OS 8.X Architecture and features
    • License types and distribution
  • 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
  • AP Provisioning
    • 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
  • WLAN Security
    • 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 the new OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
    • How Client match steers clients to better APs
  • Guest Access
    • 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

Course Duration

3 days (Classroom or Virtual)

 

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