Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching Course Overview:

The Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching certification is a validation of an individual’s expertise in configuring and managing modern, open-standard networks, with a primary focus on ArubaOS-CX routing and switching technologies. This certification signifies an individual’s ability to deploy and optimize ArubaOS-CX Switching solutions, particularly in enterprise settings. IT professionals use this certification to demonstrate their advanced knowledge of switching technologies and SDN applications. Industries rely on this certification to ensure their network professionals can proficiently establish Aruba enterprise architectures, manage routing protocols, and understand virtual switching frameworks.

Intended Audience:

  • Network Administrators and Engineers
  • IT Professionals Specializing in Network Management
  • System Integrators Working with Aruba Solutions
  • Network Architects and Design Specialists
  • IT Consultants Focusing on Aruba Technologies
  • Network Security Professionals
  • Those with a Valid Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) Certification
  • IT Managers and Directors Overseeing Network Infrastructure
  • Individuals with Prior Experience in Aruba Solutions Implementation
  • Any Professional Seeking Advanced Expertise in ArubaOS-CX Switching Technologies.

Learning Objectives of Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching:

The Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching course is designed with the following learning objectives in mind:

  • Equip candidates with the skills to proficiently install, configure, and troubleshoot ArubaOS-CX Switches across diverse network environments.
  • Foster a comprehensive understanding of the ArubaOS-CX architecture and its integral components.
  • Develop participants’ ability to apply industry best practices for switch management and network design.
  • Enable candidates to implement advanced switching technologies and security protocols effectively.
  • Familiarize participants with the efficient utilization of Aruba’s network management solutions.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise in essential areas such as Layer 2 switching and VLANs, Layer 3 routing, device management and security, troubleshooting methodologies, and high availability strategies.

 Module 1: Introduction toArubaSwitching

 Module 2: NetEdit

 Module 3: NetworkAnalytics Engine(NAE)

  • Core NAE feature lab
  • sflow, local mirror, remote mirror

 Module 4: VSX

  • VSF vs. VSX: access and Agg/core design
  • Stacking review
  • VSF and uni/multi packet forwarding
  • Stack fragments / split brain
  • VSX Overview: roles, control, data, management planes
  • VSX components (ISL, Keepalive, VSX LAG, Active Gateway, Active-Forwarding, Link Delay)
  • Split Brain scenario
  • Upstream Connectively Options (ROP single VRF, SVIs with multiple VRF, VSX Lag SVIs with multiple VRFs)
  • Upstream/Downstream unicast traffic flow (South-North and North-South)
  • VSX Configuration: VSX and Active Gateway
  • VSX firmware updates

 Module 5: ACLs

  • Overview: types, component
  • MAC ACL, Standard ACL, Extended ACL,
  • Classifier-based Policies
  • Configuration: wildcard bits, logging, pacl, vacl, racl

 Module 6: AdvancedOSPF

  • Review basic OSPF
  • Multi area: setup and aggregation
  • Area-Types Stub, Totally Stub, NSSA, Totally NSSA
  • External routes
  • OSPF tuning: costs, bfd, gr, auth, vrrp, virt link

 Module 7: BGP

  • Overview: i/e bgp, as numbers
  • Best path selection
  • Configuration: route announcement
  • Route filtering to prevent transit as

 Module 8: IGMP

  • Overview
  • Querier
  • Snooping
  • Unknown multicasts

 Module 9: MulticastRouting: PIM

  • Overview
  • PIM DM

 Module 10: 802.1XAuthentication

  • Overview: roles, requirements, coa, accounting
  • Dynamic port configuration: avp, acl, qos, VLAN
  • Port-based vs. user-based: examples
  • Radius service tracking, critical VLAN

 Module 11: MACAuthentication

  • Overview: Use cases
  • Radius-based MAC Auth

 Module 12: Dynamic Segmentation

  • Leverage dynamic segmentation features
  • Configure tunneled-node on AOS-CX switches
  • When and how to configure PAPI enhanced security, high availability, and fallback switching for tunneled-node

 Module 13: Quality of Service

  • Overview
  • VoQ (Virtual Output Queue)
  • QOS: queueing, QOS marks, dot1p, dscp
  • Trust levels
  • QOS configuration: port, VLAN, policies
  • Interaction with user roles
  • Queue configuration
  • Rate limiters

 Module 14: AdditionalRoutingTechnologies

  • VRF – Management VRF
  • PBR
  • MDNS
  • PIM SM

 Module 15: CapitvePortalAuthentication

  • Overview of guest solutions
  • Built-in web auth
  • ClearPass redirect with CPPM

Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) – Implementing ArubaOS-CX Switching Course Prerequisites:

  • A foundational understanding of networking basics.
  • Knowledge of Aruba products.
  • Experience in configuring Aruba solutions.
  • Familiarity with Aruba AirWave and Aruba Central.
  • A valid Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) certification.
  • Completion of the ArubaOS-CX Switching Fundamentals course or equivalent relevant experience.

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