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Aruba Mobility Fundamentals, Rev. 20.11


Start End Duration Location Details
January 10, 2022 January 12, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 11, 2022 April 13, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
July 11, 2022 July 13, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Aruba Mobility Fundamentals, Rev. 20.11

Course Code: 1130965

Duration: 3 Days


The recommended prerequisites are the Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) and the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) certifications.

Course Description:

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.
Course Objectives: 

•    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

Intended Audience:

Typical candidates for this course are IT Professionals who deploy small-to-medium scale enterprise network solutions based on Aruba products and technologies.

Course Outlines:

•    WLAN Fundamentals 
o    Describes the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels
o    Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR
o    Roaming Standards and QOS requirements

•    Mobile First Architecture 
o    An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
o    OS 8.X Architecture and features
o    License types and distribution

•    Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration 
o    Understanding Groups and Subgroups
o    Different methods to join MC with MM
o    Understanding Hierarchical Configuration

•    Secure WLAN configuration 
o    Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication
o    Explain AP groups structure and profiles
o    Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI

•    AP Provisioning 
o    Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller
o    Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements
o    Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms
o    Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec
o    Describes AP provisioning and operations

•    WLAN Security 
o    Describes the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association
o    Explores the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, Mac auth
o    Describes the authentication server communication
    o    Explains symmetric vs asymmetric Keys, encryption methods
o    WIPS is described along with rogue discovery and protection

•    Firewall Roles and Policies 
o    An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies
o    Explains Aruba’s Identity based Firewall
o    Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases
o    Explains how to assign Roles to users
•    Dynamic RF Management 
o    Explain how ARM calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings
o    Explores OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
o    How Client Match and ClientInsight match steers clients to better Aps

•    Guest Access 
o    Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive portal process
o    Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal
o    The configuration of Captive portal using Clearpass and its benefits
o    Creating a guest provisioning account
o    Troubleshooting guest access

•    Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting 
o    Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN and AP issues
o    Traffic analysis using APPrf with filtering capabilities
o    A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues