Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals Course Overview:

The Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals certification validates foundational knowledge in wireless LAN (WLAN) networking and Aruba Networks solutions, demonstrating competence in designing, implementing, and managing enterprise-level WLANs using Aruba technology. This certification is sought after by industries to ensure efficient and secure wireless networking infrastructure, benefitting sectors by optimizing network performance, enhancing security, and improving overall business operations.

Intended Audience:

  • Network Administrators: Network administrators looking to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in Aruba solutions.
  • IT Professionals: IT professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of mobility networking with a focus on Aruba technologies.
  • Certification Aspirants: Individuals planning to obtain Aruba certification, starting with the fundamental ACMA level.
  • Network Engineers: Network engineers responsible for working with Aruba mobility fundamentals and wireless LANs.
  • System Engineers and Integrators: System engineers and integrators involved in the design and implementation of Aruba network solutions.

Learning Objectives of Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals:

The learning objectives of the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals course encompass the following key areas:

  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of Aruba Mobility Network solutions, covering key concepts and technologies.
  • Configuration and Security: Develop skills in configuring and securing Aruba’s mobility solutions, ensuring the effective management of device and user access controls.
  • Access Control Management: Equip students with the ability to manage access controls, including Aruba Remote Access Points (RAPs), software modules, site-to-site VPNs, and Aruba’s Adaptive Radio Management (ARM).
  • Network Management Solutions: Familiarize participants with the features, benefits, and functions of Aruba’s network management solutions, enabling effective network administration.
  • Certification Preparation: Prepare participants to successfully pass the ACMA certification examination, validating their expertise in Aruba mobility fundamentals.

 Module 1: WLAN Fundamentals

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

 Module 2: Mobile First Architecture

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

 Module 3: Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration

  • Understanding Groups and Subgroups
  • Different methods to join MC with MM
  • Understanding Hierarchical Configuration

 Module 4: 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

 Module 5: 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

 Module 6: 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 protectio

 Module 7: 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

 Module 8: 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

 Module 9: 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

 Module 10: 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

Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) – Aruba Mobility Fundamentals Course Prerequisites:

  • Basic Understanding of Networking Principles: A foundational grasp of networking principles provides a solid background for comprehending wireless LAN concepts.
  • Familiarity with Aruba Products and Solutions: Prior knowledge of Aruba’s products and solutions is essential for success in this certification.
  • Knowledge of WLAN Fundamentals: A good understanding of WLAN fundamentals, including wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and 802.11 technologies, is necessary.
  • Previous Experience in Managing Wireless Networks: Practical experience in managing wireless networks is beneficial for applying theoretical knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Network Security Technologies: Knowledge of network security technologies is important for securing wireless networks effectively.
  • Basic Understanding of RF Technologies: A basic understanding of RF (Radio Frequency) technologies and their applications is relevant for WLAN deployment and optimization.

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